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White Elephant

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Hatred, loathing, fear, sad, love, coherent, incoherent, drugs, images, strange, disturbing, poems, happiness, thoughts, death, violence, stories, babbling, hope, joy, relationships, observations, rants, haikus, depressing, disturbing images; White Elephant. (Over 120 writings).

Adult audience intended. Contains four graphic images depicting violence and showing blood and a...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 30th 2012 by CreateSpace (first published March 29th 2012)
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Donald Armfield
White Elephant. We all have those dreams that you feel like you can touch, the words of this author leaves thought and a question. Am I awake yet? This collection is not better than his second collection which I recommend reading. Praise for "Scribbles!"

A quote from Volatalistic Phil. "Heart shaped butt passing. It's the little things in life. That give me meaning."

"Strawberry Tears" I could see being adapted into a childrens book. A strawberry crying for help from a caterpillar with an eye patc...more
Raegan Butcher
This is the first book I've read by this author, but it certainly won't be the last. Phil is the real deal: compassionate, intelligent, honest, self-deprecating, sensitive, perceptive. When one is all of those things today, the result can be a lot of pain. But Phil is also a survivor. Someone once said that poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. Phil is a poet in the truest sense: a man who takes the raw material of his life and spreads it across the page,sneaking up on his own s...more
Volatalistic Phil
Nov 15, 2012 Volatalistic Phil rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
I don't know where to start when trying to talk about this book. This was my first collection and better attempt at poetry. I don't know if it's a success or a fail. I wrote this collection during a strange time in my life. I know that probably doesn't make that much sense; at least when thinking about my life I consider them to all be strange times and ever-changing.

With each piece that I write, I look at the former one(s) as garbage and not being good enough. I try to raise the bar with each o...more
Just as I had thought, this book was superb.
The poems has reached out in all aspects of each feeling I could convey. Fear, anxiousness, love, wonders, etc.
I'm not a huge fan of poems, but, the author kept me intrigued by his use of words. You can actually feel and know what the author is going through at the time the poem was composed.
I would definitely recommend this book.
'unsung words are not songs, and unlit torches might as well be gone.'

To me, this volume is a wonderful, surreal landscape of incidents and observations. Theoretically, the surreal and bizarre poems shouldn't make sense, but they somehow do, and each of them trigger an emotional response in me. I guess this volume could mean a thousand different things to a thousand different people. This is a book to keep and re-read every once in a while, to see if the colours change and a different meaning su...more
Casey Kiser
I love the wonderful chaos of this book. I didn't connect with this one as well as 'White Wedding Lies' but it is a fun read of Phil's observations and thoughts. I enjoyed this book very much. I especially loved 'Mayday'. Looking forward to reading more from this unique author.
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I'm Phil Volatile and I'm currently living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I was born, and raised in the "Land of Enchantment"--New Mexico. I am a recovering alcoholic/addict.

I have an interest in people and the community around me. I enjoy taking part in experiences that can help enrich my own life as well as the lives of those around me.

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