Poetry PPCC Voice

The Mountain's Voice

I climb the mountain peak, in search of myself, but only found a blind man, wrapped in the lion’s mane and nothing else. The mane glistened in the light of the sun, coarse and rough, matted and soiled, he carried the pain of the earth, of those unjustly embroiled.

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Afterthought

His tiny stomach clenched, his throat riddled with sores, Just one more sinking sunset, that brings no sweet sigh of relief. Tomorrow...

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Weeping Willow

When I was in high school, in creative writing class, I would look outside to the Weeping Willow outside in the courtyard. The branches...

The United States is facing a crisis. According to Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs, a well-known advocate of blue collar work, U.S. society needs...

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Gloom

The world of beautiful creation has been taken over An evil darkness crept in when we weren’t looking The flawless friend we once...

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I Am Nothing

What you see is an empty piece of canvas. Pure white, with no marks of any sort. No wrinkle or tears whatsoever. It’s gone through many...

The Delano Grape Strike, led by Cesar Chavez, to put it simply, was a boycott and 300 mile march from Delano to Sacramento determined to...

Borne of conscience, drowned at once: My reason rose to fill the space. And nothing can my guilt repair And yet it hangs upon my...

No, it’s not only a bruise, It’s more than that. Barbarity found his victim in my face. Choking the words and violating my...

In the past, I did not like being around children. I actively avoided being with children. My four years in the Marine Corps was spent with...

I am motivated by a deep desire to help the needy. For much of my life, despite all my work to rise above, I have been in their place. I...

I couldn’t sleep sometimes. And when I could, it didn’t really matter. I was always off somewhere, in dreams of day and night,...

A prevalent axiom in contemporary culture states that men who have better ability than their less competent counterparts should share their...

PPCC student Mal Sawm describes the political conditions in his home country of Myanmar (also known as Burma).

This spring semester, Parley partners with the philosophy department to highlight the creative intellect of our PPCC student philosophers....

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Phabulous!

This spring, Parley partners with the philosophy department to highlight the creative intellect of our PPCC student philosophers. Each week...

Mayada Allami is an ESL student at PPCC who hopes to study for her nursing assistant degree here. An Iraqi, she lived temporarily in Jordan...

Public Statement by Eight Alabama Clergymen (C.C..J. Carpenter, Jospeph A. Durick, Rabbi Hilton L. Grafman, Bishop Paul Hardin, Bishop...

Sarah Kadlec, an online student at PPCC, strives to be a photojournalist. In this piece, she addresses a friend about becoming a college...

Crystal Jones is the first place winner of Parley’s Summer Writing Contest. She writes about her experience at PPCC to a friend. This...

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We Own the Law

When it comes down to it, the power that lies in my industry is a hidden power. We are the shadows behind the curtain, the grease in the...