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Books
· Carrboro Poetica

· Above and Below

· Spinning Straw: the Jeff Apple Story


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· 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


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· 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}


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· 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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· 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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  Refused to be a Victim, Imagine That
by Phyllis Jean Green
Friday, August 29, 2003


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A good many of my poems are fiction; this one is not. The experience was traumatic, but I can't help being proud that I fought. Wish I could say that I fought every battle I should have. But I have had my moments. Thank you for being here and allowing me to share one of the worst a n d best. 'Pea
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To the man who assaulted me in his car
under the highway bridge
just before the turn-off
to Lake Springfield
as traffic hummed overhead
and night began to fall:
Did I bruise you? Did it take time to heal?
Did I hurt your ego?
I was just a child, and you thought I was weak.
Did I surprise you?
I scratched and bit and made my escape.
I won’t ask if you were ashamed.
I won’t ask if you strong-armed some other girl
in under a week. No need to
ask if you had so little respect
for yourself, you filled the gap with hate.
Besides, I am still too busy being relieved
I got away. I got away!!

To the boy who told the man to give me a ride,
then told me I would be safe,
knowing all the while what the man had in mind.
What can I say?
You have to live with yourself,
not I. And besides,
I got away. I got away!!


(c) Phyllis Jean Green, August, 2003

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/4/2003
Vividly described!!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/3/2003
"Refused to be a Victim, Imagine That (for contest)".

The inner "I" acted first and the outer "I" performed the defense's actions.

I thank Your for sharing "Refused to be a Victim, Imagine That (for contest)".

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 9/1/2003
Pea,
Outstanding write! I felt every, single, solitary word. Thanks for being brave.

Hugs to you,
Tami
Reviewed by Victoria Murray 8/30/2003
Vividly described. FABULOUS write. Thanks for sharing your experience!

Hugs,

Victoria
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 8/30/2003
Pea, this brings back a memory that I, too, had to fight! And I got away!!!! Thank you, friend, for sharing such a moment... stay strong....
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/30/2003
so glad you got away, sweetpea; vivid account of a harrowing and what had to be an extremely scary time! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. :(
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 8/30/2003
Phyllis, the drama and chilling feeling in this poem.
PJ
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/29/2003
I am glad you got away. Those two will always hold the shame of that day. Great write.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 8/29/2003
Oh, Pea, you did good...you got away. Strong piece yet with the essence of the fright you must have felt. Damn them both!! And, yay, YOU got away!
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 8/29/2003
You are a very brave Woman to share...Such an experience chills the warmth from blood.

Writing helps to sift through traumatic events that tend to stain the mind...And you have written a most emotive, chillingly real walk in your thoughts.

Thank God you got away!!!

Great picture too....My Best, Dani xx

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Carrboro Poetica

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Above and Below

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Spinning Straw: the Jeff Apple Story

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