Where the Mind Dwells: Declaration


With a wonderful selection of poems written by some of today’s most talented amateur writers, each anthology contains poems that are funny, sad, religious, and profoundly unforgettable. Each publication encompasses a culturally diverse group of poets whose work has touched the hearts of readers far and wide. All publications are designed to capture the essence of today’s poetic genre. A complete index of poets and an International Standard Book Number unique to each edition are included.

Poems In This Collection

    • The Gypsy's Trance

      PoetRachel Bayless-Stidham

      • Little Child

        PoetPhoenix Parsons

        • Roller Coaster

          PoetTala Mohammad

          • Precious Child

            PoetMariah Hendrickson

            • Take the Stairs

              PoetCeleste Musick

              • The Bridge Set By Her

                PoetAlexander Jones

                • The Longest Ride

                  PoetSamantha Lapidus

                  • Her Tricky Game

                    PoetJeremy Juliano

                    • Where I'm From

                      PoetKrystal McGhee

                      • Tell Me Why

                        PoetAngel Garza

                        • Broke Beyond Bend

                          PoetMarcy McNeal

                          • Loving You

                            PoetCaitlin Reynolds

                            • him and her

                              PoetLauren Bayuk

                              • In Hindsight

                                PoetJogene Hand III

                                Suicidal Note

                                PoetSugey Reta

                                • Escape

                                  PoetJulie Young

                                  Within My Prayer

                                  PoetKijaunta Lucas

                                  • The Phone Call

                                    PoetKai Hyde

                                    • Don't Give Up!

                                      PoetMegan Bossle

                                          • Ghostly Creatures

                                            PoetJustin Anthony

                                            • You Live

                                              PoetDawn Swanson

                                              • Blind Eye

                                                PoetRuby King

                                                • Ashes to Ashes

                                                  PoetEmily Schulte

                                                  • The Mended

                                                    PoetKayleah Harrell

                                                    • Layers

                                                      PoetTaylor Sessions

                                                      • Dream Candy

                                                        PoetAlex Juma

                                                        • Sea of White

                                                          PoetLindsey Kerstetter

                                                          • Earth

                                                            PoetTiffany Hylla

                                                              The A in Autism

                                                              PoetEllen Brady

                                                              • Lost Far Away

                                                                PoetNance Davamp

                                                                • Goodbye

                                                                  PoetDallas Bowen

                                                                  A Country's Need

                                                                  PoetDavid Bowman

                                                                  • God, This Moon

                                                                    PoetMateo Lara

                                                                    • The Mirror's Effect

                                                                      PoetNatalie Jett

                                                                      • Ground Zero

                                                                        PoetLorna Smilek

                                                                          • Dragons

                                                                            PoetGregory Ciraulo Sr.

                                                                            • Time

                                                                              PoetJennifer May Brillantes

                                                                              • Dear Addiction

                                                                                PoetTaryn Eastwood

                                                                                • Sanity

                                                                                  PoetBrooke Yousif

                                                                                  • Heart of Love

                                                                                    PoetShannon Becker

                                                                                      • Sisters

                                                                                        PoetCaroline Gregory

                                                                                        • The Beach

                                                                                          PoetMackenzie Teichroew

                                                                                          • Birds Drifting Waves Crashing

                                                                                            PoetElizabeth Griffith

                                                                                            • I Remember Mama

                                                                                              PoetDezirae Ratliff

                                                                                                • Where I Am

                                                                                                  PoetDavid Avid

                                                                                                  • Thirst

                                                                                                    PoetLisa Ohlman

                                                                                                    • A Day at Work

                                                                                                      PoetDevin Dunnaway

                                                                                                      • The Ruler

                                                                                                        PoetAbhinav Jha

                                                                                                        • Was Your Joke Worth It?

                                                                                                          PoetKayleigh Texter

                                                                                                          • Beauty in a Nutshell

                                                                                                            PoetShruthi Subramanian

                                                                                                            • Black Culture

                                                                                                              PoetDaryle Edwards

                                                                                                              • Stop the War!

                                                                                                                PoetRehana Bharwani

                                                                                                                • The American Flag

                                                                                                                  PoetAnnabelle Lawrence

                                                                                                                  • A Mother's Love

                                                                                                                    PoetBetsy Pannizzo

                                                                                                                    • Justice

                                                                                                                      PoetRobert Moore

                                                                                                                      • A Particular Pain

                                                                                                                        PoetJoslyn Kaufman

                                                                                                                        • Sanctuary

                                                                                                                          PoetBailey Yates

                                                                                                                          • And the Eagle Still Flies

                                                                                                                            PoetGuadalupe Ramirez

                                                                                                                              • A Night Lights' Dance

                                                                                                                                PoetDerek McOsker

                                                                                                                                • Rose

                                                                                                                                  PoetVanisha Brown

                                                                                                                                  • Hold On

                                                                                                                                    PoetLadyann Graham-Gilreath

                                                                                                                                    • The Rose Bush

                                                                                                                                      PoetChristopher Butler

                                                                                                                                      • To Be Known

                                                                                                                                        PoetAna Villanueva

                                                                                                                                        • Gas Chamber

                                                                                                                                          PoetTia Gilcrist

                                                                                                                                          • Mr. Rain

                                                                                                                                            PoetShana Laudat

                                                                                                                                            • War Torn

                                                                                                                                              PoetSimone Brown

                                                                                                                                              Life Given


                                                                                                                                              • Racism

                                                                                                                                                PoetChristina Bostick

                                                                                                                                                • Baring to Look

                                                                                                                                                  PoetAlix Nye

                                                                                                                                                  • Clouds

                                                                                                                                                    PoetKaycee Betoney

                                                                                                                                                    • Be My Juliet

                                                                                                                                                      PoetNolan Wellman

                                                                                                                                                      • A Mother's Sacrifice

                                                                                                                                                        PoetWm Cornwell

                                                                                                                                                        • darkness

                                                                                                                                                          PoetAbigail Veuleman

                                                                                                                                                          • Toys

                                                                                                                                                            PoetSeirra Hocking

                                                                                                                                                              • Depends

                                                                                                                                                                PoetErin Nugent

                                                                                                                                                                • She Cries

                                                                                                                                                                  PoetLourdes Young

                                                                                                                                                                  • Torn

                                                                                                                                                                    PoetDylan Turner

                                                                                                                                                                    • Hummingbird

                                                                                                                                                                      PoetGabrielle Rovito

                                                                                                                                                                      • Freedom, My Pride

                                                                                                                                                                        PoetLindsy Gladstone

                                                                                                                                                                        • Emotions' Graveyard

                                                                                                                                                                          PoetJanie Crawford

                                                                                                                                                                          • Heartbreak

                                                                                                                                                                            PoetSarah Temple

                                                                                                                                                                            • Choose to Be Happy

                                                                                                                                                                              PoetHope Mucklow

                                                                                                                                                                              • This Day

                                                                                                                                                                                PoetRodney Jetton

                                                                                                                                                                                • Saving Grace

                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetKandi Burdette

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lilac and Honey

                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetMarie Christiana

                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Beauty

                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetDaniella Alvarez

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Our Skin

                                                                                                                                                                                        PoetJenna Douglas

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Momma's Heart

                                                                                                                                                                                          PoetJeannie Minor

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Perfection

                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetRhiannon Young

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Identity

                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetCristina Desouza

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Working Folk

                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetKofi Yankey

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Snowcapped Mountains

                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetAndrea Zaragoza

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Feelings

                                                                                                                                                                                                        PoetAshley Vasey


                                                                                                                                                                                                        PoetJulia Bierker

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Panic Attack

                                                                                                                                                                                                          PoetFran Schuster

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • This Is the Thanks I Get

                                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetJinnifer Hill

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • A Necessary Labor

                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetJacob Courser

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dream Catcher

                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetSarah Marvin

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Secret

                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetSanjana Murthy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Goodbye Love

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetLauren Meredith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Continuum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetDiane McGiffin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • the darkest angel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetCallie Cloud

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bullies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PoetRebecca Reynolds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fatal Flaws

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PoetDavid Scher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Saileth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetJulian Broadway

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Path to the Sun

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetLeela Hudnall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thankfully Late

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetJohn Mantor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • I Am From

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetNatalie Wiley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ending

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetAshley Holliman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • A Glance at Nature

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetVictoria Dube

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Remember

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PoetBurgundy Banta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Memories

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PoetCecilia Orth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • A World of Broken Beauty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetJamie Coppage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • I Want to Dance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetElise Divens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Men of Blue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetAzucena Nunez Del Rio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Reality

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetArnold Farber

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pride

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetDani Inglesby

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Us

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PoetVictoria Villa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sunset

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PoetMikayla Burton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Let's Kill the Night

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetMahta Marefat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Letting Go

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetKirsten Bookhamer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Swimming in My Mind

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetMary Maselli

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Who Am I?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetAlice Murphy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Obsession

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetJannatun Zaman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Coal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetAndie Lovins

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Persecution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PoetEbonise St. Brice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Beginning

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PoetElise Conour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Heartbeat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetBryan People

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Everywhere

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetAndrea De Llano

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tears to Quench

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetSummers Bruce


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetSara Anderson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Where Are You

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetTyra Carver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • A Gift

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetJaquelin Kanios

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Non Dedam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetAmanda Garner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Little Lie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PoetShakeria Cantrell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • If Your Autism Could Go Away

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetAngela Blanchet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Blowing in the Wind

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetCraig Sholl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ode to Bling-Bling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetTracey Taylor-Pogue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What If

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetGinny Anderson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • My Juliet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetCullen Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Pig on the Wall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetBarbara Singh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Do Not Resuscitate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PoetKatelyn Colamesta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Love

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PoetArthur Moore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Birds in the Grave

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetRhianne Smith


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetMelan Cain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Inspire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetEva Burklund

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Above Colleville-sur-Mer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetLawrence Wray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • I Told You

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetNzna Nguyen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • i am mine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetMatthew Wall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Oh This! Oh That!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetSophie Blue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We Will Meet Again

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetAshley McDonald

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • I Wish It Was You

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PoetRachael Trayer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shine On

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PoetDa Poet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Growing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetArthur Waligora

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Unless

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetBrooklynn McKay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bad Habits

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetEmma Liebowitz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Man with No Shoes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetShannon McKeever

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Selfish Desires

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetCassandra Perez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Contestant Downer Boy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetDustin Calkins

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Heartbroken

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PoetMatthew Avila

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • I Came

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PoetDonald Eide

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Image of Me

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetTonja Harris

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • He, She, and Me

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetKaitlin Ankeney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Precious Cargo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetJorge Villasana Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fish Tank Universe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetCat Gatti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Flood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetCaitlin Pohland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Indestructible Mother

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetChelsea Desreuisseau

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Baby Colt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PoetGinny Goyen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • My Little Laughing Willow Tree

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PoetKira Waterstradt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Greed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetLeah St. Clair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The One

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetJason Lee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Fall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetMatt Caudell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • My Absence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetVirginia Guarddon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • I Hope

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetDaniel Sherman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Her

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetRose Enfinger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lost Love

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PoetKaylee Hanrath

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Knitting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PoetMidori Stewart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Mystery of Me

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetHelen Peil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lost

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetNicole Bates

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Opaque

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetSonata Stevenson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Trip

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetLindsay Walker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • When

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetRachel Trine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Chase

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetKaylyn Jones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Outer Space Galaxy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetSuzanne Parker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Hours That Recede Us

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PoetTom Morisson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • People Of The Grassland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetBrianna Arriaga

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fear

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetSophie Rodas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Last Question

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetMadison Mitchell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • To My Wife

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetMark Iles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • His

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetAlexis West

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Struggle With Faith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PoetJustin Simon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Masking Schadenfreude

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PoetIsaac Beech

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bleeding Heart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PoetLaura Gunn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wonderwall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetNikkole Wowaka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              One Child's Reality

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PoetJeremy Romero-Cazares

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Our Love Will Never Die

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PoetRichard Monahan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Behind Closed Doors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PoetSerina Chandler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Soothing Scenario

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PoetPatrick McGuire