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  Don't Ask
by Phyllis Jean Green
Saturday, July 09, 2011
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I wonder so much, I start wondering why
I'm wondering.  I can't even pry a cd
out of clear plastic,  and I practically die
Of thirst because bottle caps defy me.

Sometimes I can find an answer in a manual
if it's written in the language that I speak,
but it makes me doubt I'm a higher animal
when even that might as well be Greek.

Those are little things,  everyone tells me,
but what about the definition of pi,
or why Jello won't gel for me,
and cheap phone service is so high?!!

I wonder why people bother to tackle
Big Questions like why husbands don’t talk.
I don't  know whether to buy spackle
or that foundation Ellen DeGeneres hawks.

Leave it to brighter bulbs to make a sport
of digging deep. Who has time for all that?
I need to know why my arms got so short
and there are all those calories in fat.  

Isn’t that I am shallow.  Well, maybe a little.
To be honest,  I don’t see a lot of demand
for erudite Q-an'-A type stuff.  Life’s a riddle.
Always that way.  What’s to understand?

The thing is, there’s at least a slight chance
I will find out  how to get a zipper unstuck
and how to get Two Left Feet there to dance.
Learn to text fast-??   Wish me luck!



                     (c)  Phyllis Jean Green,  7/2011


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Reviewed by Richard King 9/4/2011
Phyllis, I just read your poem - CAREFUL O S H A - then stumbled onto this one, which I must have missed earlier. You're really on a roll girl, love it, thanks Dick
Reviewed by Regis Schilken 7/31/2011
Love your poem. Makes me feel right at home. Isn't it amazing how many little tasks seem so difficult. I remember geting irate because I could not get the lid of a pill bottle.

My daughter said, "Here, let me try."

So she did aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, the lid came right off!

rege schilken
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 7/23/2011
So REAL, Phyllis. Read with a smile on:)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/15/2011
LOL Brilliant, Pea, glad to know I'm not alone. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/13/2011
Reviewed by Jon Willey 7/12/2011
Pea, no beating about the bush with you. You recognized what is important and set out to reaffirm what really matters. It keeps me in a state of semi permanent fervor dealing with all of the stuff I consider worthless minutia. Sealed plastic bubble packs drive me near bonkers attempting to finesse open without totally destroying in my impatience. In my younger days I never felt, maxed out. Now day to day stuff, works me over. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/12/2011
fun--and too real for me as well!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/11/2011
you're singin my song, Pea!! I became techno-not-just-phobe-but-senile yonks' ago and am already luxuriating in the excuse of elderly statesmanship. My all-too-brief fling with sensible and responsible adulthood has already become a non-existant memory. All your marbles and skills present to craft this Hymn To The Hopeless, though! :)) Bless you, Kate xx
Reviewed by jude forese 7/11/2011
clever, Phyllis ... a humorous statement on some present day frustrations ...
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/11/2011
You've covered it,
that's it..oh god i am
one of the lost ones and proud of it.

Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 7/10/2011
very good......enjoyed. ~ Morgan
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 7/10/2011
Ditto Tony....teeny, tiny letters. Me no Text, it's faster to just call on the phone! Enjoyed the expression, got me smiling...Good Luck!
Reviewed by D. Vegas 7/10/2011
Phyllis, You are beautiful...another great write which we all have
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 7/10/2011
Absolutely playful and clever, Phyllis!!!
Reviewed by D Johnson 7/10/2011
forget texting, and btw, those plastic wrappers on cd's are all part of a govt. conspiracy to dumb us down as far as our little minds will take us. Oh yeah...loved your poem/lament/angst/etc.

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 7/10/2011
A lot of luck to You Dear Lady on the texting. Those keys are so small you need a magnifier to see them. Excellent piece of writing, Phyllis.
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 7/10/2011
"I wonder so much, I start wondering why
I'm wondering..." :)
There's a world out there morphing into everything I regard as alien! I know the feeling...I have trouble seeing the little letters, and I wonder what messages I'm really sending! LOL!
Loved it!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 7/9/2011
here am i..texting...nice write, and yes, life's a riddle, and who says husbands don't talk !???? Some jabber flabber...
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 7/9/2011
You left out;

Why is it that you always have to fart when you get into a crowded elevator?

Texting fast? Well I ain't never even figured out how to text anything slow.

So good luck. Patrick

Ps. Husbands don't talk because it interferes with the operation of the TV remote control....see texting comment above.
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