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Words Hurt

Dillon Harris

People don’t understand that words hurt.
A racist comment makes me feel like dirt,
like I’ve been spat upon
by people who think they’re better than me.
They’re joking, maybe.
But their words leave…

01/22/17 at 02:42 PM

DAZZLED AND CONFUSED

Adrian Agachi

Feelings have gathered at the gate of my heart.
Do I dare to share them with you?
Are we dating? Are we chatting? Are we daydreaming?
I am confused, dazzled, disoriented.
I want…

01/09/17 at 11:43 AM

New Year Prayer

Lydia Grace, 19

Lord,
I resolve to live more fully in 2017,
each day brighter, more purposeful,
full of faith and not of fear.
Give me courage to accept life’s adventures
and faith to avoid second…

01/01/17 at 01:01 AM

Letting Go

Tynea Lewis

I hold a treasure in my heart.
It has given me joy right from the start.
But then I hear a voice that’s calling,
“Let it go.” But I keep stalling.
I’m afraid…

12/29/16 at 09:35 AM

Music of Our Lives

Melinda Williams

The music
written as our lives by God
is sacred.
In the listening,
the singing,
the symphony of…

12/18/16 at 01:57 PM

Beyond the Music

Melinda Williams & Don Fay

They say your music touches lives,
speaks to youth,
changes minds.
They say your sermon-songs
tell them more than preachers,
teachers who stand…

12/16/16 at 01:33 PM

Music

Rachel Crumpler

Notes rock
between high
and low
sweeping me
into the…

12/12/16 at 11:49 AM

Hope Lost

Lanny Farmer

I’ve lost all hope and lost all heart.
My days are walking in the dark.
Depression makes me want to hide
and conjures thoughts of suicide.

To take my life and leave this…

12/05/16 at 12:53 PM

Body Guard

Melinda Williams

My body
is what allows me to walk
and talk
and be in this world.

My body
is what allows God to use…

12/02/16 at 04:50 PM

SHE NEVER KNEW

Elizabeth Green, 16

She never knew they had her back.
She never knew they wouldn’t attack.
She never knew they cared how she felt.
She never knew they would’ve helped.

She never knew she wasn’t alone.
She…

11/16/16 at 03:01 PM

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