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June 8, 2017 Word Of The Day is rustic (adj) Rural; rough; unpolished.

The Jaguar Renassaince

Various forms of artwork are submitted to be featured on The Main Street Journal’s website and in some cases are considered for placement on the print copy of the newspaper.

The Jaguar Renassaince Subcolumns

Renaissance Live March 3, 2017

March 6, 2017 6:41pm | Quante Snowden


March 3, 2017 1:03pm | Lamar Mcmillan

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 I been made here to […]

You, Human

March 2, 2017 6:10pm | Lamar Mcmillan

Your words are bliss to me. Your hair sways wistfully.   You are the aligning star of all constellations. You have me thinking such contemplations.   Your skin is energizing. Your eyes are mesmerizing.   You could kiss the soil and surely Earth would submit. […]

Heaven´s Darkling

March 2, 2017 6:08pm | Lamar Mcmillan

Blessed perfection without misconception. Truly without indirection, a hope found, but Lost.   Let your heart soak in. Let heaven’s light shine in. You are of the chosen, no sin, but wrong.   Human minds fall short of you. Although, treachery seems relevant. Humanity’s ever […]


March 1, 2017 11:54pm | Lamar Mcmillian

Cold breeze, this winter Freeze. Gold stare, this beauty will seize.   An expressive gesture shall uproot these thoughts. A vivid vine of men who sought. I gather my thoughts found only for you. I endure existence to fortify you. To please this colorful day. […]


March 1, 2017 2:28pm | Talia Baker-Curry

You preside underneath my fingernails, or deep inside my rib cage, hidden by humor and self deprecation, eating your way through my chest like the first vulture I saw when I was 11 that instilled that same fear of being eaten alive by something you […]

The Right Words

February 17, 2017 6:09pm | Stacey Davies

Wish I could find the right words to say So I could feel comfortable in my skin for at least a day So I could twist and turn events according to my way Want to be heard The power of words Let it surge Explode […]

Real or Not

February 17, 2017 6:06pm | Christelle Descollines

The sandman The dream catcher The person who made it all   The man with the wand The power to change destiny To cause chaos   The soulless body As empty as a chamber   The demon Behind opened doors The lies they tell The […]

Missing Him

February 6, 2017 6:08pm | Linda Uzoma

I’m missing him More than I want to be More than I should be   My missing him Is affecting me in ways that it should But at the same time, ways that it shouldn’t   I should be missing the fun times we had […]

I Am Alive

February 6, 2017 3:05pm | Hannah Ifekoya

I Am Alive Not merely breathing, and waking, and seeing, I Am! Not feeling or hearing but becoming The shell of the shivering mess I once was echoes as it falls to the ground I Am Alive I breathe in wonder and exhale contempt. This […]