IF SILENCE COULD SPEAK by Roberta Monokroussos | Poetry | Heal The World Issue #12 | PAROUSIA Magazine

The babbling brook grows silent before the still watersjoining forces reports exchanged about upriver quartersthe redwood forest’s shafts of light through the sacred steeplethe sound of silence the soul soaring to galaxies beyond gospel the silvery sequined sleeve of the sophisticated gownworn at the ballroom dances, governor’s balls, senior promsthe sparkling stream sidling down the…

O Hope by Aldo Quagliotti | Poetry | Heal The World Issue #12 | PAROUSIA Magazine

O Hope As light filtered through the crackour faces densely packedwith ragged-looking petalswere similar to a burgundy varietyof sunsetwe were tangling our majestic spireshands floating like fliesfalling like spiders along our armsa new day was starting,we were recoveringfrom the night in quarantinedebating what season would come nextright inside our rooma sweaty summer of enveloped bodiesor…

Three poems from Abigail-Tydale Bassey | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

I ESTHER walked into the king’s lairwith little hope whatsoever her first attempt was at dinner her shaking voice asked forpityjusticeandrevengepray about the plot of peoplelike Hamaneating with youand beating bones into your throat:an enemy. II LISTEN TO GOD What’d you make of so raging thoughtsgathered beneath your eyes?See, they sag_with very pale glow;voice locked…