Photography © Jennifer Matthews


The Border

Murderers, Thieves, Liars, Cheaters, Traitors, Backstabbers, Manipulaters and
so much more.
These names have found home in the perfect world we hope for.
Bad things, cruel things.
They will forever be in your life and mine.
But the question is, would you ever cross your own line?
Or will you be honest, true, faithful and good, as if it matters as much as
oxygen, water and food?
If you are sure and your answer is yes, please show path to those who
knowingly and unknowingly, created a mess.
For the Border between good and bad may seem thick or thin, but helping
them in switching to good can make the world worth living in.


Elmarie Delport: “I am a 19 year old girl from a small town in South Africa. I matriculated last year with good results, especially in Languages (Afrikaans and English). I did extremely well in the story writing with these subjects. My only experience is my sample of poems I wrote during my free time. I have found great passion for poetry. I’m currently working at a Coffee Shop, which I love as well, but my love for writing is growing inside me. I am very determined when it comes to writing.”

Poet/Photographer Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors. Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Street Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.