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“A Cry from Within” by Maggie Sue Traynor

The pain within buried so deep It does not dare to surface Tears that flow uncontrollably To remind me of the hidden pain                                                        It chose not to be forgotten Still buried deep within It is a constant reminder of … Continue reading

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“For the Young Mind” by Alan David Ross

Somewhere and at some point in time in your future, you will find a day.  It’s a day that you don’t yet know you are looking for… It’s hiding out there amongst all the other days that are as yet … 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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Grit Uplifted Magazine – Issue #3 Release and Distribution Details

We are proud and excited to announce that we have published Issue #3 of the Grit Uplifted Creative Writing & Arts Magazine featuring creative writing and visual art by people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or have experienced … Continue reading

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“Gratitude” by P.C.A.W. (from Grit Uplifted group @ Central Library–Week 2: Theme)

I must approach life with an attitude of gratitude. After all, I am lucky to still be alive. I can walk and talk about my accident in 1984. Listen up people! Wearing a helmet riding a bicycle is a smart … Continue reading

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“Knight Rider” by H. Kuhn

July can be hot in downtown Toronto. The pavement and concrete seem to radiate heat and, at times, magnify it. The forest of tall buildings along Bay Street, not far from the Eaton Centre, blocks the breezes and, in places, … Continue reading

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“The Parcel” by Rebecca Wolfe

The quilts arrived today in the post Unwrapping, unfolding I gaze tenderly upon mother’s creations I press my eager nose to cloth and inhale deeply The scent of her damp Vancouver Island home The scent of dried lavender from her … Continue reading

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“The Fear of Being Discovered” by P.C.A.W. (inspired by Glen Allen’s “The Woman I Am”)

“The Woman I Am” by Glen Allen (from The Best Loved Poems of the American People, copyright 1936, Doubleday & Company, Inc., page 615) The woman I am Hides deep in me Beneath the woman I seem to be. She hides … Continue reading

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“From the Darkness to the Light” by Maggie Sue Traynor

Life is like a river—it starts out a little rough, then works its way into the steady flow of life. When we first come into this world, we are surrounded by darkness, then we re-enter the light. The transition we … Continue reading

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