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Here Are The Poems from the Finalists of the New Voices Awards Poetry Competition — If you’re interested in helping us provide more programs Like This Please Donate to WCCA TV at (you can donate any amount)

The Finalists Include (in alphabetical order):  Peter Bacon (age 14), Mateo Carrion (age 18), Kathryn Ortiz (age 17), Manioli Percel (age 16), Madison Spoonire (age 19).

Stay Tuned to WCCA TV to find out Who The Grand Prize Winning Poet will be!!

Peter Bacon


But I’m getting a sense of Deja’-vu

I don’t know about you

Stay with me if you would

It would be great if you could

No matter how complicated it gets

Realize that I have no regrets

Because all I see is a reflection

In my eyes I use for detection

I’m starting to see myself

In this poem that writes itself

If you noticed, it’s a mirror

If you noticed, it’s a mirror

In this poem that writes itself

I’m starting to see myself

In my eyes I use for detection

Because all I see is a refection

Realize that I have no regrets

No matter how complicated it gets

It would be great if you could

Stay with me if you would

I don’t know about you

But I’m getting a sense of Deja’-vu

Mateo Carrion

Women’s War”

All the lies they told us,

That led to Cries, HOLD UP!!!

Clean your eyes! Bold huh?

Yeah BOLD!!!

Bolder than soldier with a boulder on his shoulder battling discomposure,

don’t quit because it only gets harder as you get older.

Women have all this weight on their back but it don’t stop them from pushing the stroller,

And 2 things happen,

Either their strong hearts turn gold

Or their cold blood gets colder,

trying hard to stay sober

but they just want the pain to be over,

she’s only 31 and her life has more tricks than treats than October,

cigarette holder she’s a smoker,

a stoner,

she’s smoking gas hoping it starts her motor,

but she’s constantly pushed down until she pops out her seat like a toaster,

this sweet cup of tea is sick of sitting on her coaster,

she’s ready to be fine wine sipped by an owner of a rover,

she wants a man to just hold her,

his name can be closer so he can show her some closure,

her lows can’t get any lower,

so she’s looking up like an endless elevating roller coaster.

Kathryn Ortiz

“Shadow on the wall”

No one understand the things I seen

The shadow on the wall, who is haunting me.

A man in black with bleeding red eyes,

Holding hands with a child in white.

Faces are covered and terrified.

You want it to be all a lie

Never wanting to sleep at night

Turn on the lights try not to cry.

Praying to god that tonight I’ll survive.

Monsters in my dreams

Trying to choke me

And won’t let me breath

Woke up scared with the man in black

Right in front of me

Telling me all the things he seen

All I beg for is to let me be free

Manioli Percel


I’ve been trapped I’ve been committed

Nowhere to run nowhere to hide

No more suicide I’m slowly losing my appetite

Been restrained way too many times but why

I couldn’t breathe all I did was scream and fight back

After that my life went back on track but I was way too sad

It got me more mad, more angry this anger in me got me insane and crazy

After they drugged me then it hit me but I fell on my face what was this place

I didn’t eat I couldn’t sleep locked in a room I’ll be out soon

The struggle is real it takes time to heal this was a big part of my life

This is when you said you’ll be my sight this was the sad part this was when you

Broke my heart you said you’d stay but you’re nowhere in my way

This was sad you were supposed to be my dad you were the only thing I had

Thinking violent because suicide is silent feeling gloom that’s the truth

Blood is red still wanted to be dead it’s not a phase it’s a say darkness is bad because

Of it I’ve lost everything I had life was supposed to be great but world is full of hate

“You do this for attention” is all that you mention why can’t I just end it is all that I

Question I’m so antisocial it’s like I didn’t know I’m always sitting in my room

I’m addicted to the pain I’ve caused on myself the harm on my arm no pain

I’ll let the blood drain all this madness all this sadness I’m so traumatized I almost took

My own life don’t forget your still mine but right now it’s time to say goodbye

I’m trying to be safe maybe this was all a mistake putting a fake smile on my face

Perhaps one day I’ll change I’ll change all my ways because I don’t want to say the

Same I wish you stood by my side instead you left me behind I’m so restless I can’t

Sleep there’s never been a promise you can keep

Madison Spoonire

“Soul Eater”

In the dark of the night, a little girl sat upon a swing.

Wondering when someone would want to hear her sing.

She sat in the dark, her heart open wide.

And all of a sudden began to cry.

No fun, no friends, no family to care.

She realized how alone she was sitting there.

A kind gentle heart was all that she bared.

That sweet little girl was lonely and scared.

A few years went by and that sweet little girl.

Had been gnawed and impaled by the cold hardened world.

Now she sits on that swing all cold and withdrawn.

The old self she knew was almost all gone.

She watched the sun set and she sang out once more.

“This life could`ve been great but I can’t try anymore”.

Looking into the darkness, this sweet little girl.

Let society change her and shake up her world.

This sweet little girl resides within me.

I know that she is who i wish again to be.

So let the sun come down, drown your sorrows away.

Before the moon comes in the darkness.

And reclaims your soul for all eternity.

Let the sun be bright as it always should be.

For when the moon comes again i will take it with me.

Society can hurt a little girl’s heart.

And make her believe she wasn’t worth it from the start.

There`s a shield and a mask, never to be unveiled.

In society no love or kindness will ever prevail.

Every night in the darkness that broken girl screams.

Is there hope for tomorrow? is normal all it seems?

Your body and heart are not yours anymore.

Without a shield  or a mask a sweet little girl.

Will. Be. Taken. Once. More.

This program is supported in part, by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 





WCCA TV’s Monthly NEWS LETTER: October/November 2016



This year we celebrate our 30th anniversary along with other achievements and events, including our annual FATHER MICHAEL BAFARO HUMANITARIAN AWARDS. This prestigious event will take place on November 17th at 6 pm, at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester. All proceeds of the event will provide support to our Youth Media Clubhouse, Arts and Cultural Programs, Training and Workshops, and to our iSMARTT Center Capital Campaign. Recipients of the awards are Mary DeFeudis, the Rotary Club of Worcester, Gordon Hargrove, and Dr. H. Martin Deranian.


The event will feature great live music by the Bare Hill Band, delicious food, cash bar, and a silent auction! It’s going to be a lot of fun!! Come celebrate our 30th anniversary and the recipients of this year’s WCCA TV’s Father Michael Bafaro Humanitarian Awards! For tickets and more information, email Joseph at
2016 has been a great year for WCCA TV! Let’s celebrate we really hp[e all our friends and supporters join us. In doing so it will help us continue to serve and facilitate ALL the fine COMMUNITY programming seen ONLY on WCCA TV 194. We only make this special ask once a year. Contact Joseph here at WCCA TV get your ticket. It will be a rockin’ event !

WCCA TV Special Presentations

WCCA TV presents MEET THE RAILERS! Our intern and Railers HC fan, Jeremy Johnson, interviewed Eric Lindquist, the VP of Communications and Marketing for the Worcester Railers Hockey Club, at the WCCA TV studios to discuss the 2017 season and upcoming events for the team:

The WCCA TV crew recently recorded the Worcester State University event ‘EMBRACING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION’. This presentation is posted on our website:

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is a talk show with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. The program is hosted by Massachusetts State Senator Harriette Chandler. Senator Chandler welcomes Kent Russell from the Museum of Russian Icons: . In another episode, Senator Chandler welcomes Representative Hannah Kane:

A sanction site for the homeless in Worcester? Tune into this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members think about it: . In another episode, guest host Walter Bird and panel members Gary Vecchio and Ray Mariano review the questions that will be on the Massachusetts ballot in November: . And what’s the big deal with all day parking at the Library Parking Lot? Watch and learn:

Your coffee break is not complete without COFFE WITH KONNIE! Join host and City Councilor Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. Konnie has coffee with Carl Gentile: . In another episode Konnie goes to the library to chat with Geoffrey Dickinson, the Head Librarian:

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron talks about November 2016 Voting in Worcester:

A BRIDGE TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH explores topics that reduce stigma and increase public awareness on matters related to mental health. Host Rebecca Lynch talks about Art and Wellness and how David Sebastian help bring them together:

is a program that helps you find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Host of the show, Bill Safer, has an interesting conversation with Lyn Lincourt, the author of the book ‘Mansions Of Magnates: America In The Mad 20th Century’:

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes three amazing guests to the show – Donna Mosher, Stephen Mita, and Cheryl Mita: . In another episode, Amy welcomes Ginny Wholley to talk about the power of mindfulness:

CONNECTING THE DOTS is a non-traditional legal program with the emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor, with an interdisciplinary approach to solving life’s issues. Host of the show, Attorney Liz Myska, welcomes Thaddeus Thompson from the Tower Hill Botanical Garden:

IN THE HOUSE is a WCCA TV show that helps viewers learn the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and housing issues. Host George Russell welcomes real attorney Steven Platten back to the show to chat about the process of buying a home:

HEALTH MATTERS is a program by the Worcester District Medical Society with an emphasis on important health issues. Host Dr. James Broadhurst welcomes Dr. Mitchell Sokoloff to the show. The topic of discussion is Prostate Cancer: . In another episode, the topic of discussion is November 2016 Ballot Question 4 ‘Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Massachusetts’: . If you want to learn about Emerging Infectious Disease, tune into this episode featuring Dr. Bruce Karlin and Dr. Douglas Waite:

VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Your favorite host Worcester’s own Tracy Foley has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s playlist features: Sulan + Shepard/ Love Me Crazy, Matt Boroff/ What a Shame, K./ Disoriented, AV Super Sunshine/ Baby Goodbye, Protohype/ Lights On, Logan Lynn/ Go There When You Want to Be Loved, Fictionist/ Free Spirit, and more: . Another episode features songs and an interview with ‘The Dead Daises’:

BEN BEHIND THE SCENES is a show that features music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. The show is hosted by Ben Allotey, one of the WCCA TV longest active producers. Tune into another episode of groovy music and pure entertainment:

CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. Molly’s guest is CJ Doyle. Watch this episode to find out what they talk about:

SENIOR SPEAK is a show for seniors and by seniors hosted by Edith Morgan and the gang at Worcester’s Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed and a good time is had by all: . Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, on Tuesdays at 2 PM. Stop by and be part of the show!

Tune into another episode of SMART METERS. Some of the topics featured are – Wireless Frequencies from smart meters cause nerve block; Astronomer Carl Sagan speaks about risks in science and technology decision-making; CeCe Doucette of Ashland questions candidates about protecting the public from radio frequency exposures:


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“Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toe nails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own.” ― Dylan Thomas

Send in your poems to WCCA TV this week so that your “bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own.”  Deadline is October 15th for submission.  There are Prizes!!!