Fear is what quickens me

Fear is what quickens meBY JAMES ARLINGTON WRIGHTMany animals that our fathers killed in AmericaHad quick eyes.They stared about wildly,When the moon went dark.The new moon falls into the freight yardsOf cities in the south,But the loss of the moon to the dark hands of ChicagoDoes not matter to the deerIn this northern field.What isContinue reading “Fear is what quickens me”

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”

Life is now

Life is now. By Hollianne Boucher Time flies and memories fade.People change and new friendships are made.Only the true remain forever at our side.Eventually the disappointment and pain will subside. It is all about the journey and what has yet to come.Life is what you make of it; you are what you’ve become.Life is tooContinue reading “Life is now”

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”