Summer by Martin Kníže
Picture By: Martin Kníže

You disappear
While I’m still here.
A toss in the air,
Wind in my hair –
I feel you still:
You were happiness,
You were sunshine in every smile,
You were truth in every mile.
Front porches filled with dreams,
You hung from the moonbeams
Like birds filled their houses.
You changed our lifestyle
Told us we had a life worthwhile.
We called you
But you disappeared.



Abandoned Nest by Luke Brugger
Picture By: Luke Brugger

Your home:
Where you learned to walk
And how to talk,
A space to call your own.
Then years passed
And something changed
Your life was rearranged.
You thought your mistakes made you an outcast.
But home is still home.
It’s not a perfect place,
But a permanent space
Where no matter what, you’ll never be alone.

Rough Water

Water by Das Sasha
Picture By: Das Sasha

You’re knee-deep in life.

The water rising every day.

You’re lost in a sea of doubt,

Trying to come to shore.

You’ve lived in strife

Trying to find your way,

Rough water rocks your boat

You just can’t take it anymore.

So if you’re lost,

Look down.

There in the water – you’ll see a shadow,

Follow it as it flies to shore.


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.


The King

eagle by jamie king
Picture Taken By: Jamie King

Its spirit is high above any other.

A bird of prey, a warrior of air

Fowl below is simply pauper.

This bird is king.

A life on the run,

Nest here, tomorrow up-river:

You could never catch it

This bird is king.

It flies in dignity,

Untouched by man,

Unmeasured by game:

This bird is king.


The Courage to Fly

The Courage to Fly by Ryan Jacques
Picture Taken By: Ryan Jacques

We can stand against the wind,

Let it carry us to the end.

Stumbling, falling, twirling

We will let everything unwind:

And find the courage to fly.

We can land in obscurity,

And have each other for surety.

Uncertainty does not matter:

We’ll find the courage to fly.


the winding road by danka peter
Picture Taken By: Danka Peter Image Courtesy:

The winding road, is like the inside of my mind.

Words are locked inside, but hard to find.

If I think too hard

Then everything is on its guard.

Forced words,

Are like forced birds:

They cannot fly

If you cage them in the sky.