Thoughts on WordCity. By WordCity Poetry Editor Nancy Ndeke

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An element of speech carries a word or words whether in mime, written or spoken. Best attribute of interpersonal relationships boosters or bolster’s. Taken and driven with a kindly gesture, ability to listen to hear before response or as acknowledgement of fellow humans, word is and has a creative force within it to make lasting legacy of memories we dream, carry and exchange.

A city on the other hand is a large establishment hosting people of different cultural and social- economic backgrounds, differing Faiths as well as race and gender orientations.

Word and city are both multidimensional attributes of socially acceptable composite institutions which by sheer will and cognizant of mutual respect bring out the best in diversity.


 A magazine toddler,
 An open handed stranger,
 A time zone barrier breaker,
 An open yard for all to bask,
 Taking in the tidal voices,
 Aching to say it’s piece,
 A market where banter and glee greets a new comer,
 A counter serving goodwill,
 Each a treat to the whole,
 What makes you tick,
 What another halts in fear,
 What makes you laugh,
 What another hesitates to embrace,
 A global village arena,
 Looking benevolently,
 At the wealth of each contribution,
 The highest good of all takes the front pew,
 Gentle attraction to what makes us thrive,
 Each reaching a lesson,
 Each impacting a notion,
 That difference is beautiful,
 That diversity is incredible,
 Hence this flag of white roses,
 Running the seven seas and oceans known,
 Seeking only to enrich,
 The rhythms of words in our world,
 In this virtual city,

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Nancy Ndeke is a multi-genre writer. She writes poetry, hybrid essays, reviews, commentary and memoir. Ndeke  is widely published with four collection of her full writings Soliama Legacy, Lola- Logue , Musical Poesy  and May the Force be With you. She has recently  collaborated with a Scotland-based Writer  and Musical Artist,  Dr. Gameli Tordzro of Glasgow University on the Poetry Collection Mazungumzo ya Shairi, and  also  co-authored the poetry anthology , I was lost but now am found with USA Poet Renee Drummond  -Brown . She contributes her writings to the Atunis  Galaxy Poetry ( Belgium), TUJIPANGE AFRICA( Kenya, USA), Ramingo Porch, Africa Writers Caravan , WOMAWORD Literary Press, BeZine  for Arts and Humanities( USA), Andinkra Links 5,  Wild Fire Publication, Williwash Press, The poet by day webzine, Writers Escape at Poetry, Different Truths, ARCS PROSE POETRY. Nancy Ndeke  also works as a literary arts consultant, copyeditor and  Writers’ Clinics Moderator.

Published by darcie friesen hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie's first novel, Stillwater, will be released in the spring of 2023. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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