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15 poems tagged CELEBRITIES


»Judy Garland«

by Bo Lanier, Jul 20, 2016

Hollywood Angel, Somewhere over the rainbow / And on down that yellow brick road through / The years and stage to stage well That's Entertainment / Still going strong, although she's been gone for / So long her spirit still lives on... / Like a journey to a star, maybe once, maybe twice / MGM favorites…  sign in to read more »


»In the Tall Grass of Dreams (James Dean)«

by Bo Lanier, Apr 28, 2016

Rebel without a cause and bad to the bone / In his white tight t-shirt and back pocket comb / Oooh well I think you were one real cool dude... / But of course there was more to you than / That ever did meet the eye and although you've / Been gone a long, long time your legend will / Never die...…  sign in to read more »


»Rosanne«

by Bo Lanier, Nov 30, 2015

All dressed up in black just like her daddy / The man in black, she followed in his footsteps / But became a legend in her own time, she / Sings a lot of his songs but writes most of her / Own, on his old Gibson guitar and now it's / On the road for the summer one more time / But this time she is more at…  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 »


»I wanna be a poet«

by Thomas Mpho Ndlovu, Jun 15, 2014

I wanna be a poet! / Yes I! A poet / Wanna write about all the pain & hurt / About all the love, hapiness & faith / I wanna be a poet! / I hope I'll be great / Be great like the great Shakespeare / Eish neh! I wish! / Wish I had the worda of Shakespeare / Combined with those of 2pac / And maybe I could be…  sign in to read more »


»In the end«

by Stevano Yusuf, Jun 30, 2012

To: the men of literature / / Black oh black where are you William Blake / Where are your chimney sweeper hide / Red burning sky and black dry wood of trees / No place for your tiger-tiger of the night / / no forest no fest culture of the human vest / all burning all dying death on the black soil dreamt…  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 »


»In my mind«

by Leo Long, Jan 6, 2012

In my mind I see them, children of the land, / Black as darkest Africa, standing with an outstretched hand. / I see their stomach's bloated, signs of despair, / Yet on I go with my life and couldn't even care. / / I smell the stench of flesh as vultures have their meal, / Yet my heart's turned hard...…  sign in to read more »


»Song of famous men ("Do you hear the people sing" song parody)«

by Bruce Gorton, May 26, 2011

Do you hear pundits sing / Singing excuses for famous men / It is the music of a people / Who will now rape defend / When the beating of verbal farts / Echoes in your tender eardrums / There is another rape about to start / When tomorrow comes / / Will you stand with Straus-Kahn's maid / Or will you stand…  sign in to read more »


»Culture Shock«

by Edward Iacona, Oct 8, 2010

Surprise! There's a new love interest! / She stole my heart but there's some Angina. / Like many things found here in the states / My special lady was also made in China. / / In learning about each other there's / The "getting to know you" game. / And, it is quite apparent that / Our backgrounds are not…  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 »


»For Me«

by Maureen Direro, Jun 30, 2010

He bought me that shoe, / I have always wanted, / oh he is so great / and then, / on my birthday he came again, / I said to him,for me... / He smiled because he has bought me that phone I have always wanted... / I thought he loved he loved to hear me say, / ...for me... / But then he started being nasty,…  sign in to read more »


»Our Golden Girl«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Aug 28, 2009

Cast not in bronze; / Cast not in silver; / But in gold from Egoli- / the very African womb! / That's our Caster, the golden girl. / Went to Europe with a big ego / to bring back the gold / Oh, our Caster so bold! / So fearless as to strike fear / In their chicken hearts, hear! / Beaten at it they weave…  sign in to read more »


»An ode to Michael Jackson [August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009]«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Jun 27, 2009

The World lost its eldest Child today / In a white sheet he was wrapped and driven away / He was the King of Pop, adored, loved and self-styled / He showed us that it's OK to let out the inner child / / "You were the outcast, the dreamer and underdog / Who overcame it all to be the King of Pop / We will…  sign in to read more »


»Ode to Wacko Jacko«

by Mamello Monageng, Jun 27, 2009

We got to know you through your voice at 11 years old / You led a life that we could not understand / Whilst others chose to judge you / Many chose to cherish your talents / For as much as a man lived his life / He too can give something valuable to the world / / You started with the man on the mirror…  sign in to read more »