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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

· Simple, Really

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News
· 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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  We are Here to Tell You
by Phyllis Jean Green
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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•  Listen to Your Muse, Then get up an' do Your Thing
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I was going to end it all,
then you reached for my hand.


I was too tired to go on,
but a bouquet of lilacs and baby’s breath
turned up at my door.
 

Pain was all I could feel,
until a child with cancer drew
a funny face for me, and laughed.


I was bitter, and I was cold,
until I saw veterans with paralyzed legs
ace a fast game of basketball.


Sunsets had lost their lavender and rose,
but a neighbor brought over paints and a brush
to color them in again.


Loneliness was draining me dry
when a relative sat me down and said, Write
to this woman;  her entire family died.


I had a miserable childhood, I thought,
then a boy told me his mom had burned him
with cigarettes before she ran off.


I didn’t want to be me anymore,
then someone I felt had never liked me
gave me a hug and told me I was her hero.


I was going to end it all,
then you reached again for my hand.
 

 

         

        (c)  Phyllis Jean Green

                 April, 2012

 


Angels That Care


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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/4/2012
This one made me cry ... and tears are enough. Thank you, Pea.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/3/2012
So stark, real, apt, and ever timely; thank you for sharing this gift, Pea. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 6/20/2012
Touching and to the point, comforting words, reaching out from the soul of the writer to that of the reader, who will reach out in response.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 5/23/2012
YEAH...THERE IS NO TELLING HOW 'HE', WHO LOVES US SO MUCH, WILL REACH FOR US OR THROUGH WHOM. BUT WHEN HE DOES WE CANNOT DENY THAT WE'VE BEEN TOUCHED...AND CHANGED. A POWERFUL WORK SO APPRECIATED. I AM KEEPING THIS ONE. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Ed J. 5/19/2012
Well expressed. Too often we don't see how much worse others situations are until we look and realize just how lucky we are. Wonderful piece.

Eddy
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 5/6/2012
so very well said, phyllis; much wisdom to ponder herein.
peace,
carolyn
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 4/30/2012
this is very moving. perspective on things is key. To help others only helps yourself, lifts you up. I can't say I like the phrase"give back" it implies you steal or are required to do so. at any rate, this grabbed at my heart.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/29/2012
You express so beautifully how to be transformed by those times of sadness, by the challenges in life... instead of broken and defeated.
An inspiring and moving piece!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 4/29/2012
Phyllis,
This I could relate to perfectly. I think giving to and helping others does make us look outward, and then we see that everyone has trials and tribulations to face. Especially touching piece.
Sheila
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/28/2012
As delicate as Chantilly Lace
is the subject of your poem...
sadly the fate for some is that
lack of faith...but attainable
wisdom of your gifted poem!!!!


Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Jon Willey 4/26/2012
support and inspiration come from unsuspected sources when we need to be touched by the hand of love and compassion Pea -everything, everything, is relative in life - there is always someone worse off than we are - I love this rendering - it reinforces my belief that kindness and understanding are never far away - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by D. Vegas 4/25/2012
Phyllis, There is always someone worse off than us...Great poetry.

Always,
Deborah
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/25/2012
Very touching Pea. And so very true. My wife's cousin's wife ran off, his mom and dad are each critically ill with cancer, and his daughter may not survive her latest bout with an eating disorder. Count your blessings, I know I am. Patrick
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/25/2012
Wonderful moments of inspiration. Thanks for sharing them.

Ron
Reviewed by jude forese 4/25/2012
now matter how ill or off-key we are, there's always many more worse off ... we shouldn't dwell in our own difficulties but be receptive to those who are truly maimed or diseased by life ... not to downplay one's own inflictions, but we should rise above our misfortunes with faith and the healing power of the universal being ... or even medication, sometimes it can help ...

powerful imagery handled with a delicate tone ... good reminder, Phyllis ...
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 4/25/2012
DEAR CHLORO_PHYLL ... Well Written!

an old adage says that: If everyone in the room wrote their troubles down on a piece of paper, and put it in a hat - THEN, withdrew a slip - You would want your own BACK!

just PROVES that the Grass on the other side of the road AIN'T necessarily GREENER!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 4/25/2012
Your words prove that life is worth living as my Mom would say, when you think you have it bad, look around at others. Great write Phyllis.

Rose
Reviewed by pat medlin 4/25/2012
oh phyliss you skipped this perfect stone clear across the lake! you've given everyone who reads this a gift from you heart...and i thank you...pat
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 4/25/2012
your words cleanse me...they really do
there is by far to much sorrow in the world
and to many people ending their lives...
The deep truth in every line is very moving & powerful

Love Balms & Healing Souls
Victoria
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/25/2012
We truly take for granted how fortunate we are sometimes and in doing so turn our backs on how much good we can do for others...great write.
fee
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/24/2012
you are not drowning, Pea, but waving a flag
of hope and understanding for all who suffer and
are close to the edge; great thermals here

john
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 4/24/2012
depths of suffering and pain - you've nailed this one and showed us the uplift of humanity's compassion
Reviewed by Laura Fall 4/24/2012
Oh my this is absolutely beautifully written poetry so heartfelt and meaningful truly an amazing write Laura
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/24/2012
A bouquet of lilacs and baby's breath
An angel's blessing comes quickly.
Excellent write ~ Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 4/24/2012
This is a beautiful and exceptionally well written poem...and one that will hit home to many of us...
Diana..
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/24/2012
I'm reaching right now & will anytime its needed...e
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 4/24/2012
So honest, so moving, so inspiring for others to read this. Thanks for putting this out there.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 4/24/2012
You hit a bull's-eye. How right you are.

Carmen
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 4/24/2012
The walk a mile in my shoes theory is alive and quite well within the lines of this very well written poem.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 4/24/2012
Such worthwhile, MEANINGFUL Poetry!! Bounce this off the satellite to all countries, all people! Saved a life today, Pea! Pulled a rainbow out of dreary skies act of kindness let it rain on self-pity there's always someone who had/has it rougher!

Love Always,
Sage
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/24/2012
Phyllis, this is so beautiful and profound--it brought tears

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Carrboro Poetica

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