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The Cry of the Motherland

October 27, 2020 2:24pm | Favour Ijaola

The Motherland is bleeding She’s been stabbed in the back By the people, she calls family The sons setting out to kill each other The daughters turning a blind eye to it She yells in agony And calls out to her brothers and sisters Who […]

I Hate This

October 23, 2020 3:28pm | Virginia Bates

I miss you. I really miss you. I loved you. I did things for you. I wrote poems for you Words I wish you heard before you left.. Why did you leave? You left me like this. I tell myself I hate every boy that […]

With You

October 4, 2020 8:48pm | Shyann Snyder

When I’m with you I act different, In a good way. I smile more and laugh more. With you, I can drop a fake smile and put on a real one. I don’t feel hurt and alone when I’m with you. Instead, I feel safe […]


September 8, 2020 11:21pm | Virginia Bates

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors? And the people there see you differently, too? Coming back to where you started is not the same […]

A Love Poem

September 1, 2020 12:50am | Mohamed Cole

Love is something you have to earn you cant just pass around love Love can be the way you feel about someone Love can be the way you hate someone Love can be the way you mourn someone Love has many unconditional ways to describe […]


June 13, 2020 7:28am | Joshua Fitch

In a world filled with changes each and every day, I feel I’m being judged for what I do and say. I remember back to Barbies and play days at the park, When I didn’t worry about other people’s remarks. Now looking in the mirror, […]

Life is Like A Marathon

June 13, 2020 7:25am | Joshua Fitch

Life is like a marathon That we cannot reject, we must run It’s a continuous route that we travel on At some points the path is tough, sometimes it’s fun Even though the trek is lengthy We don’t have to do it alone By your […]


June 13, 2020 7:15am | Joshua Fitch

Imagine yourself Alone in your head. You’re hanging, dangling From a silver thread. Empty, alone With the monsters within. Internally screaming, You just want to give in. Now imagine that’s you Every day, every hour. Forever sinking Like a wilting flower. You try to tell […]

For All Those People

June 13, 2020 7:13am | Joshua Fitch

This is for all those people Who hides in the dark, For those who feel hopeless, For those with a broken heart. This is for every child and teen Who is trying to flee from their fears, For those who cry themselves to sleep, For […]

Swimming Pool

June 10, 2020 3:20am | Lamar McMillan & Virginia Bates

By: Lamar McMillan Swimming Pool My darkness is deep, no vision, no sight. The light of all nights is of ecclesiastical blight. This twilight of all nights is bemusing.   Quite amusing.    Are you my light? This fate has been to meet you right?  Have […]