Creative Corner: Highlighting Local Artists in April

Creative Corner: Highlighting Local Artists in April

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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 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 April

Photography from Ken Witham of Zephyrhills, FL

The Awakening by Alan Fisher 

We've been given this earth to walk on and thrive 
And a consciousness to know we're alive 
But it's not ours to do as we please 
There's a design and control, we're not the Big Cheese 

We don't know how to change the seasons 
How the cosmos works or all the reasons 
But we can trust that power to run our lives 
No need to harm another with guns or knives 

By surrendering to love there's no need to defend 
Fear and worry can come to an end 
We let go of control and manipulation 
We respect the sacredness of all creation 

Blame by Alan Fisher 

Blacks blame Whites for keeping them bound 
Women think men are putting them down 
Some blame Capitalism for all their troubles 
Those under Socialism suffer double 

Taking responsibility for our own behavior 
Not expecting another to be our savior 
When we're connected to the source of power
We accept highs and lows, the sweet and sour 

We admit we don't know how things should be 
But expressing love is always the key 
Being in the moment with a heartful of thanks 
Is greater than deposits in a number of banks 


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