Monthly Archives: June 2011

“My Dear Child” by Alissa Demars

My dear child, let me try to explain I sit here hiding behind this terrible pain. I let you down in so many ways Now I sit here alone, counting the days. My dear child, I remember all the things … Continue reading

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“Discrimination: Time to Let Go” by Maggie Sue Traynor

Discrimination rears it’s ugly head Confrontation is what I fear instead You have eyes yet you do not see Forget the tattoos, piercings, in all honesty just look at me. I’m told discrimination does not exist Yet ignorance still persists. … Continue reading

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Untitled poem by Alissa Demars

I try so hard every day You just continue to walk away What have I done that you hate me so much I miss your love and passionate touch What could I have possibly done When all you want to … Continue reading

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“My Special Wish” by Maggie Sue Traynor

I hold the ticket in my hand Patiently awaiting for a dream so grand Eleven million dollars for me tonight Everything in life will be alright I’ll pay off my children’s debts, then they will see Just how special they … Continue reading

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“Moo & Boo #500,000 (For the Trees of London)” by G. Michael Miller

(or “Nonsense Due To Hunger”) I am sitting in a room making no sense government inact North Africa intact life is a broken match-stick back life without food is a BIG MAC ATTACK Ah who cares anyhow I am perceived … Continue reading

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“Cheer Up” by Vincent Costello

Cheer up lonely man, Things are not as they appear: We’re with U – The Angels and the Holy Ghost So chill dawg, U got nothing to fear The plan is unfolding, just as it should I’m telling U gently: … Continue reading

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Untitled poem by Alissa Demars

Oh brother, what can I do? There go your eyes that deep shade of blue. I’ve shown you a world I never wanted you to see Now all I can do is sit and blame me. What have I done, … Continue reading

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“It’s Called Choice” by Maggie Sue Traynor

Piercings, tattoos is that all you see? I’m a human being, wouldn’t you agree? I have health issues, to me they are real. Yet I’m not treated fairly, that’s how I feel. You make me feel like I don’t belong. … Continue reading

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“I Do?” by Maggie Sue Traynor (from Week 1 of Grit Uplifted at the Central Library)

Our first session of Grit Uplifted at the Central Branch of the London Public Library* took place this afternoon from 2-4pm and I wanted to extend a huge thanks to all of the participants who joined us for the first … Continue reading

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“Quit” by Alissa Demars

I’ll never feel like I belong What could I have done so wrong? My heart is broken in two and my eyes are the deepest shade of blue My feelings never matter My soul is about to shatter What do … Continue reading

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