A Thousand Miles With My Father

A Thousand Miles With My Father

A Thousand Miles With My Father Written by Paula Smellie June 17, 2020 When you walk a thousand miles with someone, you really get to know who they are. And so it was with my father, Alton Bernard, because  I walked with him. A lot. Throughout my childhood, I went...
In the End Poppies United Us

In the End Poppies United Us

In the End Poppies United Us Written by Kiernan Antares June 17, 2020 One day I painted poppies a field rich in hues my heart did soar on flights of fancy purple yellow green and blue.   This painting hangs anchored wide deep and high prominent in our home little...
The Living Years

The Living Years

The Living Years Written by Peter Boven June 9, 2020 There was a concert I attended way back in the day. The band performed many songs, and my friends and I enjoyed them all. But, being so long ago, my memory of that night pretty much stops there. Many evenings in our...
Lanterns

Lanterns

Lanterns Written by Jack Pontes June 9, 2020 Lanterns bend over the street Dividing the night where people meet Some in shadow Some in light Lanterns see everything in the night   A wanderer has fallen asleep His bed is a grate where he will not weep Some never...
Where I’m From

Where I’m From

Where I’m From Written by Kiernan Antares June 9, 2020 I am from under a crab-apple tree, from tangy tart and pink-purple blossoms. I am from the basement, weaving spotted spiders and hidden candy bar wrappers. I am from safety, and fear kept swallowed and...