Monthly Archives: July 2011

Dynamic Dozen’s performance @ Grit Uplifted Launch Party

Check out the video of the inspirational performance by London’s youth flash mob, The Dynamic Dozen, in front of APK Live last Friday night as part of the Grit Uplifted Magazine Launch Party: http://youtu.be/8zTSrnZl1-U “Last Friday as APK Live commenced … Continue reading

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“Brahmin” by Kieran Holland

Anonymous, arthritic hands Dessicated from sands of time Staggering over hot desert lands Overtaken by thoughts sublime A withered unknown Brahmin Who sits and contemplates He’s crossed the stream of suffering Standing on the further shore For Nirvana he now … Continue reading

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“Acceptance” by Kieran Holland

Letting go comes with acceptance But I think I’ve accepted too much Holding onto nothing And fading out of touch Acceptance that I’m a poor man Who doesn’t make dollars or sense Acceptance of a loveless world It’s too much … Continue reading

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“Speaking Out” by Maggie Sue Traynor

YOU MAY NOT LIKE THE WAY I AM FRANKLY I DON’T GIVE A DAMN I’M NOT THE PERSON THAT YOU THINK YOU SEE I’M NOT THAT DELICATE BUT I AM ME WHAT YOU MAY SEE, WHAT YOU MAY GET HAVEN’T … Continue reading

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Untitled poem by J.T. Wolf

A world now submerged in darkness and grey People without voices, who have so much to say Our beautiful oceans slowly turning to red Millions being forced to bury their dead Innocent children having to be brought up in this … Continue reading

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Inspiring Performance by Dynamic Dozen @ Grit Uplifted Magazine Launch Party

As guests were arriving at APK Live on Friday night for the Grit Uplifted Magazine Launch Party, they were treated to an incredible flash mob performance by the Dynamic Dozen in support of the evening’s cause. Check out their blog … Continue reading

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“A Decision Made” by Roamer (from Week 6 of Grit Uplifted @ the Central Library)

The following prose piece was written by “Roamer” during Saturday’s Grit Uplifted session at the Central Branch of the London Public Library, in first-person point of view, using inspiration from option a) of the writing exercise described in yesterday’s post:     I awaken … Continue reading

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“Non-Violence” by G. Michael Miller (from Week 6 of Grit Uplifted @ the Central Library)

The sixth session of Grit Uplifted at the Central Branch of the London Public Library* took place on Saturday afternoon from 2-4pm, and the weekly topic was “Point of View”. Our warm-up exercise involved writing “a piece of fiction or poetry on … Continue reading

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“Reality” by Maggie Sue Traynor

It’s pretty sad when you have to say No extra money for food today Sugar coat the truth, that’s okay We don’t want to deal with this today. Let’s imagine that all is right For some the future looks somewhat bright When … Continue reading

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London InterCommunity Health Centre Blog Post re: Grit Uplifted Magazine

Check out the guest submission by Grit Uplifted Program Facilitator Kelly Bradley, posted on the London InterCommunity Health Centre blog in promotion of the Grit Uplifted Magazine & tomorrow night’s launch party: http://lihc.on.ca/celebrating-poetry-visual-art-by-people-with-lived-experience-of-homelessness/

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