Steps in the Hall
By Kinsey Zack
Fire blazes, run for your life and mine,
They burned all the books, the words, and the rhymes
Looking back at what I once loved, a whine
More than a whine, a cry, for all these crimes
Running, I feel bits of flame om my feet
Running, I realize I must disappear
Night is falling, dark cold replaces heat
My mind filled with irreplaceable fear
Of the things I’ve seen and will not forget,
Flames flicker on without remedy
How men can burn without any regret
Hound sucking life from innocent bodies
Now, I hear the last bit of city crash
And, imagine those lives sitting in ash
By Vanessa Franco
Ever lasting trees surrounds me all day
Looking up to notice birds chirp sweetly
Wind picking up making leaves on branch sway
In a daze, I watch the clouds stir brightly
I stand in the middle of the flowers
The meadow seeps my entire being
Frozen in place I begin to cower
Pulling me in I began screaming
Darkness begins to over hover me
I look up to seethe parted clouds fade
Adding to my anxiety I flee
The darkness gets cold, it makes me afraid
Bringing myself back to reality
Taunting me, I question my sanity
Loyalty to Love
By James Larini
Am I not worth what your demons desire?
Forgive you, I will when mistakes have been made
For evil never sleeps and won’t retire
If you’re burning in pain I’ll provide shade
Come now and again, I’m not a liar
My loyalty to you will never fade
My love is always, it does not expire
When you’re in danger I’ll rush to your aid
I cherish your soul, care not for attire
When your anguish was beyond me, I prayed
Be real and love me, that’s all I require
And if you think I left, just know I stayed
Unable to see my physical form,
The sun still shines behind the dark storm
By: Larson Ghormley
Sparkling diamond in her freckled nose
With eyes greener than the lush fields at spring
Braid on her shoulder long hair auburn rose
Her poised countenance with smart smile sing
I ask you to dance, your flower sun dress
I take your soft hand, your hourglass waist
Slender arms and legs, voluptuous breast
Lilac skin, curved lips I’m pining to taste
Without you I am utterly alone
I want you like needing food, water, air
I sacrifice my dreams give all I’ve known
Vexed by beautiful indifferent stare
Parched like a drought, weeping like rain in rue
Someday you’ll meet a girl and she’ll break you
By Emily Caballero
To escape this earth, this barren abyss,
hands like shriveled branches rise up to You.
my God, are You the One to blame for this?
You search man’s heart and see him clearly through.
You see his shaking fist and hateful tongue,
his claim Your existence to be unknown.
shall they still blame You for all that’s been done?
the wounds of a brother made by his own?
They let You be blamed for his deeds of hate.
though enough food to feed each barren life,
the people indulge in their selfish taste.
dear God, are You to blame for rampant strife?
To help, to change, all mankind did refuse;
but in You alone, we find our refuge.