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Are you an aspiring writer, poet or artist? Or maybe you want to try your hand at any of the above? We want to share your art! Read directions on how to submit your creative work below:
For submissions: Send your short story or poem (150 words or less) or a photo of your artwork to Rebecca.Fending@lifestylesafter50.com with the words “Creative Corner” in the subject line. Please include which Florida city you currently live in to ensure that your work will be published in your local edition. Artwork must be before the 15th of every month, otherwise it will be held as potential news for the following issue’s publication. Include your name, phone number and address. Work is published on a basis of what space is available.
Creative Corner Submissions for June
Stand Tall, Oh Tree by Steve Tremblay of North Port, FL
Stand tall, oh tree, as you face the challenge of the day, the winds of fortune, directing your branches as they sway. Stand tall, oh tree, the breezes through your branches play, a symphony of sound, your fluttering leaves pointing the way. Stand tall, oh tree, and with your stature silently say, “Let the world bow to greet the sun”, in the glory of a brand new day.
How We Changed by Ben Feldman of LaBelle, FL
Life today has become a pill. Either an opioid, steroid, cannaboid, antidepressantoid, antianxietyoid, or politicoid. What got in the way Of life As normaloid?
You Are Divine by Alan Fisher
Most people believe in an external God Some don't believe at all Until one experiences the God inside One's search for enlightenment will stall If one loses one's man-made identity You'll still be the real you you are Don't be afraid of your own Divinity You are life, the same as a star Life is in fact what breathes you It animates your body and mind You're an expression of life in each moment Life is loving, peaceful and kind
Be True To You by Alan Fisher
You'll never correct what's wrong by your mind What you lost in the past, you won't find The problems of the world cannot be fixed Nor drowned in the drinks that you mixed It's time to face reality Human nature has an incurable malady But nature itself is doing fine Life has a purpose and majestic design So get in touch with the life force within That's the only way you'll ever win Forget what others may do or not do All you need to do is Be you