Hyacinth Harewood's Poem Illustrates the Struggles of Life - Photo Courtesy of
Hyacinth Harewood’s Poem Asks So Is This It? – Photo Courtesy of

By Hyacinth Harewood

I’m a parasite on an interminable past that will outlast my gourmet greed,
I’m Tantalus in consummation, never stopping eating – under the curse of my past.
Yesterday’s spices drive me to wishing wells of the future that never fulfill water,
Not a drip from the cup to the caking lip.

Come tomorrow ….
Tomorrow never comes,
Intercepted by an interfering today.

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Join Rob Patry at Indigo Eaton Centre July 5, 2014

Time to plan summer fun

When: July 5, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Eaton Centre – Toronto, ON, Canada – Indigo Bookstore

What: To find out more about R. William Patry’s Pinnacle of Vandalism (A selection of thoughts, feelings and musings)

Pinnacle of Vandalism (A selection of thoughts, feelings and musings) by R. William Patry will steal your heart

me and pov

I am a warrior of mighty battles and I challenge a mighty foe

A dreamer of endless passions that capsizes in an undertow

Of swirling visions and endless fears blown up in front of me

Being chased by demons of evil nature trying to set me free.

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“Join the Writers’ Circle” at Indigo Bookstore’s Bay & Bloor Location on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Please join authors Cynthia Reyes, Teresa Madaleno, Donna Kakonge and poet Sheila Stewart for a discussion around writing at Indigo Bookstore.

Address: 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M4W 1A5

Date: Monday, February 17, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

All are welcome!

Note: For more information about the authors, please Google the following names:

Teresa Madaleno

Cynthia Reyes

Sheila Stewart


Donna Kakonge

If you’d like to let us know you’ll be there, please RSVP here for free tickets:

Flower Press publishes revolution: poetry by MaryAnn Hayatian‏



Revolution is about poetry, defining aspects that require correction in the humanity. We are who we are, no one can tell us to be who we are not. People who have received the opportunity of variety. Let them learn that what they bring with them of a stale theory will not continue in a world that is taught to adjust because we have the liberty.
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Kirk Verner Writes a Poem – Photo Courtesy of

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By Kirk Verner

As you blossom from a furry bug into a beautiful butterfly, I watch in amazement.

I think I like you both ways?

Your orange fur looks like skin.

Can you see me with your eyes?

The peak of your wing, peaks my interest.

Please don’t fly so fast.

I need a picture,

to remember this moment forever.

There…rest on that vibrant lily.

I love the purples and greens when they blend together like a colourful soup.

Come back to my garden soon butterfly…please!?

Kirk Verner

Circle of Interest

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By Khalid Musa

Artwork for above By Akina Lalla

I claim I’m not a poet but I can feel it in my bones                                                            

I say I don’t carry pain but u can hear it in my tone

First they enslaved us, then when we fought for change

Our minimum wage was just change

I’m from a land of poetry, literary, literally so don’t try to belittle me

Hundreds of years has passed, independence at last

But when they left, they made sure that our economic state had crashed

And here I thought I was gonna get severance before they passed

Here comes the World Bank to make things fair

With so much restriction, might as well give me the money and cut off my air

No oxygen, I’m left in my own country like hostage-men

Now we are here in the modern day

Where you can C slavery in a modern way

Where the islands are commodified to cater to tourist’s desires in every way

Where my counterpart N I are seen as racialized hypersexual objects

Where our job is to please and serve outsiders like a royal subject

Poverty is @ an all-time high, unemployment is @ an all-time high, and misery is @ an all-time high

I’m left with my physical frame just to get by

The question I have left is to ask is how long it will take till it’s all gone by

I never said that I’m a poet but I can feel it in my bones

I never said I carry pain but u can hear it in my tone.

-Khalid M.