Front Page Poetry: February 2023


Enough is Enough


Teachers strike as the new month dawns;

children, again, the unfortunate pawns.

On conditions and pay

teachers must have their say –

but our government sits back and yawns.

- Amanda Ellison -


Lacerated Earth

It is 4.17 am.

On the border,

The earth moves; it

Unleashes wrath.


The month is only six days old.

UN convoys,

Swift on the scene

To aid, feed, help.


Amid chaos and destruction,

Joy: a live boy.

But still: the earth,



- Amanda Ellison -




The Russians invade Ukraine

on this very day.



anniversary of pluck,

strength, and resistance.


- Amanda Ellison -