The ships of Yule

THE SHIPS OF YULEBY BLISS CARMANWhen I was just a little boy,Before I went to school,I had a fleet of forty sailI called the Ships of Yule;Of every rig, from rakish brigAnd gallant barkentine,To little Fundy fishing boatsWith gunwales painted green.They used to go on trading tripsAround the world for me,For though I had toContinue reading “The ships of Yule”

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”

Memory

MemoryBY WILLIAM WORDSWORTHA pen–to register; a key–That winds through secret wardsAre well assigned to MemoryBy allegoric Bards.As aptly, also, might be givenA Pencil to her hand;That, softening objects, sometimes evenOutstrips the heart’s demand;That smooths foregone distress, the linesOf lingering care subdues,Long-vanished happiness refines,And clothes in brighter hues;Yet, like a tool of Fancy, worksThose Spectres toContinue reading “Memory”

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?”