Creative Corner: Highlighting Local Artists in May

Creative Corner: Highlighting Local Artists in May

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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. 

“Two Sisters, Two Phones” by Cindy Sampson

Two sisters, two phones, 
Set out on a mission on their own.  
They attempted the task 
Of printing a boarding pass. 
They used a pin, logging in. 
Upon the screen the pass did appear, 
Indicating that victory may be near. 
But, all was not keen, 
The screen was mean. 
It wasn’t printing despite the hinting. 
Refusing defeat, declaring that this 
Obstacle they would beat, 
The sisters kept clicking & snapping, 
Till a technological sound signaled 
A Happening. 
Eventually, each sister was a happy lass, 
Together, they printed a boarding pass.  
Cindy with her sister, Judy

Creative works of R.A. Stubbs, from Dade City:

“Truly Blessed”

This past year has seemed like such a mess,
We look back at the trials, and know we're truly blessed.
We've got our health, love of family and own our home.
Wonderful friends throughout the years we have known.
What's truly amazing, to single out,
Is God's love In Christ, scripture talks about.
Of God's blessings, let us think and discuss,
A heart that is thankful, is God's will for us.*
*1 Thess. 5:16-18 (Rejoice, give thanks, pray)

“Time with Friends”

A time spent with friends
Is always sweet.
No matter how long the time may be.
Whether joining each other in a time of fun,
Or helping  with a job that needs to be done.
It's quality time spent, that matters you see,
even just sitting around shooting the breeze.
Friends needn't put on airs,
'Cause We know each other's flaws.
Just the passing time that we've been given,
Until we depart and meet again in Heaven.


           Beautifully diverse
         Exciting, inviting, exploring
          History ,landmarks,
             Forts, beaches.
         Relaxing, calming, composing
            Subtly southern
            Sunshine state

Creative Works of Davida Brown

“Beach Glass Box”


“Covid/Third Wave”

Poems from Sandi J. Gajewski, from Clearwater, FL


We are forever . . .  
     A world changed 
        A country changed 
           A city changed 
              A community changed 
                 A family changed 
                    A life changed. 
Forever we are. 


We are a world changed 
From the outside in 
Never to be the same again 
We are a changed world 
From the inside out 
Never to pass this way again. 


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