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Category: Volume 2, Issue 1 – Fall 2011 – Poetry

Soldier of the Streets by Andrew J. Pappas

I’m a soldier of the streets Times are hard out here I get scared a lot but my pride won’t let me show fear My family is my boys I don’t eat at a dinner table My gun and knife is my toys My drug money is what keeps me stable I’m forced upon this [...]

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Side by Side by Eva Mills

Oaken eyes linger over verdant pastures. Tightening of things about the body, The jingle of metal and creak of leather and cloth. I know her desire, as fillies we could have galloped those fields. In dreams we could fly about and kick up our heels. Her head to my shoulder, the smell of earth and [...]

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Only Love by Brent Barbee

It’s time to rise, it’s time to proclaim. Pick up your faith, walk, and be no more lame. Be driven inside by the powers above; show them his truth with the Gospel of Love. This world is dark, protect your heart; if you lose hope, go back to the start.   To the right of [...]

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Fragile by Jennifer Weber

I am fragile like a ripe peach Hanging on the tree Threatened by any passing breeze To send me crashing to the harsh Unforgiving earth below   A fall of that proportion Can bruise my fuzzy skin Rip into my sweet flesh And ruin my perfection   A wound to the flesh Will bitter my [...]

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Apple Bedroom by Kathleen Baines

By the time the ground was ready for you I realized you were cold and too little you for me to carry anymore so it was M who laid you in the apple bedroom. We put a blanket of vines under your chin, a lock of my hair your pillow, ribbons a mobile over head. [...]

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