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THE GIFT OF VULNERABILITY by Pauline Turgeon

Oxford Dictionary defines “vulnerable” as “injury of a non-physical nature,” I define it as the most terrifying, yet emotionally gratifying gift I have received in my years of recovery from addiction and mental health disorders. When the chance to become a … Continue reading

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HOME by Harry Kuhn

So many broken memories, So many places I never fit. Too often the guest, rarely the host, Too many sofa-beds. So often keeping silent, So often needing to be agreeable. Never in my own home, Never feeling at home. A … Continue reading

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Response to Mary Oliver’s Poem “Mindful” by Erin Anderson

Dominant Hand I “Prayers made out of grass” I dream of such a soft world Which light shines upon       II I fall asleep there Under the soft canopy Mind finally clear   III This is commonplace? Mary, … Continue reading

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CONNECTION/DISCONNECTION BY ERIN ANDERSON

Roots. Lifeline of trees and human beings alike. They provide a connection to something outside of ourselves. Nourishment. Even in their demise, trees are more than a worm buffet. They invite creatures in to share their warmth. Their scarred bark … Continue reading

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PLANET PONTIX by Ashley Diana Wren

PIECE NO 1. – OCTOBER 30th/ 2017 To my readers, this was the second exercise we did at writing class on Saturday. I know when I wrote this I had my main character Emmeline in my head. Also Emmeline is … Continue reading

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“The Phoenix” by Maggie Sue Traynor

From the egg and from the womb, she is born into this world. Time for her to be taught the survival techniques needed For her to rise and survive in this world. Life starts off to be rather enjoyable; everything … Continue reading

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“Get me out of this place!” by PCAW

From Week 3, Setting. Where am I? When I laid down last night, I was inside my tent beside a rippling lake, with a cooling breeze fluttering the tent flaps. This is–how can I explain it?–something akin to a marshmallow … Continue reading

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Visit Grit Uplifted at the Indie Media Fair at Central Library tomorrow, March 9th!

Come join us for the 8th Annual Indie Media Fair at the London Public Library Central Branch on March 9th from 11 am – 4 pm.  Stop by to see us at the Grit Uplifted table between 11 and 2, and check out other great indie vendors and … Continue reading

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“Point of View” by H. Kuhn

Yesterday, while thinking of suggestions for a point of view writing exercise at the Grit Uplifted writer’s group, a suggestion came to mind which I offered for consideration. The situation I suggested was from a real life experience where I, … Continue reading

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“Why” by Rebecca Wolfe

My eyelids flutter open, my vision still blurry from sleep.   I lay alone in a room, cool shell-pink walls wrapped around me. Outside the broad window the glorious July sun is shining, and the white curtains softening the window’s edges … Continue reading

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