Monthly Archives: May 2012

Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group at Central Library resumes this Saturday, June 2, 2012

After taking a break between sessions, the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group at the Central Branch of the London Public Library will resume weekly meetings this Saturday, June 2, 2012, from 2:00-4:00pm in the Friends of the Library Boardroom on … Continue reading

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“Silent Tears” by Maggie Sue Traynor

Tears in her eyes as she passes by Hidden pain buried inside Tormented by disillusions in life Her eyes cry out, Help, can you please help? No one answers, she walks alone Suffering in silence, yet unaware As she stumbles … Continue reading

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“Fighting for an End” by Alissa Demars

Every part of me has been ripped to shreds, most of the time wishing I was fucking dead! Just want to laugh, sing and play, but instead it’s what I don’t do, don’t say. Nothing is ever right, not good … Continue reading

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Untitled (#2) by Dan Lenart (read at magazine release event @ Central Library on April 17th)

I glanced over at my awards and trophies previously brightly varnished now tarnished from lack of polishing as I munched asparagus while watching Spartacus on DVD Faded glory and splendour slaves to the slaughter no home but Rome DEATH IS … Continue reading

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Untitled (#1) by Dan Lenart (read at magazine release event @ Central Library on April 17th)

Tony Steele looked impressive on the outside dressed to the nines all polished and professional He dealt with the money market and had many trappings of wealth But something was missing despite his best attempts at immediate worldly success– intimacy … Continue reading

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“Attending a Burial” by Dan Lenart (read at magazine release event @ Central Library on April 17th)

Everyone wears black I hate sickness, dying, death and going to funerals it’s a social gesture, a nod to friends the Irish are grand masters send them off in style In my distraction, I turn and look up I love … Continue reading

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“Animals –> Humans Park” by Dan Lenart (read at magazine release event @ Central Library on April 17th)

In the downtown there is a large park for people and animals in the heart of the core I was there recently to see the poor, the impoverished, the down-on-their-luck camping out I walked among the marginalized and forgotten, the … Continue reading

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“When They Crucified Love” by Dan Lenart (read at magazine release event @ Central Library on April 17th)

Some time ago a flickering flame of faith was snuffed out on an ugly dark day when vulgar men ruled A delicate flower of beauty, filled with promise and hope was cut down before it could fully blossom Sublime straightforward … Continue reading

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“A Poem on Mother’s Day” by Alissa Demars

I’m tired, lost and broken in two My heart steadily aches for you. I wanted you to have everything I lost Now I’m so scared, at what cost? I need you beside me, I want to watch you grow I … Continue reading

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Grit Uplifted Creative Writing & Arts Magazine Issue #3 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Group, in partnership with the London InterCommunity Health Centre and the London Homelessness Outreach Network and with the generous contributions of the London & Area Food Bank, is publishing the third issue of the Grit … Continue reading

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