Comments received on poems by A.H. Browning



Alone and With You
Goldfinch60 said:

The ups and downs of life are there for us all but the ups always outweigh the downs.
Yes, life is truly wonderful.

November 4th, 2018 01:12

Alone and With You
orchidee said:

A fine write AHB. I never knew there was so much in life! Did I know really?! lol.
Life with me is horrible - cos I keep singing. Aww, why people say \'You call that singing?\' heehee.

November 3rd, 2018 07:31

Note To Self
Jamie said:

Ha! Good fun!

October 26th, 2018 18:00

Note To Self
orchidee said:

A fine write AH. I must not have too much cheese before bed. Will I dream of monster mice?!

October 24th, 2018 01:40

Note To Self
Goldfinch60 said:

Good fun write, those enchiladas can be dangerous.

October 24th, 2018 00:38

Note To Self
Michael Edwards said:

Gave me a smile - cheers AH

October 24th, 2018 00:24

Alive
orchidee said:

A fine write A.H. I agree in that we hold memories, thoughts, etc of departed loved ones, but not with any \'spookiness\' or \'weirdness!\'

October 21st, 2018 11:54

Blissful Dreams
Michael Edwards said:

This held me till the last word - great read AH

September 15th, 2018 23:03

Blissful Dreams
SunSearcher said:

That was intense...loved it. Very well done A.H.

~SS

September 15th, 2018 21:37

Blissful Dreams
A.H. Browning said:

If it did not sound like two cats fighting, then it wasn’t me either :)

Thank you for reading and for commenting.

September 15th, 2018 14:16

Blissful Dreams
orchidee said:

Cooeeee, BOOO!! That woke you up?!
A fine write N. Doh! it does not happen too often, but I heard singing in a dream. It sounded so real. Then I woke up!
It did not sound like two cats fighting, so it was not me singing. lol.

September 15th, 2018 13:03

Just For You
SLR said:

I knew from those lines that you wouldn\'t explain details, but I was curious as to whether there was a vague explanation of the story behind the poem to give context. I admire you sticking to your word of not betraying what happened. Honorable in a world filled with dishonest, dishonorable people. As to whether your explanation was \"more than I wanted to know\" , not at all the case. I\'m interested in other writers\' processes. Thank you for taking the time to give a great response.

June 21st, 2018 21:27

Cosmic Epiphanies In Men’s Clothing
SLR said:

It\'s a terrible thing when one of your enemies is your own closet. I often have the same problem. Enjoyed the poem and your explanation. Thank you for sharing.

June 21st, 2018 10:37

Cosmic Epiphanies In Men’s Clothing
A.H. Browning said:

Thank you for your comments, much appreciated. It’s morning again here, so I’d better go try to find something to wear :-)

Kindest Regards

June 21st, 2018 06:32

Cosmic Epiphanies In Men’s Clothing
Michael Edwards said:

Great poem and a lovely story to go with it - enjoyed!!

June 21st, 2018 00:23

Just For You
A.H. Browning said:

Happy Monday! Thank you for reading and commenting; thanks for your kind words.

Anything that I have written that attempts to be humorous seems to start in my thoughts. My brain seems quick to find humor in situations. I was kind of a nerd when I was a kid and my go to response to being socially challenged or feeling awkward, was humor. Back then it was my method of survival. For better or worse, that has endured. My attempts at writing something I feel humorous, seem to go very fast.

For anything I have written that has a more serious tone, things that feel rooted in deeper and more meaningful emotions, these things have taken much longer for me to write. These things, such as Sleepless Night, always start as emotions that I do not know how to express verbally. Then I go through my very annoying and enjoyable process of trying to put it on paper. It’s very time consuming and mentally consuming which is great for me.

This poem was a mixture of both of the above scenarios. This is a true experience, and one that is very meaningful to me. Even though it was rooted in very deep and meaningful emotions for me, I wrote this one very quickly. It felt odd in that I was able to write this one very quickly.
(More than you really wanted to know… sorry)

To answer your question (finally), I will direct you to two lines near the end of the poem:

“I promised I would never betray
The truth of what occurred that day”

This event is real and very special to me. Regretfully, for now at least, I must decline to give you the answer. Feel free to swear at me. Other people do it all the time.

Kindest Regards


June 18th, 2018 08:43

Just For You
SLR said:

I just saw this one. It seems like there\'s a story behind this. If so, you should definitely fill us in on what we\'re missing. Interesting piece as is though. I really like the line \"a part of me remains, a truth undiscovered, untouched, unseen, something just for you, from me.\" Great line. Good flow throughout.

June 18th, 2018 00:37

Through Sleeping Trees
orchidee said:

A sensitive write A.

June 14th, 2018 01:39

Through Sleeping Trees
SLR said:

I liked the poem as I read it but after reading your comment and explanation I reread it. It definitely takes on deeper meaning making it more profound and thought provoking. Great metaphors to describe the \"journey\" . Great write. Thank you for sharing.

June 13th, 2018 21:43

Unexpected Aftermath
Lorna said:

Good one AH - life can be snuffed out so quickly but the flip side of that is watching a seed plant itself in a crack in the sidewalk and grow!

June 13th, 2018 06:06

Unexpected Aftermath
orchidee said:

It raining there? You got a brolly?! Or sometimes we want to stand out in the rain, just for the feel of it. A fine write there.

June 13th, 2018 01:29

Unexpected Aftermath
HangingbyaHalo said:

Wow! This is beautiful. Amazing write. Left me feeling full of hope.


June 12th, 2018 18:31

My Emergency Bowl
Lorna said:

Oh how funny! I just loved this..... made me laugh out loud............. thanks...........

June 12th, 2018 05:52

My Emergency Bowl
orchidee said:

A fine write, lol.

June 12th, 2018 01:41

Sleepless Night
Syd said:

Hi there, this is a great poem. I\'m glad to hear that you no longer suffer from sleepless nights.

Take care - Syd

June 11th, 2018 11:06

Sleepless Night
SLR said:

Insomnia can feel like it\'s making you go insane little by little. I understand completely. But you\'re right, writing is great therapy. Love the pic too.

June 10th, 2018 21:31

Sleepless Night
Evergreen said:

Your poem really moved me. I like how you took something personal and expressed yourself through writing.

June 10th, 2018 19:49

Playing With Matches in the Garden of Eden
orchidee said:

A fine write Nicholas. Oh, I never knew they had texts that early! You\'ll set the Garden on fire. it\'ll burn down!

June 9th, 2018 01:51