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NovDec 2018

  • Healing the Hate
  • Depression
  • Light of the World
  • and more!

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TRANSPARENCY

Emily Doll

My thick purple frames provide the necessary shield,
a distance, a buffer between me and the world.
My deep green eyes—the only part of me I like—
can safely hide and remain…

09/24/18 at 11:54 AM

DISRESPECT FOR THE EARTH

Elizabeth Green, 16

Technicolor skies at night,
cities’ dawn till morning’s light,
only the moon far up above—
where are the stars I used to love?
Though once their glory shown so bright,
they’re blotted out by…

09/19/18 at 01:22 PM

Listen for the Truth

Crystal Mazzuca

How do we silence the lies
that tell us we aren’t good enough,
the voices that say it’s all our fault,
that no one cares?
The lies seem so true.
They make us hurt…

09/03/18 at 11:47 AM

WHAT DO YOU SEE?

Misty Butler

When you look at her, what do you see?
An average girl too plain to be
the smiling, crowned homecoming queen,
just someone in between?
A girl with average hair and eyes,
with no…

08/23/18 at 02:37 PM

Shame

Alice Loader

Nowhere is lonelier than a place of silent shame.
The hope I knew is crushed and gone. I am no more the same.
Music plays, children laugh, and people plan their…

08/15/18 at 01:31 PM

Prayer for Truth

Adrian Agachi

Why do I love lies instead of you,
the almighty Truth?
I dare not say, for if I start to speak,
I might lie again; and your silence
would be unbearable.
I ask in…

07/30/18 at 01:50 PM

The Fence

Carol Bradfield

“Dad, can I go outside the fence today?
I really want to go out there and play.”
“No, son. We’ve talked about this before.
Please listen to me and don’t…

06/28/18 at 01:17 PM

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…

06/27/18 at 12:45 PM

Defining Line

Carolyn Caines

There is a clear, defining line around me
a boundary marked out, flagged,
and recorded.

Walls protect what’s valuable,
private treasures,
feelings and beliefs I…

06/26/18 at 03:55 PM

Decisions, Decisions!

Beth Boswell Jacks

My parents used to tell me what to do.
Life was simpler then, I guess.
I didn’t always like it,
but my boundaries were narrow:
“Drink your milk.”
       “Make…

06/25/18 at 11:57 AM

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