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45 poems tagged BIOGRAPHICAL


»The Reunion Of Lost Lovers«

by Alexander Ngubeni, Sep 17, 2015

The word is Apartheid in Afrikaans / But I call it not only the disinterrelation of races, / But the prematurity of a should-be-mature mind: / That fear of that woman with a "somewhat" complexion, / Of that man with irregular words to your knowing / That gruesome stare to that innocent man / Whose…  sign in to read more »


»#1 Fucked Up Society«

by Thomas Mpho Ndlovu, Jan 27, 2015

We live in a society where pedestrian love is no true love, / In a society where sex before marriage is no more a sin but before money is, / A society where I wanna be the 1st one to post pics of my neighbor's burning house and not the 1st one to help, / A fucked up society where funerals are now…  sign in to read more »


»Amy«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Sep 23, 2014

You ran so quick / So we could learn to fly / Sang so loud / You raised a piano from the dead / Your hell was here / Stuck between demons / And now you are a gospel / With so much life in your death / You are the angel / That learned to fly so early / It broke it's wings / And now we are all masters / The beat…  sign in to read more »


»Icarus«

by Michael Strydom, Jun 5, 2014

Find in me / that part of you / we both seek most of all / / reality / has seen us through / but can not break the fall / / here betwixt what is and will be / I find no comfort here / I am battered, bruised and certainly / most humanly filled with fear / / as I drift through / an endless sea / in…  sign in to read more »


»Do They?«

by Michael Strydom, Jan 17, 2014

If I had to carve out my tongue / Or lose a lung... / I would reach for my pen / And prove to you my friend / That God saw it…  sign in to read more »


»Me as I always am«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Apr 18, 2013

For me my life was always aimless, / and yes at times I find myself in the crowd faceless, / but yet with dreams that are often baseless, / I still believe sun, wind and rain to be priceless. / / Yes and truly life is a race for countless by countless, / and it does run on and on tireless, / but I have…  sign in to read more »


»Illusion«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Feb 17, 2013

The years have past like sand in the wind, / Fluttering alone through the dessert of time. / As the rush of life slows ever down, / And recedes to rust and grime. / / The chances that came, like fateful gifts, / Lie littered among the broken dreams, / Wishes and desires that glittered like gold, / Lay…  sign in to read more »


»Worlds«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Feb 17, 2013

My soul reflects a woeful ether, / An arid plain borne of dust, / Landmines go as dominoes fall, / Ever wavers but never to rust. / / Cold hard steel on bare flesh, / I flit back to "reality," / Icy climax then ceaseless low, / I flit back to fantasy. / / I layer all worlds but exist in none, / Sworn to both…  sign in to read more »


»Fat boy, Fat girl«

by Abha Thapliyal, Dec 3, 2012

Dear fat boy, / Your trousers don't fit / your ass is too big / People poke you for fun / and they don't let you run / / But I watch / and I know / that you're not a freak show / / Dear fat girl / Your top is too tight / and your figure isn't right / You wear make up all the time / Smear it all over like grime…  sign in to read more »


»Hey Woman«

by Shylet Noma Clint, Aug 20, 2012

Hey woman, wonderfully and fearfully made. / A flower that blossoms in all seasons, areas and atmospheres. / / Your scent gives breath of fresh air / Your presence brightens the day / / Woman your range and brand does not end / uprooted and planted elsewhere it does not change you, it makes you even…  sign in to read more »


»A Man From Behind The Eruption Ashes«

by Stevano Yusuf, Jun 18, 2012

(the story from Merapi Eruption) / / The black ashes closing the sky and mountain darker / liked a curtain in the great stage of megaplex theater / Thunder dancing, clashing the sky unto the river / Mountain moving, loudly singing the deathly lover / / I went down, I went to villages surround / Bare,…  sign in to read more »


»Greeting Tomorrow«

by April A., Jun 11, 2012

My love-jaded heart will no longer respond to the sound / Of whispering raindrops in fall or a train passing by. / I've got brand new wings, yet so frail; I lose touch with the ground / To take to my fantasy velvet mysterious sky. / / I'm fine in my bulletproof shell and I quit endless waiting / Like…  sign in to read more »


»A Rocky Road«

by Edward Iacona, May 31, 2012

My darling sent this quote to me. / She wrote it down in Latin, / A Language that one does not hear / Even in Mid-Town Manhattan. / / "Per aspera ad astra." / Means, with loose translation, / "A rough road leads to the stars", / Which I read with fascination. / / Our challenge is one of distance / And not…  sign in to read more »


»Foreseeing«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 30, 2012

I just wonder about life sometimes / I wonder how it will turn out to be / I don't trust the "future's not ours to see" songs, / and the "che sarĂ , sarĂ " theory / / Growing up and moving fast, I can envision / From childhood to adulthood / I can imagine a life with no regrets / Forgetting phrases like "…  sign in to read more »


»The resurrection stone of an Immortal«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 25, 2012

I have this beautiful ring / a Carnelian set deep in a band / Sometimes it rests on my finger / And twinkles on my nightstand / / In all my lives, I've lost too many souls / To count them or to care / And now whenever I see new faces / Feelings of attachment are very rare / / This ring that I just spoke of…  sign in to read more »


»The Blacksmith«

by Ewen Carmichael, May 17, 2012

A blacksmith in my village / Cruden Bay / the Smiddy was warm on that cold December day / I was a boy / fashioned by youth, fascinated that HE so old could bewitch cold metal to radiate / to listen / for he hummed 'diddley diddley come what may' / and he pushed the bellows to play / a poor man / dressed in…  sign in to read more »


»Off the Hook«

by Edward Iacona, Apr 15, 2012

My kids don't like fish very mu…  sign in to read more »


»Afridi Is king«

by Rabi Ul Islam, Mar 8, 2012

He holds his bat with all his might, / The bowlers bowl with full of fright. / He is the man, he is the king, / He smashes every ball out of the ring. / / Once he entered the pitch by chance, / And changed the game in a single glance. / He is the man depended on hard times, / For he is the king of all the…  sign in to read more »


»Woman«

by Sibongile Mphakalasi, Feb 7, 2012

A beauty, a stunner... / Call her what you may / She will wow you / For she is a "Wowman" / / She prances like she dances / don't be fooled she'll pounce / Without a doubt / / Woman so full of grace / Many are envious of your pace / / Stand up! Shout! Be heard / For many are dead / Woman are you that bad?…  sign in to read more »


»Pearls To Diamonds«

by April A., Feb 5, 2012

I've changed black pearls of cherished then / To sparkling diamonds of today, / It's all arranged, I've got a plan, / At such small price as love to pay. / / I'll sell my dreams as plain free verse / To any weekly magazine, / With no fear or remorse / I'll break the bounds of routine. / / If my heartbeat is…  sign in to read more »


»The Ghost of Henley«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Jan 23, 2012

Theres an apparition of a man standing outside that house in Henley drive / He stares at you as you go by as if your dead and he's alive / / He is waiting and has been waiting for 101 years patiently / For his love to return from the Shirtwaist Triangle factory / / She was slight of build but big on…  sign in to read more »


»Changes Part 2 (November)«

by April A., Nov 7, 2011

I'm looking around - a year has passed, / The moment I seized is forever to last, / The secrets of cherished November / Still live in the imprints of soft fingertips / You left on my key, in your eyes that eclipse / The various colors of amber. / / The waters of changes surround my shore, / The eyes of the…  sign in to read more »


»Duality«

by April A., Oct 22, 2011

The pleasure to speak is my lost privilege, / And now insanity dwells on a page, / However, it's changing the color in days, / Revealing the truth my white pencil portrays. / / But I'm getting sick of the poetess' fate, / I only enliven the worlds your create, / Denying the myths you don't want to believe…  sign in to read more »


»Love Secret«

by April A., Sep 9, 2011

The level of pride in my blood is too high, / And shatters of passion are trapped in a shell, / I'm growing older, I cannot deny, / And something unique fills my heart's every cell. / / Love sacred, love secret, love ably disguised / Is tormented, ever forbidden, but still / It speaks for itself, it is…  sign in to read more »


»Fire«

by April A., Aug 29, 2011

I used to compare myself with a fire, / So sudden, so restless, so hard to predict - / A definite danger from miles to admire, / The gamut of colors one couldn't depict. / / The flame is extinguished. The reason is clear - / I crave for love fuel and only one match. / I'm stronger than every invisible…  sign in to read more »


»My Best Friend«

by Michael S. Hofer, Aug 22, 2011

My best friend / Doesn't talk when I need silence / He won't bother me at all / My best friend / Isn't weak when I need a strong hand / He helps me through a hard day / / My best friend / Brings me joy when I need it most / He always does the right things at the right time / My best friend / Isn't forcing…  sign in to read more »


»Actress«

by April A., Aug 16, 2011

I've turned into an actress, regardless my will. / Life's poignant, scenario brought me the skill. / Performing, I find the salvation / In changing my costumes and masks. / It keeps my true guise ever changing in turn, / The art of arranging's not easy to learn, / It's more than just bright decorations.…  sign in to read more »


»Sincerity«

by April A., Jul 20, 2011

The times of the rhyming sensations are ceased, / It's no surprise evil love has deceased - / My heart is a chamber with limited space, / Indifference got all my feelings erased. / / Frail fibre is used to the memories' blade, / My thirst for your love is about to fade, / Deceiving myself is revealing the…  sign in to read more »


»Life Replaced«

by April A., Jul 19, 2011

I am drenched in silver smoke / With my weekend brandy mates, / Laughing at the same old jokes, / Taking part in drunk debates. / / When my forces get united, / I will leave the noisy bar, / Soon to find myself invited / To a ride in someone's car. / / Midnight dates, adventures, strangers, / Mad ideas for…  sign in to read more »


»Song«

by Rathnashikamani Bijja, Jun 21, 2011

You sing as if from the distant skies; / I take wings as my heart…  sign in to read more »


»Writing as a Process of Discovery«

by Ruramayi Mwaita, Jun 14, 2011

My pen is my Pal / my safe guard in a world made of hell / I explore the mind / only to find empty speech bubbles to tell / my character is faceless / in suspended motion I am pace-less / why does time move so fast / "theory of relativity" / when in actual fact I just search for the inner me / a perfect…  sign in to read more »


»Svelte and Surpassing«

by Sergio Coto, May 31, 2011

He swats those snug feelings / and dances above this eager relieve, / deciding to reencounter himself again / preparing to fall to the rhythm of a rapture. / / He reaches again to rarefy himself / mire himself to become rational, / pry to belong to purity / before a numb and numerous miscarriage. / / He…  sign in to read more »


»The story of my life«

by Sergio Coto, May 17, 2011

Again fell down to the floor / sobbing my way down after you, / Felt stupid and unconcious before / feeling heartless and remorseful today. / / Do you know why I drown? / Do you know why I fall? / Do you know why you call? / Or am I the one that is gone? / ...I'm fed up at all. / / But before my demise comes…  sign in to read more »


»Who Am I?«

by Sage PoeticHustler Mokgosi, Mar 17, 2011

To those who wonder who Sage is... / I am poet Sage, member of The PoeticHustlers. / / I am one who recites poems with Pun's GUN, / on an "I WANT HITS" kind of tip! / Birth words simply so complexly configured you can't help but shout "HELP", / while your fingers can't help but snap through my…  sign in to read more »


»Living Beyond Herself«

by Jeton Kelmendi, Dec 2, 2010

"To have faith means to live... Faith is the only thing that is ours by any means." / Mother Teresa / Presently has arrived in herself and is living with the Angels / / For those many years / From the great past / A marvel named Albanica was living beyond herself / With two spirits / One for God and…  sign in to read more »


»Wally Serote«

by Lethal Poet, Sep 21, 2010

From the eyes of u - Wally Serote / / I saw the desire to be free / So / To inspire the masses with words of fire / Courage was your only inspiring attire / For fate showed you no affections / Constantly / You were blocked from Public expression / Like a dove locked inside the cage / / Yet / Freedom could…  sign in to read more »


»Forgotten«

by Alexis Mabotho Rantloane, May 11, 2009

Why is it so easy to fall in love / And so impossible to climb out / / I feel like I'm at a bottom of well / calling out to anyone who would listen / And no one is throwing a rope / / I think I just want someone to notice I am losing it without having to tell him / I want someone to offer an answer…  sign in to read more »


»Meditation I: Truth«

by Gorki Skanke, May 8, 2009

Function is truth, / Form, a lie. / / Between the poles of artifice and artifact somewhere / there is me, who writes this, / and you, who reads it. / / Each of us struggles to pluck the truths from among the lies. / / The lie I am told is less dangerous than the lie I tell myself. / The truths I am told…  sign in to read more »


»My Story«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 14, 2009

Some day you shall read / The story of my life / That day you shall know / That I loved you / That day you shall know / I never abandoned you / That day you shall know / You were the pillar of my strength / / Some day you shall read / The story of my life / That day you shall know / I did all for you / That day…  sign in to read more »


»Courageous«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 10, 2009

I will believe in my convenient fall, / to mind my religious belonging / to your blessed body / full of courageous lies. / / I contained my songs / built upon your fearsome curves, / i endear this gird / that affected me in behalf of you. / / I brighten my flaws / that bred my deafness, / I date my ownself…  sign in to read more »


»Flower«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 9, 2009

I flatten down my hopes / a scarce escape for what would be, / plough into me... I'm a newcomer / I pray for foolishness. / / I pull you up and push you down / I've been somewhere in between, / sorting out the bruises / can't stand still... is so certain. / / By tomorrow I fall down again / recognizing that…  sign in to read more »


»Being«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 5, 2009

Have to Afford to bristle yourself / with a new tragedy of life beautiful, / brighten yourself with a breezy lie / and forgive your being. / / Conceive and compare myself / and pour a determination below, / devaluate your isolation princess / and confuse the foreword me. / / Howl of joy for appraisal baby…  sign in to read more »


»Adventure«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 4, 2009

Adulteration almost complete / understood the posible agony, / amass those blazing insults / intimate with a dream. / / Irresolvable issue to lend / bittersweet blindness to me, / bite abroad again the abdication / hurtle out the single act. / / Adventure myself in the blade / of rushing up above the rest,…  sign in to read more »


»Arrogance«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 4, 2009

Round and round arise at all / hide behind thy arousal, / of faith and fear completed / against this childish love. / / Chine the edible arrogance / that gads inside her head, / you... Further intensify my desire / to be amongst the bearers. / / Amend my flaws of blessing...my love, / bring me to concern and…  sign in to read more »


»What A Small World«

by Ashley Fancher, Mar 28, 2009

Its amazing how small the world really is / I've met a lot of people in my life / Only a few take life for what it is / Not many people really get to know me / The ones I let in, get the real story and get to see / My life's story unfold / Right in front of many, still only a selected few see the stories…  sign in to read more »