Storm – Shania

Published in The Pilgrim, Issue 6, Autumn 2020. As we live our lives, we are aware of life,But, unlike us, a storm knows neither of what it is creating or destroying,Just like this pandemic, it knows of nothing. The world that we live in,The environmental problems,The extreme weather, pollution and natural disasters,These things come as … Continue reading Storm – Shania

Stuck Indoors for Lockdown – Indiana

Published in The Pilgrim, Issue 6, Autumn 2020. Stuck indoors on Monday,Work set by my school.Breakfast, lunch, dinner, sleep,No wait, I can’t sleep at all. Stuck indoors on Tuesday,Work to be handed in.Breakfast, lunch, dinner, sleep,A cycle seems to begin. Stuck indoors on Wednesday,I’ve only slept for two hours.Breakfast, lunch, dinner, sleep,The control of this … Continue reading Stuck Indoors for Lockdown – Indiana

The Ocean’s Demise – Ilham

Published in The Pilgrim, Issue 6, Autumn 2020. The second-hand smoke engulfed her.They had created such a large mess,Emptying their pockets in her deep blue flesh.She gave them her everything,Only to receive much less.Yet they thanked her with the gift of their selfishness.As her whole world turned sour,She felt empty inside.They would all feel sorrow,As … Continue reading The Ocean’s Demise – Ilham

The Ticking Clock – Fateeha

Published in The Pilgrim, Issue 6, Autumn 2020. You can hear the clock ticking. And parents on the phone. And the soundof the TV. And the tapping on the keyboards. And the white noise of thevacuum. The once silent during the day house has now become busy-people in each room, trying to concentrate and get … Continue reading The Ticking Clock – Fateeha

Corona Time – Youcef

Article published in The Pilgrim, Issue 6, Autumn 2020. I find it interesting how easily our way of life can change and how quickly webecome accustomed to it, but not all of us . I find it obscure but also frighteningin the sense that an entire planet is in this state. The superpowers of the … Continue reading Corona Time – Youcef

Do Good – In This Turbulent Time (Part 2)

If you’re a peacemaker, peace will come back to you, if you go looking for trouble, trouble will seek you out, if you set out to harm others it will come back to you; it may not be today or tomorrow, but it will come right back at you.

Distance in love

It is reported in the media that the crime rate has decreased immensely. Whilst we welcome the good news, Covid-19 has taken the place of violent crimes.

Cry For Help

Some weeks ago, I found myself tossing and turning in my bed, I couldn’t sleep…. another mother and family were mourning.

Happy Holidays

Greetings families and friends, it’s another year when most families gather together for the festive season.

A Prayer For Young People

Dear Lord please remember our young people in a special way. Please remember those who have been offending, those who the enemy has used to do his evils and to take another person’s life.

People’s behaviour

I didn’t cause this upon myself, I didn’t go looking for it; I was not even prepared for it… but it came, not only on my doorstep but in my home.

Dealing With Grief

When grief is personal, no one can tell you how to do it! You live with it … One learns how to live with it.

A Prayer to God

Whenever there is tragedy among young people, it is hard for me not to feel sad for the families and friends.

Trusting Others

We depend on someone at some time or other. We put our trust in some people, sometimes almost putting our integrity on the line – but they fail us!