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  Berries History, Fear
by Phyllis Jean Green
Friday, December 12, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Have a safe and peaceful holiday. Be thinkin' 'bout you! xOx Phyllis xOx


  Berries History, Fear
 
Secret !   Secret !   Secret !
A  small bird outside the end
window to my room gives all
its time and energy into passing
to me.  To me, whose berries
she thinks nothing of ripping
off.  Holly her favorite, she
informed me. (Christmas candy
from a prickly stocking?)  
I want to believe the Secret
is a formula for world peace.
A potion or pill that will make
us behave like the "higher"
animals we flatter ourselves
we are.  Or it could be a way
to feed the hungry, or a spray
that once released, stops bombs
and guns short.  Bet she is
passing more.  Knows how we
can clean the air and ground.
Save water.  Get the lead out!  
Got a cure for cancer, for AIDS.
Way to increase immunity!
Barring the miraculous, at least
give us a tool pries open the plastic
traps a new dvd or convince the IRS
to let us deduct for the peanut
butter and jelly, baked potatoes,
and pizza we eat to reduce stress.
(Dark chocolate, pretty-please-?)
 
Secret !  Secret !  Secret !
Secret !  Secret !  Secr-
 
Nada
.
 
 
        (c) Phyllis Jean Green, 2008
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Reviewed by Jon Willey
there is great wisdom and humor in your poem Phyllis -- it is definitely though, not just for avian delight -- peace and love to you my friend -- JMW
Reviewed by Barbara Terry
This is a good be a human being poem. I like what you say

A potion or pill that will make
us behave like the "higher"
animals we flatter ourselves
we are.

I think most people these days take our existence for granted without looking ahead at the consequences. I red where Russia is sending warships to Cuba again. This is not a really good idea.

This poem is a dream that could come true if only everybody would stop trying to be the biggest baddest boy on the block. I am one who feels this poem tells a story of world abuse; wars, hate, bigotry, discrimination, my daddy can beat up your daddy types.

If we were to be without these things, this would be a wonderful world to live in. I agree with what John said too. Thank you for sharing.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and who love you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in myheart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & (((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
Reviewed by John Leko
...lessons and hope...and wonderful wishes...are the whispers of wisdom we hear in your...secret.
very well written Phyllis...
John

Reviewed by Dale Clark
Excellent, Pea! '(Dark chocolate, pretty please-?);)
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
Brilliant write, Phillis!! If only the annual wish for world peace and good will toward all was more than just a passing fancy..sigh. Yes, if only we would "behave like the "higher" animals we flatter ourselves to be."...maybe someday, I am hoping it is soon. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you and yours, Pea.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
Chocolate should be tax deductible for all females. Another magic secret that will straighten every thing out? I wish. I'm afraid it will take just hard work on the majorities part. Superb write. Thoughtful and wistful. Merry Christmas and hugs. Liz
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
If only! A prescription to induce long lasting sanity. What a gift to fallen humanity that would be this Christmas. Enjoyed this poem a great deal.
Blessings and Merry Christmas
J'nia
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A potion or pill that will make
us behave like the "higher"
animals we flatter ourselves
we are.

Now that would be the greatest gift we could ever receive.

Love that pic, and Merry Christmas to you and yours, Phyllis.
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
A great "bird "poem..Experssed well,, lessons to live by!....M
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Robins one of my favorite beside the Mockingbird
I see them by the hundreds where my son resides
most enjoyable write
Love & peace be with you

William
Merry Christmas
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
Your words inspired by this bird is so uplifting..we can learn so much from nature...and life's precious creatures..well done!
Merry Christmas,
Christine
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Hello Phyllis and always such a pleasure to read what you express through your writing and this is one more fabulous piece with a moral we could all learn from the bird and nature as a whole. Watch those Holly berries though, not good for human consumption. God bless and a very warm Merry Christmas to you and your family....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by E T Waldron
A whimsical poem with a wise message, birds are
a wonderful help to humans if we learn their ways

Hugs, and Merry Christmas to you and yours,Phyllis
Eileen
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Great one and the picture is perfect for this questioning look at what it's all about.

fee
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Phyllis, me and the birds in my neighborhood applaud
your delightful plea for sanity. -gene.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Delightful write, Pea; love the piccy and poem! Very well written and illustrated; brava!

Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours; may it be your best CHRISTmas EVER!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D X0X0X0X0
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

I have enjoyed the reading of "Berries History, Fear".

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
Powerfully written and to know there is hope.

Mary
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
I enjoy reading your words..
Merry Christmas...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
(((Pea))),

A wonderful write of hoping amidst chaos ... it shines in these lines of love and compassion. Well done.

Merry Christmas, (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by john zimmerman
A deliciously dhewy confection that well rewards the careful reader's full attention. every word tells every image apropos

good write
j+

ps --- keep dreaming
Reviewed by Bonnie May
Oh yes it would be nice and wonderful wouldn't it. But this poem sure is. Love and hugs, Bonnie
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