Way Down In The River by Niki Bell

Originally published on Poetry Festival on October 12, 2018 By Niki Bell “Our Father who art in heaven,” “Hallowed be thy name.” Way down in the River, Where the children gather their straws, “Thy kingdom come.” “Thy will be done” Way down in the River, Where feet soak up the…

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MINE, YOURS, A MOTHER’S HATE by Niki Bell

Originally published on Poetry Festival on September 25, 2018 By Niki Bell There is no equal to or greater than A Mother’s Love Safety and Protection Let us understand what it is first, not last A lioness There is no greater gift Or symbolic universal feeling of connection The harmonic…

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CONFLICTED BY NIKI BELL

Originally published on Poetry Festival on September 19, 2018 By Niki Bell. I took the road less traveled by and sang my song… “Take Me Home, Take Me Home” Crescendos in the trees They would call out my name Protecting me Gasping for air In total shock Unbelievable to the…

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5th annual Parenting Conference to focus on how to keep kids safe

Originally published in The Napa Valley Register on April 5, 2018 By Register Staff. A free all-day conference on how to keep children safe emotionally, the dangers of addictions and the sexual issues that confront youths will be held April 13 at Napa Valley College in Napa. One panel led…

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