II Poetry Contest: THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

by The Lost Girl I've lost myself. And I'm searching for me; In the fields, Near the old swing, Under the mango tree where the cuckoo sings. I try calling out my name. Maybe I'll listen. Maybe I'll answer to my calls. "Come back, From wherever you've wandered. Come back And let me be myself … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

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II Poetry Contest: To the boy who sent me two messages, the first one saying, “It’s not my problem” and the second, “survival of the fittest.” In response to being asked about helping refugees.

By magicaldisco Tell me how "fit" you really are. Is it because you were able to strike a man in the head who held a sign that said, "People are refugees too?" while having people cheer you on, praise you, call you a savage, and saying you are 'a real man.' Or what about the … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: To the boy who sent me two messages, the first one saying, “It’s not my problem” and the second, “survival of the fittest.” In response to being asked about helping refugees.

II Poetry Contest: March 8th – International Women’s Day

by D. Avery Some women Some women had their last treatment today Some their first Some were untreated. Some had heart attacks, some died Some lived. Some women felt dead inside Others felt vibrant and alive. Baby girls were born today borne of women become mothers While others became aunts, mentors, friends. Today, and yesterday, and … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: March 8th – International Women’s Day

II Poetry Contest: Thinking of a voice all through an insomniac night

by @pragyaspenchant Thinking of a voice all through an insomniac night, Or living a moment, which makes entire arena bright; Melody the soul sings, Or music to which heart clings; Expression of words extraordinaire, Or sentences that express a desire; Silent eyes, that tell stories, Or depth of heart that cherishes memories; Someone, whose name … Continue reading II Poetry Contest: Thinking of a voice all through an insomniac night

II Poetry Contest: Together we share

by Tricia Drammeh Our stories in one great book Bound by love and hope Together we learn Using lessons from the past To shape our futures Together we grow Reaching for equality Strong and confident Together we rise Holding signs and grasping hands Empowered women Together we shine Our light cannot be contained Beauty undefined