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     Alethea Eason
Holy Androgyny
Woman in the Tree
Bring Down the Tyrants

     Amanda Trancoso
Somewhat Different

     Andrea Da Costa
Salute to Adversity
Moonlight Magic
A Winter's View
A Waltz of the Wildflowers

     Andrew B. Levine
America Cries
Another Angel in Heaven

     Anthony Gayle
Soundtrack of the Concrete
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     Ariono-jovan Labu
Somewhat Different

     Brian Glenn
Letter Home
I Pray With Thee

     Catherine Caldwell

     Cherilyn Ferroggiaro
Old Strings and Elbows
A Letter to the Vatican Council
The Orchard
The Versifier
The Breaths Left Unbound

     Cohen Bell
The Mind

     Daniel Stafford
August At Four A.M.
The Throne of Crowns
Turn Away Cold Voices
A Driving Need For Christmas...

     Devrie Paradowski
Une Femme
The Night the Crickets Sang

     E.T. Duerr
The Clash of Symbols

     Elaine Kelson
Poetry Series
What I've Got
Last Night

     Ellen Hopkins
Ugly In Black

     Geoff Fox
Ya Kabir
Ya Mutakabbir
Ya Rafi

     Gerald G. Morrison
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     H. Amador
Poetry Series

     Helen Bar-Lev
Five Years
Intrinsic Sadness
Holocaust Day ž2004
Childhood Memories of the Holocaust

     Ivor E. Hogg
Poetry Series
Pantun chain Sufficient

     James McCormack

     Jeanne Brickman
A Letter to my Solider

Your Sea

     John Faucett
65 Roses

     John Hindle
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     John Moon
Politically Correct Baby

     Jim Nasium
Blind Justice

     Lanaia Lee
Ghostly Seduction
The Dream
Where Am I?
Up Above

     Laura Mae Oldham-Brownell
Speak to Me

     Len Bourrett
Fear is Irrational
Ten-Zillion Miles Away In Time
Park Avenue EL
I Now Can See the Rain

     Marie Kazalia
moving in one circuitous direction
everybody I know doesn't know...
real celebrity of anonymity &
Suicide and a movie
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The Labyrinth Issue

Welcome to Meeting of the Minds Publications, Meeting 
of the Minds Journal is a nonprofit publishing venture 
dedicated to producing, publishing, and disseminating 
cutting-edge literary works to a wide audience. We are 
dedicated to publishing literary and fine art talents from
around the world. We publish all genres of knacked ability, 
recognizing the beauty of the creative arts. We are currently 
looking for fresh submissions, and encourage all writers and 
artists to send their best material. Meeting Of The Minds 
Journal strives to magnify the elite. MMJ's main purpose 
is to unite us humbly and let the power of the pen bind 
our words.
Tell Me You'll Remember
by Ken Jones

"Now you are focusing on these thoughts
My entry for eternity
In your ceaseless stimulus barrage

With luck my language will linger
A little longer than other
Sense perceptions and such distractions

But my dealings with daily reality
Tell me you'll remember
Your interludes of intercourse and indigestion"
In this issue, The Labyrinth edition is one of the most explosive issues we have ever produced.  We are taking a closer look at the human testament and revival.  In this issue, we look at political issues, racial issues, war, 9/11, loss, Holocaust, African-American Holocaust (Maafa), Civil Rights Movement, and Women’s Movement.  I have asked the contributors in this issue to dig in their souls and pull out headlines that surround their lifestyles.  In fact, after reviewing this issue it reminders me more of a cluster of headlines off a newspaper.

I ask that you open your minds and let the words of our artists really move you.  Some pictures are graphic, but as a publication we want our publication not to be censored.  We want to show all sides with out fear. This issue, is a bold statement, we stand by this issue in hopes it will get you to make changes in your community.

Crucible of Change
by Karen White

"Crucible of change
is forged in flames of self discovery.
Chains of humiliation,
and ropes of self- critique,
shackles of limited expectations,
bind me in the same place
till i have done with self-flagellation
and guilt and self-abasement
to the God of pride.
surrendering to the inivitable fates
finally i ask,
Will you help me?
At once i feel the heat,
the warm flames nipping at my toes,
as bound to this stake of my own devising,
Like Joan of history's sake
i am tormented
and consumed by flames of righteous change.
till from the ash
at last
comes rebirth.
surprisingly quiet,
this newborn phoenix
is still gray
with the shades of past life,
still wobbly with uncertainty.
she opens her wings to dry
not yet confidant enough to fly."
It is important that you listen to the words that are featured by our writers presenting along with the flash show is a song close to my heart , Heal the Land by New Direction. I didn't want to censor anything, what is truly amazing is how many poets and artists are speaking out about voting and things that are happening in our community. However, poets and artist have been doing this for centuries, it just seems more potent now. I have to give 4 snaps, we are gaining back our voices and demanding our voices to be heard. Through the process of this journal I begin to see how this journal was actually a tool and if I want get an awesome tool at getting a message across. When reading any publication, I am sure you look at things objectively some things you may not agree with.

As a young African-American woman, the sole-proprietor of this organization it is important to me that I give our readers a realistic, creative edge. Meeting of Minds Publications is always evolving, we never set limitations. I ask you as readers to review this edition with an open mind and open heart.

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     Robin Hennings
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     Suree Synder
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     Suzanne Nielsen
In Full Bloom

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A Source for Refuge
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A Transformation
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     Teresa Tunaley
As Fragile as a Bird
Miss You
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     Uday Lalan
Clinging to Your Memories

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