“Peace” whispered a child. It was an arbitrary gust that carried the word to a
young man who repeated it out loud in a very positive tone. “Peace” he said and
the message caught the ear of a sprite old man.
Loudly he spoke into a fast moving breeze “Peace’ he declared and the air
carried the communication miles dropping it into thousands of ears.
“Peace” roared the crowd and the word grew wings and flew into a hurricane
that echoed in the ears of the masses.
Millions uttered “Peace” and in an irony of nature the moving wings of a tiny
hummingbird sent the expression on a trip that encompassed the whole planet.
The declaration fell on every ear and every person was sure their God had
spoken to them.
Maybe he had because from that day on every human had the spirit of peace in
the blood that flowed through their hearts. Peace was now the liquid that
sustained them and with it they could explore the beauty that existed both
within and outside of them.
“Love” whispered a child.
Copyright © Maurice Yvonne
Thoughts spun from rays of sunshine
Visions painted with a rainbow as a palette
Smells concocted from freshly cut pine trees
The gentle sound of a spring rain falling
The feel of a soft summer breeze upon one's face
The soft breathing of the loved one asleep at your side
These are but a few of the images, sights,
sounds and odors of life upon this earth
They are yours to discover and enjoy should
you only open your mind and your heart to
the miracles that surround you.
Copyright © Charles Gragg
written 17th Sept 2013
When it comes to love, I AM poisonous
don't let me curse another, leave me loveless
For the first time in my life, I felt your pain and cried for your heart
my heart finally hurts, knowing I passed this pain from the start
Please find help to set your heart free
trust me, it's not a life you recover from easily
Damaged goods I told you, unrepairable
but some how, you managed the impossible
Unlovable for my entire life
yet you had no problem, getting me to become your wife
Yes, it's been more than both of us should have ever had to bear
at this moment, every cell in my body is overwhelmed, so I really do care
Please don't enter my life's pain and despair
you don't deserve it, you are so patient and filled with such love
I'm sorry I let myself fall in love knowing it would poison you
soul mates forever and eternity, my love belongs only to you...
Copyright © Denise Hopkins
WOULDN’T IT BE NICE
You’re walking near the run-down end of downtown
And you see an old woman selling flowers, hand-picked, maybe worthless weeds,
Or rejects from an uptown florist’s, or stolen from a park someplace;
And she offers some to you and you ignore her as if she didn’t exist - and keep walking.
Then ten paces later you realise it was your own mother
Who you haven’t seen for twenty years.
So you double back incredulously cos last time you saw her she and dad
Were living retired in a small apartment in a nice district and all was ok.
Without a word you put an arm around her and whisk her into the seat of your car
And drive her to your own home, sit her down and give her some coffee,
And help her put her feet up on the sofa:
Arm around her grubby coat shoulder, you listen as she tells you how dad died
And the pension fund collapsed and then she ended up on the street selling
Third rate flowers to pay the rent on some tiny damp squat in the projects.
You tell her her days in that squat are over, and her flower slave-business is finished,
And that she will from now on live with you and you will look after her;
And how you are so horrified about what has happened to her since you last saw her.
She sleeps that night on clean sheets In a warm dry bedroom,
After a late night supper with you.
And her life begins again.
Wouldn’t it be nice? It’s the way it should be....absolutely.
Trouble is, that old flower seller isn’t your mother.
And you keep walking. Naturally enough.
Her own son is drunk somewhere, or living it up in Vegas.
She’s his mother, but she isn’t going to be miraculously found.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you were her son?
Yes, absolutely it would be nice.
Copyright © Sidney Beck
Poet: Ken Jordan
Edited by: Sparkle Jordan
E • E
Copyright © Ken Jordan
This is what eye remember about the MOVIE of course eye never knoe her. She
was moving constantly moving at least the actress who was portraying her but to
a boy it WAS her it seemed so heart wrenching a thing to just be blind there is a
SCHOOL for THEM they do not function in the real world and there she was big
as life the boy in my had that CRUSH upon her from the instant eye saw her it
was strang puppy love. Winner of the 1960 Tony Award for Best Play, “The Miracle
Worker” tells the incredible story of Helen Keller, a young woman trapped in a
world of silence and darkness. Deaf, blind, and mute, with no way to
communicate, she fought anyone who tried to help her with an intense, furious
desperation. Then Annie Sullivan came. A strong, determined, half-blind woman
fueled by her troubled past, she began the daunting struggle to reach Helen and
bring her into the world at last. She was so pretty in an odd sort of way swaying to
the tune of musick only she could see and hear the idea that she tried to
overcome her handicap and live was so nice to this little undergod. YThis semi-
sequel to William Gibson's The Miracle Worker recounts the early adult years of
the profoundly handicapped but brilliant Helen Keller. Helen, played by Mare
Winningham, enters college, with her friend and mentor Annie Sullivan Macy
(Blythe Danner) by her side. As Helen's international fame grows, she must
withstand the pressures of those who'd treat her as a freak rather than a human
being as well as Annie's near-strident demands that she excel at everything. The
multi-faceted Ms. Keller lived too much of a life to be squeezed into a mere two-
hour running time; the script betrays the strain of trying to show us more than it's
able by wrapping up everything in a hurried, unsatisfying conclusion. see part two
Copyright © charles hice
Was it easy, was it tough
Can't you see, can't you see
I have tried to make it clear, but I guess you are too blind to see.
Why is it so hard for me, but so easy for you to let go
Was I so easy to just be forgotten or was I just a face in the crowd.
I imagine me in your shoes and try to see things your way.
I try to find out what went wrong which made it so easy for you to walk away.
I wonder how much time you took and what things you must have asked yourself.
Did you compare me or did you even give me enough thought.
Did you think of all the time I have been there for you and the concern when sickness struck you or was it just one silly mistake which made it easy for you to decide everything.
I wonder and wonder or was it just me.
After hearing my story people say to just move on, as it was just something written on a paper which could easily be torn down.
I just wanted to ask them is it so easy or is it just me.
I start to think and try to make sense. I try to be my own hero and fight my fears and wipe away my tears.
In the end I just ask myself WAS IT SO EASY OR WAS IT JUST ME
Copyright © nayantara george
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues was initially telecast as part of the
syndicated Operation Prime Time package in 1984. ~ Hal Erickson As Annie
Sullivan and Helen Keller, Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke could not have been
better. The battle of wills and wits between the two is engrossing, becoming
quite involved and very interesting. The lengthy dining room struggle alone would
make any movie worth watching - it is worthwhile even beyond the interesting
action itself, as it brings out aspects of human nature and human learning that
go beyond even Helen's own trials.
Copyright © charles hice