James Weldon Johnson (1871 – 1938) You are young, gifted, and Black. We must begin to tell our young, There’s a world waiting for you, Yours is the quest that’s just begun. James Weldon Johnson If-ing by Langston Hughes (1901 – 1967) If I had some small changeI’d buy me a mule,Get on that mule […] … Continue reading All Life Is Built From Song — Fourteen Lines
Temporary …by Artie
the forest dwellers
reached the town in search of prey
it’s a human trap
can’t break inner strength
the wires of an enclosure
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Welcomings …by Artie
Lost in the woods
I spy the door
from a recurring dream
a warm glow tucked
between outstretched surface roots
for no such tree
I’ve known ever before
the forest breathes, listen
the breeze says you’re
not lost, you’re here
welcoming love all around
let it find you.
uneven, undulating pathsunnecessary complexityunnerves weak minds unaccessed, unknown worldspainted black - ignoredby fear and greed measly selves clutch onto inflated identitiesresist transformation eggs that do not breakforever unbornopportunity wasted crossing over-first stepto spiritual coronationsfinal destinations Written for RXC#250
An ode to the unknown … by Sangeetha
The unknown attracts and forbids
Treachery or treasure, don't know
My ego tastes of surprise gifts
Don't stop. Ready or not, Just go
Logic and Reason don't suffice
Will wonder wander wherever
On the only road to forever
“Don’t use drugs to numb an entire generation. We need them to execute our plans. We need that one ideology, one common thread that binds them together to spark a revolution that overthrows existing power centers.” “I beg to differ”, he lights up a pipe which holds something other than tobacco, “they need to be … Continue reading Threads and Layers
watchlayersstacking upsuperimposingcounteracting ruling forcesunproven values, open to interpretationhere comes the metaverse to dare, to scare and change the world as we know it forever donumberedwebs altermillennial-speakor enhance creativityenrich skills, let art crosses linguistic boundariesadd new existential dimensions, relate in multiple new ways, renew, refresh? Written for Weekend Writing Prompt #279 and Friday Faithfuls at MLMM
This is based on the limited understanding that I have of the metaverse so far. Creating illusions will give humans a false sense of power. I can write a happy story in the metaverse. But my real life has not changed much, other than giving me Ecstasy (pun intended) or hallucinations. If I repay a … Continue reading Metaverse
Dreaming …. by Diana Coombes
Written for https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2022/09/30/reenas-xploration-challenge-250/. A narrative, story, or a poem or wherever the inspiration takes us.
Covering the forest floor, I had seen these roots before.
Perhaps in a dream, I wasn’t sure – I couldn’t remember most of my dreams when I woke up. But this was familiar, like de-ja-vu had me in its gentle grip. They seemed to have a life of their own, reaching into my memories, and guiding me back home.
The door, tiny, but I saw the light beyond the window.
I knocked, once, twice, three times and the wood door creaked open, to reveal what was inside. Was it heaven? Was it hell? Was it somewhere in between. I had long been convinced that the life I was living bordered on hell. Like everything was going wrong that could go wrong.
‘Tara,’ a voice from the beyond said. ‘Welcome home.’
I learn what’s goodonlywhen confronted with evilelseI’m passed off asjust okayor a has-beenwho could have done better parameters changewith environmenthow good or badI really am? a survival strategycounts as crimemy right to existcircumvented by law Does intent countor the damage?my upbringingor educationor just the stinging slapafter doing something? reborn in non-human bodiesI may commit heinous … Continue reading A few thoughts