In the following piece of verse, the author comments upon the need for our species to collectively grieve for all of the children in the world, especially those who die due to preventable causes, so that Death may be held at bay. The poem is both a lament and ode to hope. If the entire […]
Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748) was a man of his time. He was a (pseudo-) Christian minister who wrote hymns, theorized on theology and fancied himself a logician. He has been credited with writing more than 750 hymns, many of which are still in use today. Rebel Voice wonders if either the hymns were atrociously […]
This poem from our resident poet, A.D., reflects upon the babies, and children, who survive the death or loss of their mothers under terrible circumstances. Whether it was during An Gorta Mór (Great Famine) of Ireland, the bombing of European cities during World War 2, the genocide in the Balkans or the results of war in […]
Here we have a piece of verse that looks at the roles assigned to us even from birth. Whether it be a caste system, social distinctions or income levels, many children are pigeon-holed even before they are born. Societies often have expectations of the place in society that a child will have, and this […]
In this piece of inspired verse, Thomas Davis calls to all those born on the island of Ireland to stand together as Irish people, in opposition to the yoke of English colonialism. He believed that the Irish identity did not depend on bloodlines but on feelings of the heart. His hope was that those of […]
The Marie Celeste Smokey shadows invade my mind; flitting memories of troubled times that lurk in foggy streets and dreams to prey upon my soul it seems. Blurred emotion rears its head with appetite for pain unfed; laughter dies in agony; blunted whispers torture me and I can’t see the sky. […]
Here we have another offering from our resident poet on Rebel Voice, A.D. In The Solipsist’s Refrain, the author touches lightly upon the profound philosophy of Solipsism, which is based upon the premise that the only fact that we can know for certain is that the individual exists. Everything else is conjecture. René Descartes once […]
Acrostic poems are those whereby the first letter, or word, of the poem spells out a word or message. This one is for the courageous people of Palestine.