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· Carrboro Poetica

· Above and Below

· Spinning Straw: the Jeff Apple Story

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· Euceless Laughs, Y O U Laugh {Capice?}

· This is Your Lucky Day by Euceless Liesalot

· Christmas Fax for da Broads in da Audience

· Flashing

· Owner Will Repair Kitchen Floor {flash humor}

· Courting Able

· Amnesty International Pressing for More Anti-Rape Legislation

· Bullying has no Place in a Democracy

· Calling Dr. Mengele, Calling Dr. Mengele

· Show and Tell by Karen Vanderlaan - Review

· Valley of the Shadow by Sybil Austin Skakle - Review

· Courage in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum -- a Review

· Heart Attack Symptoms Differ for Men and Women -- Read and Share!

· If you Have Been Kidnapped or Abducted --A Letter from Someone who Cares

· RICO for Kids - Help Missing Children, U.S.A.

· Reason to Celebrate! {re O N E's impact re suffering in Africa}

· Listen to Your Muse, Then get up an' do Your Thing

· Poem an Inside Job

· Vicks, Flannel, and Great Expectations?

· Rumor January 19, two Thousand Thirteen

· Snow Night with Bird

· Gunned Down

· Shape Shifter

· Fought Tooth and Nail, I Know You {for Ellie}

· Night-Light

· We are Here to Tell You

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  Simple, Really
by Phyllis Jean Green
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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L i f e :

a maelstrom.  A prison, deep underground.    Iron bars,
rock walls, rock floor.  Only light from rancid oil...

our eyes burn and our noses run
from smoke and fear

of choking

of giving up

and yet...and yet... we choose you.

One thing goes right, ten go wrong.
One loves, one's lover leaves
or is taken.

Death stalks.
Lightning electrocutes.
Quakes and tsunamis and floods.
Deprivation, accident, disease.
The decadent, the evil.
The black holes.
The chaos.

So why?

To hold a hand.
To hug, and be hugged.
To watch the miracle of birth.
To see a baby discover it's hands.

For the joy of learning.
For the beauty of sunrise and sunset.
For animals and trees.  For flowers.
For mountains,  rivers, and streams.
For oceans and caves and deserts.

Every star, every bird, every fish.

To hold a hand.


Angels That Care

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
To love and be loved. Life offers such beauty and promise, along with the chaos and heartaches. But I wouldn't give up one for the other. Bravo Phyllis! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Such a beautiful and meaningful offering, Pea; I love the manner in which you close with such hope and goodness. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Linda Hill
You remind us there is beauty among the darkness. You poem is a shining ray of light to all.

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Life is partly about trials and how we handle them. Then there's the good stuff that you so capably explained. Patrick
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Pea, you remind us that we control the joy in our lives - circumstance and hardship mere challenges for love - love is the force that overcomes and makes every obstacle and achievement secondary to our core purpose in living life - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
This is truly exquisite expression Pea...this is as bright as any star.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Beautifully expressed!
You place that question "so why?" perfectly, and use it as the wellspring of such beautiful poetry, and I love your answers, the very essence of why.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland


Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader)
This feels to me like dualing Rorschach inkblots. One so clearly this; one so clearly that. We watch a human face looking at the two versions. We know which face we want to wear. Wonderful poetry, this. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Axilea MU
Very nice and... so true. There is the negative and the positive, but I always like it when Love wins. Your lines are like flashes of light.

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
to hold a hold a hand
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
To hold a hand in the miracle of life and love.
You are an angel Phyllis Jean.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
I think it's important to look for the positive, too, Phyllis. This is a great reminder of that. Love the ending on this. You really leave us with a deep message to consider.
Reviewed by John Flanagan
love rescues life when everything else
wants to take it away;
you, Pea, are a beautiful soul

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
You're a beautiful soul, Phyllis. You are indeed an angel that cares. I'm glad to have you in my life.

Reviewed by jude forese
perhaps the meaning of life is intimacy and the universal emotion nourishing us all is beauty surrounded by love ...

wonderful work, Phyllis ...
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Life full of feelings by hand
to hand seeing is the reward
of your poem *Phyllis*

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
You never cease to amaze. While all around you is falling apart you see through the depressing thoughts and bring forth the life force that we all have if we only choose to see it.


Why did I think of “Blood, Simple?”
Reviewed by D. Vegas
Phyllis, Life is the good,bad and the ugly...well depicted as always!

Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
heaven on earth.
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