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Short Stories
· Relative Terror

· A Different Point of View

· Death and The Dreamer

· To Begin and Fall

· Flutterby

· Light, Dark, Gray

· About Self

· One step to far...

· A warning in vain

· Think Before You Speak

· A Dead Giveaway

· My Councilor

· Farwell to a friend

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  On Being Thankful
by JoAnna Drelleshak
Friday, December 31, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Recent poems by JoAnna Drelleshak
•  To Begin and Fall
•  Flutterby
•  Light, Dark, Gray
•  About Self
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You need to look at the whole picture before you tell someone they should be thankful.

Donít whisper, they can not hear you
Nor scream, for they simply will not care
Donít smile prettily or act proper
Most of all do not cry, donít you DARE

Wear your scars proudly
And never drop your head
Donít hide behind hair or make up
Remember you should be happy, you arenít dead

Live long enough to see them gone
Give the universe the ďbirdĒ
And always remember this simple fact
Itís better to kill with the written word

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Reviewed by Diana Wiles 2/2/2014
Some years ago in a dark place, writing became my life saving therapy...
The written word can demonstrate subtlety ... delicate as a Flutterby...
Reviewed by Zahala San Simone 11/17/2006 make a good point. words can be the most damaging weapon of all...which is why they should be used carefully...and effectively.

Enjoyed this write,
Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/13/2006
I ditto Barbara below completely
The power of the written word is awesome Joanna
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/21/2005
Very nice JoAnna, and very true here too. I have a similar poem called I'd Rather Die, and it is best to put those sentiments in words than slit your wrists. May the Lord be with yuo always, and at you side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & (((HUGS))), barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."

  1. G R A S S
  2. Words Will Never Express How Lucky I am to
  3. Love is Like a Flower
  4. You Donít Know Me
  5. The Liar
  6. It's Simple
  7. Happy New Year (rhyming acrostic)
  8. Facing the fuure
  9. No Room for Fear
  10. If Jane Were a Cajun
  11. Wishful Thinking
  12. Blood Of A Slave, Heart Of A King
  13. A Little Drop of Rain
  14. Freedom of Speech
  15. Yesterday
  17. Writer
  18. Cool Old Guy
  19. Me vs Facebook
  20. My Heart is Full

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