A Visit Home – A Poem

This poem was written shortly after a conversation with our Palestinian friend Rafiq who, together with his entire village, was expelled by the Israelis in 1948 and forced into exile. He spoke without rancor, just […]

Two Poems in Protest for Palestine

The protest for Palestine in Manhattan this past month was one of a kind. Erected in wake of ongoing displacements, settlement expansions, and militarized upsurges in East Jerusalem, Palestinian voices have risen to the surface. […]

My Sunbird – A Poem

Hold the hope, my sunbird, Hold that hope. In times of thunder, Choking blazes and smoke, Don’t lose hope.   It’s this hope she wants to burn. The vision of home. The passion for the […]

A Prayer in the Time of Pandemic

Affirming spirituality as the power over life and death I aspire to achieve this spirituality that is nothing other than the blending of love and mystery cherishing wonder at a precarious precipice, respecting knowledge prayer […]

Forgetting 2019 – A Poem

asphalt rain darkens green fields eco-extinction flares Amazon skies fake leaders slithering toward real dangers hither and yon seek safe havens gated nations hiding from truth screaming ‘no’ migrants fleeing despair pleading ‘please’ hiding from […]

Falastin – A Poem

Falastin seven decades come and gone millions looking for a home. Innocent to cause their fate death of thousands stats to date ally, foe, it comes and goes for their actions nothing shows braver souls […]

Visualize with Me – A Poem

By Stephen Brackens Brinkley VISUALIZE with me, just for a moment, waking up tomorrow morning to find that the United States has had a spiritual awakening and a conversion to right action and a true […]