Monthly Archives: January 2017

She cries alone, Poetry by Odonko-ba

 Genre: Rhyme, Relationship —- Drenched in tears of her own shame but not of her making He ascended from shadows and shadowed her shattering her dreams as easily as did her hymen She became his fixation a nightmare lived daily … Continue reading

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2016 Poetry Finalists

Watch the Poetry Readings from the 2016 poetry contest. These are the finalists. One of these poems will now be made into a movie:  IT WAS A PLACE IN NEED OF WARMTH – Poetry Reading by Gloria D. Gonsalves The … Continue reading

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IT WAS A PLACE IN NEED OF WARMTH – Poetry Reading by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Poetry performed by Val Cole Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? The poem has three themes: reflection, regret and hope. What motivated you to write this poem? I was reflecting about last year’s global … Continue reading

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The Songs You Left – Poetry Reading by Lois Terrans Bradbury

Poetry performed by Val Cole Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? Grief and loss of losing someone you love and finding a way to keep going. What motivated you to write this poem? Watching … Continue reading

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nobody crazy ’bout an angry white man – Poetry Reading by Juley Harvey

Poetry performed by Val Cole Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? The state of America What motivated you to write this poem? The state of America How long have you been writing poetry? Since … Continue reading

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A trace of dreams – Poetry Reading by Dora Marii

Poetry performed by Val Cole Twitter: @marii_dora Facebook: facebook.com/Dora.Writes Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? Power of fantasy is the theme of this poem. Waking up in early morning hours and having a dreamlike … Continue reading

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A Shadow – Poetry Reading by Christopher Burn

Poetry performed by Val Cole Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? Self improvement through change What motivated you to write this poem? Recovery from addiction How long have you been writing poetry? Sporadically for … Continue reading

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2016! – Poetry Reading by Kevin Short

 Poetry performed by Val Cole Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? A REFLECTION OF TWELVE MONTHS PAST What motivated you to write this poem? THE SADNESS AND DESPAIR EXPERIENCED BY MANY DURING 2016 How … Continue reading

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2016: A year of heartaches and surprise – Poetry Reading by Ruth Andrews Garnes

 Poetry performed by Val Cole Get to know the poet: What is the theme of your poem? 2016 in Review What motivated you to write this poem? The challenge by Festival of poetry. How long have you been writing poetry? … Continue reading

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Watch the January 2017 Poetry Readings

Poetry performed by Hugh Ritchie and Val Cole Little Girl Lost Diana Princess of Wales Poetry Reading by Patricia Poulos WHY DO PEOPLE HATE – Poetry Reading by Felicia L Smith Tears of Remorse – Poetry Reading by Debbie Lyn … Continue reading

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