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On Being Phyllis
by George E Thompson

Saturday, February 10, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My cousin, Phyllis, has MS but has not given up. Yet..



"Why me, Lord?"
"Why not you?"
"But I'm stricken
              with MS
Even the sight of food sickens
               me in this mess.
               My wheelchair
               My potty
               My bed
               My one room...
               My life.
Why me?"
"Why not you?"


(c) 2006 George E Thompson
 


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Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/1/2007
Phyllis seems to be a very strong person and I am so glad have a relationship together. Thanks for sharing.
Rose
Reviewed by William Bonilla 2/11/2007
A sad write George
some ask why, others pray
thanking the Lord they are healthy
I have a 48 year old sister-in-law
who has down syndrome with the mentality
of a child.
Peace Be with you

William
Reviewed by jude forese 2/10/2007
one of my close friends died from Ms the other is trying to with it ... i can empathize with Phyllis's frustration ... very effective release of emotion in this poem ...
Reviewed by K. Mulroney 2/10/2007
I'm So sorry George. Poetyr is one way to say the things you think you can't otherwise. Nicely done and I hope things get a little easier soon.
Reviewed by Denise Contreras 2/10/2007
Phyllis is in my prayers. thanks for this it is healing to write our feelings.
Angela
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/10/2007
(((George)))

POWERFULLY effective, written verse: that ending: 'Why NOT you?' There, but for the Grace of God...Phyllis will be in my prayers. As will you: thank you for sharing your sadness.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 2/10/2007
George,
My prayers are with your cousin Phyllis. It's hard to understand 'why' things happen, but someday we will. She
sounds like a fighter, George. Thanks for sharing with us.

Blessings to you both,
~Linda
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