Category Archives: Poetry

TCS: Winter Poets – Musical and Rumorous

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A Poem for International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Modern slavery is defined as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking. Essentially, it refers to situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, deception, and/or abuse of power. It’s estimated … Continue reading

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TCS: November Ends and December Begins – The Music Plays Itself

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A Poem for Hanukkah

Emma Lazarus  (1849-1887) is now remembered for her poem The New Colossus, enshrined in the base of the Statue of Liberty, which contains the lines, so often quoted when immigration is talked about in America: “Give me your tired, your poor/ … Continue reading

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A Poem for Native American Heritage Day

The Friday after Thanksgiving has been designated as Native American Heritage Day in the U.S. since 2008, but some Native Americans feel the day is a poor choice, since it coincides with the aggressive capitalism and greed of ‘Black Friday,’ annual … Continue reading

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TCS: This Land Is Two Lands

   Good Morning! ____________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment.____________________________ This land is your … Continue reading

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TCS: Harbingers of Sunbreak and Darkness

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Education Unanchored

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor Education propels the world forward, towards the iridescent light of the possible, practical and perfected – Irene Fowler Whatever your preferred flavour of life is – sweet, savoury, spicy or somethin’ else, welcome to the melting … Continue reading

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TCS: Remember All is in Motion – Poems for Native American Heritage Month

Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment.______________________________ The literature of the aboriginal … Continue reading

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Dear Thursday

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “Jupiter, not wanting man’s life to be wholly gloomy and grim, has bestowed far more passion than reason.” – Desiderius Erasmus Whatever your preferred flavour of life is – sweet, savoury, spicy or somethin’ else, welcome … Continue reading

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