Once Upon, USA
Eve...the criticism given was not strictly to chastise you for only responding to my pieces. (And I am thankful for your heartfelt responses). No one is coming against you here. Some earlier were just responding to some of your posts which seemed at the time to indicate a distaste for lack of response. Two of my favorite poems I've written went through the threads without getting a single response...yet when someone new stumbles across this awesome poetry site, maybe those two pieces will make a difference in their lives...as your writings and responses have to me. I would never negate the importance of your "acceptances" or "coming-to-terms" with your brother's death. Such a loss, I have only remotely felt. Thank God that the beauty of poetry is that someone, somewhere will always relate to another's words based on their own experiences. You are a motivation to not only continue to try to write from the heart, but to edify your own attempts from the heart. But, don't limit your beauty to just one...give of your awesome opinion to others here that write as well, if not better than me, and watch as they likewise return the favor.
Heard of "it's a give and take world"?
Thanks, Eve. God bless.