the darkness shines hues of color in sight;
~Stacia Lynn Reynolds~
turned its thoughts and actions, throughout these last few generations, from
people who were once empathetic toward one another, to an apathetic generation
full of hate, mistrust, with no apparent passions to help mankind. People talk
and people listen, stirring and adding to the clouded black pot of negativity.
These pots of hate and condemnation grow hotter and hotter as it boils, while
the hearts of mankind grow colder and colder. Where condemnation abounds,
judgment clouds and forgiveness is never found. People are drowning in an
apathetic world. Drowning in the depths of misunderstanding, hate and mistrust.
Has humanity come to a place of no return? Can these obstacles we face
day-to-day be overcome? Where can we find a new beginning and a new start where
empathy abounds and apathy is destroyed? Where appreciation is gathered into a
bouquet of beautiful apparent colors.
Let us become
shelters for one another. Let us not leave people in the darkness of
condemnation. May we cease to judge, or condemn people only on what we hear;
words tainted black, blacken the soul. Let us not look upon the outward
appearance of our neighbors, but look inward. May our minds be open to
goodness, displaying kindness to those around us and to those we meet. Search
for the shining diamonds within others, and search for gold within the hearts
of people. People hide, within their own souls, out of fear of hurt; so we need
to clothe ourselves with compassion and mercy, no longer leaving others alone.
When the sun falls, leave the darkness remain as night, and rise in the wings
of the morning, shining our lights upon all mankind; where mercy and abounding
grace may be found.
very deep connection among human beings.
All we have
to do is open our minds to it.”
Archive’s newest intention is to publish continental poets and poetess from
every corner of the world. We have pursued this newest idea so readers of this
blog may grasp the literary forms of poets and poetess from each continent, and
find appreciation in each writer. In this October 2016 Edition, we are
featuring poems from 48 European poets. Though we failed to represent poems
from every corner of Europe, we feel this a great representative effort, on
behalf of Our Poetry Archive. Our Poetry Archive is pleased to introduce the
Featured European Poet, in this special edition; Chryssa Velissariou. We
encourage everyone to read her inspiring words, found in her personal responses
given, in our interview with her.
Archive’s next Continental Special Edition will focus on North America. This
Special Edition is scheduled for December 2016. Our
Poetry Archive is extending an open invitation to all North American poets and
poetess. Please send at least three poems (on any topic), a profile picture
& a short Bio along with the explicit confirmation of your permission for
publication of your copyrighted materials in OPA before November 10, 2016. Our
email address is: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Author Stacia Lynn
Reynolds, editor, sincerely thanks each and every poet, poetess and reader who
is actively involved in this wonderful blog and continued support of Our Poetry