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Lit. Update: Future Steps

It feels good to finally have my poetry book released in some form. However, the work doesn't stop there. Now I face the challenges of promoting it. As I already knew, "self-publishing" requires you to fund most of the work yourself. It gets disheartening and a bit stressful, but it's what I have to do… Continue reading Lit. Update: Future Steps

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“The Challenging Reality: Wool and Ethics”

Latest installment in the mini series “The Challenging Reality” has been posted to S.D.!

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One of the topics I’ve been learning about recently has been the use of wool in the fabric industry. Generally, we as vegans tend to be very much against this practice and advocate for plant-based textiles made from hemp, organic cotton, recycled fibers, etc. as replacements for animal-derived fibers. However, I’ve discovered there are some interesting points people often overlook.

This might not apply to everyone. I’m speaking strictly from personal experience. Over the years, I’ve found that staying away from wool has become an incentive to purchase cheaper, fast fashion items made from synthetics that are almost always derived from (you guessed it) plastic. Plastic, as previously mentioned, will be shed into the environment sooner or later, regardless of what form it takes. Lately there has been a shift in the fashion industry to produce more “vegan” and “vegan-friendly” clothing. However, like synthetic leather, many of the products I’m…

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Lit. Update: Social Platforms and Poetry Announcement!

  I will cease to operate on My Poetic Side, as I no longer have time to manage that space. However, I do plan to stay on Medium for the foreseeable future. All other social media platforms remain in effect until further notice.   Now for the big announcement: my first poetry book will be… Continue reading Lit. Update: Social Platforms and Poetry Announcement!

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“Choose the Light, Be the Light”: Site / Lit. / Personal Update

  It's been quite some time since I posted a personal update here. I turned my site into a kind of online resume where people could read some of my poetry and take a look at my other credits as my career really takes off. However, with the new year, I'm putting together some new… Continue reading “Choose the Light, Be the Light”: Site / Lit. / Personal Update

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“The Story Of Beautiful Light” – Poetry

There once was a beautiful light, Sent down from the greatest of heights. Those below saw it all, And they sniffed and guffawed! But the light was still burning and bright.   This gift that was sent from above, In kindness and gentlest love - And they giggled and scorned, At the colors unborn -… Continue reading “The Story Of Beautiful Light” – Poetry

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“The End Of Confusion and Fear” – Poetry

The ancient tune’s a’calling me Away to where so few have gone. I run to join that joyful dance With the knowledge that it’s where I belong – But how I long to share the light and love with you, To laugh and cry at all the beauty here, And to race you to the… Continue reading “The End Of Confusion and Fear” – Poetry

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“Candle Light Prayer” – Poetry

I come before You humbly As the candle flickers low With all my imperfections In this land of frozen snow.   Insanity arising As we play the ageless war - I come before You humbly As the ancients did before.   You Whose heart is endless, You of stained glass crystal mind Who pens the… Continue reading “Candle Light Prayer” – Poetry

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“Starlight Haven” – Poetry

Birth – meant for convenience and enslavement Life – valueless, pitiable Death – merely hours away Sunlight – a strange word in a foreign language   Torture – a way of life Bone – what you hear scrape against the floor Blade – to puncture and prod Smiles – to mock and degrade   Festival… Continue reading “Starlight Haven” – Poetry

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“Those Who Watch (and Those Who Don’t)” – Poetry

Fleeting shadows, wisps of darkness Arrested breath Illusion?   Flashing beacons, wings so bright Racing mind Confusion.   Scarlet portals, sinister gaze Rising fear Delusion?   Light is darkness, darkness - light? Woven webs Corruption.   "Nothing to fear. Do as thou wilt." Questionable fantasy Propagation?   Angelic sonnets turned to sneers Devilish growls Deception!… Continue reading “Those Who Watch (and Those Who Don’t)” – Poetry

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“Feathers” – Poetry

Fairyland whispers Essence of faith Another time gently beckons The thoughts of Gods swiftly move Heaven’s answers, so elusive Eagerly awaiting response Requiring a leap of faith Signs that we are not alone   Poetry Copyright © 2017 - 2023 by Ena Whiteraven     All rights reserved. Photographer: unknown