Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Deep by Ruby Mills

The Deep

All was silent
Everything except for the water
The day seemed nothing but violent
But it was in the hands of the great plotter

One step, two steps, three steps, four
Something is pulling on the legs
Her mother is watching in horror from just offshore
Please let go she begs

With a great force was she sucked under
Her breath was fleeting
Her life the creature did plunder
Left to the monster, her body took a beating

It is she that the creature will keep
For she now belongs to the deep.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?"
- Oscar Wilde

Art by Marisa Enes

Light by Julia Johnson

What it’s like to Overthink by Julia Wood

What it’s like to Overthink

Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning
Life takes over,
Big waves and currents,
And I don’t know how to swim
I get caught up in the riptide.

My body gets thrown in every direction
My limbs quivering and snapping
Feeling like I’m about to break
But at that moment, just as I take
What I think is my last breath

My head goes above the surface
And I’ve never seen skies clearer
And my lungs are unclogged
And the waters only knee deep

So maybe
When you’re at your breaking point,
It just means

Better things are coming

A Short Story by Gianna Cabral

A long time ago in a land far away,
there was a magical girl who lived by the bay.
She had long scarlet hair that fell just below her shoulders,
and a voice so quiet that she remained unnoticed.
She had a slim, yet flattering, unique figure,
and she had a life that appeared to be a perfect picture.

But one thing about her was she kept a big secret,
couldn't open her mouth, afraid no one would keep it.
She casted spells to make life seem a bit better,
In hopes of making people act a little less bitter.
She didn't wear the stereotypical black hat,
and she certainly didn't own a scary green eyed cat.

She practiced magic late in the night,
where the darkness crept, she hid in plain sight.
Isolated from the world,
although quite strange, she felt at home.

They made her feel like she didn't belong,
but this made her feel like she could prove them wrong.

She could give someone their one dream house,
And make a boy and girl fall in love.
She could make you hypnotized, or just give you a simple surprise.
Anything you wanted, she could make it happen,
but be careful because she could easily send you to a different planet.

Just because she could perform magic,
didn't mean her life was not tragic.
Maybe she lived in a fantasy because she didn't want to believe,
that this reality was unfortunate, she had been deceived.
She got caught up in the mystery,
Hung up on who she really was and who she could be.

But one thing I'm sure of is that there is hope out there,
a life where she doesn't have to be hidden and handled with care.
There is a light in the big, open sky,
you just have to find it, obtain it, and just truly fly.
One day eventually she will find the light where she can be free,
just like how life is supposed to be.