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Courage

by Peter MacQuarrie Inside you is a lion. Inside you is a soul. Inside you is a heart. Inside you is a brave soul whose heart knows how to stand up and be taken seriously for all you are worth. You have courage. Live life and live it well. About the Author MacQuarrie is an…

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Wild-N-Free

by Max Skinwood A child looks in the mirror and what Do they SEE Everything they want to Be The Mirror is a River Slow-n-Deep In its self imposed prison Wild-N-Free The Face in the Mirror has an Imperfection in Its Reflection Is it Vanity The Mirror tells a Story A Scar from a Cleat…

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Cascadia Poetry Festival, April 30 to May 3

Spoken Word/Poetry Workshop with Missie Peters and Anastacia Tolbert May 01, 2:15 – 5:15 pm Use your body as a tool for inspiration! Bring in poetic affirmations and revelations from within your own body (instead of your head) as Anastacia Tolbert guides you through a series of exercises designed to draw out intuitive writing. Then…

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Missing My Jessie Foster

by Glendene Grant For four years, an angel has held a heavy sword of justice in its hand Waiting, the angel stands with eternal patience inside the darkness The angel’s blistered hand still strongly gripping the sword Which will one day fall upon those who caused Jessie to step out of the light Early 2006:…

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Upcoming Poetry and Drawing Contests Themed on ‘Peace’

The following announcement comes from Dr. Stephen Gill, a well-known poet and fiction writer. Poetry Contest Deadline: October 10, 2014. Winners will be announced at Bharat Times Banquet 2014 (to be announced later) and all participants will be recognized. Age of participants: 18 years and up. Subject: Peace Is (The poem must entail what peace is and not the lack…

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An Immortal Candle

Walking the rut of darkness In a moment of time My eyes were dazzled Unknowingly I had covered an interminable stretch Appearing inches away from an invisible hand Holding an immortal candle Its light touching lightly my heart Its flame burning me down to ashes Yet rising again from my remains I fly off to…

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‘A Light Shines in the Dark: Exposing Modern Slavery’ – Sweta Srivastava Vikram’s Poetry Focuses on Abuse and Trafficking of Women

The Wedgwood Quartet and The Saint Cecilia Group teamed up to present, “A Light Shines in the Dark: Exposing Modern Slavery,” a concert to raise awareness of human trafficking in the 21st Century on Saturday, August 10th, at 8pm at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington DC. It was an evening of music, poetry, photographs and plain talk. The program included…

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Poetry: The Green Room

At the edge of the property far from house and telephone we lounge in two green Adirondack chairs by a tall hedge. Behind us redbud, butterfly bush, a crape myrtle frilling white. Down the blackberry slope in front the creek gurgles over round stones. Its cool breath rises, blends with a breeze from the south,…

Sanctuary

Shafts of light Through cathedral windows. Dappled shade Upon the leaves Beneath my feet. Bird song In the branches above. In the distance Hind and fawn Cross the forest track. The sweet fragrance of autumn Fills the misty air. A gentle breeze Moving colours To the forest floor. So precious Such beauty, So hard to…