Archive | August, 2018

War no more | MOON Shine

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick […]

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Ram Nag | Original copies

Here Reflections Carry a seed Of their source And the Original Resides inside Every copy. Through Friendship and enmity, Love and hate With other reflections, Unknown to them, They seek their Original. Little do they know, The Source That is their Goal Lives inside them. — Ram Nag lives in India and loves to write–fiction and nonfiction, exploring the material, philosophical and spiritual aspects of life through his poems. He […]

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Anna Cates | Aristotle’s angst

“. . . And now, class, let’s sum up this month’s unit.  Three components comprise a story:  beginning, middle, and end.  Set up, conflict, and resolution.”  Aristotle surveyed the classroom, ensuring himself of their attention, not yet sure he’d gained his pupils’ full respect, not yet convinced they cared for anything other than sports and swords. “Now then,” he clapped his hands together, rubbing his palms to warm and formally […]

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Evan Guilford-Blake | The invasion

I. We watched them dying and we were happy. We threw our grenades and fired our bazookas. The tanks exploded. The ones who lived crawled out, their uniforms brown with sweat and red with blood; we shot at them and, as we hit them, we cheered. Women, men. Cheering, dying. Often, they did not die at once. We shot them again, in the arms and legs and genitals and waited […]

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