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· Dreamspell Goddess

· Romance of My Dreams Vol. 2

· Dreamspell Revenge

· Symmetry

· Different Roads

· True Blue Forever

Short Stories
· Different Roads-Chap. 2

· My Greatest Influence

· Prospective pilot

· The Masked Grammarian

· A Bowling Story

· My Little Sister

· Spoons, Holding Feet, and Moniscuity

· To Sleep, Perchance...

· Baby Girls

· I Remember You

· For Mickey

· Someday

· If You Should Fall

· Farewell to Seventeen

· Tony/Tony

· Stars

· On the Wings of Anthony

         More poetry...
· EPIC Book Awards!

· New Interview

· It's My Turn to Talk Blog

· Short Story Published

· It's All About Me!

· Little Lip Publications

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Books by Joyce Sterling Scarbrough
  The Big Lie
by Joyce Sterling Scarbrough
Thursday, January 22, 2004
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One of the poems featured in True Blue Forever


Everyone’s impressed with the Big Shot

Wants to be your friend

What a tough guy, what a joke

It’s all just pretend


Gotta keep up the act

For the old man’s image

Can’t let them see it’s all a lie

That comes in an easy to swallow size


You remember the last time you were happy

You see a girl with red hair and laughing eyes

Smiling at you

But you screwed that up too


Too stupid to even know what a treasure you lost

Until you see her smile

At someone else

And you can only blame yourself


They can keep the applause

And the plastic friends with extended hands

They can have it all for just one more time to see

Her smile and know it’s only for me



Blue Attitude

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Reviewed by Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem M.Ed. 3/30/2011
Love the image created by "plastic friends with extended hands!"
Reviewed by Sylvia Hamilton 6/27/2009
Very nice. Can't wait to reaad the book, True Blue Forever. You're poems are coaxing me to go back to my old ones and to write some new ones.

Pee Wee
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 9/23/2006
What a great work...speaks to the soul.
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