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Poetry: “The Bald Eagle: America’s Reality”

February 8, 2020 | 1

Have you heard the story about the bald eagle?

The bald eagle that flies ever so free?

Flying so close but barely touching the sea?

It wanted to be like a fish in the ocean,

But when it knew it … Read More

Poetry: “In Loving Memory of Kobe Bryant”

February 3, 2020 | 2

Ten seconds left on the clock and he needed to score

The crowd screamed and watched for more

His team hustled and passed him the ball

The crowd went silent and wondered if he could make it at all

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Poetry: “Blood, Guts, and Angel Cake”

January 23, 2020 |

By Paige Besante and Ra’saan Stevens

Housewife

Tonight I’ve soaked in cold bath water to hide every pore I bare.

The rose petals have lost their scent and I have rollers in my hair.

Cold air hits my skin and … Read More

Poem: “The Universal Weapon”

January 14, 2020 |

The echoes of the bullets firing shake a nation

As innocent and fulfilling lives are taken 

Bodies, prayers, and shouts all seem to pile up

For some people, this riles them up 

The cries of a mother holding her lifeless … Read More

Poetry: “I Still Miss You, Rufus”

January 14, 2020 | 1

I Still Miss You, Rufus

Remembering when I was in kindergarten is hard

Besides all the parts when we used to play in the school play yard

Holding hands as we walk back up from lunch

Making friends whose names … Read More

Poem: “Hands Up”

January 7, 2020 |

Put your hands up,

Mommy needs to help you put on your shirt.

Put your hands up,

Simon says so.

Put your hands up,

This is your favorite summer jam.

Put your hands up,

The teacher won’t let you answer … Read More

Prose Poem: “Breaking News”

January 2, 2020 | 1

“In Breaking News, today there has been a school shooting. 13 people have been killed and 24 people have been wounded.” On April 20, 1999, the nation felt the first wrath of horror. The students of Columbine High School thought … Read More

Poetry: “Prosperity”

November 11, 2019 |

Moving on is the hardest part of things,

Leaving behind what was once the most important thing to you is an everlasting pain with nothing but a constant reminder of what you’ve lost. 

Or so I thought. 

You see, many … Read More

Poem: “Why?”

November 11, 2019 |

Why?

That’s a loaded question, isn’t it? You could have a million answers to such a simple question, and yet… none of them could satisfy me.

Why?

I never understood why you did what you did, but then again, when … Read More

Sonnet: “Your Graduation”

September 20, 2019 |

Today is the day, the day of late June,

A summer’s day, so bittersweet, and alas,

A night to remember under full moon,

A day of preparing and time for mass.

Graduation hats, plus caps and nice gowns,

It is … Read More

“Stats”

March 13, 2019 |

I wake up before the sun can rise, with a bare back and swollen eyes.

But that does not matter; I got kids to care for.

Women in sub-Saharan Africa collectively spend about 40 billion hours a year … Read More

Poetry: “America”

February 24, 2019 |

America is now presented as a country in shambles To live here is more than a gamble There is no more black or white you’re surrounded by gray And you are persecuted if you happen to be gay An inner … Read More

Poetry: “Likes”

January 30, 2019 |

Social Media Is All We KnowIt Runs Our LivesHow We Talk How We ActWhat We SayWhen We Say ItWhat We Do How We Do ItWhat Is The Language Of Likes?They Control UsThey Comfort UsThey Wipe Some of Our Insecurities AwayCan … Read More

Poetry: “Christmas”

December 24, 2018 |

The day before Christmas, hanging by the fireplace, lies our unstuffed stockings

Everyone is rushing down the halls while the clock is tick tocking

Many kids patiently awaiting by the window to watch the reindeer flocking

Bundling up into winter … Read More

Poetry: “Christmas Day”

December 19, 2018 |

The morning sky is white, snowy, and cold.

The sound of the bells never grows old.

Santa Claus is coming out at midnight,

Which means he has already taken flight.

Children are laughing, making it super merry.

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