The Lark and Her Young Ones

The Lark and Her Young Ones

A lark had made her nest in the wheat-field. All summer the little larks had been growing strong and large. All summer the wheat had been growing tall and ripe. Now the larks were nearly old enough to fly. Now the wheat was nearly ripe. One day the farmer came to look...

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Poem: “We Wear the Mask,” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Poem: “We Wear the Mask,” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,-- This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties. Why should the world be overwise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let...

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The Sparrow and the Hare

The Sparrow and the Hare

A HARE pounced upon by an eagle sobbed very much and uttered cries like a child. A Sparrow upbraided her and said, 'Where now is thy remarkable swiftness of foot? Why were your feet so slow?' While the Sparrow was thus speaking, a hawk suddenly seized him and killed...

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Poem: “Miracles,” by Walt Whitman

Poem: “Miracles,” by Walt Whitman

Why, who makes much of a miracle? As to me I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water, Or stand under...

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Poem: “Pray for Peace,” by Ellen Bass

Poem: “Pray for Peace,” by Ellen Bass

Pray to whomever you kneel down to: Jesus nailed to his wooden or plastic cross, his suffering face bent to kiss you, Buddha still under the bo tree in scorching heat, Adonai, Allah. Raise your arms to Mary that she may lay her palm on our brows, to Shekhina, Queen of...

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Poem: “Imagine,” by Kamilah Aisha Moon

Poem: “Imagine,” by Kamilah Aisha Moon

after the news of the dead whether or not we knew them we are saying thank you —W.S. Merwin A blanket of fresh snow makes any neighborhood idyllic. Dearborn Heights indistinguishable from Baldwin Hills, South Central even— until a thawing happens and residents emerge...

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Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

Methodist Children’s Hospital gives young patients a happy Halloween | UT-Health students, nursing staff helping people along Texas Coastal Bend | UTSA students, New Life Ministries launch program to combat domestic violence | Longoria highlights nationwide need for affordable housing | The Asylum Station | Drug court grads see hope and united families | KENS 5 rolls up sleeves for ‘Make A Difference Day’ | Empathy a belief and an instinct that can be developed | ACA Enrollment Begins with Fewer | Sheriff’s office forms team to tackle jail’s suicide rate | ‘Operation Home Cooking’ serving family experience for soldiers away from home | Sexual Harassment Is More Common Than You Think, But Most Cases Aren’t Reported | VIA Metro Waiving Bus Fees On Election Day | Healthy Bexar Plan: ‘A Call to Action’ for Healthier Residents | $400,000 awarded to four Local Nonprofits by Impact San Antonio

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The Old Rat and the Young Rat

The Old Rat and the Young Rat

A cunning old rat discovered in his rounds a most tempting piece of cheese, which was placed in a trap. But being well aware that if he touched it he would be caught, he slyly sought one of his young friends, and, under the mask of friendship, informed him of the...

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The Ass and the Old Peasant

The Ass and the Old Peasant

An old peasant was sitting in a meadow watching his ass, which was grazing close by, when all of a sudden he caught sight of armed men stealthily approaching. He jumped up in a moment, and begged the ass to fly with him as fast as he could, "Or else," said he, "we...

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