​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 12th Issue to be published by September 2020 The theme of this forthcoming Issue is HEAL THE WORLD Psalm 147:3 KJV He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Heal the world is a theme inspired by the present pandemic that has plaqued…

Two Poems from Shitta Faruq |PAROUSIA Magazine

Sin, Selah – My cursed-prayer. God shall destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck theeout of thy dwelling place, and rootthee out of the land of the living. Selah – Psalm 52. Man, there is a testament: he who prunes wheatfrom the garden of goodness shall eat bitterness.he shall be stripped…

Three Poems from Jude Chukwuemeka |PAROUSIA Magazine

“DIVORCE“ Marriage sacred and sanctifiedWhy divorce?Who divorced who?Both agreed till death,Marriage is pain and gain. Though many a woman divorcedAccused of infidelity,But many a man cheatsThey call it games,Her heart wounded and piercedBut she forgave and bear thesweet pains. All tails are tailsAll holes are holesWhy cheat?Though styles differWhy not teach her,The two are one.…

Three Poems from John C. Mannone | PAROUSIA Magazine

The Work of Priests Lazarus is the Greek form of Eleazar—the Hebrew nameof the son of Aaron (the brother of Moses), a high priest. After Lazarus twitched back to lifea week before the Passover,synagogue leaders trembledat the truth they desperatelytried to deny or not even see. Their authority challenged,placed at risk by a holy manwho…

Southern Baptist girl hears Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ by Lasseter Hamilton |Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

Southern Baptist girl hears Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ A silver circle floats over violinists’ heads,chandelier dotted with tiny white lights. Below their feet, tealight votivesarc in a half-circle,a yellow rainbow, half-repetition of eternity. As violinists saw bows against curved bodies of violins,I stare beyond the windowpanes to the grass. When the day turns…

His Eminence by Andrew Ali Danjuma |Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

His Eminence Let’s rise! For the King of kings rides on a colt-His sandals adorned with goldFor He is pure and just His Eminence reigns Behold His magnificenceBeyond effabilityHis glory beyond fallibility His Eminence reigns Drop it off…Drop it at His feetYour horrors and miseriesHe is able to change His Eminence reigns You are not…

A Poem from Rick Davis |PAROUSIA Magazine

Meditation on the back porch: as you leave for the dayyour kiss is a loving collision and a lampof my ancestors. I sit in the humid morningwith our dog on my lap, closing my eyesand observe my breath. my thoughts are compulsive –like an onyx coat and clouds of plankton.there is a microscope in my…

Two Poems from Akin-ademola Emmanuel | PAROUSIA Magazine

SEEKING REST “Come to Me, all you who labor & are heavily laden, and I will give you rest.”-Matthew 11: 28 My lips areFilled in with filth& alcohol, the temple through whichI echoed his testimony is no more. I sprawl upona cold floor with my back,Heavy as granite with a baggageOf sins that clung on it. I…

Three Poems from Nwuguru Chidiebere Sullivan | PAROUSIA Magazine

“The whimpering maiden” I reached for you but you’re no longer homethe night has swallowed your silhouettesthe world lined your head into a new headline Perhaps the law cheated youperhaps the world was just in a haste to raise a new hashtag;a new mantrawith the petals of your bloodthat was plucked right in front of…