SISTER JEAN © PJ Hayward New York, 2016 Revised from first publication © PJ Hayward, New York 2008 and 2013 by Hold On Publications In my youth I was one of those kids some people referred to as “A Handful”. Others called me “Out of control”, “Just plain bad”, “Juvenile delinquent” etc.  My father, who … More SISTER JEAN


ONE HUG © Aaron James Tabor New York, 2016 I leave a job where I get paid too little, To return to a home where rent is too high, I eat food that I can barely afford, I sleep on a thousand dollar mattress, hard as a rock. I give children knowledge and in return … More ONE HUG


SPRING © Bernard W. Saunders Iture-Elmina, Ghana West Africa June 3, 2016 Thump, thump, thump, thump. The sound penetrated my sleep besodden mind; nudging my wet body grudgingly awake in my sweat soaked bed. It had been a restless night, lights out, no fan, shutters closed against the rain that seeps through the wooden slats with … More SPRING