Bless Us Lord for the Sin-Free Life We Are Living. A poem by Megha Sood. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6


Bless Us Lord for the Sin-Free Life We Are Living First Published in “Lift Your Voice”, Kissing Dynamite, Oct 2019   I stare with my gaping mouth mock and revere at this whimsical reality eyes rolling in disbelief head bowed in silence knees scraping at the pew to absolve my sins   We only bow … Continue reading Bless Us Lord for the Sin-Free Life We Are Living. A poem by Megha Sood. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6

A poem by Luanne Armstrong, WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6


I went outside after the rain, into the late afternoon sun. The robins hallooed hosannas from the cherry tree and the iris stuck up their razored snouts and hollered and two new daffodils, split open into the sun stretched themselves and the light came up, from over the edge of fat purple-blue clouds and lit … Continue reading A poem by Luanne Armstrong, WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6

2 poems by John Phebe. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6


YOU ARE CLOSE TO ACHIEVING YOUR DREAM As the stars brighten the sky And the day slowly dies So the beauty of the night unravels In an enchanting world that travels Don't ever be scared of the bad times Look above and you'll see the light in time Not only will you experience the joy … Continue reading 2 poems by John Phebe. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6

3 Poems by Patrick Connors. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6


Hemispheres   My introvert side is glad to actually have a rest: Breathes, exhales slowly, sinks into his chair.   He sets priorities, contemplates, makes plans yet accepts the folly of making plans - releases all to its fulfillment.   My extrovert side wants to eat sushi, drink draught beer experience the world beyond his … Continue reading 3 Poems by Patrick Connors. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6

Rickety chair, A poem by Bhuwan Thapaliya. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6


Rickety chair   Every morning my father stands on one foot, arms raised in Surya Namaskar above his head offering prayers to a solar deity, fully absorbed within himself for half an hour in the rooftop, and then sits down in a rickety chair  nearby his desultory guest, an amiable serene cat and smiles looking … Continue reading Rickety chair, A poem by Bhuwan Thapaliya. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6

Writer’s Block, A poem by Marthese Fenech. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6


Writer's Block   Tea leaves scattered, jasmine across the table The scent of plumeria swirling An open notebook Empty A glint of sunlight A blank page Old scars bleeding Marthese Fenech is the bestselling author of historical novels, Eight Pointed Cross and Falcon’s Shadow, set in sixteenth-century Malta and Istanbul. Most people call her Mar. Research … Continue reading Writer’s Block, A poem by Marthese Fenech. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6

Sonnet about the fallen moon and morning star, by Paweł Markiewicz. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6


Sonnet about the fallen moon and morning star Heavenly sailorling spy out the wan light-sheen of star. Baffling unearthly time: weird having just thieved by elves. One of pale mornings longs for some meek fulfillment of night. Moony and nostalgic chums – comets are upon the skies. Lonely dreamery – lying just blink-sea, weird above. … Continue reading Sonnet about the fallen moon and morning star, by Paweł Markiewicz. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6

The Forbidden Birthplace, A poem by Anjum Wasim Dar. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6


Introduction I can never stop writing about my homeland Kashmir. Born in Srinagar when the state was a dominion, under the British Rule. I was carried across the barbed wire border by my brave mother while my two year old sister walked along  holding on to mother’s clothes. War with India had broken out and … Continue reading The Forbidden Birthplace, A poem by Anjum Wasim Dar. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6

The Shipbuilder and his Daughter, A poem by Lorraine Gibson. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Isue6


The Shipbuilder and his Daughter His blood froze in a Scottish winter. His daughter danced unknowing in a land of southern summers. Alone in his chair, Buttons the cat   stretched out along his thigh, it’s said he did not feel that mighty brain tide pound its damage. Her ‘Hi Dad’ phone-call rings unanswered in … Continue reading The Shipbuilder and his Daughter, A poem by Lorraine Gibson. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Isue6

Love is in the air, A poem by Josephine LoRe. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6


Love is in the air     and I say love with cheese...   gruyère and emmenthal   brie, parmeggiano     crocks for the oven, red and gray   a bag of onions and bay leaves plucked  from nanna's garden last summer  a half-baked baguette   and chicken stock & thyme     and … Continue reading Love is in the air, A poem by Josephine LoRe. WordCity Monthly February 2021 Issue6