The strongest girl I ever knew

The Strongest Girl I Ever KnewBy Ronald DoeShe never got to danceOr go to her own prom.She never got the chanceTo forget where she came from.She never got to kiss,A man she idolized.She never felt love’s bliss,’Cause she was paralyzed.She never got to talkAbout love with a smile.She never got to walkDown a church’s aisle.SheContinue reading “The strongest girl I ever knew”

You will never see me fall

You Will Never See Me FallBY JOYCE ALCANTARAYou may see me struggle,but you won’t see me fall.Regardless if I’m weak or not,I’m going to stand tall.Everyone says life is easy,but truly living it is not.Times get hard,people struggleand constantly get put on the spot.I’m going to wear the biggest smile,even though I want to cry.I’mContinue reading “You will never see me fall”

It couldn’t be done

It Couldn’t Be DoneBY EDGAR GUESTSomebody said that it couldn’t be done But he with a chuckle repliedThat “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it.He started to singContinue reading “It couldn’t be done”

Human family

Human FamilyBY MAYA ANGELOUI note the obvious differencesin the human family.Some of us are serious,some thrive on comedy.Some declare their lives are livedas true profundity,and others claim they really livethe real reality.The variety of our skin tonescan confuse, bemuse, delight,brown and pink and beige and purple,tan and blue and white.I’ve sailed upon the seven seasandContinue reading “Human family”

Have you earned your tomorrow?

Have You Earned Your Tomorrow BY EDGAR GUESTIs anybody happier because you passed his way? Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through; Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who cameContinue reading “Have you earned your tomorrow?”

The invitation

The InvitationBy Oriah Mountain DreamerIt doesn’t interest mewhat you do for a living.I want to knowwhat you ache forand if you dare to dreamof meeting your heart’s longing.It doesn’t interest mehow old you are.I want to knowif you will risklooking like a foolfor lovefor your dreamfor the adventure of being alive.It doesn’t interest mewhat planetsContinue reading “The invitation”

Hands of a warrior

Hands of a warriorBY PATRICIA A. FLEMMINGPurple veins strain against the skin.Pale, translucent, paper thin.Skinny fingers clawed in monstrous shapes,Brown spots from years that she can’t erase.Now wrinkled and fragile, weak and sore,So many things she can’t do anymore.Some days she feels she’s been betrayedBy the cruelty of her advancing age.She rubs her hands toContinue reading “Hands of a warrior”

Love in the time of corona virus

Love in the Time of corona virus BY NIKITA GILLToday, we stockpile empathy.We supply love and good energy.We sing to each other across buildings.We say ‘I love you’ through social distancing.Do you know that writing lettersto our friends is back in fashion?And that we finally have time to read more books,whether historical or fiction?My cousinContinue reading “Love in the time of corona virus”