Category: Poetry

SONNET ON COURAGE BY DILANTHA GUNAWARDANA

I tell fate do what you do best, Oh God I did nothing to stand out from the rest, The vanquished tear a small respite The smiles I brave, the laughs too light The greatest journey is finding yourself Even when you are exposed...

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SONNET ON ELEPHANTS BY DILANTHA GUNAWARDANA

The hour a runaway bullet fells the might Oh to the eye, what a deplorable, grotesque sight The creature that leaves large footsteps behind And demands respect, from the crucible of mankind A troupe walks from water holes in the...

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NURSE STUMP BY QUINN BAILEY

That is what they call them, Those celestial beings of the forest Frozen in acts of worship. I saw one, in a shaded Grove one rare morning, A Fir I think, in full flight, It’s crown of Salal bursting out In every direction, a...

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THE REMINDER BY QUINN BAILEY

We all stopped, early on that Friday morning To let the family of deer through, A small heard, no more then twenty In both lanes, we Sat still on the road, With no protest to get back To our crowded day, As the mother and her...

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THE ONLY TWO DIRECTIONS BY QUINN BAILEY

This world has only Two true directions: Towards and away. The big fear, in the end, is to awake and find that You chose away. That the hand Which held you down Was none other Than your own. Remember, The pursuit Of that which...

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NEW WORLD BY TERRY PERSUN

We are here. We made it. Yes, the Earth is gone, but we—the lucky and best— have come to this place. We few out-tested, out-bid, out-smarted the unchosen to spend years in storage, months in preparation, grueling as it has been,...

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PLANET SEVEN BY TERRY PERSUN

The sky is yellow, the grass blue and red. Photosynthesis has twisted physics left of center, stranger than where it used to reside. Earth so far away nothing learned there applies anymore. The star-bound trip here, at the very...

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MISSING MOTHER BY TERRY PERSUN

I give in to the vibration and rumble, not to mention the horrendous pressure tearing my teeth out. Like a carnival ride, a twist and shift in directions that shock my body alive changes my equilibrium. Born and raised on ship,...

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TO A SIMPLE VASE BY JONATHAN BRACKER

How long you waited atop a bookcase At the second-rate thrift shop I do not know, But you caught my eye with your color So I lifted you to find your price. Too undistinguished to call a “vahz,” You were a...

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