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Vultures - Chinua Achebe

Posted March 31st, 2010 at 11:07 AM by Sapphire (Tears & Smiles)

Vultures by Chinua Achebe


In the greyness
and drizzle of one despondent
dawn unstirred by harbingers
of sunbreak a vulture
perching high on broken
bones of a dead tree
nestled close to his
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We are all cracked pots

Posted March 31st, 2010 at 11:07 AM by Sapphire (Tears & Smiles)

A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his house.

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Biphobia - What is it?

Posted March 31st, 2010 at 11:04 AM by Sapphire (Tears & Smiles)

We all know what homophobia is. But how many of us can honestly say that we are aware of what biphobia is and whether we have witnessed it or not? Hmm?

People quite often think that gays and lesbians have it worse than everyone else when it comes to discrimination and that bisexuals, in comparison, have it really easy. I mean, think about all the hate crimes committed against gays/lesbians and all the jobs that have been lost over it. It is true that being homosexual is no walk in the...
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