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»When tears are no more«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Sep 24, 2021

Memories that served as a reminder of a love that is no more. / Rejection seems to linger at a distance, slowly making its way to me to embrace and remind / me that loneliness is my portion. / Cliché sayings such as I have loved and lost seem to be playing in my mind over and over again like a… read more »


»I cry for you, my beloved daughter«

by Mduduzi Cedrick Mokoena, Sep 22, 2021

I do not owe my family a thing / For they’ve raised me with affronts / And frowns / When I remember their soft / sweet jargon that impaired my soul / rain drops within my face. / / hated and banished as an outcast / In that midnight winter with wavering / And shivering of my body pleading for / For mercy… read more »


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»To be Loved (Haiku)«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Sep 22, 2021

The bro… read more »


»Paradox«

by Mduduzi Cedrick Mokoena, Aug 19, 2021

Let us not talk in tongues / When the thorns have / Sting us, let us not lie to / The liars to win their sympathy. / / Let us call a spade a spade even / If we’re losing, let us mourn our / Lose not for the sake of buying the / public’s eye but lamenting our / inflictions. / / They say the truth is… read more »


»Mountain of love.«

by Mduduzi Cedrick Mokoena, Aug 16, 2021

Mountain of love Day in day out / you vigorously induce me into my knees / before I ascend the highest thrown of love, / trusted and betrayed by those who I adored / the most. / You coerced me to feed into the ground like / a bull, but all I wanted was the floating rivers / of love; oh no! mountain of love… read more »


»The Old Cowgirl«

by Susan Cooper, May 27, 2021

My mind thinks I’m still a badass like I was at twenty-five / My mind thinks I’m still a badass even though I’m sixty-five / My mind makes my mouth write checks my old body it can’t cash. / / I used to ride every horse, never a fear or doubt within my mind. / I used to walk the stormy beach; daring the… read more »


»Fever«

by Suman Pokhrel, May 21, 2021

Fever painted me all over the body / with its warm kisses of love / for a duration unknown / / Taking everything aside of my own being / it was a marvelous feel / to be cocooned into the grip / of this thin frenzy from head to toes / it was immensely ecstatic to / feel the passionate warmth over the skin… read more »


»I Shall Bid No Farewell«

by Suman Pokhrel, May 21, 2021

Fell in love with these hearts and this soil / these houses, these walls and streets. / / Living a fraction of time somehow / from the fringes of life / I realised some dreams / have lodged in these eyes / some hearts have entered the heart. / / Well, didn’t find life as anything special! / / What heart… read more »


»Before Taking Decisions«

by Suman Pokhrel, May 21, 2021

In how many minds / should I go crazy? / whom should I ask? / / Should I continue to hop / like drops / that jump up / after water / flowing from spout / hits the ground, / or remain transfixed / like stone under the selfsame spout / that despite being lashed / by incessant flow / does not even budge?… read more »


»Making music together«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, May 11, 2021

I have fallen in love, I said / that I have managed to lose my heart / that I found someone to wake up with / where I can hold her and time stand still / / what makes her so different - the question is / different is the first answer - that she is / our souls meet, we reach out to each other / we make… read more »