(Editor’s Note: NonDoc provides Sundaze as a weekly space for poetry, short prose, visual art and other ideas pitched by creatives in Oklahoma and around the world. If your new year’s resolution is to take more chances, submit your work for publication by contacting

A comic for your NFL Playoffs

The AFC Championship will pit Tom Brady against Peyton Manning one more time.
(William W. Savage III)

A poem for a city of souls

Requiem for Beirut
by James Coburn

I hear your cries
A city of souls
Longs for peace.
You were struck by bloodshed;
Several times you cast out
Slithering prey, vultures
Devouring your beauty,
But unable to digest your shine.
Your light of eternal being
Passes in waves to the shore.
You exhale to the breeze;
Wind carries away sadness.
For war, the wind cares nothing,
But brings rain
To vanish fire burning the heart.
Wash away
And leave the earth in peace.
The wind passes freely
Amid your footsteps
As storms rage around you.
Peace is within.


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NonDoc’s 2015 Sunday Funday review” by Mike Allen et al

NonDoc’s 2015 Sunday Funday series by Mike Allen, et al

Sunday Funday 12/20: A ‘tremendous opportunity,’ if you have the money

Sunday Funday 12/12: Don’t fear the weeper

Sunday Funday 12/5: The price of safety at home

Sunday Funday 11/29: Jesus and Vermin Supreme

A somber Sunday Funday 11/22: Requiem for Paris

Sunday Funday 11/15: Lady and the app

Sunday Funday 11/8: Pyramids and riverbanks

Sunday Funday 11/1: Bacon to be Born Again

Sunday Funday 10/25: ‘Words’ for the King of the Fall 

Sunday Funday 10/18: We died happy, offline

Sunday Funday 10/11: ‘Seeing life in all its folly’

Sunday Funday 10/4: Land and time not in my backyard

Sunday Funday 9/27: New definitions, baseball and Short Order Poems

Sunday Funday 9/20: With others ‘losing,’ Trump says, ‘Hadouken!’

Sunday Funday 9/13: Kanye West and a man who smells

Introducing Sunday Funday from Mike Allen

James Coburn is an Oklahoma poet, photographer and journalist. His first book of poetry, "Words of Rain," was a 2015 finalist for the Oklahoma Book Awards. His work has appeared numerous anthologies. A long­time journalist for The Edmond Sun, Coburn is a 2013 inductee of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.
William W. Savage III (Tres) has served as the editor in chief of NonDoc since the publication launched in September 2015. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and covered two sessions of the Oklahoma Legislature for before working in health care for six years. He is a nationally certified Mental Health First Aid instructor.