ASK FOR NOTHING BUT LOVE (II- III) Poem by Emmanuel Douglas Mulomole

Poem by Emmanuel Douglas Mulomole      ASK FOR NOTHING BUT LOVE   II   I and my fellow youths, we really teach A world love in everywhere should reach Not with a pure spirit of non-platonic love But a spirit of bestowing unprofaned love   Let us ask profoundly and unpretentiously For love to […]

ASK FOR NOTHING BUT LOVE (II- III) Poem by Emmanuel Douglas Mulomole

Resiliency is What Happens

Academy of the Heart And Mind

By J.T. Hassey

Resiliency is what happens when 
you are tired, and you allow yourself
to be tired, and you sleep, and 
you are rested, 
and the world allows – the world encourages – your rest and reawakening.

J.T. Hassey is a clinician, an artist, a talker, and a listener, who writes about death, despair, childhood, dreaming, creatures, oppression, history, change, gratitude, and beloved Gramy. Born, raised, educated, and still rooted here in Dorchester, Massachusetts, US of A.

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Quilt of Life and Other Poems

Academy of the Heart And Mind

By Petrouchka Alexieva

Quilt of Life

(To Mom and Dad)

“Please, stay. Let’s make this life together!”
My father said to my mom in the morning.
This is what life is, a colorful quilt –
In size that we can make it by choice.

Every piece has its story; every color is a season of love,
Happiness or some sorrows, and disappointments
When something doesn’t fit perfectly on the corners, 
But it can be fixed with another colorful patch.

It takes work patience and dedication,
Few sparkles in the eyes and keep going with smile
When the weather is not very pleasant,
But the quilt will warm us up. It is our taste of life.

With Crown of His Own

Driving to Victorville early this morning After a cold Californian night. I was not in a hurry. I had nothing to worry. The sky was clear, the sun just emerged…

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Jonah of the Seas

Academy of the Heart And Mind

By Fred Klein

Percy Soames was a small man with a baby face that made him look younger than his 32 years. He was elated that he had his first-class ticket on the maiden voyage of the Titanic to New York. There he would be able to socialize with the Guggenheims, Astors, and Strauses. He had gotten into land speculation and thought that New York would be the perfect place to make his fortune with its new skyscraper buildings.

Looking at the Titanic was awe-inspiring. It was the biggest, fastest ship ever built, and it was supposedly unsinkable. The black hull with the white superstructure and the four funnels made it look like it was in constant motion.

He walked up the gangplank and was addressed by the purser. “The first-class cabins are up two levels more towards the bow of the ship.”

“Thank you, I am looking forward to…

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Like Sullied Water

Academy of the Heart And Mind

By Mehreen Ahmed

Short story: ‘As soon as he stepped out of the cubicle, the ‘ghost’ disappeared. Perhaps, it was an optical illusion. Like a rainbow where people saw only the colours, not the water particles behind the veil.’

This was one of those days when the sun had tilted slightly south while rotating on its sliding axis. Dolly Rahman woke up to go for a morning jog. Her favourite route was through a lonely park near her apartment. Like every day, she came down the elevator in her white sneakers, but noticed today that her laces had come undone. She stooped over on the pavement to tie them up. Someone jogged past her. She could smell the faint odour of sweat in the air. She looked from the corner of her eyes. It was a male jogger.

He went a few nimble steps ahead, and then turned around to…

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