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  Complete with Poodle & Pushbroom
by Phyllis Jean Green
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Not to spoil the fun, but here's a thought. It is tempting to think that a woman has to perform a more difficult balance act than a man. But in truth, we all have to get up there on the beam and dance. Or try? Right? <3



Complete with Poodle & Pushbroom

Bring your binoculars so you can see

the balance beam act I routinely perform.

Granted, you'll have to squint until your eyes bleed.

Somewhere along the line three rings became four,

then five, then a hundred. But if you can bring yourself

to peer past the broad in the bespangled tutu

and the dude whose tights are. . .oh, my. . .,

what was I saying? Oh yes. You may get a glimpse

of my ungainly but somewhat gamely form.

Ok, I donít have the best costume. For a clown,

I am singularly without dots. Monkey's cuter,

and that high-wire hulk has pecs and abs

make mine look like overcooked macaroni.

Ringmaster got the best jokes, what can I say?

Though as for the animal act, how hard can it be

to stand on a drum staring up at the crotch

of an elephant-training trainee? But okay,

all right, you got it. What you see is what you see.

Still say it takes cajones almost as big

as the orangutan's kid [not that I looked]

to go out in front of everyone and be me.


(c) Phyllis Jean Green, March 2004



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Reviewed by Barbara Henry 12/30/2013
Great work,and so true:It does take courage to be oneself and you have expressed this truth in a humorous,but unique way.
Continued success,and have a prolific new year.
Barbara J. Henry
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 3/12/2004
Superb write Phyllis
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/12/2004
Great one, Sweet Pea; enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/11/2004
Interesting observations and imagery in this poem. I enjoy, who you are :-)
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/11/2004
Being you is the only person you can be, big balls or not, oh wait a minute, do you also have them Phyllis? You are kinda different are you not...LOL? Fun rendering, got my laugh for the morning...Peace thru Laughter, Ed & Rufuz

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