“July 1st and 4th” by Alan Fisher
Canada's birthday and America's too Will there be protests or celebration by a few Both countries' history has some good and some bad But ignoring the good is so very sad People have come from every corner on earth For education, a job, to increase their worth Would it have been better in some other place? Are there any people freer in the whole human race? Canadian and American, the anthems of each Whether you agree or not, have something to teach About pride and humility and being together And singing our hearts out in all kinds of weather So, can we find anything to be thankful for In the midst of a virus at everyone's door We're still alive and we're here to carry on Today's a new day and both pasts are gone
“Dedicated to my husband, Hector:” by Anna Soto
God created us in the fullness of His Love He released us into the world That we may share this Love with all of His creation Fully understanding and enjoying one another Seeking what unites and not what divides us And in the fullness of His time He will call us home To realize the true essence of His Eternal Love.
“Written in memory of my husband, Hector:” by Anna Soto
He loved without asking to be loved He gave without wanting for anything He laughed that all may laugh with him He showed the positives where negatives would be He lived his life that we may remember him In an unspoken word, a smile, a touch As a spouse, a father, a brother, a friend.
“Mask-A-Raid” by Jude Bagatti
I am a masked stalker slinking down wrong way aisles scoping out foodie booty with no show of smiles to give or receive. (Who is that unmasked man!?) "Hey mister, keep your distance, don't crowd this sister, or I'll snatch all your TPs and leave."
“Ode to William (Willy) Shakespeare” by Cindy Kathleen Stewart-Sampson
We all know that Shakespeare guy called “Willy,” The words he wrote were certainly frilly, Some things he described could make one feel chilly, Guess you could say that Willy could give you a willy! But, actually, Willy was a real smart dude, Who knew his way around a family feud, He understood the risk of love, Look at Juliet, The poor little dove. He determined that the world is a stage, And that we, its players, are full of rage, Willy realized even way back then, That one touch of nature makes the whole world kin. So, if any of you Willy fans are offended by this spoof, Rest assured that he is no goof, He is a rarity, admired throughout the land, And that makes William “Willy” Shakespeare---THE MAN!
Cindy Kathleen Stewart-Sampson also has published work with Tampa Christian Voice in which she discusses the triumphs and struggles of losing a child. Part one of her article can be found here, and part two can be found here.
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