Knot iii.VII By Stacy Doris

Knot iii.VII By Stacy Doris If people could feed on themselves which they can, whether in despair orPride, time becomes a circulation, reduced and expanded to that, imitatingDigestion. Ingesting decomposes any scrap into functions, whereas eatingSomething other than yourself disprove wholeness. What rewardsRewording might be justice. Then does response outrun responsibility,Overthrow it, so all government’s […]

This Fire By Krysta Amy Yan

This Fire By Krysta Amy Yan I have this fire in me. For country, for faith, for peace. But they struck me down. They sought my heat with their missiles. And they brought me to the ground. This fire was not my fire, My fire burns in me. I have this fire in me. For […]

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Being You Being Me By Maria Stella Milani

Being You Being Me By Maria Stella Milani Rights, wishes and thoughts.Face to face, mind to mind, heart to heart. Eyes intersecting,Hands touching,Vibrations of sights. We are all the same.We breathe, we die.We feel something, we are alive. Being equal:Being one when being two,Being friends, lovers, brothers, individuals, humans. Suffering and being happy,Breaking down and […]

July, 1995 By Thomas Baynes

July, 1995 By Thomas Baynes From the depths they have cried to us,While we sit by rivers and weepin remembrance of their tears.Their silent howl deafens out ourempty courteous words and fears. There upon Balkan valley floor,does the elemental death danceover wood-brown coffins shroudedin grass green cloths, suffocatingthe humble dead who hold their breath. White […]

Firing Squad By Hasmukh Amathalal

Firing Squad By Hasmukh Amathalal Whose hands should have been hand cuffed and blind folded? To face a death penalty and possible murder in cold Can this practice be not put on permanent hold? Can this be construed as cowardice act or bold? Still this practiced is on in this civilized world Reminiscences of cruel […]

The Bamboo Trees By Jez JCB

The Bamboo Trees By Jez JCB If I could write the beauty of your eyes,And in fresh numbers number all your graces,The age to come would say ‘This poet lies;Such heavenly touches ne’er touched earthly faces.’So should my papers, yellowed with their age,Be scorned, like old men of less truth than tongue,And your true rights […]

Sonnet 17: Who Will Believe My Verse In Time To Come By William Shakespeare

Sonnet 17: Who Will Believe My Verse In Time To Come By William Shakespeare Who will believe my verse in time to come,If it were fill’d with your most high deserts?Though yet, heaven knows, it is but as a tombWhich hides your life and shows not half your parts.If I could write the beauty of […]

Where To Complain By Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal

Where To Complain By Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal Where to go for complaint? When king becomes blind and turn saint? When kingdom is handed over to wolves Whole mystery surrounds and treachery involves Is it wise to turn the kingdom into holy land? Leaving the subjects into the unholy hands? Allow anarchy and misery to prevail […]

The Predator By Rose Marie Juan Austin

The Predator By Rose Marie Juan Austin You have a razor-sharp mindAnd a barb witYou speak eloquentlyIt matchesYour long black damask robe. In your courtYou have a zest for verbal combatAnd strongly worded viewsOn all issues. But when you scribe your notesThey are all liesYour lying pen emitsBlood moniesAnd the cries of the oppressed. A […]

King John By Dorothy Tan

King John By Dorothy Tan King John sat there, with his head on his armI want to conquer France, how could this be done?‘I’ll raise taxes on barons, that’s what I’ll do’He didn’t know that trouble was about to ensueThe barons revolted, they all rebelled‘We’ve had enough’ the barons all yelled O King John, what […]