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· 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

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· Courage in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum -- a Review

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

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· 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

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

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  No Animals Were Hurt While Making This Poem
by Phyllis Jean Green
Friday, October 21, 2011
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Pure, unadulterated silliness.

I have this friend who is not a bad fellow,
But he wants you to tickle him night and day.
To laugh 'til his belly shakes like Jell-o
And roll on the ground scaring children away.

He doesn't think clowns are funny.
He is scared of their big flapping shoes.
He doesn't like monkeys or Bugs Bunny.
Politicians and trick pillows fail to amuse.

So I think, and think, and think some more.
Trouble is, I am not the deepest of thinkers.
Finally take him to The Comedy Store
To watch stand-up.  Stinker...stinker...stinker...

On the way back, I run my car into a tree.
When I come to, he is laughing, fit to die,
And pointing at me.  I check a bit of mirror to see
What's so funny.  I've got a squirrel tail for a tie!

I go to a vet and have the tail removed.
Good news is, neither of us has been injured.
I fainted, was all.  Which just goes to prove
Squirrely happens, and you need to be insured.

I have stopped trying to make the lad laugh.
Ask me, he has a weird sense of humor.
Once I saw him give a feral cat a bath.
Could it be he is just a late bloomer?



                 (c) Phyllis Jean Green
                         October, 2011

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Reviewed by D. Vegas 11/5/2011
Phyllis, I love your silliness!

Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/26/2011
"I saw my neighbor talking to my old Thom cat, he was talking 'bout uh hockey...the cat was talking back! Wasn't that a party?" The old Rover's song popped into my head the minute I read this Pea -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 10/24/2011
Squirrel meets gecko
Warren would be proud.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 10/24/2011
Why is it that after I read anything written by you I smile?
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/23/2011
This is adorable, Pea, and I think I just found Karla's new profile picture!! LOL Well penned; delightful poem!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 10/22/2011
Thanks for starting my weekend off on a giggle, Pea...

peace, Carole~
Reviewed by jude forese 10/22/2011
just be careful the little devil doesn't take a pic up your skirt ;)

cute cute poem ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/22/2011
That surely was squirrely...but don't call me Shirley. I surely hope you didn't hurt the tree, for surely a tree hugger I be, Pea. And don't call me Shirley cuz this poem is silly as can be, see?

I like nonsense. Makes more sense than moping lovesick blah, blah, blah.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/22/2011
Love it, and love the pic.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/22/2011
Squirrely Happens

It happens around our place, just about every day.

PS: I always make my wife give the feral cats a bath, some of them have fleas!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/22/2011
More, more, Pea!
i said the last time you're great
and i meant it so i'll say it again:
You're Great!

Reviewed by Kenny Baez 10/21/2011
Good fun! There should be more silliness in this world. We take the serious too seriously!

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Carrboro Poetica

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