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Flicker of Thoughts

This poem was published in Social Justice Inks Anthology by Lisa Tomey’s Prolific Pulse Press, available for purchase onAmazon.

An old woman took her granddaughter to the mall.

She wanted to buy her little girl a lollipop.

The shopkeeper asked her to pay at the facial recognition machine.

She was too poor to own a digital device,

too helpless to be tech savvy,

and she only scraped by using the money in a biscuit tin.

The shopkeeper told her that business could not accept cash payment anymore,

for the public health order said it all.

She pleaded with the shopkeeper saying they were clean and healthy.

All she wanted was a good old days’ reward for her granddaughter.

The little girl looked up to her tear-filled eyes,

“Nana, you are the sweetest thing in the whole wide world,

more than all the lollies in the shop.

Our papa…

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Excellent work!

Flicker of Thoughts

This poem was published in Social Justice Inks Anthology by Lisa Tomey’s Prolific Pulse Press, available for purchase onAmazon.

An old woman took her granddaughter to the mall.

She wanted to buy her little girl a lollipop.

The shopkeeper asked her to pay at the facial recognition machine.

She was too poor to own a digital device,

too helpless to be tech savvy,

and she only scraped by using the money in a biscuit tin.

The shopkeeper told her that business could not accept cash payment anymore,

for the public health order said it all.

She pleaded with the shopkeeper saying they were clean and healthy.

All she wanted was a good old days’ reward for her granddaughter.

The little girl looked up to her tear-filled eyes,

“Nana, you are the sweetest thing in the whole wide world,

more than all the lollies in the shop.

Our papa…

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The Phoenix by Joni Caggiano

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The flaming outline of the Phoenix with flames around it
Image Source: Canva

A serpent turning

into a great bird

with wings of blue

and words I heard

killing and blood

death and sorrow

innocence crying

forgetting tomorrow

great his sword

wings shine white

serpent sailing high

God’s hand did smite

dazzling light rising

many souls ascend

heaven greets all

souls reside within

-JONI CAGGIANO

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JeanMarie Olivieri

Love this!

I Write Her

Judith Zimmermann – Unsplash

My Failure

My complete and utter failure
as a dancer, singer, actress
has not taken away my desire to perform.
Never the top dog or celebrity,
I have no history of gutter scraping
debauchery either. I’m firmly rooted
in the middle of the pack,
dying of obscurity and boredom.

I am not beautiful

but every now and then
I step out in my pearls and lace
and show off my plain face
as though
I am
beautiful.

Life Hurts

Learning to walk, or ride a bike
comes with boo-boos and bruises.
Prayer or wealth cannot save you
from stubbed toes and runny noses.

As we grow so do the blows
from failures, broken hearts, and funerals.

Embrace the pain like a caterpillar
that must dissolve into goo
before it gets wings.

To reach the other side
is to receive Grace.

My scars are old friends.
Pain…

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Blogging for Success Course – Origin Story

Great idea for learning about blogging!

Sandhya's Blog: Between the t(r)opics

It was a dark and stormy night. No, it wasn’t. It was late night, though, when my writer pal, Anu Anniah, a night owl like me, messaged me about joining a platform for women called Garden of Neuro. Given my packed life, I wasn’t sure of getting into yet another venture. However, I joined, and am I glad.

Susan Brearley has created a safe, peaceful space for women to express their creativity, and I found myself getting published in a Safe and Brave Space, an Anthology of Poems and Art, within weeks. I was amazed at the speed and grace with which the intrepid Lisa Tomey led us through the process.

Then Susan and the ideator, Nanci Arvizu, seasoned veterans of Medium, started talking to me about creating a Blogging course. I blog on WordPress, and was glad to use my instructional design and facilitation background to create a…

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