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Books
· Carrboro Poetica

· Above and Below

· Spinning Straw: the Jeff Apple Story


Short Stories
· Scrawny Kid Clerked at Thrifty

· Euceless Laughs, Y O U Laugh {Capice?}

· This is Your Lucky Day by Euceless Liesalot

· Christmas Fax for da Broads in da Audience

· Flashing

· Owner Will Repair Kitchen Floor {flash humor}

· Courting Able


Articles
· Amnesty International Pressing for More Anti-Rape Legislation

· Bullying has no Place in a Democracy

· Calling Dr. Mengele, Calling Dr. Mengele

· Show and Tell by Karen Vanderlaan - Review

· Valley of the Shadow by Sybil Austin Skakle - Review

· Courage in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum -- a Review

· Heart Attack Symptoms Differ for Men and Women -- Read and Share!

· If you Have Been Kidnapped or Abducted --A Letter from Someone who Cares

· RICO for Kids - Help Missing Children, U.S.A.

· Reason to Celebrate! {re O N E's impact re suffering in Africa}


Poetry
· Listen to Your Muse, Then get up an' do Your Thing

· Poem an Inside Job

· Vicks, Flannel, and Great Expectations?

· Rumor January 19, two Thousand Thirteen

· Snow Night with Bird

· Gunned Down

· Shape Shifter

· Fought Tooth and Nail, I Know You {for Ellie}

· Night-Light

· We are Here to Tell You

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· Featured in Creative Thinkers International!

· Second Appearance in Leann Marshall's Sketch Notes

· New Appearance in The Yarn Spinner

· Bullying has no Place in a Democracy Featured at Creative Thinkers Intnl

· Poem to Appear in Sketchbook

· Poems to Appear in Sensations' 21st Century Issue

· In Richard Lee King's The Price of Freedom

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  All 1's and 0's ?
by Phyllis Jean Green
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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{If you didn't see an intro to 'Bro,' you might want to check back. Helps explain.}

Lightening up here: hope you enjoy! P:)


"Pencil me in" once
 the drill.  
"Key.me" not at all
the same.  
No human attached
hand feels for sun
yellow wood, jots
a neat, or better yet,
messy "John?"
or "Jane?"
complete with smiley
or asterisked frown.
Instead, John and Jane
alike reduce
to bits, then bytes
snaps to delete.  
"Rid yourself forever,
see manual online.".  
Machines tell us
Sit, we Sit.  Tell us
Stay, we Stay.  Alas,
I am no different.
Still, there are times
when the old way
reaches out.  Like
yesterday.  I
ordered a whole box
of Ticonderoga's.
Fooling myself?  Hoping
to feel back in school,
bored and excited
all at once?   I will use
the writing sticks,
if only for Crostics,
but I confess I fell
for smooth and popular
and fast.  Were I writing
this in pencil, technically,
I could erase.  Trouble
is, I wear them away.  
Like, where is an eraser
when you need it?  
Give me the web address
where the shredding
freebie is, okay?.



(c)  Phyllis Jean Green, 2008

           

 




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Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
Love this one, like all the rest. I write with pen and paper to begin with and then I have to type it in. I think they call that data entry. And then I have to run off a copy and have it in my hands to really see the words and their impact. So, don't throw away your ticondorogas. Excellent write. Liz
Reviewed by William Bonilla
a most enjoyable piece Phyllis
Peace & love be with you

William
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
DEAR PEA GREEN - OR GREEN PEA -

YEP - 1's & 0's - On's and Off's - the Computer Age - CHIPS GALORE ...

can't remember the last time I even touched a No.2 lead pencil, let alone owned one!

But never leave home without a BALLPOINT PEN - feel naked in its absence. Even do my NYT X-words in ink - no erasing there, some of the messiest puzzles you ever did see -
but I do it MY WAY!

Peace - Tom.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
love those ticonderoga's myself--love the write!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Another great write Phyliss and I won't give up my pencil and paper.It took me too many years to learn to neatly write always making sure others could read it. Thank you for sharing yet another smile.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Another capture of a subject that you have done well with. I agree with Gene, there is still a lot to be said for a sharp pencil, and eraser and a clean page and lets not forget all them crumpled up wads in the waste basket that were always our proof that we'd been working.
hugs
Fee
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
This is another one I'll keep, Phyllis. Those e-books will never
replaced the wonder feel of a hardcover book with crisp pages you can flip and smell and make notes on. And the keyboard will never compete with feel of that yellow pencil that you can chew on and tap and actually write with. -gene.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Delightful writing, Pea; thanks for the smiles! Very well penned; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
LOL Sometimes, progress is not the way - I remember Ticonderogas - the simpler times. Well done, (((Pea))).

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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