If I Had a Voice – Daria Gimon

If I had a voice I’d tell the world about You I’d tell them you opened up my heart like a scarred-over wound that never really healed like an emerging flower poking its way into the ether   If I had a voice I’d tell them the truth about Your spirit that You’re the essence of me in a mirror brightly lit that if I pried me open everyone would be blinded by Your inner Light   If I had a voice I’d speak of the lonely that swallowed me whole of how my naked toes turned inward my head dropped forward and my eyes shut tight against the brutiful reality of life down here   of how my wings were clipped of how the chameleon could transform her colour at the drop of a “hello” or a scrap of “you matter” because you see   I had no voice.… Continue reading

The Way Out – By Mary McBrearty

I sat alone, the silence deafening and asked myself how did my life come to this?, I knew the drink wasn’t working anymore, It didn’t take away the pain like before. It took away my laughter, my creativity and the years, My head told me I didn’t have the strength or courage to live without it I thought I couldn’t go on….. Like in a dream you spoke to me and said “I know the road you have traveled has been a rocky one, I can see you feel desperate, frightened and alone. But if you take your last bit of strength and come with me, I will show you the way out so you can be free.” I looked at the road ahead which led to the edge of a cliff I walked over and looked up and down, A thick mist covered everything above and all of the… Continue reading

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