Creative Writing

Reader Story: Hung Up on Gordie Howe

August 20th 2017

Reader Story: Hung Up on Gordie Howe (Linda Anger, Aug. 20, 2017) At his heyday, the entire hockey-loving world – including my mother – was hung up on Gordie Howe. Scotty Bowman, the most successful NHL Coach in history, loved Gordie because he could play center, right wing, and defense, and could shoot right or […]

Poem: A Little Bit of Change

July 15th 2016

Poem: A Little Bit of Change (Lisa Baek, July 15, 2016)   Money is money. Even a little change for us can make a big change for others.   A little change for kids with lymphoma or leukemia can get them chemotherapy. A little change for others with melanoma can use the money for surgery. […]

Three Poems by Erik Tungate…

June 1st 2016

Three Poems by Erik Tungate (Greenhouse Effect, Spring, Oh Michigan) (Eric Tungate, from Signposts and Constellations, June 1, 2016) Greenhouse Effect each discovery is a view of the self each movement is a sign of change each is every and every is all the girls return to the summer ball the trend is catching and […]

Desiree Cooper Shares Mother’s Day Love with Reading from Her Book

May 8th 2016

Desiree Cooper Shares Mother’s Day Love with Reading from Her Book (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 8, 2016) Warren, MI – Sometimes around 3am author Desiree Cooper will wake with a sense of trepidation, only to find no obvious cause.  This led her to learn of “the witching hour,” an idea that at 3am evil spirits […]

Poem: A Friend Doesn’t Need to be A Work of Art

April 15th 2016

Poem:  A Friend Doesn’t Need to be A Work of Art (Emily Kim, April 15, 2016) Introduction by Cherie Rolfe:  My student, Emily Kim of Rochester Hills is a fifth grade student at Brewster Elementary School. We did a poetry unit together and she has continued to write. In the “Emily Dickinson tradition,” we titled […]

Local Poetry Love: Munch Crunch

November 15th 2015

Local Poetry Love: Munch Crunch (Alex Eggerston, Nov. 15, 2015) Munch Crunch Someone’s having lunch. Boy, I have none, and her’s looks like a good one. Maybe if I took one bite, she won’t notice, there’ll be no fight. Mmmmmm. Munch Crunch Now look who’s having lunch.   Do you have poetry you want to […]

Poem: For Nostalgia’s Sake

September 1st 2015

Poem: For Nostalgia’s Sake (Poetry by Vickie Brent-Touray, Sept. 1, 2015 ed) On Friday, January 12th, 8:30 A.M., 4TH FLOOR MATERNITY WARD, RM 418, bed B, Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, to Joyce Marie — while Silas Brent played his last hand of Bid Whist— a hazelnut colored bundle of vehement lungs heralded her own arrival, and Just […]

Poem: What we talk about when we talk about love

June 7th 2015

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (John Jeffire)   Too many ways of looking At a blackbird tossed In the autumn sky. From the dry shadows Of the bed from which The sun cannot step, Your whisper flits above: I am free to leave. First, a living will, Power of attorney, No […]

Why Garden: A Berkley Woman’s Springtime Musings

May 13th 2015

Why Garden: A Berkley Woman’s Springtime Musings (Christine Cantrell, PhD, May 13, 2015) Gardening is my passion in my free time. It is my way of grounding myself, meditating and creating beauty in my world. Once the snow is gone, I can be found wandering around my yard, tending to flowers, bushes and trees. Dividing […]

WHO LOVES YOU BABY (A poem for youth in foster care)

May 1st 2015

WHO LOVES YOU BABY (A poem for youth in foster care) (MALIK, May 1, 2015) A room with beds along two walls about twelve on each side. Not quite home but its where little precious souls reside. Bedding uniformed in color-scheme but the personalities as colorful as a rainbow. Some mature enough to realize and […]

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