Category Archives: hope poetry

Read Poem: The secret Lover, by Tansy Roekaerts

Suffusion of sadness so tender, What I yearn for lies inside. In bed you await me, Together we will hide from those who think we have a choice Or that one day you’ll be gone. Believe you to be transient … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading: Live Again, by Anika Anderson

Live Again, Anika Anderson Alive but not living Surviving but not thriving Wearing masks, hiding identities Controlled but not in control Conforming to roles, titles and positions Giving all but feeling empty The meaning of me lost A life summed … Continue reading

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Read Poem: Intently Examining…, by Minah Jacobson

Today, I woke up after an astronomical snooze of 11 hours. I had already broken said experience once throughout the night, though. Approximately 2:41-2:46 AM, I rose. Bursting through the door, to release my “only human” bladder; how comical. I … Continue reading

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Read Poem: The Past Ain’t Obsolete, by Isiah Lea

Master your metric Live by your code Some hearts just twisted Most stuck stone cold Petrified then replicated Stoic and configurated Equity no justice Colour ain’t liberated Black a shade Confusion parade Kinda like how we treated each day Cant … Continue reading

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Twinkie, by John Choe

What happens to a dream deferred? Maybe it doesn’t dry up, Like a raisin after all. But ferments, Like a pot of kimchi. Maybe it sizzles, Like a hot pan of bulgogi. Does a dream deferred explode, like a Samsung … Continue reading

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Little Africa, by James Sears

Let me take you back in time and provide you with some knowledge. I will tell you about a place you will not hear about while attending college. The time was 1870 to 1921 for your historical notation, the north … Continue reading

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From the Heart of a Military Leader, by James Sears

Have you ever stood strong when fear was all around? I mean, did you actually stand tall while others fell to the ground? Have you ever done what common sense said not to do? Even when others ran and said, … Continue reading

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The Keening Curlew, by Bill Mumford

Hail, blown by Artic Maritime wind Stings. Westmorland whitens, all sound freezes. I take shelter in a silent lime kiln Stone cold. No fire here, all warmth has been mined. Pulled my dog close- wary with unease Numbed. Quiet, waiting … Continue reading

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Ghost of You, by Lucia Irvine

Do you want to, Come over later? I hear myself say y e s. It tastes sour in my mouth, I didn’t like lemons until I met you. I recount the time you smashed a bottle millimetres from my face, … Continue reading

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Ben-Hur: From Here to Eternity, by Lampropoulou Athanasia

Cleft in twain now looking for my M(ark) launching of my Odyssey but there awaits the narc! “Be a goodfella now,” he said “not a raging bull” in a titanic set. Lost in translation and bearing my se7en sins I’ve … Continue reading

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