My Calling Song – Marie Guma-Jelinek

  Dear wild bird Flying in your cage swiftly from side to side. Going about your pleasant routine, whistling as if you weren’t tied. Dear sweet bird You need to see that the life that you live is contained. That there is so much more and you allow yourself to be restrained. Dear loving bird Your song penetrates my soul and sings to my heart as it opens like never before. I want to take you with me so that I feel this feeling forever and in every pore. Dear happy bird Please let me show you the key so that you may see the door. Show you there are so many other ways and places to soar. Can’t you hear me my little bird? Open your eyes and look above at the endless sky Taste the freedom I offer because I can now not live without you I can… Continue reading

Today We Have Life – By Michael Dulake

In a world of corruption, Hatred and greed; Today we have life, A life we can lead. The disruption has gone, And so has the sorrow; Replaced by a programme We know we must follow. The demons won’t leave By the door marked eviction; It wants us all dead, Because that’s our addiction. So some of the demons Will always remain; But today we don’t drink To blot out the pain. If we work at it daily, And give it our best There’s a chance that we won’t Get laid to rest. Sometimes we go through A pain to recover; This network’s in place, To help one another. We must keep on our guard, Keep wide awake; This illness is real And lives it will take. One thing’s for sure, And we never regret; We treat this disease With the utmost respect. In a world of corruption, Hatred and greed;… Continue reading

San Vegas – By Denise M.

Often there’s a place I go Deep within my mind Not difficult to travel to Nor difficult to find Clearing head ‘n closing eyes All aboard these nightly trains Imagination clearly lies Where reality refrains Off to sun rain sand and fog Off to waves of gold Desert lights on flashy Strips Or Market streets of old She wears a youthful innocence He wears a timeless smirk Those two loved destinations Is where this brain doth lurk. You can surely find me here Red eye ticket seven nights Dreaming of my loved ones Delightful cherished flights. Your children are never far away From thoughts or daily deeds Take a midnight travel there Destination wishful dreams. Continue reading

The Mom I Knew – By Lisa Perez

I want to hold you and to hug you The mom I knew The one who came to all my recitals and who Walked up and down the aisles at every assembly To get a better picture,  a better view The mom I knew **** Where are you now, I wonder? The mom I knew I’ve been turning up all the couch cushions and looking Between the pages of every book On shelves unread Still brand new The mom I knew **** I want to sit and listen to The mom I knew The one who told me Bible stories Who spun yarns And fables with small details Tall tales–none of which were true The mom I knew **** I want to share my life with The mom I knew I want her to congratulate me on my new job The mom I knew **** I want her to seek… Continue reading

Resurrecting A Melting Pot – Award winning poetry by Cassandra Smith

Photography by Kenny P Huge egos- blinded by greed leading us nowhere Tweeting, texting, mocking normal conversations     Pure White doves flying around carrying olive branches Shot down- silencing peace stifling truth     Confusion breeding pain & panic guns blasting away- Its children- Fear & Ignorance     Compassion communicating Commonsense listening Lifting lonely survivors-                                not failures-off of sidewalks     Our arms wide open- welcoming Immigrants- our invisible workers Allowing Everyone – a life without fear     Lady liberty holding a flaming torch Head high, no shame Lighting a path for displaced humans People escaping wars & worse     Money no longer dictating everything who comes-who stays Rainbows- not colored red like- Blood spilling over     Marching – arm in arm for equality &justice ignoring acrid hatred hiding behind fake smiles     We must take to the streets- signs held high above… Continue reading