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55 poems tagged CRAZY


»New Moon Spell«

by Bo Lanier, Nov 3, 2016

NEW MOON SPELL / in the backwoods of the / Louisiana bayou voodoo / is alive and well... / Calling on fire, wind, earth / and water in the shadow of / the torch lights as the / dance of the dead is danced / caught up in a trance like / frenzy, the high priest reads / from the book of rites and / invites the…  sign in to read more »


»Bridge Burning Down«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 8, 2016

Well you ain't been nothing but a thorn / in my side since you came into my life / I thought by now you'd take a hint / I don't really want you in my life but / still you insist on coming over to my / house every dang night... / Well I know my mama told me not to / burn your bridges and so I guess it's / my…  sign in to read more »


»These New Strange Times«

by Bo Lanier, Sep 16, 2016

All the things I never said before / really doesn't matter much anymore / the world is changing me like never / before like a ghost in the thick of / fog...well truth is stranger than / fiction just like a fire burning / somewhere out to sea...it seems / the world is going crazy and it's / trying to do the…  sign in to read more »


»Out of My Mind«

by Bo Lanier, Sep 1, 2016

Well I came to know you just a week or so ago / And you seemed different than the others but / After you got what you wanted you didn't want / Me anymore, I should of known you were just / Another player... / And I must of been OUT OF MY MIND just / Like the last time...I search for love but / Heartbreak…  sign in to read more »


»Orbs«

by Bo Lanier, Aug 29, 2016

Multi-colored Orbs before my eyes... / what's going on here, are my eyes just / playing tricks on me...well I rub my eyes / but they do not disappear I wonder if it's / spirits in despair or the guardians of mine / trying to tell me have no fear still I wonder / if it could be him or her or something…  sign in to read more »


»Hot to Trot«

by Bo Lanier, Mar 1, 2016

Irish, Cherokee and Aries... / Well they say look out he's / On the war path again / I dare you to dare me to see / Who can out drink who when / It comes to whiskey, I dare / You to dare me to make it / Rain, you'll need an ark or / A jet plane, I guess I'm just / That HOT TO TROT without little / Effort on…  sign in to read more »


»You're Crazy«

by Bo Lanier, Feb 12, 2016

Well and You're Crazy if you / think I'm gonna let you bring me / down again, if you think you / can just come back into my life / after being gone so long and / expect me to take you back / just like that...You're Crazy / if you think I'm still in love with / you after all the hell you put / me through ,…  sign in to read more »


»Walking Out the Door«

by Bo Lanier, Feb 8, 2016

Well all my friends tell me I should leave you / But that's something I can't seem to do / I've come to need you with every breath I / Breath and my love for you deeper than any / Deep blue sea! / I've heard all the rumors and story that you / Are not the faithful kind and you'll come to take / Me…  sign in to read more »


»When love makes sense«

by Abongile Gwele, Aug 14, 2015

The air looks like that song that stays on your fingers and makes hearts smile / Your favourite song tastes like a medley of ice-creamcream, pop-corn and marshmallows all dipped in rich darks chocolate / Food sounds like the orchestra of toes in socks strutting their way on wooden floors / Each breath…  sign in to read more »


»Rambles of an Old Man«

by Pope Tuggen, Jan 17, 2014

Too much they say / Them tall lads and Ladi / All them white collars / And fancy bred lads / With iron black suit / All tall and fine cept / Ladi, who is pretty. / / Too much they say / Them tall lads and Ladi / Talking about sky and man. / Man standing on the moon / With wings of iron soaring / Through fall…  sign in to read more »


»Late At Night (Sleepless Am I)«

by I Am Myself, Nov 3, 2013

It is late at night, / Sleepless am I. / I'm getting annoyed, / So I let out a sigh. / / I've tried the sheep, / The glass of water, too. / I've tried all the old tricks, / But I'm still awake, so pooh! / / I've listened to silence, / And music as well. / It doesn't appear to be working, / 'Cause I'm still…  sign in to read more »


»Why? Thank You!«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Jul 29, 2013

What is love - pray do tell, / I seek it dearly, but what do I know? / The vision's set, the road's mapped out, / But where do I start, where do I go? / Why do I dare? Why do I care? / Do I care? Oh, surely I must... / Why do I stand? Why here did I land? / Where is the reason, what answer do I trust? / I'm…  sign in to read more »


»Eloquent silence«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Sep 13, 2012

The blind man saw, / and confessed to law, / that it was the limbless who draw, / bringing anarchy to law. / / Which…  sign in to read more »


»My love has left me«

by Maureen Direro, Sep 13, 2012

My love has left me, / He saw the fool who thought loved him, / Returned no more, / I bet you all he wanted was just to get inside me, / My love has left, / he took my heart and turned it to stone, / it was so hard, / got clean my face and hide my heart from the world... / My love has gone, / I felt so…  sign in to read more »


»I really hurt him«

by Maureen Direro, Aug 6, 2012

I can't accept it... / My words prove hollow, / I can't forget him... / My memory seems shallow, / He crept into my life and made me happy... / He made my days exceptional, / Gave me a reason to wake up in the morning... / Gave me a reason to sleep at night, / If only he knew, / How much I loved him... / I…  sign in to read more »


»I had abandoned my pen (The biggest lie)«

by Maureen Direro, Jun 19, 2012

I thought I had abandoned this pen that voices out how I feel / You let go of me during these times, / After I poured out my heart to you / do you know how much does it take for a girl like me to admit that I actually love you? / Just when I had moved on, / just when all surfaces of wound built up when…  sign in to read more »


»Jack in the Box«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 24, 2012

Do you see that red, square box? / that innocuous piece of wood? / it's been my home and my prison / I wouldn't stay there if I could / / I've been squatting in that thing / under a painfully heavy lid / If you opened it and slammed it shut / It might be the meanest thing you did / / Every time the lid is…  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 »


»Drowned in hate«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

I felt the stab of pain / From a brother in the hood / One seeking to rise to fame / I thought he understood. / / I taste the bitter in what he said / As he spits the words out / "I wish you were dead" / He just verified my doubt. / / I hear the cries for pity / In our own neighborhood, / Not across the…  sign in to read more »


»Daddy won't be coming home tonight«

by Leo Long, Dec 14, 2011

The steam that rises from the shell / Mists up the scope lens / A steady hand etches a heart / Through which the other bleeds / / A tattered pass absorbs the flood / Inches from the silent hand / That reached beneath his thread bare coat / A white flag not received / / The towel-head becomes another scratch…  sign in to read more »


»Don't call yourself my friend«

by Maureen Direro, Aug 19, 2011

I fell to the ground - / You laughed / Thought you were my friend, / what the hell? / / I rose - / You tried to change my mind. / What kind of friend / are you? / / I go forward - / you warn me, / I sta…  sign in to read more »


»My Cry«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 19, 2011

And so shall my words fulfill / what I so wish, / and so shall my hands vow onto what I dictate, / so as to show what I hate, / and always act deliberate... / And so shall my feet take me to some undefined destination, / and make sure I belong. / And so shall my eyes help me see what I was meant to see.…  sign in to read more »


»The little he gives me«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 18, 2011

I have to admit he makes me happy, / I have to admit we're both young, / both broke, / yet both happy, / don't have much to give to him, / but when he smiles I'm satisfied. / Sends me a message every day, / whether e-mail, sms or fsms, / I find myself feelin' lucky, / I know I'm blessed, / he is spontaneous…  sign in to read more »


»Jaded politics«

by Bruce Gorton, Jun 16, 2011

A Protestor burns tyres / For services he desires / But ain't it strange? / He talks about the new nobility / But won't vote for accountability / Won't risk real change / / Because voting booths ain't so fun / And in a war costs are only counted / When the battle's won / / The mayor he sits secure / He can…  sign in to read more »


»Honey...I got something to tell«

by Maureen Direro, May 15, 2011

It's in riddle form, / I hope you can understand / I love you, / yes, I do / Even though I know not what love is / "But with the little I know, I love you" / Memories all flooding, / reminding me that indeed you are special / It's been what? / 8 months, and I still get the goosebumps that I got when we first…  sign in to read more »


»A bullet in my soul«

by Maureen Direro, May 12, 2011

I opened my eyes and the dream began / Rather a nightmare as I could define / I had told a lie / And it felt like there was a bullet in my soul / My heart was pumping blood as if it were a sponge / I still see no use to it / Fact was I had lied / I thought to myself / "It won't last for a month" / Then a…  sign in to read more »


»The Ocean«

by Stephanie Cavner, Apr 27, 2011

wretched feelings / wretched siblings / everything breaks me down these days / even myself / even the breeze / the oceans taking over these days / and yet there is nothing I seek more / I run to no human, / because there is no human to run to / the words can be right / but they're always wrong / the thoughts…  sign in to read more »


»Hell shall set me free«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Feb 16, 2011

Through the high hills / High mountains climbed / Hot volcano survived / And strong temptation served / Remarkable results are found / But still an't able to find a good source of life / Unable to conquer the demons / Still struggling to jump the last rope / God and people judges left and right / Only hell…  sign in to read more »


»Madness«

by April A., Dec 15, 2010

I'm riding the cloud of bright blanket dreams, / The coconut smoke entwines with the mist, / The potion of madness in violet streams / Is carving the urge that I cannot resist. / / The mysteries find me still lying in bed, / Enjoying the pleasures of drunken grapefruit. / Just several gulps, and a room…  sign in to read more »


»Trickling Love«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Dec 6, 2010

Allow me into your heart / I want to get to know you better / Why not? Just try me / I promise to do no harm / / But I will wash out the walls of your heart / With fruity smelling liquidy red tingly trickly love / Till the heart beats brand new / then you will give me your soft warm hands and I will…  sign in to read more »


»Beautiful Idiot«

by Zithelo Mnguni, Dec 3, 2010

He looks at me and smiles, I look at him and smile back / I know exactly what he is thinking, I know exactly where he wants to put me / In a corner somewhere, where I can stare at him all starry-eyed and wide-mouthed / Where I can hopelessly fall in love with him while getting played on the side / I…  sign in to read more »


»Life of a Gun«

by Abdul Milazi, Oct 15, 2010

somebody pointed a gun at me the other day / I saw my end at the end of the barrel / I could smell my own fear / death stared at me with a smile / he didn't pull the trigger / I guess it wasn't my time / / I went to the gun shop down the road / and bought my own gun / I now sleep with one eye shut / the…  sign in to read more »


»To a Glass of Whisky«

by Abdul Milazi, Oct 15, 2010

I smell your scent / vanilla / wood / white pepper / lush fruits / deep but soft / / I taste your kiss / carame…  sign in to read more »


»Feeling«

by Blessing Ntsaluba, Sep 24, 2010

Holding a pen in my hand writting the feelings / I feel internal but hidden in the external features. / / Days were dark, day by day anger was expressed / Feelings were unelucidated. / No joy was planted but silence was reaped. / / Silence hurted the most while no one was there to heal and comfort the…  sign in to read more »


»The Devil Is A Woman«

by Zithelo Mnguni, Sep 18, 2010

It always baffles my mind when we do this to our own kind / We preach of sisterhood yet we wear the devil's hood / If maybe I could rewind and maybe be born from the male kind / Then maybe I would not be saying this: The devil is a woman / / Remember how you told her about your new man, / How he loved…  sign in to read more »


»Yondering mind«

by Absai Gamariel, Jul 22, 2010

Forgive this my people / It's the kick of a toddler / Full of sound and fury / But to little effect / / Wonder I how Africans are are Africans in Africa / Land of plenty of wealth / How can we be a people of extremes / Dark, poor, dull, rich in resouces / As they would say...poor at home and dull at school…  sign in to read more »


»Monsters & Clowns«

by Berto Kamp, Jun 11, 2010

I listen to the voices in my head / Something I could not mend / Who is listening to me? / Maybe someone whom I cannot see / Twirling and sauntering around / I see the figures smiling at me like a bunch of clowns / Big red noses and silly hats on their heads / Their eyes empty instead / Laughing without…  sign in to read more »


»War of minds...«

by Adnasis Egnahs, Jan 15, 2010

First thing I gotta do when I wake up in the morning, the simplest thing but also my worst fear, I gotta open my eyes. So I wake up mentally, say a quick prayer and brace myself for the sad HD quality reality of yet another day at work... / / The war begins... I open my eyes... / / Light invades and…  sign in to read more »


»Information Trafficker«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Nov 6, 2009

Is it wrong to use whatever title you like? / It's whatever you make it to be. / I have a parenting responsibility over my work. / You would know I excel when it comes to this. / I am not superhuman; I want you to think that too. / I hold the magic and my life's work is the miracle I see more every day…  sign in to read more »


»Madness of a sane man«

by Berto Kamp, Nov 4, 2009

On my knees / Like a mad man grabbling for fleas / Twitching in every way / Looking at the sky as if to say / Where am I today / Yesterday I was far away / Last week I was somewhere else / Was it then that I was in doubt? / Years ago I used to work / Last my marbles and now nothing hurts / Family, who are…  sign in to read more »


»Cooking Boogies«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 12, 2009

Based on actual events- As I lay here, in the dark. Staring up at the ceiling. Trying to force myself into sleep. I begin to hear them. The ghosts of the night. I hear the soft footsteps of the dead coming to life a mere five feet from my bed. I hear them in the kitchen. The drawers that hold the…  sign in to read more »


»Secrets«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 9, 2009

I actually thought you loved me / You told me that every day / How was I so blind as not to see / That you could do me wrong in such a way / / I gave you my love, my heart, and soul / But yet you just tossed them aside / I flew over oceans on wings I feared most / Just to find the deadly secrets that you…  sign in to read more »


»Let You Go«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 8, 2009

Your heart is filled with treason / Turning your back on me / You do not have a clear reason / For why our love can't be / / Your laughs have turned to hate / Your smile is now a frown / Anger from you is what I take / No more up just the down / / People say that true love is real / I actually thought that's…  sign in to read more »


»Hatred's Heart«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 5, 2009

Frost now covers my once loving heart / Ice replaces my flowing warm core / Hatred is tearing my caring apart / Nothing is the same as it once was before / / All my good intentions have grown sour / My happiness has taken a turn for the worst / My evilness is growing stronger by the hour / My joy is now…  sign in to read more »


»Last Night«

by Larry Lenwell, Sep 3, 2009

The way I feel is very strange and something I'm not used to / Could it be the booze last night and the hotel room I think I have checked into / I kind of remember as we danced and laughed and talked throughout the night / Her hair of red, eyes of blue and a body that to look at, was a delight / / Then…  sign in to read more »


»Doomed Destiny«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Aug 3, 2009

Out-and-out I'm a wretch / whose oral orifice is mute. / My intercourse is interred deep / in my psyche, where no ghosts or / verity dwell. I've known / diffidence as the rugamuffin next door, whose s…  sign in to read more »


»Zany«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Aug 3, 2009

put me in the midst of the savanna / let my eyes roam the veldt / to the cacophony of the wind / let my ears make out monotonous harmony. / the smell of drying brown grass / let it tickle my nostrils snuffly / put a rock under my bottom and / let it be Friday afternoon. Let me / listen to Marechera retching…  sign in to read more »


»mad about each other«

by Mmama Leshabane, Jun 3, 2009

Here we are, the two of us together / Takin' this crazy chance to be together / 'Cause if we're found out, it could mess up / Both our happy homes but what can I do "sugar" I love you / / I hate to think about us have to keep meeting up in secret, / 'Cause as soon as I look at you it will show on my face…  sign in to read more »


»Don't wanna write anymore«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, May 26, 2009

Why do I write? / When my poems are not worth a cent, / When no top poet recognizes my job. / The only reason I write is... / To be commend by those who are near me, / To be pointed by those who read my poems / That does not make me happy. / / Don't wanna write anymore. / Because my poems make people fall…  sign in to read more »


»Our Little Secret«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 1, 2009

I know this might seem weird, / I know this might seem dumb, / But whatever I tell you now is not be repeated, / It needs to stay our little secret. / So if you would please, / Be sure not to tell, / The one you love most, / Or anyone else. / It is of great importance, / And needs no introduction, / That…  sign in to read more »


»Kidnapped«

by Almir Sabovic, Apr 14, 2009

I heard a noise outside it sounded like a UFO. So I got scared so I went under the blankets. I saw a big light. It felt like I was flying after a while. But, really to tell you I was stranded in the ether also known as outer space. Also I was in a huge rocket tied up. It felt like a runway no way to…  sign in to read more »


»A Question of Beauty«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Apr 3, 2009

What's beauty? / What's truly pretty? / Is this really in people / Or is it really on people? / I wonder as I with the idea grapple. / / Look at them now, look! / look at the grotesquery. / Perhaps start with the head; / an imperfect sphere / nudged here and there / for a couple of eyes, / a hollow - the mouth…  sign in to read more »


»Don't make the cat cry«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Mar 11, 2009

Don't make the cat cry / All it doing was try / To be loved and welcomed / And for you to be beautiful / Let it be happy again / Don't make it cry again / Don't let it go yet / Love it and welcome it / Your heart is all it need / Love it openly and needy / Believe it love will conquer / The mountain above is…  sign in to read more »


»The Poet«

by Abdul Milazi, Jan 9, 2009

I touch the modern tablet of ancient forms / and am lifted to the heavens like the mountains of thoughts / I smell the potent ink of poems feeding my quill / as I make a mark on pages of love / romance / and mystery of being / / I fall off literary cliffs / of words which echo my pain / my soul flayed by…  sign in to read more »


»Let me die peacefully«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Oct 15, 2008

Let me die a youngman's death / not a clean and inbetween / the sheets holywater death / not a famous-last-words / peaceful out of breath death / / When I'm 99 / and in constant good tumour / may I be mown down at dawn / by a bright red sports car / on my way home / from an all night party / / Or when I'm 100…  sign in to read more »