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    Giving the Dark Wine of Life

    The last rays of the sun filter into my cellar and wake me. Time to rise. Why? What is the point? I ask myself. Then the hunger reminds me. I find the mirror with its layer of grime. My reflection is a shadow in the shadows. I watch until the sunlight fades completely and only the artificial glow of the naked bulbs fills this museum of forgotten lives that has become my home. The magus warned me I would outlive the reason I took this power. He warned me the hunger would not abate even after my revenge was realized. He did not warn me I would outlive my essential…

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    CD Review

    Dreams, Drums, & Green Thumbs Artist: Bonnie Lockhart 1032 Winsor Avenue, Oakland, CA. 94610 Year 2002 Intially, this cd held nothing for me as the first song In My Family’s House reminded me kind of the something I would hear on the Beverly Hillbillies…and I mean no disrespect by that. It just was not of my taste. Who Were The Witches was a very amazing and powerful song and I believe my favorite on this cd. I decided that perhaps since I was 38, that I needed a childrens opinion. I borrowed my neighbors kids who are ages 2 and 7 years of age. Some of the songs caught their…

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    CD Review

    CD Review Sounds of Tantra: Mantra Meditation Techniques from Tools for Tantra by Harish Johari 1991 Destiny Recordings This was two 60 minute cd’s that I became instantly enthralled with. I actually used some of them during meditations that I did and found my journeys to be more in spiritual flow. I actually became so relaxed during one of the recordings that I fell asleep. One can easily be lulled by these cd’s…how relaxing. The music was the same in each different Mantra, only the words changed and to be honest with you, it took me about 8 Mantra’s to realize this. This is a keeper in my library and…

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    Children’s Book Review

    “Something Magic” by Maggie S. Davis; illustrated by Mary O’Keefe Young, 1991. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1230 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10020 $13.95 (U.S.) ISBN 0-671-69627-0 Something Magic Happens for the Reader too! While not overtly Pagan, this lovely children’s story focuses on a young girl’s special relationship with her Grandmother. Beautifully worded, colorfully drawn, this story can easily wet your eyes. All through the story, the girl tries to see which part of herself most resembles her “Gammy.” There are healthy, graceful undertones about the way Gammy has aged over the years. There is also a very touching page where they remember Grandpa,…

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    Numb Like 2 Days of…

    Numb, like 2 days of cheap vodka and lortabs. These feelings have been repressed for to long. I am angry that I have kept them bottled up. I am going to show true feelings and emotions from now on. I am bitter from memories of my past. I am angry at my mother for allowing these memories to be real. I am embaressed by my actions that come from lack of self-control. I am hurt becuase I have hurt those I love. I am scared that I will never have a stable mind. I am sad that I cannot fix all that is wrong. I am regretful of more things…

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    The Days of Reality TV

    my make-up is smeared my hair is in knots sweat covers my body my innocence is lost you put on your shoes rush me away call the next day to see that I’m ok I’ll say I’m fine what a divine lie how long will I hide deep down inside the woman who screams let me be free *** author bio: My name is Alisha Poff. I grew up in Bluefield WV. I’ve always loved to write. Pretty much since I learned how to. I wrote alot of short stories when I was younger. I won a few awards for them. One being the Young Writer’s when I was in…

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    Bound by the Opression of Love

    Bound by the opression of love. The tortures, unsympathetic mind you posess. Constant, consistent, rejections fill you with the color of happiness. Red, blue, green. You keep me shackled to you, close enough, like a watchful hawk’s eye. But far enough that the taste of sweet honey is denied. Fighting through the incoherentness that is you. Only leads back to the illusion of who you were supposed to be. *** author bio: My name is Alisha Poff. I grew up in Bluefield WV. I’ve always loved to write. Pretty much since I learned how to. I wrote alot of short stories when I was younger. I won a few awards…

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    A Moment of Happiness

    Completely unexpected Sitting upon your lap My eyes meet yours There is a smile upon my face Something silly and unimporant is spoken Laughter comes *** author bio: My name is Alisha Poff. I grew up in Bluefield WV. I’ve always loved to write. Pretty much since I learned how to. I wrote alot of short stories when I was younger. I won a few awards for them. One being the Young Writer’s when I was in 3rd grade. I started writing poetry when I was 13. After I read my first Edgar Allen Poe poem. My main influence is Sylvia Plath. I love her style and her words speak…

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    3 A.M.

    Sleep doesn’t come on this chilly fall night. I sit, eyes wide open, wandering the room. I watch the smoke exit my mouth. My thoughts are of you. Moods in grey and black. Your silencer is on. Back, back to where we are. Always the same. You will smile sweetly and kiss goodnight. Sleep doesn’t come on this chilly fall night. *** author bio: My name is Alisha Poff. I grew up in Bluefield WV. I’ve always loved to write. Pretty much since I learned how to. I wrote alot of short stories when I was younger. I won a few awards for them. One being the Young Writer’s when…

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    Unlock the Darkness

    Unlock the darkness to find the key. The key is the answer to all one seeks. The answer is right in front of you if you look. I found the key and the key is me. Light your Inner Black Flame from within And you will find all the knowledge you seek. Use the flame to illuminate the soul And in turn you will conquer the depths, The very depths of your own abyss. Fear not the darkness before you. It is there to expand all that you know While teaching all that you do not know. Unloose you conscious, unloose you unconscious Let the Inner Black Flame illuminate all…