July 19, 2020. MEMORY

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"A Family Day" by S. J. Saighead
From street to street
with gnashing of teeth;
a family day
in a city of grey. 
Apart we mourn,
Together forlorn.
From street to street,
a family day;
with gnashing of teeth
in the city of grey. 

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“Memories” by Louise Blake

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"Scipio's Heart / Stranger's Mark of Shame" by M.A.A.
The hut was well hidden, barely charted,
far beyond the inn's glowing chatter,
it stood in the shades of the bog's grace,
long awaited was my modest encounter
with the witch who saw time as place,
memories as lone islands of the soul,
surrounded by the blackness of space.
My visit was brief,
the hut was filled with a scent of unease,
every corner taken by the smoke of the pit,
there I was, staring at this deformed ancient,
asking what happened to the islands of mine,
and how in our present so fragile and salient,
one remains kind.
Fault has ruined your chords,
ushered by the lying choirs,
can't you see they are making a maze,
keeping the stage for the wrong sage?
You are wrong to think it's the land below your feet,
onto the pyres go those who can't learn to kneel,
until consolation, it's darkness that lurks beneath.
Your stranger's mark of shame
scarcely escapes their teeth, so praise as you will,
these choirs sing no songs, but curses for misdeeds,
and a memory tainted will bare its own poison,
its shores patiently waiting for salvation.
Some islands,
they stay warm like Scipio's heart,
some rot before they become dust,
but certain things are only to be done once,
and with the soil ruined,
it's an exercise in futility
to leave anything buried.
My visit was brief,
the smoky atmosphere
brought forth a celestial view,
universe encapsulated in one shack,
memories floating around as a claque,
what a silly demon the mind has sent,
allowing the past to have its play,
but the choirs sing no songs,
it's all just a bit of noise.
"Don't kid yourself
We'd rather be mad than delighted"

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“Rebirth” by Cazean

Next weekโ€™s theme: TIME

Submit at artisticdifferencesproject@gmail.com

More information under โ€˜Submissionsโ€™ above.

Published by artisticdifferencescurator

My name is Seรกn and I am the creator and curator of the Artistic Differences Project. I started this project during the lockdown in Ireland due to COVID-19 in March 2020 as a way to get my friends and I creating during a troubling time. From there the project as gone from strength to strength and now we publish a new exhibition every two weeks.

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