Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing

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Poetry

NEW YEAR – A Poem by Stephen Gill

by Stephen Gill What then if it is a New Year! This day is the same as any other day of last week, even last year. The wilful ghosts of sorrow have not …

Unwakeable Sleeping Infant

by Neall Calvert What shall I name you, infant, Swaddled, sleeping deep within, Blissfully unaware of life— Unwakeable? For your unspoken requirements— For …

X’mas Spirit

by Stephen Gill I see her resurrecting in Christmas trees, mistletoe and  Santa Claus. I see her appearing within the decoration in  churches, homes and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Remembering Maya Angelou

She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and

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