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162 poems tagged DEATH


»Supernova«

by Jovi Waqa, May 7, 2017

Stars / Its beginning is magnificent / Birthed in space / Within a colorful cloud of gas and dust / Called a nebula / / After its birth / It begins to burn / Burning furiously in a ball of hydrogen / Illuminating our skies / In the day / And more beautifully / In the night / / As it nears its end / It refuses…  sign in to read more »


»trigger warning«

by Neo Musangi, Jan 27, 2017

"this is not for you". Truant has always been unreliable! / / this is for the ones who taught their tongues to swirl questions / around their mouths on nights that they couldn't ask / the ones who threw stones into waters but weren't excited by the pattern of their ripples- / so they hit their heads on…  sign in to read more »


»Dear Father«

by Fakazile Nkosi, Jan 24, 2017

If you had to chose, I know you would be here with me / There isn't time that passes by without thinking of you, you're constantly on my mind, memories and times we've shared keeps me going. / And I intend to fulfill all your dreams and the plans you had. / / Though you're no longer in this world I…  sign in to read more »


»Dmitri wears my skin on days he wants to smell death«

by Neo Musangi, Jan 24, 2017

1. / / this matatu is a coffin! / / somewhere in Uhuru, she burns incense to musk the smell of underage sex / / and everyone along Keekorok is walking into mirrors in search of freedom. / / what's the english word for someone who has slept in a broken bed with a stranger, / / or, is it awkward to fall…  sign in to read more »


»After Midnight«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 14, 2016

Eerie sounds all around deep in / the heart of the graveyard AFTER / MIDNIGHT, shadows appear and / seem to move, heartbeat like / thunder in a state of fright, they're / coming from all around, I try to / scream but can't make a sound / wickedness and evil gnawing / away every bit of life well don't / you…  sign in to read more »


»Welcome Back From the Dead«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 14, 2016

Well and you left me way too soon just / like that one sad day out of the blue / I cried every minute of everyday and / every night for about a week or two 'til / I casted that forbidden spell in the / shadow of a harvest moon to bring / you back to life... / Well now and look who's back from / the dead,…  sign in to read more »


»Mary King's Close«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 9, 2016

Underground spillover of sickness / and the stench of death... / men, women and children confined / and condemned, condemned to suffer / even after the hour glass has ran out / of time, there is an un-natural coldness / down the long and winding dark halls / you can still hear their screams / reverberating…  sign in to read more »


»The World Unseen«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 5, 2016

Well there are many, many / portals and gateways from / this world of the living to / the WORLD UNSEEN / where demons and ghosts / walk among us not only / in the night but in the / daytime too... / Could be they've attached / themselves to you just / because they find you some / kind of an amusing new / kind…  sign in to read more »


»The Last Blow«

by Tlholohelo Ramatlhape, Nov 24, 2016

I grope around in the darkness of his eyes hoping to see a sliver of light, some inkling that there is a part that is human, a seed of compassion left in them. Even in this uncertain moment though I fear for my life, I fervently hold on to the possibility that somewhere in the blackness of his heart…  sign in to read more »


»Lady in White«

by Bo Lanier, Nov 1, 2016

Well and does she have some kind of unfinished business / Here and What is she looking for? What makes her weep? / And weep? Does she not know she lives no more? / Oh Lady in White in the darkness in the night. / Lady in White of effervescent light. Reminiscing life / And Lovers return by moonlight. Oh…  sign in to read more »


»Dusk«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 24, 2016

Oh and as the sun begins to set I come alive / The moon comes curling around the mountains / Like a blue lamp in a dusty pink sky... / I step into the velvet of the night that I love / In my red velvet cape and black gloves, still carrying / A torch for some distant past ancient love and / As the wind…  sign in to read more »


»The Devil's Triangle«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 24, 2016

South Atlantic an ancient and / ominous death trap awaits unexpecting / ships and planes and tonight it has / claimed many lives again...well it is a / mystery that most likely will remain / unexplained buried deep in sin...however / I have heard it's the remnants of Atlantis / and a great and powerful…  sign in to read more »


»Ghost Town«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 20, 2016

Standing in the among the ruins of what / Used to be a thriving little gold fever town / I swore I heard music and laughter coming / From the half-moon saloon, I walked around / But nobody could be found still I could of / Sworn I just saw a cowboy walk chasing / An Apache in a cloud of dust well I felt a…  sign in to read more »


»Nightfall«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 14, 2016

Nightfall and fog off the lake lands. / The ghostly touch of a cold and icy hand / fills you full of fear and loathing. / Creature of the night where are you going? / I follow your shadow through the dark / and cloudy night like a black widow for the / love of your life. / There is a whole lot of mystery…  sign in to read more »


»2016 - This Bitch of Year«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 6, 2016

It's not a boy's dream / this bitch of a year, boay / to wake up fatherless / longing for the better days / when bitter and better / didn't dwell much further apart / / It's not a father's dream / this bitch of a year, boay / to walk to your daughter's lifeless body / It's no a sleep she is not waking up…  sign in to read more »


»Lost Souls«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 6, 2016

Well I see them here, I see them there / I see them everywhere but nobody knows / nobody knows I can see and communicate / with the dead but if they did I know they / would think I was a little touched in the head / but I'm not crazy I just have one foot in this / world and one foot in the other... / It's…  sign in to read more »


»Away from me near my heart«

by Pulkit Hindustani, Oct 2, 2016

I see you in elegance of night pursuing moon and stars, / the crickets song cherish your pride, / but they say, my fate betray. / How then you in every sent lay, / you mesme…  sign in to read more »


»The Accident«

by Sbulelo Sbonelo Mahlangu, Sep 6, 2016

In that midst, I see death / In that sight it's eyeing me... / I'm not dead, / And that's what frightens me / Few more seconds / And that would've been me / Them, us; it would've been me! / Just a few more secs. / He would've been dead / But he's not, / And that's what make him mad / Just a few more secs…  sign in to read more »


»Widow's Hill«

by Bo Lanier, Jul 21, 2016

Even when the night air is calm / and still you can hear the wailing / of women from the past that flung / themselves off of WIDOW'S HILL / to the cold, cold ocean below and / legend has it at Collinwood they're / waiting for another jaded woman / to join them at the bottom of / WIDOW'S HILL where their…  sign in to read more »


»A Real Jack the Ripper in a Small American Town«

by Bo Lanier, Jun 29, 2016

Gladys was a devote Baptist and a / Sweet old lady who never had anything / Bad to say about anybody so when this / Young man moved into the neighborhood / They said you can just look into his eyes / And see he's nothing but bad news but / Gladys said now didn't our Lord say he / Who is without sin cast…  sign in to read more »


»Exodus - 20 April 2016«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Jun 21, 2016

Its an Exodus / The plush green valleys / The rich red soil you walked on / The rivers that cut through your slums / The fiery bright sun / That braved your mornings in summers / The pitch dark night / That rushed to capture you winter days / The song of birds / Hummed in the beauty of skies above / The noise…  sign in to read more »


»Like a Ghost Passing Through the Night«

by Bo Lanier, Jun 21, 2016

Moon of gold and a storm on the horizon / My cape like gossamer wings in the wind / Oh starlight, star bright first star I see tonight / Send me somebody to love before the reaper / Comes and takes my life... / Well I know it's out there somewhere maybe / Just across the Tennessee River or the sierra…  sign in to read more »


»Michael and Mark«

by Bo Lanier, Apr 18, 2016

Well these two darlin' boys of 4 and 6 / Were so full of life and as close as two / Brothers could be...Michael and Mark / Of Athens, TN had their fun in the sun / And played their games as most children / Do but one stormy night the dream of / Two small caskets awake Granny Lou / And it wasn't long…  sign in to read more »


»Dead Bodies«

by Itumeleng Phambili Tsagane, Mar 29, 2016

Dead naked bodies filling up church buildings and home / Cold becoming bodies that are buried on the grave we walk on...earth / Used to live bodies left to thaw in houses called museums / Mummified bones left to dry up and now called skeleton...that once was living being soul's last call...telephone…  sign in to read more »


»Death Of Death«

by Jacques Sprenkie Mateya, Feb 15, 2016

Death died death / A tragic death of unusual death / / Cemetery moaned, howled and wept alone / Its tears all over the ground / Death! Its sole hunter and soul provider / Graveyard's convulsion of shame / / As if death was new / Death was old had to die too / Nothing last forever / / There was nothing new…  sign in to read more »


»I Remember Dios Moagi«

by Jacques Sprenkie Mateya, Feb 15, 2016

By now you are an ancestor in your own rights / And comforted by the Lord almighty himself / / I was talking about you did you know that / 'Your had renewable energy' / 'You laughed like you had a million in your pocket' / You talk like you had batteries in your back / And your vivacity upset your enemies…  sign in to read more »


»A Tribute to My Late Brother«

by Sava Hassan, Jan 26, 2016

With a broken heart I say to you / You will remain with me in spirit in whatever I do / I wish that I had the chance to say goodbye / But I hope that your soul is floating in the heavenly sky / To protect and guide me / To open my eyes and let me see / That life is too short / Holding grudges and bad…  sign in to read more »


»Why can't you be yourself?«

by Sava Hassan, Jan 25, 2016

Can you accept the fact? / / To be yourself and attempt not to act / / To impress a member of the opposite gender / / By being romantic and tender / / Can't you see that soon the truth will become clear? / / How will you explain your lies my dear? / / You may attempt to justify your pretentious actions…  sign in to read more »


»For Felicia«

by Melissa Reddy, Jul 16, 2015

Her light luminously radiates through tired eyes, her body is refreshed as the / night gives birth to the sun and her soul revitalized by the memory of her Fathers promise: / Hebrews 10:22-24 / / How beautiful this flower that is laid before me, / A precious gift that is bestowed upon me. / How it…  sign in to read more »


»She died in silence«

by Fakazile Nkosi, Jul 15, 2015

She died in silence, she was never alone / But she died in silence. / She couldn't express that the burden she was / Carrying was too much, / She died in silence, they saw her bright smile / And no one realized she was dying inside. / / She died in silence, afraid of stigma / That mental illness is…  sign in to read more »


»...I truly wish«

by Street Knowledge, Jul 14, 2015

...God Jesus Christ Almighty / Am down on my luck / Looking at the wall / Watching people fall with a trend / Am stuck like chuck / Dealing with a spell / That will never have an end / For the simple fact that situation is untold / This is really cold / Am buried in a hole / That's why am here writing putting…  sign in to read more »


»To my late sister. (Maureen)«

by Fakazile Nkosi, Apr 20, 2015

Words can't define how much I miss you / Days are lonely nights are longer / As I lie awake thinking of you / My sister. / / Questions without answers rush into my mind / Why have you left me all alone in so much / Misery? / / I can't get over this pain. / / I need you / I need you most / Why did you leave…  sign in to read more »


»As I Lay«

by Maria Sharon Moemise, Jan 23, 2015

The signs of time edged on my face / the rivers of sorrow leaving my being / As I lay in state, awaiting oblivion / the stars above to erase my suffering / / Prayers ringing for my soul to rest / Tears dripping, memories flowing / A black cloud turning to white light, / beckoning, whispering my name / I'm…  sign in to read more »


»Dear Granny«

by Choene Alley Semenya, Oct 15, 2014

Dear granny, we shall always remember you each day; / You've fostered us, and so much of you each can say - / If but life was a crystal, we'd seen through it this dreadful fate, / And learnt to espouse the plight in advance that you are late. / You were weary of ailments and lethargies that had you…  sign in to read more »


»Lament for Grandma!«

by Choene Alley Semenya, Oct 15, 2014

Dear Grandma / In memory of you my eyes sadly well up with tears, / As I grieve, I can hardly breathe and can hardly think - / Now that your breath has fled the body; one of my fears / Of all times in life: to lose you, to see your body sink / / Slowly, slowly, and slowly away from family and me. / Mind…  sign in to read more »


»Who I am?«

by Rahul Negi, Oct 15, 2014

Who I am, why I am here? / I am very happy when I saw my past, / I feel happiness when I saw the nature, trees animal. / Then I saw in the deep blue sky, I feel depth of life, / I ask myself who I am, why I am here? I feel the god. / There are many questions in my mind, but no one satisfied me. / I see…  sign in to read more »


»The threnody of a bereft friend«

by Choene Alley Semenya, Sep 23, 2014

Here cries a young woman who recently lost her friend. / She was angry with her friend; she scolded her rage, her rage did end. / A voice from the dead said: "Friend! I know what I did was a great mess; / I'm sorry - and to be honest, I wouldn't ask for your pardon unless / I was at peace. Where I are…  sign in to read more »


»Save the Children of GAZA«

by Moipone Tsoka, Sep 11, 2014

How can a praying and religious nation be so cruel towards another nation? / You Soldier how dare you point your gun at an innocent child and pull the trigger / How dare you fall on your knees and pray then go and throw your bombs at the innocent people / Somebody save the children of Gaza because it…  sign in to read more »


»Just gone with no goodbye«

by Moipone Tsoka, Aug 7, 2014

News of your passing has arrived / and I can't help but to feel even more angry with you / angry with the fact that I feel robbed / how can you be just gone without any goodbye / / I am still furious with the fact that you broke my heart now that you are just gone / who do I scream at? / now that you are…  sign in to read more »


»My Dad plays a game of "hide and seek": A Tribute poem to my beloved Dad: Late George Maveli«

by Williamsji Maveli, Aug 4, 2014

My Dad plays a game of "hide and seek", / / Though in Intensive Care since a week, / / But I know He is still sleeps by my side, / / He still makes me happy by elephant ride / / Putting me on his bare back to continue play / / Taking his strong arms to go fast or to delay / / And to repeat…  sign in to read more »


»The Voice, Guess who?«

by Shylet Noma Clint, Aug 4, 2014

I love lonely hearts. / I hate faithful partners. / I love married women and men they are my easy target. / Temptation is my trend. / I hate it when people block me. / I love teenagers who are going through adolescence and life challenges. / I hate it when they abstain. / Guess who? / / I lie but who doesn'…  sign in to read more »


»An Elegy«

by Keerthana Prabhakaran, Jul 17, 2014

Hand in hand, / Girlfriends and boyfriends, / Walking along the pavement, / One among the flock, is alone in lament. / Has anyone got a clue? / Why the lonely sky is blue? / / On a young and delicate ball night, / Handsome dandies on one side, / Gorgeous damsels on the other, / The sound of "ooohs" and "…  sign in to read more »


»Senescence«

by Keerthana Prabhakaran, Jul 14, 2014

Days ebbing in time's scythe, / My Blue clouds venting out red rain, / In my heart's furrow, sunken thy love / Liquid prisoner pent to the walls of my barren eyes, / My love's petal wilting in time's devouring hands / / Gold chain without pearls, thy smile / Like Waves to sea, thy wrinkles / Black moon…  sign in to read more »


»I never had a chance to say goodbye«

by Paulina Halane, Jun 27, 2014

I NEVER ALLOWED THE DEVIL TO COMPLETELY CRUSH MY LIFE TO THE GROUND / / It was on Friday 2009, November 27th when I last saw and spoke to you / The man of my life, a father to my two boys, a friend and loving husband / Ooh Lord: why you have taken the gift of my life away from me / / Although I was not…  sign in to read more »


»Our Cultures Forgotten«

by Blessing Ntsaluba, Jun 25, 2014

Our Cultures Forgotten, / Mother Tong Never Spoken, / Equality never shared and Friendship never cherished. / / We are lost by our fathers, abandoned by our mothers / laughed at by our neighbors, taken grant-age by our friends / and even killed by our loved ones. / / Our Souls are no more treasured, Money…  sign in to read more »


»Speak of Politics«

by Blessing Ntsaluba, Jun 25, 2014

Speak of politics then you shall be speaking about a nightmare without a shield of protection. / It is humans who are politicians but men still fear. Politics is a definition of government in control, / government who works for the people and not supposed to be feared by the people but men still speak…  sign in to read more »


»Conversation within me«

by Thabo Simon Motsoeneng, Jun 11, 2014

Depression of mind / Soul needed peace, but my / Heart was slowly beating / More and more I become speechless / I tried to whisper in your ears, but u could not hear me / how things will be without my presence in this World of sorrow and pains where humans don't uplift one another, but look down to each…  sign in to read more »


»If I should die«

by Gcotyelwa Mnqandi, Jun 4, 2014

If I should die / let me be a legend to be remembered / let the worlds bow / at the sound of my name / let all shout that I was a hero / let me die victorious / not just crupulous / let me die a brave woman / let me die in power / / If this is my last day / this poem / is my fighting chance / it's my form of…  sign in to read more »


»Taxi Service«

by Siyanda Nkosi, Apr 23, 2014

Taxi crowded. / Gun shot sounded. / Small boy wounded. / Old ladies shouted. / Small girls got scared. / Small boys got fascinated. / Old men got shocked. / / A car went past fast; / Chased by police; / A transgression / In procession. / / Wounded boy screamed / With pain. / Taxi stopped. / Boy looked at his…  sign in to read more »


»Marikana Tears of Blood«

by Abdul Milazi, Mar 2, 2014

Freedom was here / We are told / She stood right there / A sight to behold / Strong and mighty / Like the Drakensberg / / Did we slumber / Through the thunder / That heralded her coming? / Did we blink / And missed her mischievous wink? / / Marikana tears of blood / Mourn the death of the noble tree / Killed for…  sign in to read more »


»Not yet done«

by Bongile Langa, Feb 12, 2014

though I trod with worn muscles, / trapped in my coffin-bodied body, / though the morning no longer have good mornings, / with remnants and remains of my breath / I shall unleash deep, dig that force / though my face is masked with gloom / these scattered pieces are the witness / witnessing resilient soul…  sign in to read more »


»When it won't matter«

by Bongile Langa, Feb 12, 2014

There comes a day, an end, / one day nothing will matter / no more sunrise to dance to, / no more glowing nights of stars / to cherish the night, / no sounds of wild birds to serenade / the lover's moments of intimacy. / / Money, treasure, wealth all gone / drowned, swept down the drain, / life shall cease…  sign in to read more »


»Gingerbread«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 25, 2013

Secretly, I crave immortality / Stuck in seemingly never ending bliss / In the cool breeze / Of sweet summer springs / / But I am a gingerbread man / Stuck in a chase to prevail / Running from the inevitable dawn / When my breathe shall fail / / Will I crumble? / Or will I run forever / Or will I be…  sign in to read more »


»Happy«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 25, 2013

(dedicated to the late Happy Sindane on the day of his funeral) / / You were born into the ugly brutal world / where a rhino's horn was more than your worth / / You were lost from the onset / A black mother was your curse / removed from priviledge at birth / too black and unhappy to be white / / why did…  sign in to read more »


»The Loss«

by Rofhiwa Netshiavha, Sep 18, 2013

The water spilt... / The sun took cover in the mountains depths / Darkness made his way to inner land and into our home. / The joy that came with the morning rise, / Was sucked in dry by the sponge that rested in our joyful stream, / The smiles were wiped away; / The only light we had was the comfort from…  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 »


»Lebanon«

by Bruce Gorton, Jun 28, 2013

"They do not fear god, they're bad people" / He said, counting their dead, fingers red on the trigger / Bang, the gun fires a staccato death blow / Iron sight, a mounting blight, lead in flight down the street / / "They do not fear god, they're bad people" / She wept as her child swept up oaths kept with…  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 »


»An Epiphany Before the Death«

by Nasnin Nasser, Jan 27, 2013

While he talked of Sartre, stains, and weather / He lowered his face in-between / To the cubic vase with a drooping flower / Near the antique ashtray- partly used / Imbued / Suffused with smells of ephemerons / In rolls of…  sign in to read more »


»Dambudzo lives«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 8, 2012

Death, stupid death / Have you seen Dambudzo's ghost / Lingering in the streets of Masvingo / Stupid Death what have you gained / In his grossly untimely death / Are you a victor now / That he is a memory / Slowly and painfully washing away / Tell me Mr Stupid Death / Stare me in the eye if you got wealthier…  sign in to read more »


»Tragedy (To burn so bright)«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 4, 2012

To burn so bright and die young / What a tragedy, to rise to life's apex / And shine so bright you blind a star / Only to die in the prime of your brightness / / See a star in its rush of brightness / Shines so bright it kills itself / And vanish a spark-less gold dust / Never to shine again not even dimly…  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 »


»Flames of pain«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Aug 13, 2012

Non violent flames ripple / An already burdened heart with pain / When death secrets a loved d…  sign in to read more »


»Gone too soon«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Jun 29, 2012

Oh what joy / it is to create / Another life, from love / to grow within / / Oh how tiny you are / barely an inch / But what a big / change you bring to me / / If only you could listen / maybe you do / If only I could speak / to my adorable you / / I am committed to protect / you from this strange world / I…  sign in to read more »


»The gravestone«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 30, 2012

Every moment, that the past hurts / I turn to my inner gravestone / To remember all that lived once / And all that lies underneath as bones / / Every wound has grown a scar / And every tear has left a track / I never seek what I have lost / Because I know it never comes back / / The stone is grey, cold and…  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 »


»Dear Friend«

by Lindi Mahlangu, May 24, 2012

My Dear Friend, / / So much I would do, so much I would give just to see you again. / / I need you.. / / I need to know how you are, I still worry, though I know where you are, is nothing like earth. I know you're happy but I just want to hear it from you, how are you really my dear friend?…  sign in to read more »


»To support a man's faith«

by Bruce Gorton, May 18, 2012

To support a man's faith / Is to see the weight upon his leg / And call it a crutch / See him starved of hope / And feed him the illusion of meat / / You say I do no understand / That my mind cannot accept / The value of what you command / But I know well enough to reject / / I know the starving child / Set…  sign in to read more »


»If«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Apr 15, 2012

If darkness came walking / through my door, / And took me by the hand / so I could blink no more, / Would you know that He loves you? / Would you know that He cares? / Would you know that He sent me / to thank you for always being there? / / If you slowly begin to cry / and realise my body no longer has heat…  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 »


»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 »


»The candle of life«

by Leo Long, Jan 9, 2012

Fresh from the incubator... we come out a box, / Newly born and eager to burn. / The doctor's smack lights the wick, / A weak flicker is the start. / / In his teens the wind bends the flame to go with the flow, / But flickering moments of dark then light / Teach it straight to grow / And that the way of…  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 »


»Think of the little children«

by Leo Long, Jan 2, 2012

So many times we've decided, "It's time we split up!", / But then we find we just can't give up. / It's not for each other; it's for the children we care, / On them it's unfair, / They stand in the corner helpless and bare. / / There's so much to remember my daughter, my son, / But all I can think of is…  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 »


»Teardrops from heaven«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

Pitter-patter; tears on the roof, / The world sleeps knowing not the grief, / And in dawning hours the gage is proof / Of a tear shed for life... oh so brief! / / The face of the sky is darkly troubled, / Unnoticed by the sleeping world below / Unconcerned nor woken by the tear drops doubled / Weeping o'er…  sign in to read more »


»The candle of life«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

Fresh from the incubator... we come out a box, / Newly born and eager to burn. / The doctor's smack lights the wick, / A weak flicker is the start. / / In his teens the wind bends the flame to go with the flow, / But flickering moments of dark then light / Teach it straight to grow / And that the way of…  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 »


»Tears of ink«

by Leo Long, Dec 13, 2011

"To my Love"... I start the letter / Which I know will be a curse, / For we said we'd be together, for better... / And for worse. / / Each line that I pen / Forces a tear from my eye, / For I reminisce of back-then / Before I knew I was about to die. / / Ah, the warmth of summer days, / Before receiving the…  sign in to read more »


»The leather bound novel«

by Leo Long, Dec 13, 2011

I pull open the cover, / a trap door to the deck. / "Weigh the anchor!" / and with a splash the adventure begins. / / "Trim your sails!" / and the curtain flaps behind me. / The bow of Old Salt splits the waves / and I wipe the spray from my glasses. / / There's mutiny aboard the ship. / With cutlasses drawn…  sign in to read more »


»Thine Love Hath Healed«

by Mohamed Amer, Dec 11, 2011

In the night a stranger walked by the famous ruins of old / Where folklore stories of horror and pain were told / The moon illuminates the silver light on the statues of gold / He walks between the walls / In the big rooms and halls / Hearing the screams and howls / He slept and he hears those cries / The…  sign in to read more »


»The beginning of the end«

by Maureen Direro, Nov 7, 2011

Here it is, / just seems so, / it has ended, but leaves in it emptiness from within, / waiting for something to close the gap of which my heart has seen, / here it is, just beginning, let it blossom let it grow, / yet, I don't want to see its fruits, / for I'm not sure of what I sowed this time, but I…  sign in to read more »


»Bound To Leave«

by April A., Oct 28, 2011

It's half past eleven, he's bound to leave, / She's holding back tears, she whispers: "just stay"; / He cannot reveal any reason to grieve / And says: "I'll be back, I will see you some day". / / Some day in Novemer is meant to be spring / That comes after February's damn thirtieth night, / When fantasy…  sign in to read more »


»Earth is a lonely place«

by Lindi Mahlangu, Oct 22, 2011

Sometimes, all I want to do is look up to the heavens, and call out your name. / / Earth is a lonely place! / / An uphill walk, with steep emotions. / / "Heaven, open up your gates, embrace me. / And let me, like a child, dance to your melodies. With no care in the world. / / I have come to sit on my…  sign in to read more »


»Some Call This Life«

by Constantinos Grigoriadis, Sep 29, 2011

Don't search for apples anymore. / The apple tree has died. / It gave all the apples that it had. / Now it is nothing more than a piece of wood. / Nobody has interest for an apple tree without apples. / Nobody gives it some water to survive. / Not even the dry mother earth. / Nobody. / This is the fate for…  sign in to read more »


»The Last Door«

by Constantinos Grigoriadis, Sep 29, 2011

There is a door. / A unique door. / It is our personal door from our small home, / in our small neighborhood. / We use this door only twice. / Once to come and once to leave. / / This door takes us outside to the big world. / When we go out, / The door closes and never opens again. / Maybe somebody can…  sign in to read more »


»The Fallen: Careless Hands of Time«

by Sage PoeticHustler Mokgosi, Sep 12, 2011

Within the careless hands of time, lay unrest, unbound inflictions of pain... / In depths of soil grains are stains caressed with blood left behind by those who were. / But, what was the body when life was always sought to be the soul? / If not a flaw ridden temple happy to be redeemed from the clause…  sign in to read more »


»Stare«

by Jedidah Nuamah, Jul 25, 2011

I stare at the dark face of death, / With eyes so wide that the lids of my eyes feel numb. / I stare straight in to the cornea-reddened eyes of the one that leaves empty spaces in the hearts of loved ones, / By stealing away the souls of their beloved. / With a promise of either a better place; / or the…  sign in to read more »


»Final Goodbye«

by Helen Reynolds, Jul 19, 2011

For more clearer the view could not be / in mind, in soul, in existence of eternity not seen / the knowing of the end that is taken with / a breath of the ocean waves now buried / Memories etched for ever not to be erased / the final release no more holding back / the pain not forgotten just softened…  sign in to read more »


»All Alone«

by Helen Reynolds, Jun 28, 2011

Bossom full of explosive feelings / Upside, downside, sideways / Who can tell? / / Turmoil turned on and then off / In the confusion of it all / / Can I believe what is told / With no evidence lacking / the truth bears witness to it all / No more can I hold, or touch, or kiss, / or converse with my one true…  sign in to read more »


»I'm Sorry, Tinky«

by Peggy Boone, Jun 28, 2011

I'm sorry, Tinky / that it was me, / who let you go out / one last time. / We always let you / go out at night. . / you always came back. / / I didn't know that Mommy / wasn't going to let you / go out...she didn't tell / me until after I found / you the next morning. / / If only we hadn't taught you / to meow…  sign in to read more »


»I like cats«

by Bruce Gorton, Jun 15, 2011

It creeps through the mud / Low slinking stalking beast / Coiling hind legs power flood / With teeth it claims life leased / / The green eyed predator / Silky moves like its fur / The garden's terror / Sleeps with a purr / / Claws dig in skin as it dreams / Of its day of quiet hunting / A mouse chittering…  sign in to read more »


»Babies in the Walls«

by Paul Gerard Day, Mar 16, 2011

Inside the walls of Avonlea / Where babies once were born / There is a sound so lonely / As the children's lives were torn / / The babies cry inside these walls / If you listen really close / But don't tarry too long to listen / Or you'll become a ghost / / For though they are just children / Something…  sign in to read more »


»Your Last Breath!«

by Sage PoeticHustler Mokgosi, Feb 16, 2011

You seethe when you breathe / in deep as if you want the air to feel your soul... / You are facing the wrath of that breath that seems is your last! / Ready to give up because of your past / You let your voice be filled with blasts of swollen emptiness. / In your grinding mind is an intruding cold…  sign in to read more »


»Death Of A Poet's Heart!«

by Sage PoeticHustler Mokgosi, Jan 26, 2011

Silence... / / Then pounds of beastly throat thrashers / Gashing blood, floods of empty thoughts / Screams of dreams forgotten, / Debating mental heart-beats now internal norms / Dictative tumors of turmoil, / It's hunger lingers on the edge of swift / beautiful deathly heavens / Depending on it, I still…  sign in to read more »


»Desire«

by Berto Kamp, Jan 10, 2011

You that made me laugh / Went through so much in your heart / Suffered so much pain / But very little did you complain / You always carried a smile / It made all of us reconcile / With the joy and laughter that you did project / How could we be sad at the best / It then did happen that day / When your life…  sign in to read more »


»Hope To Stand Is In Your Hand«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 12, 2010

Cowardice they call it - those people who don't know, / To commit the act of taking your own life, / But who really knows beside those who have committed, / What really made them thrust that knife. / What went through their minds during that moment? / What could life have thrown in their path so…  sign in to read more »


»Forever Are They Damned«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 6, 2010

We're now living in the end of times, / Through every hour there's a thousand crimes. / Finally, it is near, the end of days, / The race of man and their selfish ways. / Soon everything will turn to gloom, / And all will be left to face great doom. / Life in entirety will diminish and fade, / By natures…  sign in to read more »


»Death by arrogance«

by Sakhile Koaho, Nov 15, 2010

Am a man with a master plan, so call me a players boss. / In-between their legs that's where I want to be / I flesh cash and promise them a world they have never been too / / Misled by friends, Fooled by cash / The car I drive and status I hold. / Ignorant doesn't begin to describe me / The charm and…  sign in to read more »


»"You..."«

by Lethal Poet, Nov 10, 2010

You came to me / And / Found me on my own space- quit / You assaulted my thoughts / With / Your charisma / Danced your way into my soul...You / You came to me / As a friend / And / As a committed lover / -Yet- / Omitted that feminine cliché' / "Till death do us apart" / Both of us / We were locked in that lonely…  sign in to read more »


»Death«

by Vuyo Sigidi, Nov 4, 2010

Tonight he came, there is the smell of death in the air, the colour of blood in the sky and it's only fair to fear him. / / Brothers laying in their shallow graves, Fathers no more brave, children hiding in caves too scared to cry, tears drying / on their face, clearly he has been here. / / He goes…  sign in to read more »


»What if I stole a moment...?«

by Tshego Moiloa, Oct 21, 2010

What if I fell into a deep sleep, not knowing the depth of my capacity? / What if the darkness that surrounds, transcends into shadows I've followed / What if this reality exists in a dream, I have awoken from before / What if my words, my thoughts, my dreams are a vision pronounced / What if this force…  sign in to read more »


»The day I die«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Oct 18, 2010

What would happen to you? / When I stop breathing? / When I lose the rhythm of my heart beat? / When you can't hear the words I speak? / When my eyes don't open / And you can't gaze into my soul so deep? / When my body is cold / And you can't use me for heat? / The day I die / What would happen to you?…  sign in to read more »


»Fading light«

by Karabo Matthews Ndlovu, Oct 15, 2010

I established myself as a great thinker of originality, / but in my community it was only viewed as insanity, / then a psychologist said to me that I've got a touch of OCD, / of an art so beautiful called poetry. / / Even so, pen and paper still could not be heard, / I could not find people with the same…  sign in to read more »


»Possibility«

by Berto Kamp, Jun 11, 2010

Do you hear my silence out there / You are the only one that cares / So I thought instead you fled / I know you did leave walking away like a thief / Did you not say that you would stay / That was my belief / Listen to my heart beat / Or was it when I feel off my feet / Did you not want to listen to my…  sign in to read more »


»Bang«

by Aboo Hansa, Apr 29, 2010

Close your eyes / Take a deep breath / Count to three / You'll be alright she said / / She led me like a sheep to the axe / A lifeless table and chair stood in front of me / But what was on the table sent shudders through me / A cold silver revolver stared me blankly in the eyes / / Go on she said spinning…  sign in to read more »


»Will he give me back to you?«

by Cashca Viljoen, Apr 6, 2010

I'm all alone in bed again / Thinking about the day ahead / Wondering what it will bring / Wondering if the birds will sing / / For tomorrow I'll wake / And be careful of the choices I make / Tomorrow I'll smile / But for now / / I'm all alone in bed again / Holding my hands together I end with amen…  sign in to read more »


»Sound Of The Organ«

by Andreas Buchholz, Apr 1, 2010

I hear the sound of the organ, / so I start thinking of you, / the one who once crossed the ocean, / and left here out of the blue. / / I hear the sound of the organ, / I feel both happy and sad. / I see your boat on the water / while I recall what we've had. / / I'm sure you don't feel like talking, / for…  sign in to read more »


»Just wanted you to know«

by Cashca Viljoen, Mar 26, 2010

Just wanted you to know... / I missed you yesterday / I miss you... today / And ill miss you tomorrow / / Time doesn't heal / Trust me I know / Time brings separation / Separation brings closure / in some ways I guess / But time doesn't heal / / This I know for... / My heart still screams your name / My hand…  sign in to read more »


»Demise«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Mar 18, 2010

Let me die a peaceful death / The death that will born me again / Let me not die alone / For me, I share my body with you / Why must I die, if I'm not worthy dying? / Walking tall above the shiners / Teach me to how to overcome death. / And to kill all the sinners / / Every love got its own death / Be this…  sign in to read more »


»I Say Pseudo Scientific Just To Sound Smart«

by Josh Hay, Mar 15, 2010

I was meant to make you smile. Burn your oath into me, walk the plank, I've taken over. I tread lightly, the pavement won't break my strides. Can't you feel my pulse? Hand to chest, I can't believe what I've become. This motion to end my war, I can't see past the clouds. I won't stop breathing. Oh,…  sign in to read more »


»my father«

by Puleng Monare, Mar 11, 2010

For a long time I thought I had none, / for a long time I did not think of him / It was as if he didn't exist. / I didn't pray for him, / didn't wish to see him, / didn't want to know him / simply because he abandoned me / simply because he wanted nothing to do with me / sometimes I wonder if he ever…  sign in to read more »


»A Graceful Promise, A Tragic Lie (The End Of Me)«

by Josh Hay, Mar 8, 2010

I have met the line, where truth and lies start to fade. My whole life, I have hidden the darkness inside me. What happens when this phase ends, and my wings unfold? I have mixed truth and deception, where is my place to hide in all this madness? When does my heart start to beat again? I am afraid…  sign in to read more »


»...it's how you see the world«

by Mbuso Mkhonto Kumalo, Jan 21, 2010

Be glad, be joyful, but be humbled by your neighbors' surroundings, / Be jolly, smile broadly and honestly, but allow yourself to show humility, / Be happy, stay honest, uphold integrity with a gently ironed fist, but be true to yourself first. / / Because in the end, a volatile spirit will corrupt and…  sign in to read more »


»the demons of tobacco«

by Remi Bellefleur, Jan 18, 2010

the demons of tobacco, / came over my uncle. / they brought nothing, / but pain and sickness. / / they were nothing, / but spirits of smoke, / deception and anger, / hollows of despair and death. / / they sweep over the earth, / in search of victims, / to torture with their addiction, / fear, confusion,…  sign in to read more »


»The New Leaf«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 19, 2009

The new leaf sprouts into existence, greeting the universe / Uncurling, revealing, playing out to nature's wishes, / The warm rays of the sun touches her veins, she stretches, / Her siblings try to reach her in their attempts to nurse. / / A caterpillar too submits to nature's insistent laws, / Chewing…  sign in to read more »


»Heavenly Panorama«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 18, 2009

A razor-sharp sliver of ray slits the dark and leaden sky, / Unzips it slowly and deliberately to reveal a hue of orange and red, / A fish eagle calls soulfully, mournfully, echoing in his head, / The screen enlarges, brightens, figures are born, change and die. / The dark sky swallows itself, spews out…  sign in to read more »


»Healing Dawn«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 16, 2009

The morning rays dances across the shimmering seas, / Reaches land and laps up the sweet dew served by the dawn. / Dancing across the fields, it hears my persistent pleas, / And within me despite my duress, new hope begins to spawn. / And as the warm rays my fears and neurosis begin to still, / I arise…  sign in to read more »


»I miss you dear«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Nov 16, 2009

As I look back on all that's happened...growing up, growing together, changing you, changing me - there were times when we dreamed together, when we laughed and cried together. As I look back on those days, I realize how much I truly miss you and how much I truly love you. The past may be gone…  sign in to read more »


»The Nagging Dusk«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 16, 2009

The tired sun barely whispers "Goodbye" to the distant hills, / Than they turn from green to orange and then to silhouettes. / That insidious nagging thought my mind cajoles and flirts, / And like the water from my shaking hand all the days hope spills. / A vicious cycle - the knowledge of the…  sign in to read more »


»You can shed tears that she is gone«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Nov 16, 2009

You can shed tears that she is gone, / or you can smile because she has lived. / You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back, / or you can open your eyes and see all she's left. / Your heart can be empty because you can't see her, / or you can be full of the love you shared. / You can turn your…  sign in to read more »


»Tidal Force«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 12, 2009

Just before dawn on a lonely shore, / I trudge the sands walked by many before, / The water entices me with her cool glaze, / And I find myself swept back by her - in a daze. / I look around me and all I see is ocean and gloom, / Oh! An overwhelming sense of loss and impending doom. / The darkness…  sign in to read more »


»Within Without«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 12, 2009

Into a million pieces the lightning shattered the night sky; / Incessantly the thunder rolled, awaking every living being. / Every nerve in his brain, circuiting the news, he could not deny; / Cold, clinical, concise thoughts ricocheted, as played out previously in a dream. / The scorched earth…  sign in to read more »


»Heavy Heart«

by Mary Kettle, Oct 19, 2009

I wish my heart / wasn't so heavy / so full of pain / I wish my heart / could feel emotion again / This heart has endured / more than it can take / of sadness, despair / of peoples selfish ways / A heart that only wanted / a family a true home / A heart that suffered greatly / now just wants to be alone / A…  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 »


»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 »


»Her Voice«

by Larry Lenwell, Sep 30, 2009

I hear her at night, she calls my name, when I am trying to sleep / Her voice so calm, so clear, so crisp, it runs through my mind so deep / I've heard her before so many times, but never did I listen / Now it seems I hear every word, as my eyes start to glisten / / Come with me she asks so soft, let me…  sign in to read more »


»You left«

by Shawn Coll, Sep 10, 2009

That fateful day you died / The whole family sat down and cried / It happened out of nowhere / For you I did care / / Very fast death did take you away / Instead of giving us just one more day / A curtain of sadness fell over my eyes / Like rain clouds fill the skies / / I did not know what to think / My…  sign in to read more »


»Woe Is Me«

by Larry Lenwell, Sep 1, 2009

The cold grey dawn comes through the window as I get in the bed / The night has been long, and right now I feel as I was dead / The tequila they poured, and the vodka that followed / I cannot believed that it was a fifth that I swallowed / / My head is in misery and my body is aching / I try to get warm…  sign in to read more »


»Near The End«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 31, 2009

Once again I am haunted by the chilling air that surrounds me / The bridge is long and no traffic at hand as I look into the sea / To jump into the darkness below and have my life flash before my eyes / I know that halfway down I will want someone to hear my cries / / But they won't hear my muffled…  sign in to read more »


»Nightfall«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 28, 2009

These devils and demons that rush through my brain / Night after night, they come again and again / I try to erase them and still they come in the night / They chase me, they haunt me and give me such a fright / / In the mornings still sleepy, my head aching all over / I wish for once in my dreams, I…  sign in to read more »


»Then would you know?«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Jul 30, 2009

If the darkness came walking / Through my door / And took me by the hand / So I could blink no more / Would you know that He loves you? / Would you know that He cares? / Would you know that He sent me / To say thank you for always being there? / / If you slowly begin to cry / And realise my body no longer…  sign in to read more »


»Untitled -Just for you«

by Mthunzikazi Mbungwana, Jul 29, 2009

Now that you have crossed to the other side / Away from the distorted line called life / Just a little bit far from my eye sight / Just an inch from my physical reach / / Now that you are rested in that garden of remembrance / The smell of your skin still feeds my nostrils / Nourishes my brain / The…  sign in to read more »


»It rained«

by Rupert Ruel Nonyane, Jul 28, 2009

rocks that schattered my window frames, broken glass all over the floor, I wonder why the misery was for, / / the space that separate me and her was now filled with tears of past traumer relation, cheats cheated love for no reason, maybe just immoral, / / I see them clouds gathering on my room, dark…  sign in to read more »


»Tyre Iron«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Jul 26, 2009

Been walking these streets, my car's sudden broken, damn piece of crap / Tried to change the tyre but someone stole the bleeming jack / So I kicked it in its bonnet and spat on its windscreen, I'm defiant / Tonight I'm gonna get ya with my tyre iron / / Dark streets, run down flats full of pimps, ho's…  sign in to read more »


»Rusty«

by Diane Brents, Jul 6, 2009

I sit here at this computer / tears rolling down my face / as I sit here / remembering you... / / I never thought you would die / I never thought you wouldn't be coming home. / I sit here crying / remembering you. / / But I do know that soon / I will be with you / in the heavens above. / / So until then,…  sign in to read more »


»Saying Goodbye One Last Time«

by Diane Brents, Jul 6, 2009

It was meant to happen different, / He wasn't supposed to die, / It wasn't meant to happen so soon, / I wanted him to stay a little longer, / I didn't want him to leave us. / I didn't get to say goodbye to him, / I wanted him to come back home but not like that, / I want to turn back time and make him…  sign in to read more »


»The world mourns for you«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Jun 30, 2009

Oh, another star born, another moon dies / He never stopped till he got enough / When they thought he's down, / He rised like a phoenix / And jumped on the floor like a criminal, and smooth like a Jackson / He cried for peace and sang for love in this whole wide world / Death we'll never forgive you.…  sign in to read more »


»Dear Death«

by Jamil Artin, Jun 29, 2009

Dear Death / / Today let us put love / on the love that died / Let us forgive the rose of longing / for its thorns which injured / let us roam the land of our insisters / sink in the earth / to touch the seed of the rose / whose leaves like mine / die outside its garden / / Dear Death / / Today life lives by…  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 »


»When in your eyes It looks«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Jun 4, 2009

When in your eyes It looks / And there is no way to avoid it; / When in your nose it ricks / Sending shudders to your stomach pit; / Nor tears nor fears no longer work / To redeem you from certain fate, / For the die is cast- your wake / On this earth proceeds; for you're late. / Oh, if there's a way to…  sign in to read more »


»The bad master«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Jun 3, 2009

Fire is a good servant but a bad master / Once you thought you have mastered all, / Soon you'll realize that it was just a starter. / Because even the hasty climbers have sudden falls. / Only you've to believe in yourself. / The world is too much of our disgrace. / He can be charming but a bad future…  sign in to read more »


»Marring the death«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, May 27, 2009

The "I do" gone before he said / It must be true love to marry the dead / Not forgetting the gone one, that sad / Taking a vow to be separated by death / What a sad end, so sad he gone before he said "till deaths do us apart" / Vomiting all over thinking you are dreaming / What an ending, so black and red…  sign in to read more »


»Don't blame the world«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, May 26, 2009

Our superior had fought for us / They have fallen but suddenly they pick / themselves up and soldier on / They never blamed the world / The only one who they blamed was the man in the mirror / Whose wish was to change the world / And make it a better place / By imprisoning those want to put Him down / And…  sign in to read more »


»Waiting«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 16, 2009

As I wait for your car / To pitch up outside, / I dread the words / That I've cried. / Into my heart / A knife has been stabbed, / It's easier for me / To just be mad. / My heart is breaking, / My tears are running, / My world is shaking, / My friend isn't coming. / / I know it's hard / To look in my your eyes…  sign in to read more »


»Meditation II: God«

by Gorki Skanke, May 14, 2009

Light requires a source, / Darkness requires nothing; / Yet / While the light shines, / Darkness cannot overcome it. / Why is this? / / Life requires a source, / Death requires nothing; / Yet / While there is life, / Death cannot destroy it all. / Why is this? / / If there is no God, / Why is there light and…  sign in to read more »


»Where are they«

by MmaphelaLylian Kgatla, May 14, 2009

I grew up loving her, / I now can't see her anymore, / I grew up with her, / I loved her every day, / My heart still longs for her every day, / Because she was and is my friend, / where is she? / / I grew in her arms, / I can't feel her arms around me anymore, / She use to lie, cheat and to fight my battles…  sign in to read more »


»today, tomorrow...yesterday«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 13, 2009

Today I will remember / What it is like to cry / Today I will remember / What it is like to love / Today I will remember / What it is like to darken / Today I will remember you / / Tomorrow I will forget / What it is like to laugh / Tomorrow I will forget / What it is like to smile / Tomorrow I will forget…  sign in to read more »


»What Would Happen To You?«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 12, 2009

I lied today, / I had the truth from you / I pretended not to know / But somehow you lied for me today / / I cried today, / I sobbed my heart out / I let all my tears disappear / But somehow you cried for me today / / I died today, / I watched my life fade / I finally closed my eyes / But somehow you died for…  sign in to read more »


»Would You Cry That Tear For Me?«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 2, 2009

If I went to sleep tonight / And closed my shadowed green eyes, / If I went to sleep tonight / Never again to see the beautiful blue skies, / Would you cry that tear for me? / / If you woke up tomorrow / And I wasn't there to love your heart, / If you woke up tomorrow / And I wasn't there to stop the dart…  sign in to read more »


»The bonds of flesh«

by Byron Coetzee, Apr 10, 2009

We who break the bonds of flesh / and carry deep our ties of regret / are bound to things you cannot see / like all the love we wished would be / / For we are all but simple beings / who find a way to live our dreams / for we who walk this world so cold / will always seem to be alone / / So as I write these…  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 »


»Tribute For Amina Ramadhani«

by Tiema Muindi, Mar 31, 2009

I dreamt for you, / of paradise on earth / Carpeted streets, / with nothing like dust / Of flowing streams, / to quench your thirst / In return you give, / your love to me / In turn I keep our promise I made. / / I crossed ridges, / rivers and hills / No matter the price, / I paid the bills / As your love I…  sign in to read more »


»The Waiting Game«

by Tiema Muindi, Mar 29, 2009

Some memories have grown / To be full of sorrows, / Of friends and foes / Who cannot see tomorrow, / As we wait for him / Our turn to follow. / / As soon as you are born / You begin to die, / Mankind has been told / Many repeated times, / As no man knows / when you come for him. / / Our cereals and grains…  sign in to read more »


»Song Of Death«

by Tiema Muindi, Mar 28, 2009

Men have fought battles at night / Others have dug trenches to hide / Women and children ran to the hills / For each one of them a way to be a live / To each one from you the reason to die . / / Two rivers away came the screams / One more is gone, / many other to follow / It was not a dream, / that one we…  sign in to read more »


»In loving memory of Justice Thabo Nkosi«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Mar 14, 2009

5th May 2006, night it was / You had to go I had to stay / Like an other ordinary day / I heard a hooter from the police car / Duty calls!! There you went... / / Morning came, a dark cloud had appeared / Tragedy had occurred / Tears fell, pain took over / Dreams fell, young you were / But had to go…  sign in to read more »


»He Watches us even when we freak«

by Ashley Fancher, Dec 17, 2008

Some days I want to give it all up and quit / And yet I stick thru and bear with it / I'm starting to like the person I'm becoming / Instead of the person I was / From my problems I was running / I always knew at the end of the tunnel there was a light / And now that I am closer / The light is starting to…  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 »


»When I Pause To Reflect«

by Sivuyile Godongwana, Oct 1, 2008

When I pause to reflect / Suddenly my eyes are filled with tears / Sadness and pain conquers my heat / Guilty conscious reside in my mind / / What do I do with these feelings? / Hopelessness and helplessness collide / Causing my eyes to be filled with tears / Yet they say a man does not cry / / If and only…  sign in to read more »


»I wanna go in peace«

by Lethu Kheswa, Jan 1, 1970

When my hour of departure draws ny, / I want to run out and meet it with a smile. / All the joy and laughter from my days of life, / silently embraced in satisfaction by my fading heart. / Wings of my soul harmoniously flapping in anticipation, / awaiting the placid glide that leads to my final…  sign in to read more »