Poetry

CAESURA by Paul Hostovsky

Every time he read or wrote or heard or spoke the word suffering, he paused. It wasn’t the solemn way some people pause to give thanks before a meal, nor the sudden mid-sentence pause after the name of someone you loved so much you lose your breath every time— Nor was it the ceremonious moment […]

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Tom Robbins on Love

“Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words “make” and […]

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Faith by AnDre

If we don’t move in a more positive direction in this world, then we remain lost. Let not those who are lost, if only for a moment, allow us to lose ourselves. Believe so deeply in the highest good within us, because We are all created after that which is higher. There is more than […]

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Buddhist Prayer for Forgiveness

If I have harmed any one in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions, I ask their forgiveness. If any one has harmed me in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them. And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I […]

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I am.

By Laura Riggs So Ham. Ham Sa. I am Truth. I am That. I am. Truth Is. I am. All things are Me. I am Love. I am Loving. I am Joy. I am Joyful. I am Happy. I am Happiness. I am Compassion. I am Compassionate. I am Kind. I am Kindness. I am […]

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Jest if you like….

By Laura Riggs But I’m lying here at the bottom of this Soul. I stare up into the wide open space of the Grand Canyon in my mind. There, in the blue of the sky, the vultures circle high. I can hear the music of the ancients whisper valiantly in my heart. The cries of […]

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How dare I leave? by C. Riggs

Jack sneaks up and beats me senseless.I am ashamed because I am so happy.I have sat at this doorstep to his tomb,the tomb of memories.Keeping guard. A holy watch. How dare I leave?Will I forget him? Forget his life, his pain?His tender nudging to help mechoose the path of healing? His voice rings in my ear […]

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Pray for Peace by Ellen Bass

Pray to whomever you kneel down to: Jesus nailed to his wooden or plastic cross, his suffering face bent to kiss you, Buddha still under the bodhi tree in scorching heat, Adonai, Allah. Raise your arms to Mary that she may lay her palm on our brows, to Shekhina, Queen of Heaven and Earth, to […]

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Dining with Death

by Laura Riggs Death beckoned me to join him for a cup of coffee, served with a side of decadent piece of 5-layer double fudge rich, dark chocolate cake. He wanted “to talk”, he said. For the past year, she had watched me deteriorate into nothingness from the strong-willed woman she knew. She encouraged me to […]

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I Want.

There is an extension of gratitude that comes from being able to observe and record thoughts, moments and life happening around me with all of its poverty and depth, as well as its richness, all of it surface markings and all of its scars. I want to write.I want to be a writer.I don’t expect […]

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The Joy of Betrayal

By Laura: The feeling of asphyxiation began with a rush of pleasure. As my breath left my body, he charged into my soul faster and faster, with great intensity.   The adrenalin coursed through my veins and I felt the high that the illusion of power promises. Without oxygen, my body releases endorphins in an […]

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Colors of Seeds

By Laura: The colors that shine in the pale moon light are missed. The blues that drip down from the night sky and drape the land like fondant with sweet smells of sex in the darkness of the back of an old Chevelle. Undulating the spine without the confines of skin or muscle or bone […]

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