Neither Utopia Nor Dystopia

a narrative poem with lyrical qualities by Gurnit   On a bright, sunny morning in July, Travis wakes up to his dog’s sporadic movements. After choosing an outfit with the most opulence, He promptly searches the house for his hound:   “Alongside the corridor, my companion lay. Devoid of angst, we were free as birds.…

The American Dream

a narrative poem by Maninder   Beyond the painted white house Arises a feeling of horror and chaos. Beyond the smoking red grill Lies a scene of brutality and deceit.   Inside the house I see Hundreds of people all staring at me. Two soldiers come up and, Grasping my arms, take me away.  …

Life Without

a poem in free verse by Julia   Society weeds out all the phonies. Society situates the phonies in a golden chair. Society allows the phonies to falsely advertise. Society lets the phonies multiply. The phonies take control of those without, for they are the ones within. The phonies become society.   Let’s go take…

Distress

a lyric poem in free verse by Aashraya   How can such a small word have so much meaning Four letters, one syllable, one moment, one breath, one night It seemed so real at the time when you spoke those words Like I was the only one who had ever heard them Like I was…

How Much Longer?

a lyric poem by Janaki   I wake up every day in a bed full of lavender, Surrounded by a stable education, parents, and a safe home, Unlike millions of children who run from a massacre, As they search for a safe and secure place to roam.   I wake up to brushing my teeth…

Men

a lyric poem in free verse by Ashwin   Talking about feelings is not really a guy thing It’s hard to express yourself, as a boy You’re supposed to be strong All the time You’re not supposed to cry Show fear Sadness Everything is supposed to be bottled up Locked away Behind a facade of…

reenz?

a lyric poem in free verse by Reena   Contentment. The state of happiness and satisfaction. Pure thoughts and positive vibes flowed through my mind Like a calm ocean. The blissful memories I have experienced Showed me a new light, Gave me a new hope, And created numerous paths that led to different destinations, A…