Beanery Online Literary Magazine

November 10, 2010

Sing to Me Softly

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SING TO ME SOFTLY

Malaika King

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I remember when

You used to sing me to sleep

 

The softness of your words

Bouncing off the walls

 

And cascading me

With your voice

 

I remember when

You used to (more…)

August 11, 2010

A Sky Full of Diamonds

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A SKY FULL OF DIAMONDS

Malaika King

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I wanted a star to hold and call my own

So I climbed the tallest ladder up to the sky

I was surprised to find that stars aren’t stars at all

I hold in my palms a handful of diamonds

Diamonds I picked from the sky

They cut my fingers and make them raw but I don’t care

These diamonds are mine

I reached for the moon, but missed

I reached for the stars, but was wrong

I reached for myself and found

I had a hidden sky

A sky full of Diamonds

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ADDITIONAL READING:

IN WINTERSCAPE…COMES THE SONG

JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 1

MOONSTONE RHYMES

DEVELOPING CHARACTERS IN NOVEL WRITING

I BELIEVE GOD INVENTED DANCING

August 4, 2010

Post World War I Issues

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POST WORLD WAR I ISSUES

Ashley

     Many issues rose to the surface during the aftermath of World War I. This time span, from 1918 to 1929, was filled with chaos and conflict. Three of the most eminent problems, ranking from the worst to the least problematic, were the issues of labor, the “red scare”, and racial tensions. 

     The most problematic issue after World War I was the unrest of the labor force. Labor problems reflect the unstableness of the economy, which clearly points out the weakness during this era. At the end of World War I, government agencies withdrew their control from the American economy, which released the restricted demands. While people hurried to buy goods which were rationed during the war, businesses increased the prices of their products. The result of this difference was swift inflation, or price increases, on the economy.

     An epidemic of strikes swept across the nation as a result of (more…)

July 28, 2010

The Chicken Soup Myth

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THE CHICKEN SOUP MYTH

Miranda

     A long time ago in an enchanted forest of Africa, there were many different types of animals that lived among one another. They included hippos, giraffes, chickens, frogs, snakes, zebras, goats, and lions. Every animal was caring and lived happily because they were helpful to one another. Every animal but the chickens at least. The chickens held a grudge because the tree frogs were chosen as the leaders of the forest.

     One cold winter night, a new baby zebra was born among them. Every animal danced in rejoice for the new addition. There was going to be a celebration and a feast to honor the zebras, so each animal group was assigned a certain thing to bring to the feast. The hippos were in charge of bringing the big black cooking pot for the feast soup, the giraffes were to bring decorations, the snakes were in charge of spreading the news, the goats were to bring (more…)

July 18, 2010

Ghosts Unseen

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GHOSTS UNSEEN

Malaika King

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Light from the moon spills across your face where the curtain was left parted

 Even though we are inside

Buried under sleeping bags it still feels as if it’s below freezing

You sigh

Icy cold air comes out of your mouth

Forming shapes between us

 

Outside a cloud moves in front of the moon

Every line and crease on (more…)

June 21, 2010

And Then I Lost It

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AND THEN I LOST IT

Malaika King

 Your smile cracks

Mine breaks

 

Your laugh is smudged

Mine is foggy

 

Your words are split (more…)

March 15, 2010

Time

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Welcome Malaika King as a youth contributor to the Beanery Online Literary Magazine. Below is the first of the poems written by her that will be posted.

TIME

Malaika King

There are 24 hours in a day

60 minutes in an hour

1140 minutes in a day

60 seconds in a minute

86400 seconds in a day

 

So how is it you can’t (more…)

February 6, 2010

The buried city

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THE BURIED CITY

Kait

     What am I thinking of?  I’ll give you three hints: a thriving city, a settlement for disaster, and finally, a city ending in a pitfall.  Ok…I’ll tell you… (more…)

July 22, 2009

That’s Music to My Ears

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THAT’S MUSIC TO MY EARS

Kait

     Enrichment………self expression…..stress relief…..all this and more; the advantages of free music programs that should be created for communities.

     To begin, musical programs enrich young lives in more ways than one. Young kids usually have trouble making connections between things, but music in general lets kids think quicker on their feet, so to speak. Children learn to establish (more…)

May 22, 2009

Executive Order 10730: Desegregation of Central High School (1957)

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EXECUTIVE ORDER 10730:

DESEGREGATION OF CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

 (1957)

Ashley

       Since the beginning of time, every social group has had to fight for its freedom.  Regardless of whether the injustices the groups fought against pertained to religion, nationality, gender, or race, they were injustices all the same. African Americans were one of these groups that have had to endure injustices since the beginning of time. Around the 1950’s (more…)

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