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Three Voice Poem

This poem was written by Nicole Jenkins, a former Pathways to Social Justice participant. I am the woman on the right, one of our conference coordinators, Sue Fletcher, is in the middle, and Aurelia, a fellow English teacher from down the road, is on the left. 41 more words

Reading

An Absolute Truth

We are paparazzi.
Equipped to click,
quick with wit,
and post it
on social media
abuzz with gossip
and
the often misuse of
the power of our voice; 57 more words

Writing

The Three (3) Types of People.

In life, there are three positions we can play.

The aggressor. The pacifist. The bystander.
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Each of these roles are of paramount importance in our lifetimes. 1,106 more words

Lifestyle

July 3: No Name, No Face Please


No I don’t want to see him
I don’t need to know the reasons
He did what he did
            Because he did them
And that is the most important thing
He pulled out his gun
            And shot dead the innocents
He took what was theirs
After pretending
            To be one of them
To walk this world in the way they did
Is a blasphemy
            Is a lie and a pain
His life, his story, his face
Has no meaning to me
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Poetry

Social Conscience and A Sense of Community

A sense of community is something I often feel is missing from life these days. I remember listening to my Grandad’s tales of times passed, and thinking how much more spirited people seemed. 440 more words

Bystanders Pick Up Car To Save Man Under Burning Wreckage


Too many times in the news, you hear stories of the bystander effect. A crime or tragedy occurs to someone in public, and everyone thinks that someone else will help. 34 more words

Watch Your Words

This morning, I was reading Jesus Calling, and I came across this imperative:  “Watch your words diligently. Words have such great power to bless or to wound.” I think it’s fair to say that I am painfully aware of words’ power to wound. 749 more words

Pregnant With Hope