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Who could stay sane without taking the odd vacation? Too often and too long
present dangers, but we are only human. . .right?
If you have ever been to Denial
(can't imagine you haven't)
it doesn't rain. Oh, a few drops
mist. Feel like rose petals warmed
to match your skin. No fake rose
odor, but the real thing. Few clouds
are whipped potatoes with gobs
of butter and half-and-half. Cream
matches the texture of your skin
the minute you hit the main street.
Called Nirvana. Crosses Dream.
No biblical scholar, but I know
that somewhere it says that wine
is an asp that turns and bites. To
my sorrow, even Denial knows
it is so. The irony is that Denial
draws me more. Time there
is slow when you want slow,
lightning when lightning you need.
Mirrors are glazed with amber-
rose that flatters every face.
Frown, and it reflects a smile.
Hidden speakers give you Voice.
Every word you say is brilliant.
Every word you write surpasses.
Everyone loves you, except those
you love to think hate. Pain
disappears as you skip, lithe
as a kindergartner, along Candy
Lane. (Parallel to Slender, a cul-
de-sac have to see to believe.)
Try to take my Denial away.
Just update your will and say 'bye.
Me, I'm on my way to Perfect Sex
at that place on Balmy. Line
up after (but not long) to dance
to an oldies. Lie beneath a sky
rife with stars to listen to the sea
shush with rhyme. Tell the truth.
'Be in the next towel-draped chaise
in a flash. Can't blame!
(c) Phyllis Jean Green, Autumn, 2007
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|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|I love this Pea, I wanta go to Denial
and walk down Nirvana ;) Dreamtown, ah
now there I've hung out...
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Graphic and poem combine to make a powerful statement. Been there, myself, we all have. Love it, YOU most of all.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|Hey, I was saving a place right by me for you. I love denial and you summed it up fantastically like always. Excellent. Liz|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Yes I think I dropped by that little berg a time or two, might have even spent a night or two in Denial's prison of the mind. Great write as always sweetie...
|Reviewed by jude forese
|dreamtown is indeed a very subjective place ... all depends on what you believe ...|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Adam and Eve were tempted by the snake to eat from the forbidden tree which they were told would make the like God. Yes many things we should deny ourselves in order to build a strong character.|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|interesting write on the dangerous existence in denial-enjoyed it|
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
That is a neat graphic..
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Dreamtown can truly be many different things, to many different people. And I love that graphic!|
Phyllis Jean Green