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  • Poetry > Haiku
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    I am the oak tree Dropping leaves and housing birds Outside your window The clouds spin and dance I’m the grey, the white, the black Rolling overhead I’m the bobby pin Securing the loose French braid Wrapped around your head Keep the closet shut Don’t go looking for monsters...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    If I come and cower and your doorstep Do not hesitate to let me in I have come to you for protection From a torturous background of sin The thunderous calls; they surround me Pushing me way off my course The bellowing cries; they remind me That my mistakes and I can’t divorce My ears h...
  • Poetry > Sonnet
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    The sun explodes over its horizon Color splashes against my soft pink walls It lights up my room and mars my vision The birds are nothing. So far up, so small I kneel on my bed and lift up the screen With my Nikon in my pocket, I crawl The flowers bloom, the grass is vibrant green The wind ch...
  • Reviews > Book Reviews
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    Reading a book is one thing, but have you ever thought about what it would be like to write one? Natalie Goldberg tells what it is like to not only write, but to see the world through the eyes of a writer. As an author, teacher and speaker, she explains the art of putting a pencil to paper. She expl...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I Am a follower Lurking behind Your every step Obeying your path Mimicking each step I cling to you Unable to balance On my own two feet I Am dependent On only the sun above And you My blood will only circulate In sync with yours My feet will only patter To the rhythm of your bare ...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    You're my gasoline Assuring me there's a spark Hidden in my soul...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    A blank page With thin blue lines A fractured spirit With leaky eyes A Papermate pencil With a broken tip A cracked voice With a trembling lip A million and one pages With everything I've learned A slowly breaking heart With nowhere left to turn A leather bound journal With...
  • Hot Topics > Bullying
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    “Cass, you ready?” I nudge her with my elbow. She lets out all of her second thoughts in the form of a sigh, “I think so…” The school secretary hands me the microphone. In one second, the whole school will be hearing my voice. Not my speaking voice, though. It’s the hidden voice d...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    “Matthew.” His name rolls off the nurse’s tongue Like a bowling ball searching for a strike. She hands him a foam basketball Showing him the plastic hoop Taped to the supply closet “We got this for you” His face lights up Brighter than traffic light I crumble The orange ball ro...
  • Poetry > All Poetry
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    My mother told me as a child If I have nothing nice to say I was to nicely shut my mouth And go outside and play So I’m taking her advice Much to my dismay But it’s not that big a problem Since I can show you just the same So here, take this paper White with thin blue line Crumple it a...

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