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An ottava rima for My Superhero

It’s World Poetry Day today and it was recently my late father’s birthday. This is for the man who shaped my life and believed I had wings to fly. 97 more words


Death Rattle: The Body’s Betrayals

Ellen-Wayland Smith | Longreads | March 2018 | 15 minutes (4,127 words)

One morning about a year ago I was sleeping on the sofa in my parents’ apartment when I was woken by the sound of my father dying in the next room. 4,302 more words

One Poem: Tola Ijalusi

Faeces Errand

Of bloodless erection
that stands on
pages of fear, coronation of ego.

I struggle with this,
help me out here
bringing compromising alternatives. 116 more words


Allowing Our Child To Become Who He Is...But Always Demanding "Best Effort"

A few months ago, I was talking to someone who’s known my family intimately for a very long time. Among other things, we discussed how much progress my son has made and how well he’s doing. 890 more words



Most of us believe that our current beliefs have been our beliefs forever. Of course we know that germs cause disease and that the earth is round. 771 more words


Secret Place

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 103 more words

Holy Spirit

Dear Dad.

Dear Dad,

I love you, I love you, I really love you.

I love you for all the things you are.

I love you for all the things you are not. 481 more words