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  We are Here to Tell You
by Phyllis Jean Green
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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I was going to end it all,
then you reached for my hand.

I was too tired to go on,
but a bouquet of lilacs and baby’s breath
turned up at my door.

Pain was all I could feel,
until a child with cancer drew
a funny face for me, and laughed.

I was bitter, and I was cold,
until I saw veterans with paralyzed legs
ace a fast game of basketball.

Sunsets had lost their lavender and rose,
but a neighbor brought over paints and a brush
to color them in again.

Loneliness was draining me dry
when a relative sat me down and said, Write
to this woman;  her entire family died.

I had a miserable childhood, I thought,
then a boy told me his mom had burned him
with cigarettes before she ran off.

I didn’t want to be me anymore,
then someone I felt had never liked me
gave me a hug and told me I was her hero.

I was going to end it all,
then you reached again for my hand.



        (c)  Phyllis Jean Green

                 April, 2012


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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
This one made me cry ... and tears are enough. Thank you, Pea.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
So stark, real, apt, and ever timely; thank you for sharing this gift, Pea. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi
Touching and to the point, comforting words, reaching out from the soul of the writer to that of the reader, who will reach out in response.
Reviewed by JMS Bell
Reviewed by Ed J.
Well expressed. Too often we don't see how much worse others situations are until we look and realize just how lucky we are. Wonderful piece.

Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
so very well said, phyllis; much wisdom to ponder herein.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
this is very moving. perspective on things is key. To help others only helps yourself, lifts you up. I can't say I like the phrase"give back" it implies you steal or are required to do so. at any rate, this grabbed at my heart.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
You express so beautifully how to be transformed by those times of sadness, by the challenges in life... instead of broken and defeated.
An inspiring and moving piece!
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
This I could relate to perfectly. I think giving to and helping others does make us look outward, and then we see that everyone has trials and tribulations to face. Especially touching piece.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
As delicate as Chantilly Lace
is the subject of your poem...
sadly the fate for some is that
lack of faith...but attainable
wisdom of your gifted poem!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Jon Willey
support and inspiration come from unsuspected sources when we need to be touched by the hand of love and compassion Pea -everything, everything, is relative in life - there is always someone worse off than we are - I love this rendering - it reinforces my belief that kindness and understanding are never far away - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by D. Vegas
Phyllis, There is always someone worse off than us...Great poetry.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Very touching Pea. And so very true. My wife's cousin's wife ran off, his mom and dad are each critically ill with cancer, and his daughter may not survive her latest bout with an eating disorder. Count your blessings, I know I am. Patrick
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Wonderful moments of inspiration. Thanks for sharing them.

Reviewed by jude forese
now matter how ill or off-key we are, there's always many more worse off ... we shouldn't dwell in our own difficulties but be receptive to those who are truly maimed or diseased by life ... not to downplay one's own inflictions, but we should rise above our misfortunes with faith and the healing power of the universal being ... or even medication, sometimes it can help ...

powerful imagery handled with a delicate tone ... good reminder, Phyllis ...
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
DEAR CHLORO_PHYLL ... Well Written!

an old adage says that: If everyone in the room wrote their troubles down on a piece of paper, and put it in a hat - THEN, withdrew a slip - You would want your own BACK!

just PROVES that the Grass on the other side of the road AIN'T necessarily GREENER!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Your words prove that life is worth living as my Mom would say, when you think you have it bad, look around at others. Great write Phyllis.

Reviewed by pat medlin
oh phyliss you skipped this perfect stone clear across the lake! you've given everyone who reads this a gift from you heart...and i thank you...pat
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
your words cleanse me...they really do
there is by far to much sorrow in the world
and to many people ending their lives...
The deep truth in every line is very moving & powerful

Love Balms & Healing Souls
Reviewed by Felix Perry
We truly take for granted how fortunate we are sometimes and in doing so turn our backs on how much good we can do for others...great write.
Reviewed by John Flanagan
you are not drowning, Pea, but waving a flag
of hope and understanding for all who suffer and
are close to the edge; great thermals here

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
depths of suffering and pain - you've nailed this one and showed us the uplift of humanity's compassion
Reviewed by Laura Fall
Oh my this is absolutely beautifully written poetry so heartfelt and meaningful truly an amazing write Laura
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
A bouquet of lilacs and baby's breath
An angel's blessing comes quickly.
Excellent write ~ Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Diana Wiles
This is a beautiful and exceptionally well written poem...and one that will hit home to many of us...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I'm reaching right now & will anytime its needed...e
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks
So honest, so moving, so inspiring for others to read this. Thanks for putting this out there.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
You hit a bull's-eye. How right you are.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
The walk a mile in my shoes theory is alive and quite well within the lines of this very well written poem.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
Such worthwhile, MEANINGFUL Poetry!! Bounce this off the satellite to all countries, all people! Saved a life today, Pea! Pulled a rainbow out of dreary skies act of kindness let it rain on self-pity there's always someone who had/has it rougher!

Love Always,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
Phyllis, this is so beautiful and profound--it brought tears
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