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Surviving Is Not Enough by Paula Puolakka

[tabby title="Poem"] Fire in Factory Kills 148: The Boston Sunday Globe, March 26, 1911.600 Texas Children Killed: Chicago Daily Tribune, March 19, 1937.The Climate Really is Getting Warmer: Sunday Telegraph, June 8, 1958.Policing the Police: Winston-Salem Chronicle, Vol. XVIII, No....

DO NOT DISAPPOINT ME by BALESENG MFOLO

[tabby title="Poem"] My beloved one,Please do not disappoint meWhen I see you again.Do not lose that laughterThat used to brighten our dayDo not lose that wisdomYou always taught and passed to your offspringDo not disappoint usBy losing your passionSomething that...

My love is not kind by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] “Love, the dangerous necessity the people seek without regard, to where they are. The human heart is curious”. My love is not kindMy love is not sweetMy love is not generousMy love is not forgiving, but I am....

Surviving is not enough by Maggy

[tabby title="Poem"] Financially indebtedEmotionally desolateSpiritually barrenPhysically unfitBut I’m survivingAs new days bear sun raiseI’m still hereBreathingHangingHoldingFightingMovingPrayingTo do more than surviveTo hunt the evil of inadequacyTo Attack it with great enthusiasmWith it lingeringCan I claim to have ever lived?Surviving is not...

The US of A by Joseph S. Pete

[tabby title="Poem"] The whole damned United States of Americastretches from the soaring sand dunes of the Pacific Northwestto the pristine beaches along aquamarine water in the southeast. The sprawling country encompasses mountains, plains, wetlands and woodlands.But anodyne suburban strip malls...