What Family Means

Dining Table by Breather

Picture By: Breather

We’ve sat around this table so long,

Seems like all I’ve done is ride along.

Can’t you see these moving screens

Have replaced what family means?

There in the kitchen

I have listened with submission.

Now I’ve had enough,

The world out there isn’t my world in here.

Catching up on the news

Just fills me with the blues.

Can’t we talk face to face?

Replace this awful pace with grace?

Can’t you see these moving screens

Have replaced what family means?


Hollywood by Florian Klauer

Picture By: Florian Klauer

You changed in 1949, whatever happened to this land?

Seems you’ve come so far since ’23.

Forty five feet of advertising, you still stand.

I see you as a utopia, there on Lee.

The whole world watches you.

We see you like a light

As we look for something true,

For something right.

Your letters

Shine like a star in the night.

Some have found nothing better.

After all, you’ve helped their plight.

Hollywood you’ve stood tall,

I hope you never fall.

Change Everything

Dead Trees by Casey Fyfe

Picture By: Casey Fyfe

We burn you to the ground,

Slaughter all the things you’ve tried to abound.

With a blind eye we murder the things we’ve found –

Everyone sees it all around.

Injustice fills this air.

Oh, I can feel its pollution in my hair –

Seems it will always be unfair

The way we treat this earth here.

Nature is a gift.

It is a space between the rift.

So why do we just drift

From everything we could fix and shift?

Tell me you’ve seen this.

What happened to earth’s bliss?

Can you see through this dreary mist?

Can you see we can change everything that’s amiss?


Gone by Todd Quackenbush

Picture Taken by: Todd Quackenbush

Your message can be one of peace,

Everything you proclaim can be love

And they’ll fault you and never cease.

So just keep on, without stepping down.

You can donate to forty charities,

Start a foundation for children,

But they’ll still label you with inequities

Yet, do not stop your mission – not for a million.

They will beat you till they’ve had their fill,

They will label you a wacko, a traitor, a bore –

Bet, I beg you, stand tall:

Because they’ll know your worth when you’re gone.

Empty View

Empty Street by Bruno Marinho

Picture Taken By: Bruno Marinho

Those electric eyes,

Are replaced by these antique walls.

Your footsteps echo in the emptiness,

The view reflects how you feel inside.

As the sun goes down

Every bone in your body hits the ground.

Despair fills every part of you.

The view reflects how you feel inside.

Everything seems to be going wrong,

You haven’t had peace in so long.

All you want is to escape.

The view reflects how you feel inside

And silently, you slip away.

Phone Line

In the Mountains by Alexandr Schwarz

Picture Taken By: Alexandr Schwarz

Millions of times, I’ve wished heaven had a phone line.

I guess, then, everything would feel fine.

‘Cause to hear your voice one more time would

Heal every wound overnight.

And even though they told me,

Every once in a while – I wonder if you’re truly free.

Longing for you has put this whole in my heart,

Just know I wish we never had to part.

All the time I wish you were still here,

‘Cause then you wouldn’t be there – I

Keep telling myself I’m alright, but

Soon I know I’ll give up the fight.

Over time, I felt this heaviness.

Now all I feel is emptiness.


Meant to by Caleb Ekeroth

Picture Taken By: Caleb Ekeroth

What if I told you you could fly?

Because you can.

If I said you were meant to soar –

But just never grew wings?

What if I said you are worth it?

Because you are.

If I said you are so much more –

But just never were told?

If I said you are beautiful.

Because you are.

Told you that you were something magical,

Born to amaze, meant to create:

Because you were.


All My Love

Camera by Chancema

Picture Taken By: Chancema


All my love

Is for you.

Every single heartbeat

Is meant for you.

I saw you from across the room,

That camera in your hands.

My face was captured with your flash

And now all my love

Is for you.


The Dance

Dance by Jessica Polar

Picture Taken By: Jessica Polar


Rhythm is all I need.

It gets me out of my head,

And into nothing but sound –

Because it is where inspiration is found.

With the beat I am never alone

Because the music and I are one.

Dancing is not thinking,

It is feeling.

It is translating inner emotion

Into outer presentation.

This dance of life,

Is the song in my heart.

Be There

Boardwalk by Christian Holzinger

Picture Taken By: Christian Holzinger

I wish I could be there.

On that boardwalk, last summer

When you first told me you loved me.

Like fireflies, you lit up my world.

I wish I could be there.

When you told me you’d never leave,

And hold me forever, cherish me forever.

Why couldn’t that have been the truth?

Like summer, you came and left.

I wish I could be there.

Walking along the pier,

Laughing at your jokes

And smiling when you smiled.

Like cologne, you lost your affect on me.

I wish I could be there,

When life was as easy

As the next breath.

But like a dream, I woke up.


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