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  Atlas, Take Note
by Regina Pounds
Thursday, January 29, 2004

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Advice...why not?

So the weight of the world
bears down upon your shoulders
all the strife, grief, failures and hurts
settle upon your heart like boulders.

Well, I'm here to tell you
it's OK to cast aside the burden
for a moment or two
you can take time out to enjoy being you!

And if you are a poet
and I may be so silly
it's also OK to write about
a Southern lover named Joe-Billy.

Not every expression of emotion
need be a call to conscience..
So have a go at it right now,
you'll feel better soon -

copyright 2004 RDP

PS: These seedy pearls of wisdom
I wrote with celestial guidance,
obeying my horoscope today, and forgetting all about Freudance. :)))

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Reviewed by The Smoking Poet
Absolutely! Fun for the sake of fun, and what better than word play! I'm sure Atlas, like all of us, must at times shrug and stretch before resuming his burdens.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

Humorous, well-written write ... outstanding!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
You are so right, I like this little ditty. In the title did you mean Atlas, or Alas, or at last??? Just curious. Maybe you're doing exactly as the poem says and tossing caution to the wind. :)

Love, Janet xoxoxo
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
Lovely piece with a great sense of humor. Thanks.
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson
whimsical and fun read...good poem.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
well done
Reviewed by Russ Okamura
Simple, yet so very profound. Your poetry is truly awesome.
Reviewed by Victoria Murray
Very good advice, Gina!


Reviewed by Patrick Talty
Seedy pearls of wisdom?? Oh, yes, that could be a relevant description if one examines the piece carefully to find the underlying message -a mesage capable of producing SEEDS, in this case another word for "food for thought"! Well expressed, Gina, in deceptively simple language and a pointer as to how to lighten the burdens od daily existence.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
So beautiuful, just lovely,

Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington
Oh, but they are words that are most welcome today. Wisdom to see that we need light and laughter to escape now and then. I will take this to heart.

Terrific write, (((((Regina)))))

♫ Jackie
Reviewed by E. Richardson
You have written truth here, and coated it with sweet humor.
Excellent job.
Reviewed by Bob Holt (Reader)
From reading the title, I saw the image of a man carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders the way things are today. Frightening, isn't it? A few too many people nowadays need to heed your advice. Great work.
Reviewed by andrea coltman
Loved this it's great to let your hair down for a while and do what you wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Poetic truth. Nice job.
Reviewed by jude forese
insightful and well written ...
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
..this is wise..really loved this piece..thanks Regina..*smile*

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
good advice and a poetic joy to read Regina. Thanks for everything and love G
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Regina....powerful write!!!!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
There is much wisdom expressed in this piece, Gina. And it makes me feel better too. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Great write ...Gina
Enjoyed reading much

Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
Good advice, Gina. Glad you obeyed. And poetizing, does help.

Reviewed by Handsum Hart
Sounds good to me. A little joy is great for the soul.

Peace and happiness
Reviewed by Trixie Love
Hi Gina,
How nice to see you post again...

Great write, Great advice.

Trixie :)
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Most Excellent Why Not!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Great words of wisdom!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Good for you Gina! We need to lighten up more!;-)Well done!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
One should always heed celestial guidance!

Both Joe-Billy and myself thank you for the excellent advice.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Regina this turned out to be a great message for me today...thank you for this...floria
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip
Great write, Gina. And advice well worth taking.
Best regards,
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
I agree! Its good advice to just have fun .......then go back and handle whatever. Great advice and write.
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