Monthly Archives: January 2012

“Going Forward” by Alan David Ross

A functioning addict is what I was.  A dysfunctional homeless miscreant I became…lost through self abandonment, bankrupt and bereft of self esteem or social awareness.  How can any one of us slip through a crack?  Not a chasm or crevice … Continue reading

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“My Beta” by Alan David Ross

Being homeless for twenty some years (another story altogether) made moving into my own digs recently quite an event.  My daughter found me a one bedroom apartment above a Chinese Restaurant, cool err what?  At times I feel as one … Continue reading

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“Pending Death Sentence” by P.C.A.W. (from Grit Uplifted group @ Central Library–Week 10: “Thoughts”)

     “Well that’s it! My life is over,” thinks Sherri. The doctor has just informed her that she has about six months to get everything in order before the inoperable brain tumour has its way with her. Then she remembers … Continue reading

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“A Mirror of Thoughts” by Ellis Donald Williams

Pen to paper, thoughts to reality The destination is unforeseen The purpose is genuine, emotions wild, untamed A place, a purpose, sought after The truth of the lie, the animal and why Birth of a dream Fortified with endurance, paralleled … Continue reading

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“School Yard Dilemma” by Alan David Ross

A degree of madness is essential to your survival. Without these degrees of insanity within your grasp you would lose at a time unrehearsed. Bullied and seemingly beaten, had you but tapped the primal pool of your reserves… “In your … Continue reading

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London Free Press Article re: Abe Oudshoorn, homelessness advocacy in London, & mention of Grit Uplifted

Great to see some well-deserved recognition for Abe Oudshoorn, whose incredible contributions continue to bring positive changes throughout the community. Thanks for the mention of the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing & Arts magazine, and for all of your support, Abe! Follow … Continue reading

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