"Pesky Poems" is easy to understand and enjoyable to read. Needham expands my appreciation of poems because of the diversity of themes. The title poem is about feeling the need to write a poem, but having difficulty finding the time to get it down on paper. This poem expresses a form of writer's block that I have experienced. This poem really resonates with me. Another poem I like in this book is entitled "Reigning Cats And Dogs". This poem explains the reasons why a cat and a dog make such good pets. "Free Advice" is another poem that I love in this book. T.L. Needham offers helpful advice to help me live a better life. Some of the advice he offers in this poem is to listen more and talk less. Another wise piece of advice in this poem is to take care of my body like I would care for a car and to enjoy learning. "Free Advice" is truly a well written poem with timeless advice. Needham expresses the theme of loss in several of his poems well. The poem "White Sheets" is a poem about it feels to lose a mother. The sentiment in the poem is beautiful. There is a visual quality in Needham's poems that I find interesting. I love the images he creates with his words in the poem "Blue Bird Hill". There are images of various birds and horses. There are other images of nature that make this poem special for me. "Blue Mail" is about the excitement of anticipating mail from someone and feeling disappointed about not receiving anything. I can personally relate to the words of this poem. I love to receive mail. "Significant" is a poem that makes me feel good. This poem is a reminder that each person is an unique individual. "And So You Love Me" is a sweet poem. It is a poem that shows all reasons why a man loves and a woman. I love the sentiment captured in this poem and all of the poems in this book.
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READER S FEEDBACK & COMMENTS: Thanks so much for your book of poems, they were all lovely! CS The title poem: Pesky Poem, I just enjoy reading it over and over . . . SH I have read Pesky Poems and will do so again many times. The poems made me smile, brought a tear, brought back some old memories, and gave me food for thought. DE I read your poems again this weekend. I was sitting outside and decided that the poems would be just the right thing to read on such a pretty day. Thanks again, I enjoyed them even more the second time around. The book is placed on the table by my chair so close at hand for reading any time. DB We received your book of poems last week and liked it very much! Didn't know you were such a talented poet. I especially liked White Sheets. Thank you very much for sharing your talents with us! SS Thank you so much for the beautiful book of poetry! I want you to know I will be getting engaged soon, and getting married next year and when I do get married I am going to read the poem: Unconditionally Yours, because when I read it to my boyfriend we both started to cry. It is so beautiful. AN Thank you so much for the wonderful book of poetry. It is so well-written and expressive. My favorite is: First and Last Impressions, it rings so true! LM Thank you so much for the signed copy of your Pesky Poems I read a few, and I'm sure your thoughts will inspire, and lift the spirits up of whoever is fortunate enough to get a copy. MC --Actual Reader Feedback