Poetry with Purpose – Systemic Racism Part Two

Poetry with Purpose – Systemic Racism Part Two

Am I a racist? I belong to a society that is dominated by white culture, and I think we can admit it is riddled with systemic racism. But does that make me a racist? If I agree with the label of racist that well-meaning people want to place on me just because I am...
The Healing Power of Poetry

The Healing Power of Poetry

The virtual poet’s pub night was a bust. Wrong time, wrong season, wrong topic. But, not to be discouraged, I am going to try something else. Every Monday at 8 PM, I am going to hold a virtual meeting for people who want to heal emotional issues through the...
Poetry with Purpose – Systemic Racism Part Two

Poetry Presentation – I Believe In My Life’s Purpose

My work is just an extension of who I am: my skills, talents, hopes, and dreams. I have to make a conscious effort to believe that I am important and that the work I do is important, and then I have to give myself permission to be proud of who I am and proud of what I...
Poet’s Corner – Friends by Lawrence JW Cooper

Poet’s Corner – Friends by Lawrence JW Cooper

My friend, though we are apart in the now, we are eternally together in the past and the past is our present. It is a part of us locked into the patterns of our brains. Whenever I feel sorrow or regret, you are here to comfort me with just a thought, something you...