2015, Poetry by Gloria D. Gonsalves

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2015, by Gloria D. Gonsalves

It was a year of everything and nothing.

A home.
Tight-knit family.
Happiness.

They came and robbed us peace.

A chaos.
Disintegrated family.
Loss.

Then I met Louis Philippe.

Cherry finish.
Classic.
French.

He sat me down to write it all.

Memories.
Laughter.
Mostly tears.

* 2015 saw largest exodus of people fleeing from the Syrian Civil War. There were also other events which shook the global humanity. Some continue to occur (e.g. the eastern Congo as the site of the deadliest conflict since World War II and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict) and others were quickly forgotten (e.g. Nigerian girls abducted by Boko Haram, the Nepal earthquake and Germanwings plane crash).

 

Writing gives me courage to face grave realities. Prior to the end of the year, I was gifted a Louis Phillipe writing desk. It is there where I continue to find solace for my…

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