There are still gifts that we need
to give to us. Every man,
every woman, every
on this beautiful,
this stunning, this unreally precious,
still emerald, still forest, still sea
and sky blue, still red, brown, and deep,
We won’t need to wrap these presents
in shiny paper or struggle to find the right
bows. Just need thank-you cards and
the desire for more and more of us to be
pictures of health
so the able among us put more money
where our mouths are for great care,
goodly portions of untainted food, water,
and air, and housing that does not echo
the efforts of two short-sighted little pigs
in a fairy-tale. No wolves
of any stripe allowed!
Let’s make sure everyone receives the wisdom to
recognize that sex, gender, money, language,
ethnicity, education, nationality, race, religion,
intelligence, creed, looks, and strength -- or
lack of same -- are separate from our humanity.
I.e., from who we really are, will be, and how
we relate, or do not.
Let’s find ways to share the sense and courage
that will keep us from burying ourselves
in things to the point we end
up selling out;
even risk hernias and spew carbon monoxide
lugging the s...tuff pillar-to-post, yard-pushing,
and haunting sites such as Craig’s List and
Let’s be sure to present ourselves with acceptance
-- even reverence for -- age and differences
such as size, shape, interests, tastes, dna, so-called
IQ, and preferences. I will continue to say p’tayto.
You g’head and say p’tahto. I am a bit inclined
to lean on my right brain. You are welcome to lean
on the right. My face is kind of a pale olive triangle;
yours, a dusky oval or reddish square or golden
rectangle or ebony circle. Hale every variation!
I’m mid-height for a broad; you, tiny, a hunk, or
a long, tall, drinka water, or whatever passes for
“average” at the moment. Whole tamale R us!
Got hair, it’s curly, straight, natural, processed, permed,
punk, thick, scant, fine, coarse, wavy, tatted, or a combo.
Anywhere from blue-black to snow. We are endomorphs,
we are ectomorphs, we are ‘twixt-an’-‘tween, so there!
This package is stuffed with important facts not spread
like they should be. Example 1: happiness races away
if pursued. Fleeting moment is real joy.
Red-tagged is a reminder to remember those who
have sacrificed, and are, that we might not have to.
“PS: Road to Misery’s called Selfish.” “PPS:
Let us be willing, always, to sacrifice ourselves,
but never to detour to Worshipdeath.
To celebrate Life!
This box contains letters of appreciation and sincere
promises to support artists, scientists, teachers,
firefighters, law officers, any and all who labor, and
those doomed always to struggle to hurdle barriers
not of their making. Here are letters of thanks to
homemakers and philanthropists and child care
workers. Not to forget anyone, we will give public
servants who truly are big stars. All who help!
This next present is huge: Unreserved Love,
Respect, and Attention to children, without whom
There will be no good tomorrows,
if there are any tomorrows, at all.
Neither last, nor least, we give ourselves play.
Sing to the rafters, dance ‘til dawn, and laugh ‘til
we’re rolling on the ground, then do a do-over.
Oh, how great it is to be given a NEW DAY !!
(c) Phyllis Jean Green, with love, 12/31/2010
Angels That Care
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|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Well I am certainly glad you didn't discourage some sluggards who by some accounts, may be a month in arrears in reviewing. Happy New Year Pea! Patrick|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Such a beautiful Gift you've presented the world -- and us, the fortunate readers of these words! May we take notes and pay it forward. Thank you, Pea. Happy New Year to you.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader)
|May this year be great to you too!|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Green's list! Phyllis You have accounted for humanity's needs in poetic splendor. It is obvious this is straight from the heart. May we achieve some small portion of these needs in the new year. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|fantastic write-truly filled with that which is so important!|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Very strong write that says so much about your own personality and open heart. There is so much that can and should, no needs to be done in this world. Let's hope if nothing else 2011 we will all make a new start to making a better world and yes the children are the key. Last year I started doing volunteer reading at my Granddaughhters school (grades 1-3) and they have taught me so much already that I had forgotten about life and living.
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|By gosh, I believe you covered it! A fine accounting of what we need as a human race.
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Amen, Phyllis. And a happy, fruitful, joyous new year. -gene.|
|Reviewed by Marcia Duning (Reader)
|Happy New Year, Pod|
|Reviewed by RWEHAVING FUN
|There is more than a modicum of presence of mind in these presents - you've mined a wealth of wisdom, refined it and presented it to us all with tact, humor, wit and a winsome tone that invites and rewards a reread or two. Way to keep us coming back for more. Happy New Year and may your words be a beacon of insight for us all.|