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For kindness, there are no medals awarded,
For kindness, there is no prize ever rewarded,
For kindness, never offered a trophy of fame,
For kindness, nobody needs to know your name.
For kindness is good & never considered a crime,
For kindness does not hurt & it´s not a bad sign,
For kindness is compassion of all heart & soul,
For kindness is what makes every one of us whole.
For kindness, the medals are pinned to the heart,
For kindness, the prize is what sets people apart,
For kindness, fame is shining like a twinkling star,
For kindness, only God, knows who you really are.
© Sue Lobo
Response to our Inspiration Call on August 23, 2017
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I say this with love, and a mind full of peace
my yearning for unrestrained cooperation will never cease
The obedient, unthinking sheep thrive
while the conscientious, free thinkers strive
for a better world without guns or war
without gods and countries to kill for
I say this not with a heart full of hate
not with greed that possessions will never sate
propaganda played through the loud speaker is what I hear
It fills people with terrorized thoughts, emotions, and fear
I see through the metaphorical bullets and haze
while the majority are stuck in the maze
of half truths and abysmal lies
obedience to them crossly defies
common sense and the ability to ask why
I say this with love, and a mind full of peace
my yearning for unrestrained cooperation will never cease.
© Adam Levon Brown
Excerpt from the book “Musings of a Madman”
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About the Author
Creative Talents Unleashed is both thrilled and honored to announce the upcoming release of Contemplation Imagery, Sound & Form in Lyricism.
Candace Meredith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in English Creative Writing from Frostburg State University in the spring of 2008. Her works of poetry, photography and fiction have appeared in literary journals Bittersweet, Backbone Mountain Review, Anthology 17, Greensilk Journal and The Broadkill Review. She currently works as a Freelance Editor for an online publishing company and has earned her Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) from West Virginia University. Her first effort in writing a collaborative children’s book is a progress in the making and Candace anticipates seeing completion of the book in 2017.
Book Description: Every once in a while you stumble upon something incredibly special and unique. If you are reading this poetry collection you are…
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From South African publisher and author, Selwyn Milborrow…
Khoisan “queen” Sarah Baartman’s burial site defaced
Port Elizabeth, South Africa – The burial site of Khoikhoi, Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman was defaced in Hankey outside Port Eizabeth. The defacement of the Baartman burial site comes after the vandalising of national statues and monuments across South Africa.
According to the South African Police Services, Baartman’s world-famous burial site and memorial plaque was splashed with white paint by a group of men. Members from four of the five national Khoisan houses addressed the media at an emotion-charged press briefing following the defacement of the burial site.
Sarah Baartman, most famous because of her large buttocks, was taken from South Africa in 1810, and then exhibited as a freak across Britain. In 1814 she was taken to France, and became the object of scientific and medical research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality. After her death in 1815, her sexual organs…
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I met Salvadoran-American poet, Javier Perez at a workshop he presented at the American Corner, Nelson Mandela University. The soft-spoken poet based in Cape Town where he is doing his Master’s degree in Sociology shook me with his poetry reading.
At the launch of a new poetry anthology by the university’s arts and culture department, Javier recited his poem simply titled “Seashells”.
I didn’t know much about the history of El Salvador until Javier read his moving poem about his upbringing and the 1932 peasant massacre. The imagery appealed to the audience’s senses and choked us all up. It will be stuck in our memories for a long time.
In 1932, a peasant revolt led by Agustin Farabundo Marti, was crushed by the Salvadoran military. The army killed anyone who looked Indian nearly exterminating the Pipil culture of El Salvador in a massacre estimated to have taken between 10,000 and…
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