Reviews for Every Rose Has Its Thorns
soundtrack to screwups chapter 1 . 5/1/2005
repitition is good. amazing.
poetic abortion chapter 1 . 11/21/2004
Brillant ! Beautiful anddeep ! Bravo !

Noelle
forsaken illusion chapter 1 . 8/20/2004
hey i don't know if you remember, but you reviewed one of my poems a while back, and i always return poetry reviews. don't ask why. so yes - i want to thank you for that, even though it was forever ago. better late than never, though, ne?

i like this poem 'cause it's optimistic and has a nice message of hope in it. even if i suck at writing these things myself, you do it really well. and it's interesting, 'cause it really felt like it'd turn out depressing or cynical ... you know, like the whole thing about life being hard. grin and bear it? that kinda thing. and then you flipped it out of nowhere. haha i can't decide if i liked that or not. you just caught me WAY off guard. but then again, that's like a good thing it means i was really caught up in this, hehe.

there's a lot of truth in the poem, that's just elegant and simple and impossible to refute. but it's also really well-known, too. you've taken a little cliché and woven it with a bunch of others into a poetry format. nice job. a couple little typos, though.

) and i like the repition of the "every rose has its thorns" there - that was clever. so yes, really good job. and completely true. keep up your outlook on this kind of thing, and don't ever lose it, 'cause trust me ... it's not easy to get back.
k8
Rose lover chapter 1 . 8/7/2004
Very interesting concept. A few things mar this poem, however.
First of all, "Every artwork has it flaws" a.) has a typo and b.) doesn't seem to fit with the flow of the poem thematically.
Secondly, the third line is too long and awkward. Poor word choice.
Another typo in the fourth line.
Freedom and restrictions and oppotunity and restraints really seem to be the same thing. Using both was uneccessary.
Person does not equal "it." If you wanted to continue to use the same pronoun, you shouldn't have used a human as an example.
The tenth and eleventh lines (life/death and rose/thorns)are great. The last two only serve to detract from them. The poem up until that point seems to be leading up to (preferrably NOT in these words) "Life's tough. Get over it." All of the sudden you hit the reader with "Be strong and overcome." WHAT? Totally destroys the poetry of the previous lines. If that was the theme of this poem, it should have been included earlier somehow so it wouldn't be so jarring.
I like the idea of this poem, but it could have been executed much better.
False Advertisement chapter 1 . 7/13/2004
That's good. (WOW!) Haha. That was just to spite you. I'm glad you caught the MOJOness. Don't have much to say now. You had to go. And that is all. So... bye.
-Katelyn
Liem chapter 1 . 5/27/2004
I would definitely reccomend this poem to anyone who's feeling down on a bad day. It's a really great poem, and I look forward to your other works.
krystalpendragon chapter 1 . 1/16/2004
i luv it! *_* it's true, straight, and great. good pick-me-up
Faded Soulfire chapter 1 . 11/4/2003
Hey Julia, I'm sick as a dog and I figured I'd read some more of your poems and stuff, while I'm stuck in my house doing absolutely nothing whatsoever. AND I really like this one. Right now, I know your having a hard time, but when I read this poem it kinda reminds me that WE will have obstacles in life to overcome and I know you can 'overcome' everything that your dealing with right now.

Read over this poem: I think there is a possibility that it could help you out. Thinking it over, I feel a bit relieved because I know HOW true those words are. Have a good day.

-Andrea
obsidian katana chapter 1 . 10/18/2003
wonderful poem! so true, and encouraging. yeah, we should persist in life to strive to overcome the obstacles and weaknesses. i like the title of this. isn't there a song by the same title? anyway, good job here.
splotchikins chapter 1 . 10/5/2003
This is all soo true... ) I luv it! .
Keeper of the Key chapter 1 . 9/7/2003
Wow, this is an awsome poem! It has a powerful lesson behind it. Nice job with the title.
Secna chapter 1 . 8/9/2003
Hey this is a great poem. It really touched me b/c I know what it's like to go through major obstacles in life. You described practically what life is in a short but to the point poem. It's great and I read all of your poems, they are all very good. And you shouldn't put yourself down, you are a wonderful writer and you shouldn't think otherwise. Dont' think your writing is bad. Keep up the great work.
G.Z. DeMuertes chapter 1 . 6/29/2003
Hey

I dont know if you still check your reviews, but your work is amazeing im curently reading a chance for romance. its awesome your character structure is great. and your poems are awesome too. well keep up the good work
LEASLE WHO DESERVES HER OWN SPOT ON THE THIINGY chapter 1 . 6/9/2003
I like this. The end is kind of abrupt and un-rhymalbly thingy however you spell it. Maybe I'll sign up for this thingy now. ok! Talk to you later! BYE
Plato's Optic Runaway chapter 1 . 6/5/2003
oh, very cool...and inspiring too. great job. :)
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