• June 29, 2017 Published & Contest Winning Poems Mary Rose Fair 27806 5

    Elephants

    "Winner of the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period April 1 - June 30, 2017. See commentary below."-Ed.

    "Scientists have long considered the ability to recognize oneself in a mirror to be an index of high cognitive ability...there is every reason to suspect that elephants may be capable of far more complex cognition than is currently…
  • June 22, 2017 Published & Contest Winning Poems Joey Turner 27621 2

    Ants.

    "Runner-up of the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period April 1 - June 30, 2017."-Ed.

    A branch’s charcoal shadow
    cast by an evening sun
    traces a single line of trifling ants
    following in file under an oak’s shade
    avoiding the rays, scurrying;
  • March 29, 2017 Published & Contest Winning Poems Bevin Kerith Shaw 24382 12

    When the Door Slid Shut

    "Winner of the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period Jan-March 31, 2017."

    when the door slid shut behind you
    I cradled your treaty in my palm
    I put it to my ear
     
    I could hear the ocean.
     
  • March 26, 2017 Published & Contest Winning Poems James K. Blaylock 24024 6

    Weaker By Degrees

    "Runner-Up of the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period Jan 31-March 31, 2017."


    the ghosts regretfully floated all about 
    as tiny wisps of cigarette smoke choke
     
    a soundtrack of yesteryear tried its best
    to rhythmically drown out today's tears
     
  • March 10, 2010 Published & Contest Winning Prose Neil Donnelly 59025 5

    Fogtown: A Musical

    Again the dusk has filled this town with fog a sight I've grown accustomed to; odd shapes and silhouettes become dancers and these cracked calloused streets have become their stage. As they dance a bullfrog belches in the background a light wind rustles…

  • August 09, 2018 Articles, Essays & First Person Journalism Lynn 2332

    Snooze blues

    Today, by regular standards, is a great day. I had a pact with Sleep and she relented.
  • August 07, 2018 Articles, Essays & First Person Journalism Lynn 2265

    My name is Pain

    In the dead of this night, the silence crawls. It is so creepily slow. I lay motionless. The fan whirs faintly as I focus on my breathing only to be greeted with much distraction.
  • And so?

    I have a lot to say today. The words keep coming. Here it goes...

              "Man does not live on bread alone but on every Word that comes from the mouth of God".

    This has gotten stuck to me. For ages and ages I have not made much sense till now. Indeed!
  • February 14, 2018 Articles, Essays & First Person Journalism Lynn 3153

    Lock, stock but what happened to the barrel?

    Is this what life is? You get all excited about things and you live in this bubble dream. You grow to fulfill this dream. Some know it as "mission". You live this ENTIRE good, quality YEARS making the lego-works connect and churn! Then you grow tired. Burnt out. But this indigenous fire keeps you going, kind of like how ants live to build,…