Dulce et Decorum Est

BY WILFRED OWEN Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue;... Continue Reading →

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Floating On Ice

The following is the written account of J. Morris Rollins, sole survivor of the sinking of the MS Estrella, dated 8 Jun 1915. Being only a passenger and therefore not possessing any special knowledge of the events that led to the sinking of the cruise-liner Estrella I will confine my account to my own personal experience during my time... Continue Reading →

“Whatever the future may have in store for us, one thing is certain — this new revolution in human thought will never go backward. When a great truth once gets abroad in the world, no power on earth can imprison it, or prescribe its limits, or suppress it. It is bound to go on till... Continue Reading →

Cuckoo

The moment that she averted her eyes, What we had between us died. No more love, no need to cry, Was her heart ever really mine? Back then she made me think she cared, When I needed her most she wasn’t there Why wouldn’t she fight harder for this? Stole all my tears like she stole our first kiss Time creeps, I... Continue Reading →

Rats

Pacing in circles, I pause for a moment and listen to the scritch-scratch of a million claws as the rats of this world scurry through the maze that surrounds my cell. The sound of them is a constant white noise, grinding out my ability to think as I pace my heartbeats away. The rats have... Continue Reading →

To Creart

Until I bled for something I had not lived. Before I knew what it was like to suffocate, the springtime air held no magic. I did not know the depths of sadness, or of joy, until I had loved with all of me, and lost it all in turn. The world around me is grey... Continue Reading →

"I Can Be Changed By What Happens To Me, But I Refuse To Be Reduced By It." ------Maya Angelou

"I find that there is more that collates mankind to one another than that which serves to divide us. As such, the differences between one man and the next should not compel us towards strife but inspire celebration. For it is the combination of these small variations which makes us unique... James Eldridge

Consumerism

If we could consume the world, we would all gorge ourselves in an instant. To sacrifice eternity, humanity, all we know, for a brief moment of pleasure. This is our nature, one of greed, of self-serving at any cost. It is our driving force, our only motivation. To take all we can, and keep others... Continue Reading →

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