The Moving Pen | Groups Books

Carry the Water

* This piece is a response to Rob Wilcher’s beautiful poem “Carry the Water”.   The stream eddies, as his hand drifts. …

2 Min Read
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Jenna could not believe her luck as she followed Jeremy down the sandy wooden path that led to the beach. Was this …

7 Min Read
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They say your life flashes before you when you die. They are wrong. It’s your future you see. Like when you lean …

15 Min Read
Carry the Water

The boy watched the old man crouched By the pool in the sun stirring the water With an even hand. He was …

2 Min Read
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The shooting started at around 4.30 pm; most of the neighbourhood mothers had herded their kids inside and were probably doing what …

13 Min Read
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Fred takes one of the nails he holds between his lips and places it against the timber, hammering it home with far …

22 Min Read
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“MUM.  Did you send it?” Clara’s twelve-year-old selfishness stole her thoughts … again.  “Are you listening to me?” Her daughter stomped her …

8 Min Read
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For Sheila and Roger   Let us go then, you and I, to gape at sunsets spread across the sky, that meld …

5 Min Read
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‘Chintana darling, I’m going to be late tonight.  Please don’t wait up for me.’ ‘Alright Auntie Tok, have a great night.  Don’t …

17 Min Read
There is that moment

your father beat you or someone else in the family your mum or one of your siblings,   when the air is …

1 Min Read