In the Morning by Ann Privateer

In the Morning When sun shines in And flaws take shape Because mother said You must be perfect Even if the man in bed Isn’t, I’m wed to someone I don’t know who owns Summers of snow No flowers, no hope With nothing to guide Even love needs faith To shine through. Bio: Ann Privateer is a poet, artist, and photographer. Some of her recent work has appeared in Third Wednesday and Entering to name a few. Continue reading In the Morning by Ann Privateer

MAD OR IN LOVE by Abasiama Udom

MAD OR IN LOVE I still pray amidst my pain To a God I am not sure hears either I am mad or in love yet I choose the later loving, trusting desperately this God in whose word I find redemption yet I am either mad or in love BIO: Abasiama Udom is a polymathic writer and poet, she writes from Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. Her works have been published in Kalahari Review, Imspired, The Sandy River Review, Rigorous Magazine and elsewhere. She is constantly chasing new adventures but appreciates the constancy of food, music, books, family, sleep, and football in her … Continue reading MAD OR IN LOVE by Abasiama Udom

​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 our world today. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought life changing experiences to many, lives have been lost, means of livelihood have been forgone with people clamouring to remain alive and healthy. PAROUSIA Magazine looks forward to reminding people that there is one who can … Continue reading ​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

Two Poems from Adaobi Chilekezi | PAROUSIA Magazine

His impact It happened And again it happened Just like the breaks of new day And again and again I followed Not to be alone left But following, is not enough To join, I have to be It went on and on Like the constant follow Of the river, which Does not cease to follow Here I met Him And my life anew It becomes, changed … And made know: He is with me   My love Just when I thought it over I found Him, my savior and lover One who always ‘ll be for me Even at moments … Continue reading Two Poems from Adaobi Chilekezi | PAROUSIA Magazine

A Poem from Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine

  LOVE AND A PHONE CALL I call you On the phone And as we talk Angels glow. We share secrets Like whispers of wind Reclining beneath Moonlit night. The outside world Is voiceless lightening And our shared Conversation Is like listening sky. As we speak Peaceful blue shadows Fill my living room And you are An angel’s voice – Uniting us In a bond of all Live things – We are one With all of creation. I take a walk Trying to wind down So as to get to sleep And while thinking of you The grass gleams With … Continue reading A Poem from Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine

ALTRUISM by Rick Davis | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

ALTRUISM Bella jumps repeatedly As though she is Watching Private sparkling Explosions So I let her out To run around The messy yard – She is excited And amazed, Barking and playing Finding, perhaps, Moonlight in Early spring Afternoon Urban expanse, Running back in My arms, Now, carefully Prancing As if avoiding Imaginary Splintered glass Then, she jumps On my lap To help me Write this poem. She slides to the Living room Daylight deep In old windows Greeting A homeless man Who sings In the street. She glides back To the office Nudging my arm Asking me To watch … Continue reading ALTRUISM by Rick Davis | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS LIFE ISSUE #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 10th Issue to be published by December 2019 during the Christmas Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is The Christmas Life Issue. John 1: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. The Birth of Jesus is God becoming a man. This is a Glorious Birth that brings Eternal Life to Humanity. 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, … Continue reading Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS LIFE ISSUE #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

DO IT NOW! tips for New Year by Mary Joy Orola | PAROUSIA Magazine

December 25, 2018 *Phone rings…* ”Hello Mum…Yes…I will definitely do it ma…Oh! That’s awesome!…Okay, I won’t forget….Haba Mum! I will, this is just 25th; it will definitely be sent on or before January 1st…Okay, Bye ma!” December 27, 2018 *Phone rings…* ”Hey Big boy…I am fine. You?…I didn’t forget. I will sure do it… Of course, I know today is 27, 4 more days into a new year…Yes, I will do it; I promise! Ait. Love you…Bye!” December 30, 2018. *Phone rings…* ”Ọ̀rẹ́ mi, báwo ni?…I dey too o…I wan carry am do now…ehn. No mind mummy jare, she tink … Continue reading DO IT NOW! tips for New Year by Mary Joy Orola | PAROUSIA Magazine

A VIRGIN AND HER CHILD by Nina Onuorah | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

    A VIRGIN AND HER CHILD This had to be the most excruciating pain ever! She closed her eyes and gripped her fiance’s hand as the pain, starting from the small of her back, took over her entire body. This was worse than the time she fell from her bicycle at age eleven and fractured her ankle. She had thought she would never forget how that felt. Until this. This just made everything else pale, so pathetically, in comparison. The contraction passed and Mary felt her body relax. She loosened her grip on poor Joe’s hand and knew the … Continue reading A VIRGIN AND HER CHILD by Nina Onuorah | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A happy – jolly Christmas by Oluwasemilore Olubiire | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  A happy – jolly Christmas It’s Christmas time. The time we celebrate Messiah’s birth, With gladness of heart, Filled with all – round y. It’s Christmas time. The time we enjoy the pudding, Made with flour,suet and dried fruits, Having delight in it. The melodious sounds Heard from the Christmas light, Sparkling with stupendous colours, Giving the Christmas tunes. The beautiful Christmas ornaments, Spotted on the Christmas tree, Brings a satisfactory remark Of a happy – jolly Christmas   Continue reading A happy – jolly Christmas by Oluwasemilore Olubiire | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

The Hymn Of The Bethlehem Star by Luisa Kay Reyes| Christmas Cascade Issue 9 |PAROUSIA Magazine

    The Hymn Of The Bethlehem Star   May the hymn of the Bethlehem Star That guided the wise men from afar Inspire the melody of our song While we sing of Jesus all day long. Let Mary’s soft sweet lullaby Remind us to bid wrong goodbye As we croon the peaceful tune That Christmas Day is coming soon. Propelling us to hum of love And sparkle like the star above The little Christ-child’s aria of light Can humble the most daring knight. Knowing that The Truth was born for us The Christmas way is not superfluous Since The … Continue reading The Hymn Of The Bethlehem Star by Luisa Kay Reyes| Christmas Cascade Issue 9 |PAROUSIA Magazine

A KING IS BORN by Olaniyi Ololade Moses | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  A KING IS BORN When the universe  wears the garment of darkness, Men become  tipsy – drunk with the lust of the world.   The world becomes an ambit of evil, of chaos and of fleeting shadows that hover at night. There’s a voice from the wilderness, saying  “a king is born, a king is born” he’s a sun among sons. A king is born, He’s the giver of life. A king is born, he’s a magic for darkness. A king is born, he’s the convener of joy And the source of salvation to this world of doom. A … Continue reading A KING IS BORN by Olaniyi Ololade Moses | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

PAROUSIA Magazine Ranked Among Top 50 African Literature Blogs

    We are delighted to announce that PAROUSIA Magazine has been ranked among the Top 50 African Literature Blogs. This is a good news for us and we are excited about it. We are ranked 31st on the list alongside other outstanding Literary Blogs on the Continent. Many thanks to Anuj. You can read the full list by following this link. Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Ranked Among Top 50 African Literature Blogs

Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS CASCADE ISSUE #9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 9th Issue to be published by December 2018 during the Christmas Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is The Christmas Cascade Issue. Isaiah 7:14 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. God promised a Saviour who would come and  redeem mankind and give unto him eternal life. The birth of Jesus was that glorious coming. Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the … Continue reading Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS CASCADE ISSUE #9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

IMMORTAL LOVE SONGS by Gideon Cecil | Christian Poetry Chapbook | PAROUSIA Magazine

Gideon Cecil captures both the heart and the ear in his romantic musings. In bold style Cecil re-establishes the territory of the masters in his rhythmic and rhyming pieces. Here is a book of poetry worth investigating.

– John Kaniecki Continue reading IMMORTAL LOVE SONGS by Gideon Cecil | Christian Poetry Chapbook | PAROUSIA Magazine

Two Poems from Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine

                                                                                  A FEW MOMENTS Silence unwinds into peaceful loving afternoon. The cat sits in his cat-tree grooming himself While the dog stares out the overcast window. Both sing a quiet melody of contentment. Playing with and petting them, I am transported Beyond lonely seconds and weave softly Into loving sky, while I write these whispered words Which paint a world of forgiveness and fresh flowers. The cat crawls to my feet and jumps in my lap Like nature’s tiny explosion showing me That I am not my perception As I float into loving wind Without even leaving the … Continue reading Two Poems from Rick Davis | PAROUSIA Magazine

Call For Submission PAROUSIA Magazine The Glorification Issue #8

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 8th Issue to be published by April 2018 during the Easter Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is the Sufferings of Christ and the Glory that should follow – The Glorification Issue. 1 Peter 1:11 “Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” KJV In the ancient prophesies from the old testament, God promised a Saviour who would suffer and then be glorified. The Life, Death, Burial … Continue reading Call For Submission PAROUSIA Magazine The Glorification Issue #8