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Las Vegas Massacre

by Maria Hamilton
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https://youtu.be/0XddpbdPNEk Las Vegas Massacre A couple nights ago, our television screens were plastered with pandemonium in Las Vegas. Was it hedonism gone wild? Was freedom of speech, a march gone ballistic? Was it a love affair gone sour? Was a speeding motorist gone psycho? No one knew exactly what the situation was, except for those who might have been heard briefly from loved ones trapped in the mayhem. There I was sipping my tea, when I learnt of the massacre in Las Vegas. Of course, speculations of terrorism loomed large as the unscathed tell their story, other survivors, reporters, loved […]

Message in a Bottle!

by Maria Hamilton
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Have you ever loved someone in secret and hoped that someday he or she would get an inkling that you did? Have you ever admired someone from a distance and hoped that he or she would never find out what’s going on deep down in your mind and soul? Have you ever created a character to whom you would send emails to which there is no reply? Be it fictitious or non-fictitious characters we might have experienced these weird but sometimes delightful fantasies wished never to wake up from our dream. Fortunately, some of us get a chance to live out […]

Devastation in Texas – Closed!

by Maria Hamilton
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Devastation in Texas – Closed! People clinging for dear life to trees, Animals swimming desperately, Senior citizens stuck in a viral flooded home; A sight too overwhelming to behold. To swim or escape to the roof, This decision a deceptive bate; Parents risk their lives, their infants a carriage, Trudging through murky waters’ gate.   25 billion or trillion gallons of rain? No possibility of instant drain! Chemicals, wastes, health crisis looms, In this vast body of water mosquitoes zoom. Whether anger, understanding, gruelling sorrow to express, Emotions swirling in excess! A toxic soup they may say, But thank God […]

TEENAGERS CAN DRIVE YOU CRAZY!

by garte smith
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 Sometime ago, I was in discussion with some teenagers and adolescents about some of the challenges they face. Of course, the comments were diverse and rather interesting.

As an educator, the Summer break is time away from the teenage woes that we face in the classroom and parents probably face on a daily basis. So, glad it’s time for summer school and the regular stress of some teenagers. See, teenagers can be sweet, sweet-sour, reasonable, confused or reasonably-confused. But seriously, they can be difficult to deal with.

THE BACKSEAT RIDER!

by garte smith
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  What is your seating preference when you have the chance to choose your place in a car, theatre, cinema, church, or other public places? Do you always precipitate towards the front or do you sheepishly saunter to the backseat? What are the odds of seeing, hearing and being totally lost in the moment on a backseat ride? With several songs out about the backseat ride, what exactly does a backseat ride mean to you? Take a listen.

Who knows about your backseat ride?

Well, being in a backseat is relative to everyone. You see, being in a backseat might mean getting your fantasy, desires, or dreams fulfilled. Those attributes might be personal or sexual. However, riding a backseat might mean that you prefer to plant yourself in that position, knowing very well that being in that seat will bring you all the joys, excitement and gratification of a lifetime rather than being in the spotlight in the front seat.

DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?

by garte smith
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So frequently we get lost in the confusion of success, the quest for achievement, the din of materialism and so much more. However, the wisest man that ever lived declared that there is a time and place for everything. So, my task is simple; just to remind of the time we should take off, time we should hibernate and find solace in reflection. Becoming introspective is medicinal and therapeutic! For these reasons, people should discover the benefits of this potion. When was the last time you took timeout for introspection? Do wait for tragedies like wars and rumors thereof? Do […]

FATHERS’S DAY 2017

by garte smith
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It’s Mellowflavorartist once again with mellow vibes for fathers!

Last month, I wrote an article about mothers’ day and shared a brief version of a letter I penned to a mother I never knew. Well, this article is attempting to honour fathers on this Fathers’ Day! As I would have expressed some time and place before, fathers tend not to receive the accolades mothers receive. Some are marginalized, forgotten, overlooked and even ostracized from some families. Whatever the reason, whatever the situation, I am simply the bearer of the good news today that there are so many fathers out there unbelievably worthy of our praise. So without further adieu, here is the full version of a tribute I wrote to fathers in my book “Poet Soul: Moving Gracefully to A Fresh Beat”. This book can be obtained from Amazon.com or Amazon.ca. But more importantly, for this moment as the words speak to your soul, I trust that they will assist you in placing your father and father-figures on the pedestal they so deserve!