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226 poems tagged DISAPPOINTMENT


»Love, thou art not fair!«

by Choene Alley Semenya, May 30, 2017

When my heart was softened and defeated with charm, / From soul to crown, overwhelmed, love bleeding disarm, / Whilst the besotted - My soul, was falling for lies / That the moment had come, and came to suffice; / Could love verily do to me, what I so evermore feared? / Lure me head over hills only to… read more »


»Prayer To Self«

by Buduziri Owhonda, Jan 24, 2017

If they've filled you with hate / Then it can only be fate / If you expend it on them, / But may mercy tug at your hem. / Live above it. / / If they've filled you with lies / Causing you to descend from highs / Only remember to draw nigh / And disillusion yourself with truth; / Then you are unfit to be a…  sign in to read more »


»Another Gospel«

by Buduziri Owhonda, Dec 5, 2016

may god forgive my impertinence / as it is no fault of mine / only this freedom that he's given me / it made me do this / that I tell it as it's been: / / intact were our abilities as we were led / on empty stomachs and unkempt visages / purging our souls of what sanity is left / and looking on the brethren…  sign in to read more »


»My Wounded Spirit«

by Tlholohelo Ramatlhape, Nov 24, 2016

I see and hear, the dripping of the rain, it is in tandem with the beating of my heart, as I watch its drops fall on the thirsty ground and flow hurriedly, washing away the dryness and cooling the stifling heat in the dry air. / The rain is ironic in its similarity to the tears falling from my eyes,…  sign in to read more »


»I will give you wings«

by Thandeka Bathandwa Mavundla, Oct 2, 2016

My beautiful, my sunshine! / I will do anything for you! / Name it! Say it! Dream it! / I will do it all! / I will give you wings! / / I believe! I'm taken! I'm sold! / Days, months, years go by! / I remind him, "My love, I need wings, I want to fly". / No! You don't need wings, I'm here, you have me!…  sign in to read more »


»Turn off the lights«

by Maureen Direro, Sep 15, 2016

Turn off the lights, / let's stop the fights, / look in to my eyes, / there is no price... / / Now watch as a word, / turns into a touch... / And a touch turn into a pulse... / / / No need to rush, / we have the whole night, / To bear witness to our love, / its just you and I, / and none of the world... / / Let…  sign in to read more »


»Dear Baby Mama/Hey Baby Daddy«

by Clem Squeeza Bee Mdue, Sep 13, 2016

*Dear Baby Mama* / / Dear Baby Mama please let's have a life with no drama. / I loved you and I still do, I mean you gave me the greatest gift, a child. / Now all we have to do is help her grow. / We don't need to hold hands but we do have to hold her hands. / We failed at love but we can't fail at this…  sign in to read more »


»Why Me?«

by Clem Squeeza Bee Mdue, Sep 13, 2016

My mother's womb warm as it is, I can't wait to get out / To mingle with the world / To join my peers as we explore. / Its time to leave my 1st home now, we cut the umbilical chord as everyone awaits my arrival. / Majestically I arrive only to be greeted by sad faces. / This was not what I was promised.…  sign in to read more »


»Over You«

by Bo Lanier, Sep 7, 2016

Now That I'm Over You I can move on with my life / and do all the things I didn't do because all my / time was consumed sitting around waiting to hear / from you...yeah now that it's over I'm glad and I can / breath again, I can spend more time with my friends / well I thought you'd be the death of me…  sign in to read more »


»Jo"hustle"burg (Johannesburg)«

by Fernando Antonio, Aug 7, 2016

The city streets that goes up-hill / In order to succeed it gives you a feel / A university of life that resonates with obstacles of steel / It grinds and pounds until success is real / / Takes you to the hills with a huge amount of hassle / Many strive until they give up the struggle / Some persist to…  sign in to read more »


»He loves me, he loves me not«

by Clem Squeeza Bee Mdue, Jul 12, 2016

He loves me / He loves me not... / He beats me / He beats me not / He beats me because he loves me or / He loves me so he beats me / I wake up to his warm hug. / And fall asleep to his warm clap / And the salty warm tears that follow / But he loves me I know / He does love me / He feeds me and the kids / He…  sign in to read more »


»I am happy for you«

by Clem Squeeza Bee Mdue, Mar 31, 2016

You finally got it. / A man you deserve. / A guy who adores you / I am happy for you / / Finally found the guy who turns those / tears to laughter and those drowns / to smiles. / Indeed I'm happy for you, you managed to package me as a distant memory, a memory hidden in the depths of oceans / / My heart…  sign in to read more »


»I Have To Know«

by Bo Lanier, Feb 19, 2016

I have to know why you swore you'd love me forever / And then tried to lie about cheating on me, why you gave / I a ring to wear then told your friends we weren't a pair, / Why you took me to Heaven then dragged me through / Hell Well I Have to Know 'cuz I'm still under your spell / I thought we had…  sign in to read more »


»Broken Wish«

by Alexander Ngubeni, Aug 20, 2015

You wink again, then another smile / Standing, staring at the mirror for a while / Fear takes hold, and satisfaction prevails / Feeling assured dynamite is at your avail / You're glowing finer than you ever were / Persuing a wish that just isn't there / / Noveltily you walk, stepping down the hallway / You…  sign in to read more »


»Mystery Of A Black Kid«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Aug 18, 2015

Contradiction the answer to the frequently omitted question, / he nibbles, smiles and giggles in the shadow, / a dark cloud represents his daily routine, / trapped in an illusion of a junkie, / frowns the norm as dreams fell apart like the roof of the shacks he grew up in, / black curtain fixed upon…  sign in to read more »


»I can't make you love me«

by Fakazile Nkosi, Jul 14, 2015

The happiness that seemed real / Was fabricated by me, / Until I realize I'm in love by myself / Even though every morning / I'm reminded that I'm a wife. / / Day by day im striving for peace, / Questions without answers rush into my mind / Am i still loved by you? / / The morning kiss has been long gone…  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 »


»Power of words«

by Shylet Noma Clint, Nov 6, 2014

When I was but a young girl I just loved opposites, then I didn't know they attract. / Defying the odds and always being the odd one out, now I only find out it's what they call gender. / Female, feminine, phenomenal are words I started understanding when I became a young woman. / Pubic, puberty is not…  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 »


»An infamous feeling«

by Choene Alley Semenya, Sep 23, 2014

For Webster Selolo, a dear friend! / / By the time he partook of his love with bliss, / Still more smitten had he without her kiss- / But patiently, he bore, as ever was he fain / To love infinitely; albeit was he driven insane / By her habit that evermore disfigured her attitude- / When she left his…  sign in to read more »


»Once upon a time in love«

by Choene Alley Semenya, Sep 16, 2014

How wonderful was once upon a time thy smile, / When we were still wildly in love back in a while- / And now how could not holy and deific thy lips be, / If madly in love yet you only kissed me? / We shared hugs and kisses, and allowed our hearts to entwine, / Perhaps only because fate lied and said that…  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 »


»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 »


»Is It Still Africa?«

by Blessing Ntsaluba, Jun 25, 2014

Is It Still Africa, where we preach the word of equality but practice non society? / Where youngsters preach equality towards their elders? / / Respect lost, Elders speechless while we lose our sense of humor. / Is it still Africa where lives are lost and joy is reaped?, / When men walk in fear of their…  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 »


»A goodbye note«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 15, 2014

Hey me, I am leaving now / please don't ask me when where & how / I'll be moving with a whole new me / we'll never meet again or ever see. / / The time has come for me to leave / I can't be me anymore it is a grieve / How the new me will be I don't know! / but I can't be you so please let me go. / / Yes you…  sign in to read more »


»All hope lost!«

by Gcotyelwa Mnqandi, Jun 5, 2014

All hope lost to defeat / I surrender / all strength lost to competition / I am feeble / all power lost to exploitation / I give in / / What more can I do / I have nothing left in me to fight / I am just a failure / I always quit / I am worthless / why should I even try / / All my life I have worked hard / my…  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 »


»I cheated myself«

by Ahmet Murati, Apr 20, 2014

I cheated myself / believing you would be my perfect wife, / I never thought my life would be wonderful alone / and unhappy with you / because it seems that you are numb / never listening to my words / even when you were sick you behaved like a pig, / is it worth thinking about you / that made my life…  sign in to read more »


»I am not an addict by choice«

by Thomas Mpho Ndlovu, Feb 12, 2014

Don't judge me / I am not an addict by choice / I fell inlove with a girl / A girl my father did not approve of / The more I tried to stay away / Was the more inlove I fell / / Don't judge me / I am not an addict by choice / A perfect family of 3 ruined by a girl / A gal my father did not approve of / It was…  sign in to read more »


»So my heart can stop hurting«

by Maureen Direro, Feb 8, 2014

My heart is broken, / I'm running but I cannot get shelter, / I'm molten in the core of my soul, / Because this time I believed love was real, / But this real love decided its own destiny and left me alone, / It left me alone without notice, / Now all kinds of feelings surface, / They surface and I think a…  sign in to read more »


»Come back my way, Love«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 31, 2013

The eighth hour catches her by surprise, one morning / As she stands on campus's balcony / A norm proceeding to her daily hustles and struggles, awaiting a lesson / For, ambition knows and calls her by name / / Eyes in natural position / In no real attempt to defy laws of science / Gliding down the fourth…  sign in to read more »


»Sowetan girl breaks my heart«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 31, 2013

In the beginning / This is me, now reminiscing / It was me and her - Pearl / Our hearts dark, void and without form - like Genesis'™ Earth / Life had just pulled one of it mysteries on us / Life, Love and Time had been kind us thus no fuss / / As I turned to gaze at the beauty on her / I saw that the…  sign in to read more »


»And it haunts me«

by Maureen Direro, Oct 25, 2013

The lies that I've told, torment me each day, / Yes Lord I am a sinner, / and it haunts me... / The people that I've hurt, / that still cry even today, / I'm supposed to be a winner, / and it haunts me... / All the days that I've seen, / And let them waste away, / I know I ain't no quitter, / and it haunts…  sign in to read more »


»Left Unsaid«

by Itumeleng Phambili Tsagane, Oct 13, 2013

Walking around in borrowed skin you are living a lie, in clusters they live behaving like hives. No success consoling yourself with "I've tried", seeing mothers in tears like they've never cried, wrapping guilt around innocent ones. / Apologise at least once, sunday brutality versus morning murder…  sign in to read more »


»Side Effects«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Aug 15, 2013

Filthy air breath 24/7, insecurity hugs the black kids, numbers define the flesh, body bags the only black refuge, tears a daily routine, they lift them high just to drop them like hot pieces of steak, houses suffocate them by the first step, bullets follow them around and wrap them up like…  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 »


»The Shore Awaits«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Jul 28, 2013

Find the sea, oh streaming river, / For lost only are you alone. / Through the tangled woods and mountain passes, / Onward shall you find home. / / Veiled or clear, your destiny's set, / The banks have arose to guide you. / What can hinder the inevitable? / When all obstacles fall behind you? / / Masses,…  sign in to read more »


»We Need Another«

by Tshililo Khanari, Jul 6, 2013

We've come so far yet the past seems so close. Yesterday & today look like twins from the same umbilical cord. Young & old, they all seek one more peace accord. / / Their blood was shed then, but its smell lingers on to this day. But its life; never to be recouped again. / / That June 16, 1976 was…  sign in to read more »


»Prince of Darkness«

by Yolande Du Plessis, Jun 28, 2013

Prince of darkness / Hear my call / Feel the ache of loss in my soul / Bring me back from the light / Take me into your darkest night / / I felt the passion / I felt the lust / I could see the love / Before it fell / / Light takes it all / Darkness prevails / Take my soul / / I cannot breathe / I cannot eat / I…  sign in to read more »


»The blow«

by Yolande Du Plessis, Jun 28, 2013

Shadows embrace / Darkness fills my soul / My black eye contorts objects around / Night fills my vision / As the final blow falls / / Faintly sound surrounds me / Light barely reaches my purple eye / A hand / Retreat / The hand remains / Soft, welcoming / / Standing again / Dark spots remain / But light…  sign in to read more »


»Entropy«

by Rana ElBowety, May 3, 2013

The raw fragrance / Of his soul's fragments / Still lingers on her fingers / His silence, overwhelming, / Betrayed soft anger / Her charade unveiled / The broken masquerade / Her lies derailed / Laughter died, they cried / Hollow moans were sighed / Time slyly crept / Weaving nets as they slept / Apart, ties…  sign in to read more »


»False Love«

by Ramasela Matlala, Apr 3, 2013

For a moment I was gay. / For a moment I smiled. / For a moment I lived. / For a moment you fooled me. / / In a moment, I thought you cared. / I thought you are the one. / I thought you would be there. / I thought wrong. / / When thoughts deceived me, I could not feel the pain. / I could not cry. / I could…  sign in to read more »


»Because«

by Gits Lopez, Mar 16, 2013

Because it's an addiction / Because it's impossible / Because you can't say when / Because you're not giving / / Because of the long impossible wait / Because it's useless / Because I feel sorry for myself / Because you have secrets / / Just because it's done and over with. / Because it's not worth the…  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 »


»Changed is not so good«

by Maureen Direro, Jan 7, 2013

I started believing what people thought of me... / Never taking the time to remember who I want to be... / Their words ran through my head, / I despised what they said, / at some point I saw myself doing it. / I was in shambles, / devastated and shocked, / What creature have I changed into? / Am I where I…  sign in to read more »


»A Broken Heart is Worse Than That«

by Natachja De Weber, Dec 19, 2012

Sleeping with a broken heart, / Is like, / Resting your head on a pillow that chokes you. / Is like, / A ghostly apparition that squeezes so hard that you can't breathe. / Is like, / A coil spring piercing your side. / / Sleeping with a broken heart is worse than that. / / Its waking up to the pain…  sign in to read more »


»Going to the Grave«

by Natachja De Weber, Dec 19, 2012

Yesterday I went to the Grave. / I mourned. / I grieved, / What I had put to death. / and buried... / / Today I visited the Grave, / I put fresh flowers on the wet soil. / The soil still soaked by my tears. / It wasn't too long ago, / That I grieved, / What I had put to death, / And buried...…  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 »


»He came to me with a broken heart«

by Maureen Direro, Nov 19, 2012

He used to be the sweetest guy ever, / used to love me more than any other, / an angel at dawn, / a hero at night, / but somebody clipped his wings and gave him a halo, / now his heart renders shallow, / he used to not care of detail, / not obsess about me, / but someone just decided to hurt him and leave…  sign in to read more »


»Family Breakdown«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 19, 2012

When does a family collapse and die? / Is it when bricks conspire to melt? / And crumble down the house / / Or is it when dreams that held us / Silently disconnect and dismantle / / Is it when a touch, once so brotherly / Unnoticed faint and vanish / Into the vistas of despair / / Or is it when we are drawn…  sign in to read more »


»Cold«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 8, 2012

It seems you grow cold / As you grow old / Stuck with broken dreams / And a mute pursuit of happiness / There is not much to marvel / Your solitude is a blinding darkness / And friends grow fewer / As the coldness looms large / / Is it the broken dreams? / Is it life's arid emptiness? / Is it the man within…  sign in to read more »


»He was never mine...«

by Maureen Direro, Oct 8, 2012

He was never mine, / it's just that my heart deceived my entire being, / making me believe that he was mine. / But truth is he was never mine. / My heart spoke in his behalf and never stopped, / his bitter words started sounded sweet, / but he was never mine, / making me feel like am the one hurting me,…  sign in to read more »


»Inconvenienced for your convenience«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 4, 2012

I can't / can't do this anymore / sacrifice my happiness for yours / what I need is put aside / while your wishes are been considered / / Inconvenienced for your convenience / / I can't / can't put a smile to your face 24/7 / nor provide for you sll the time / while you sit there and do nothing / you hardly…  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 »


»Cry of a prisoner of conscience«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Sep 27, 2012

For all refugees and those who live in the Diaspora / For all those in the lineage of ex-slaves, / And for all those who have been forced to leave their homelands for one reason or the other, I surrender this dedication. / I, having been a refugee for decades / And a slave of conscience for many, many…  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 »


»Once I was a god«

by Moemise Motsepe, Sep 13, 2012

The days have gone when I was a god / her article of faith / when I was the king of her nights / and lord of her morning bliss / the days have gone when I was a god / and she a disciple in my arms / the days have gone when I was a god / or so I thought in deluded stupor / because little did I know that in…  sign in to read more »


»Stabbed!«

by Lindi Mahlangu, Aug 22, 2012

Once I could wake up to the sun shining brightly on me, today I wake up to the moon and stars looking down at me as I sit here trying to gather as much water so I can weep my heart out. Lately it's been impossible to burst out into tears, I think I've gone stone cold... / / So much has happened that…  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 »


»The real creator«

by Rabi Ul Islam, Aug 13, 2012

Nothin' is small, but / God made it / / The best example is human, but / God made it / / Whole universe to a little atom / We can't count, but / God made it / / I'm thinking about all these creations (Of God) / That he made it, then / How big is God / / All those things that God gave us / Are proof for being…  sign in to read more »


»My troubled soul«

by Tayyeba Irum, Aug 2, 2012

Behind the winning smile on my face, is my inscrutable sadness / his rudeness and impolite stubbornness left me astonished / his blue eyes had a power to impersonate a serene sky / but, now all I see in them is a strange silence / the exquisite beauty in his words once made me mad about him / but…  sign in to read more »


»Don't Tell Me To Anyone Anymore«

by Kudyahakudadirwe Voice, Jul 4, 2012

I'm the story / the one that now is history; / that one that was never told. / but now fighting to be heard. / / I'm the story / that will surprise you; / though no one wants to hear me. / I'm the never ending story / the embarrassingly never ending one. / / I'm the story / the one told in whispers; / behind…  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 »


»Wishy-washy Dreams«

by Kudyahakudadirwe Voice, Jun 19, 2012

I was woken up (after five years) / Feeling like a cigarette stub: / Used, abused, confused. / / Once again I was subjected / To too soon to be broken promises: / Jobs, education, shelter. / / From the gutter where I lay / I envisioned my heaven on earth: / Dampened, trodden, squashed. / / They picked me up…  sign in to read more »


»Yes ... Just like that«

by Edward Iacona, Jun 18, 2012

One can love you with the intensity of / The BIG BANG when it ignited. / One can love you until our Sun fades / And our planet Earth is blighted. / One can love you with the simple joys / That can make a child delighted. / One can love you and defend you / And offer comfort when you're slighted. / One can…  sign in to read more »


»Insomania & Stress«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Jun 16, 2012

Is this pain, this distress / What psychologists call madness, / Or is it schizophrenia- / Is it the pain that the martyrs experience before death? / Or is it the one that seizes the poets- / When their dreams become nightmares. / "I have had a decade of nightmares." / Is this the pain that makes the so-…  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 »


»Heart of Fire«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 24, 2012

Some hearts are strong, and some are weak / But all of them, are doomed to weep / It may be joy, that hastens to flow / in rivulets, dreary winds or snow / / It may be sorrow, yes that might be a cause / for death and grief, defy all laws / To suffer, to writhe, and then to burn / in the flames of a fire…  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 »


»Closing the chapter: The heart in me«

by Nonhlanhla Dlamini, Mar 28, 2012

It wasn't me but the heart in me / I surely would have known, but not the heart in me / Yes I would have walked away but the heart in me refused / Now here I am with the heart in me *rising again* / / Just when I was peacefully enjoying my life, you decide to show up / Caring and simple as I am I decided…  sign in to read more »


»New Horizons«

by Edward Iacona, Mar 28, 2012

Well, it's over and I am single / Yet my hopes are not dimmin' / To find someone special in my life, / Sends my imagination swimmin' / A romantic re-start with a loving heart / And with some serious "Shein" ... and "Himin" ... / But this I learned about divorce court, / It's a bad place to try and meet…  sign in to read more »


»Carpet Of Sand«

by Berto Kamp, Mar 15, 2012

My feet float along the sand / As I move waving in the wind / Looking through the absence what life may bring / The beating sun causing me pain and the ability not to run / Standing in one place / As if I am stuck / Looking far into the distance I watch motionless as life moves on by / Was I brought here…  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 »


»Women abuse«

by Hanli Mostert, Mar 8, 2012

I so much want to love you. / I so much want to be loved by you. / I so much want you to care for me. / I so much want you to see my heart, the real me. / / But, your love for pornography stands between us. / Your love for naked women, your visible lust. / You act as though we are merely men's toys. / With…  sign in to read more »


»Scars of the past«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Feb 18, 2012

I bear the scars of the past; / not visible to anyone, / but my mind and my soul. / / Sometimes these Ghosts / would torment me all night, / not willing me to sleep. / They shouted, they screamed, / insulted me for just being me. / / Sometimes a gesture, / words said harshly, / a raised voice, / a door…  sign in to read more »


»Schizophrenia, Insomnia and Heartbreak«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Jan 30, 2012

Is this pain, this distress / The one psychologists call madness? / Is it the one that past martyrs underwent before they died? / Or is it the one brimming poets' minds / When their dreams are nightmares / And when their poetry is thrown into rejection-bins? / / Is this the pain that make the so-called…  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 »


»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 »


»She cried«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Dec 22, 2011

He picked her up this morning / a tear was in her eye. / Without hearden her futhermore / he simply asked her why she cried. / / He did not expect her answer / when she started to say, / "I have loved you / long before this day" / / He put his arms around her / and kissed her sweet face / telling her he was…  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 »


»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 »


»After All...«

by Mohamed Amer, Dec 5, 2011

I renounce you / You brought no mirth to my gardens / I sacrificed my life for your sake / And all what around me is fake / I held to your world in astray / Where I fall to your hell day by day / Where you told me these red flames are paradise / When you lead, I followed with blind eyes / Where you took me…  sign in to read more »


»Don't write anymore«

by Moipone Tsoka, Nov 16, 2011

Don't write no more as I have no inspirations no more / Have no thoughts, just emptiness fills my soul / My well of words has gone dry / Where am I? / What have I become? / Used to be full of life but now / Nothing matters / Used to be a dreamer even a poet / Now even words can't soothe or embrace the…  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 »


»The Paws That Refreshes«

by Edward Iacona, Oct 28, 2011

"I just love coming home to my Phil," / She said, "He waits for me at the door / "He wraps his arms around my neck / How could I ever be loved more?" / / "He nuzzles me all over my face / He kisses and then nibbles my chin. / His affection will lift my spirit / No matter the poor mood I'm in." / / Is this…  sign in to read more »


»Black Lady«

by Kudyahakudadirwe Voice, Oct 3, 2011

Look at yourself black lady / Can't you feel pity for yourself / Putting yourself in that situation? / Stop importing yourself / For you're already here, my sister. / / Look, the shoes you petch on / Make you uncomfortable, I can see. / And when you walk your giety / Reminds one of the drunkards / After an…  sign in to read more »


»White On White«

by April A., Sep 26, 2011

Blank papers of bitter today / Do treasure the words white on white; / If they are forbidden to say, / Then my privilege is to write. / / I choke on the poison I've drunk, / The root of my love is in grief; / I'm learning the foreigners' tongue / To perpetuate my belief. / / The strength of my weakness…  sign in to read more »


»Just another broken heart«

by Karabo Matthews Ndlovu, Sep 8, 2011

Waking up every morning to the same nightmare, / with excruciating pain that my heart could not bear, / hopelessly, consumed by the need to find you love there, / furiously, my heart beating to rhythms I didn't want to hear. / / I was reminiscing about the future, fantasizing about the past, / mass…  sign in to read more »


»Bamboozled«

by Edward Iacona, Sep 7, 2011

There is some things we do in life / We wish we could retrieve. / The one action that triggers another / Having a result we can't conceive. / / That includes a hope or dream / That does not come true. / Or, just not in quite the way / In which we would like it to. / / One of those moments I'd take back…  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 »


»Breakdown«

by April A., Aug 13, 2011

The smell of Kent / Failed to bring me to life, / I felt almost nothing, kept silent like dead. / The poisoned blade / Of a sharp kitchen knife / Was bound to cut me, I dropped it instead. / / It wasn't meant / To take place then, alas, / My memories, lurking, denied suicide. / My guise would fade / In a…  sign in to read more »


»Going home«

by Zithelo Mnguni, Jul 20, 2011

I cease to breathe / I cease to breathe at the thought that I have to leave / I am seized, left, right and centre by emotions that I don't want to believe / I have been sitting here, camping here, dwelling here / Among the graves waiting for our resurrection / Thinking that somehow I could revive this…  sign in to read more »


»You know... I know«

by Sergio Coto, May 25, 2011

Don't embrace what's beautiful, / don't come over when the glass is full, / don't hate love when is empty, / is so easy mistaking... / / Reality is embraced over, / look around / force over the latitude, / I change duality, / come over when you know I know. / / Step down to feeling, / water's over my entrails…  sign in to read more »


»Open Mouth«

by Sergio Coto, May 22, 2011

Inside your open mouth... / When a man has to learn here. / / Just grow old! Run! / Have you forgotten? / / The crowd is over... come home / I need to put you back together, / bleed and compare, / but stay! / while I picture myself in the fence. / / Cast shadows on the corner / but stay alive and wrong...…  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 »


»She wasn't the only one who lost her boy...«

by Maureen Direro, May 14, 2011

I really had accepted that I was gonna be an aunt / I really looked forward to changing his nappy and feed him / Just to look at a child's eyes captures your own soul / Innocent as he was / I loved him more even though I haven't seen him / It's a bit strange / / A child has this ability to make one happy…  sign in to read more »


»Love is deeper«

by Lloyd Nabe, May 13, 2011

He loved her... / not enough to sacrifice his life for her, / she believed in inner strength / that black women possess, / she misled herself that / it's a black woman's purpose to suffer / and conquer the pain alone. / / She loved him enough to feed his ego / succumbed to his shenanigans like a concubine…  sign in to read more »


»Who are you to judge?«

by Maureen Direro, May 12, 2011

Imma say it as it is / I am not perfect, I won't judge / I was made perfect but sin indulged through my soul / and put on my white soul a stubborn wine stain / / How can you see my stain and fail to see yours? / Judging, condemning and forgiving are like two-edged knives longing to cut something / The…  sign in to read more »


»Conversing with her!«

by Sage PoeticHustler Mokgosi, May 11, 2011

To my eyes it was a sight of pure bliss, / Incarnations of Queen Afrika herself. / A sight made to shutter shut jaws and make their tongues stutter endless silence, / Who could blame King Heart if he himself muttered words of slaves at her unintentional demand. / The latter was high and its matter wrote…  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 »


»Green (Card) With Envy«

by Edward Iacona, Feb 22, 2011

The search for a special partner / Can be frustrating and it vexes, / Re-joining the new world of dating / In the hope of finding my nexus. / / Putting oneself out on the Internet is / An odd mix of ego and vulnerability. / So I delighted in the E-Mails from / Some women that want to know me. / / Sure, I…  sign in to read more »


»Tainted«

by Kusain PoeticHustler Mokone, Feb 16, 2011

I ran rampant wild chasing a phantom's dreams / Caught in a spider web fantasy of stringed love / I crumbled to the brink of ashes / In the name of the life dubbed normal / / Crazed infections of life / Adrenaline broken reaches freedom's own free fall / truth / Grazed on the sands of barren belief / Filled…  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 »


»Shouting a Silent Lie«

by Matthews Radijo Wa Tebakang, Feb 7, 2011

When you have something to say and you don't, / When you think of something worth doing and you don't, / When you have a vision but don't let others see it, / And when you withhold any good from those who deserve it, / You are shouting a silent lie. / / / When you see a gap and you don't fill it, / When…  sign in to read more »


»Trust eroded«

by Anesa Dindar, Jan 31, 2011

Values forgotten / Principles caved in / Trust eroded / Trust rotted away / / She checks his phone / Scans the contact list / Reads the messages / 1 + 1 makes 3 / / She rummages through his things / Checking every pocket / Inspecting every bill / The mind playing games / / She opens his mail / Scrutinises the…  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 »


»Call off the Search«

by Anthea De Bruyn, Jan 24, 2011

I dove into the deep end of a fantasy, for real / I would only have myself to blame for the loss I feel / Each word was false, oh but the betrayal was true / Sometimes it feels red, sometimes black, sometimes blue / / Wasted time, dashed dreams, needless sorrows, / It seems there are no colder crimes…  sign in to read more »


»Merry Questmas«

by Edward Iacona, Jan 3, 2011

Once upon a Christmas time / That was now many years ago / I was thinking about my Christmases past / With a warm and nostalgic glow. / / I wanted to share my childhood / And all the things I did. / It would give some depth to stories / That start, "Well, when I was a kid..." / / A vivid memory of my youth…  sign in to read more »


»A New Dawn«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 27, 2010

Why me? Why now? When all was finally on track, / Why is that the time tragedy decides to attack? / When the world is perfect and everything is well, / Is when the convenient twist comes from hell. / What a time to attack, what a time to distract, / Evil exists - That's the greatest fact. / Or is it just…  sign in to read more »


»See my Life«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Dec 6, 2010

Through eyes blinded by judgements with no basis / See what you want, Allowing no graces / Waiting for me to turn around to sink your knife / You have no idea, Oh! You should see my life / / Pay no respect, You can't even afford a smile / Stubborn ignorance, That's just so your style / Step outside for a…  sign in to read more »


»I fear you my people, my heart you cripple«

by Karabo Matthews Ndlovu, Dec 2, 2010

crimes we commit, / ourselve we defeat, / women and children we abuse, / all the above we still refuse, / respect we have lost, / we live in a thick dust, / our children backchat, / they're unstoppable, that's a fact. / I fear you my people, my heart you cripple / / the youth is busy engaging, / in alcohol,…  sign in to read more »


»Lost«

by Sakhile Koaho, Nov 17, 2010

Don't know how to act (darkness creeping) / The only spark I had is gone / Heart beating weird coz I feel lost / Connection fading, bad line / facing them all trembling like an amateur conductor / They all singing but I have no control over them / Everything falling apart (broken house) / unfocused driver…  sign in to read more »


»Escapism«

by April A., Nov 13, 2010

Taste remorse bleeding from my lips, / Feel the pain of my dreams unleashed. / Shooting stars struggle to eclipse / One last flash of a perfect wish. / / Make the way with me, / Help my spirit flee, / Set my soul free, / It is smothered. / Let me find my place / In this tempting haze, / In the night's embrace…  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 »


»Fetter«

by April A., Nov 1, 2010

I say: "Good morning everyone", / Turn on the light. The morning sun / Will never choose to greet this place / Of greed-trapped minds and sheer disgrace. / Some beer into inner space / To sink reality for instance / Is just the way of my resistance / Within this suffocating maze. / / The fussy crowds in…  sign in to read more »


»Goodbye my love«

by Michelle Clark, Oct 15, 2010

As you turn you're back and walk away, / My heart and soul beg, please for you to stay! / But the scattered memories fell on the ice-cold floor / And never have I felt so lonely and rejected before. / / Please don't go, stay for just one more night, / I'll burn some candles, to get the mood just right.…  sign in to read more »


»A crooked system«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Oct 5, 2010

Light vanished as darkness appeared, rivers became dry as flowers faded, streets crowded with kids as they seek jobs, hunger strucked as death loomed in every corner, tears a blink away as pain took over, a better life they had been promised! / / death rates outnumbering birth rates, posters removed…  sign in to read more »


»I often ponder«

by Mojalefa Dominic Papo, Oct 5, 2010

I often ponder / on what nations could have / lived, / had the rains of nurture / drenched our land of / Gift. / had seeds been / s…  sign in to read more »


»Sad Christmas Time«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Oct 5, 2010

Christmas time came / for some to share it with their families / for some to share with walls / / Some long for it to come, / some wish it never came / Christmas causes tears, / tears of joy and tears of pain / / Some use it to reunite, / some to drift others away, / some are overwhelmed, / some are scared,…  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 »


»Alone«

by Puleng Monare, Aug 11, 2010

Nobody understands how I feel / My family does not understand my feelings / I'm alone in this world / My friends do not understand my feelings / They think I'm exaggerating / I'm alone in this world, I'm forever alone. / A loner I am / I dream, I think and stress alone / Cause I can't let anyone in my…  sign in to read more »


»He who calls himself "my father"«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 29, 2010

He who calls himself "my father" / Doesn't know my second name / He who calls himself "my father" / Remembers that he is my father on father's day / He who calls himself "my father" / Never held my hand and looked into my eyes and said don't go there / I tried impressing him through merits / But he knows…  sign in to read more »


»Ignorance«

by Puleng Monare, Jul 26, 2010

You killed the spirit / You killed the faith / You have taken away the joy. / Good girl gone bad. / You have slaughtered like an animal / Slit the throat of hope / Stabbed the heart with the sharpest dagger. / Crushed dreams and goals. / / You have taken fathers from their children / Mothers from their…  sign in to read more »


»Meet my dear friend«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 26, 2010

I was always mallow / shadowed by tears / nurtured by anger / followed by stress / I turned to my dear friend "booze" / we stuck like glue he knew how to make me forget and enjoy life / party became my life / how nice it was / never knew that life could get this good / ---my slogan?--- / 'live good while…  sign in to read more »


»When Leopards become Tigers«

by Anesa Dindar, Jul 26, 2010

The paradigm that 'leopards don't change their spots' / always rang true / until this leopard / grew tired of her spots / wanted something different / longed for something new / / until this leopard / threw off that oppressive spot / that before would never change / refused to change / / until this leopard…  sign in to read more »


»Alien«

by April A., Jul 21, 2010

The cradle of despair. / The ever-winter air. / Is anybody there, / Beneath this dreadful moon / Evoking thirst for tears? / I'm screaming - no one hears. / I breathe the same old fear / That I'll be dying soon. / My soul strays and hovers, / My heart is under covers, / My lonely secret lovers - / The clouds…  sign in to read more »


»Father's Day«

by Esther Odendaal, Jun 24, 2010

Never mind the presents / The cards nobody bought / Are you the kind of father / Who acts the way he ought? / / This special day is nothing / But time we set aside / To focus on the gifts / That fatherhood provides. / If you cannot smile / And sense the love you brought / Remember all the fun / The lessons you…  sign in to read more »


»Torrential Rain«

by Berto Kamp, May 21, 2010

We were in love stealing stars / Sailed the universe on borrowed ships that had no masts / I thought then things happened to soon knowing I would never reach the moon / Love was in every place / Then it happened as if it was a monsoon / My heart was left no were to be found / Yes the torrential rain had…  sign in to read more »


»Meaningless, everything is worthless«

by Gcinile Mdletshe, Apr 23, 2010

All the time that I spend my life mourning for you / All the times when I thought I had lost you / And the moments I thought I'd never see you again / All the while I let my heart believe that you're the one / All the sufferings and pains I've been through / All the emotional blackmail I went through…  sign in to read more »


»A Sign Of My Times«

by Edward Iacona, Apr 20, 2010

While walking through the shopping mall / Just because I was bored. / I looked at all the things on sale, / That I could not afford. / / There were signs upon some items, / On sale that enticed to buy. / Showing both the price that "WAS" and now "IS" / That caught my thoughtful eye. / / Those signs show one…  sign in to read more »


»Light in the Darkness«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Apr 8, 2010

How do I grab your attention, when my hands are tied / How do I learn the lesson, for which, these tears I have cried / How do I keep my head above the ever rising water line / When my baggage is strapped tightly upon this leg of mine / / Darkness is not scared of you or I / Darkness collects us all when…  sign in to read more »


»Sleepless Revelations«

by April A., Apr 6, 2010

The news has said it's getting better, / But who on Earth believes in it? / Now, when all dreams are bound to shatter, / I laugh at such a lame deceit. / / And I don't care this place is dying / Beneath my own fallen sky. / It is your life that I'm denying, / As you have taken mine awry. / / I tell myself…  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 comfortable life...«

by Anesa Dindar, Feb 12, 2010

A comfortable life ... / / like comfortable shoes chosen not for the thrill of wearing but for ease and convenience. / / Single lady seeking anything but a comfortable life - for the security and contentment of comfort is merely adequate but certainly not sufficient. / / So, she courageously sheds the…  sign in to read more »


»Torture«

by Anesa Dindar, Feb 12, 2010

Seeing it beside me, / knowing I cannot have it, / wanting, / needing, / craving, / is Torture. / / Feeling it beside me, / knowing I cannot have it, / hoping, / dreaming, / wishing, / is Tortu…  sign in to read more »


»Words of a mixed race girl«

by Anesa Dindar, Feb 12, 2010

What are you? / / They ask, 'What are you?' / looking at me strangely - / wondering, whispering, enquiring, deliberating, / / Assessing me keenly - / hair, nose, skin, colour, / / Appraising me openly - / race, creed, culture, ethnicity / / Evaluating me eagerly - / mixture, combination, concoction,…  sign in to read more »


»Coal Shed«

by Berto Kamp, Feb 4, 2010

Coal Shed / The coal shed is where I went to when I did want to bleed / It happened again and you did succeed / You took advantage of me / A school girl was I / You my step father / You made me cry / Over and over it happened again / When they came to visit me at our house / I would stand with the door…  sign in to read more »


»Untitled«

by Mbuso Mkhonto Kumalo, Jan 21, 2010

1. I see you've wiped your tears, / 2. I'm glad to see you smile, / 3. It brings tears to my eyes, / 4. when I see you've learnt to smile. / / 5. You laugh instead of cry, / 6. What change has brought this light? / 7. What magic made this right? / 8. Or, did death die during the night? / / 9. It warms my…  sign in to read more »


»The Phoenix«

by Yolande Du Plessis, Jan 7, 2010

Slowly I rise from the ashes / Like a Phoenix / my flame is renewed / my wings are still new / and tight / I stretch them out / prepare myself to take off / on my new journey / BUT / I cannot, not yet / Like a giant enemy of freedom / life forces me to stay still / I cannot move / I am caged in / My wings are…  sign in to read more »


»The Women I've Loved«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Dec 4, 2009

Thinking back to the time before / Wondering why you walked out the door / Was it I or was it what I lacked? / Never once thought you wouldn't come back / / Love is not quite love, when its not spelt right / Love is not quite love, when it is does not bring delight / Loving you was all I had, Now all I…  sign in to read more »


»Gone Fishin' For Freedom«

by Edward Iacona, Dec 1, 2009

For the intangible concept of Freedom / There has been many a loss of life. / In the name of her script for "Freedom", / I was forced to lose my wife. / / It was her sad solution, / For her personal evolution, / Freedom was her revolution / From loving marital institution. / / In conflicts concerning…  sign in to read more »


»Innocent as a lamb«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Nov 26, 2009

Cry Dear / For what He done to you was unprofessional / Let the tears drop down / And finger of yours shine gold no more / Cry and try to forgive the past my dear / For it is the key to the future / Let be drought in your eyes again / For what He done to you was unforgiving / / Cry my dear / Coz you don't…  sign in to read more »


»Real Life Lesson«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 24, 2009

To be a student in your class / was certainly considered a coup / All the kids sure wanted you / and maybe a few mommies too. / / Beyond the Three R's you traveled, / your lessons laced with mirth. / You taught of wolves and wildlife / and conservation of the Earth / / Your teaching rings with wisdom / of…  sign in to read more »


»Sorry!«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 24, 2009

The phrase "I'm Sorry" you may agree / Has turned into a social amenity / We say "I'm Sorry" more than Brenda Lee / Which was a hit song for her back in 1960. / / You may not want to acknowledge the damage you've done / The pain that you've brought to spouse, daughter or son. / But if you've done wrong…  sign in to read more »


»Staying Power«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 19, 2009

When the going gets tough, the tough get going / That's a proverb we've heard before / That doesn't mean for your marriage / You should be quick to use the door. / / You made a lifelong commitment / And life isn't always sweet. / Marriage is not like computer spam / You just can't click on DELETE. / / You…  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 »


»When You Wish«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 18, 2009

When the love of my life left us / And wrote us out of her script / She left her family sad and hurting / And me emotionally ripped. / / I spent the days in contemplation / Sifting through the all years / Until comes night with lack of light / When shadows can hide the tears. / / To find a little glimmer…  sign in to read more »


»Life of an Unknown Man«

by Berto Kamp, Oct 28, 2009

You sit on the cobble edge / Scratching your bleeding leg / Dressed in rags / Somehow you appear to be glad / Your head tilted to the left / Hiding what you do just best / You eyes that no longer glisten in the day / As the sunlight dances across them slowly / A game that is played / I see your dirty nails,…  sign in to read more »


»How I Loved You«

by Desiree Chapman, Oct 22, 2009

No matter what you said or how we fought / How I loved you / Whether you cut me off or broke my heart / How I loved you / Through the lies and the pain / How I loved you / Whether or not it would ever be the same / How I loved you / I gave you my energy and my pride / How I love you / Wanted to be a family…  sign in to read more »


»Political Menus«

by Tiema Muindi, Oct 13, 2009

They spoke / Sang and danced / The virtues of their political menu / Spiced in promises and hopes / Of free housing / Free education / And of jobs to earn our living / No crime, no corruption / And we applauded / / That leaking shack / They had it repaired / The cross of debts / That too was lifted / From my…  sign in to read more »


»Man with fish«

by Berto Kamp, Oct 9, 2009

Those sad eyes had spoken / He stood there with them wide open / He stood there next to the ditch / Holding the fish, his face without expression / Hoping for someone to buy his only possession / No one knew what he had been through, / The pain and anguish to catch the fish / Just to make ends meet / He…  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 »


»Dance of my Soul«

by Tiema Muindi, Sep 28, 2009

What I wish for died before / Perhaps not / Or may be / Not of this world / Or shall not be so / What I wish for / My happiness to be / / I have tried and failed / Many times before / Choices I made / Turned upside down / Not that my hand made it be / Not that my heart / Loved her not / Perhaps what I wish for…  sign in to read more »


»Live...again«

by April A., Sep 28, 2009

I'm the light, but for different shadows, / I'm a shadow of different lights, / A perfect muse for an hour, / The one with no past for a stranger, / For the others - the one with no life. / My destiny has been so cold to me / That my tears have turned into ice. / / When the dream of tomorrow died, / Giving…  sign in to read more »


»shouting at you«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, Sep 21, 2009

how do I differentiate between lost and confused / where I wanted to be but heading with no direction / do you know what you have done to me, you are breaking me apart / coming home to an empty shell, the cage you have built for me / eyes that seek, questions that do not get answered / all I hear is…  sign in to read more »


»Being Alone«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Sep 17, 2009

Mangled faces, distorted love / Strangled feelings, an angry shove / Tangled emotions, hurting bruised / Dangled Guilt, like being abused / / Is anything better than being alone? / / Countless nights, I've waited / Blindly believing, so frustrated / Wishing honesty, time wasted / Rewarding Care, often…  sign in to read more »


»It's over«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Sep 16, 2009

It's been a year now / From last summer / Never thought I'd fall in love again / Never thought love would fail us either / Always put you first in my phone list / Even in my prayers I put you first / It's another summer now / Things have changed, love has gone old / And my mouth is tired, / Of begging you…  sign in to read more »


»Life's Riddles«

by Jayram Daya, Sep 11, 2009

Childhood enrolled fun and play / With a demand all was done / Neglect and habits had no say / When playing was all in one / / Youth was sleep and laziness / And enjoyment the only need / Apathy could not harness / The will with the sleepy seed / / Marriage was a demanding wife / Nagging the wealth to…  sign in to read more »


»If«

by April A., Sep 9, 2009

My pen is bleeding on the paper, / As love is bleeding in my heart. / Each word's the bare truth - / Put these words to music, / Play this music on the strings of my soul, / If you don't tear them, I'm yours. / / If you see me dying, / Will you hold my hand through this hell? / Will you save me like you…  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 »


»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 »


»You Know Better«

by April A., Aug 31, 2009

Every time the darkness reminds me of you, / Of those mysterious evenings, / When, walking down the narrow street, / I was listening to our favorite song / Speaking of what you had saved me from, / Again and again. Still walking alone / I knew you were there, waiting for me / By the fork of the way to…  sign in to read more »


»Life's Journey«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 29, 2009

Years ago when I was young and "dumb" and looking for some fun / I knew in my mind, it would not be long before the excitement begun / Drinking and carousing was an every night thing and soon I got used to it / Not realizing that as I went along, my mind was decaying slowly, bit by bit / / Oh those days…  sign in to read more »


»My Fault«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 29, 2009

In the still of the night it looms, its way of ever knowing / The wisps of wind and chilling air you feel it ever blowing / My bones they ache from head to toe, and sometimes feel so brittle / My tattered clothes and worn out shoes and blankets do so little / / I feel so bad and broken hearted, with my…  sign in to read more »


»Loveproof«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Aug 28, 2009

Shroud me in clouds of the heartbreak I've known / Staple my mouth shut with feelings never shown / Hold my stare just long enough to feel me suffer / As lives go, this is one that could be no tougher / / Loveproof, loveproof I am not worthy / Loveproof, loveproof I am disposable / Loveproof, loveproof I…  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 »


»Reality of Life«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 28, 2009

As I sit in this room of darkness, hiding from my past / I stop and look around me and think - my life has went so fast / It has been some 64 years ago I came into this life / And from the age of 21 have had wife after wife after wife / / Drinking was my downfall, it happened from the start / I never…  sign in to read more »


»Shattered Hopes & Dreams«

by Tiema Muindi, Aug 28, 2009

Can you pick up the pieces / When the glasses / Are broken / And pieces / Are scattered / / Can you pick up the pieces / When the ashes / Of your dreams / Are blown away / And spread / Across the land / / Can you pick up the pieces / When the horizon / Of your dream is blurred / The sky of your life / Is cloudy…  sign in to read more »


»The race«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Aug 26, 2009

Inside or outside the can, / is it Apricot or jam. / Let's make a test to be sure. / On the outside looks like Apricot / but inside definitely not. / So don't throw it away, it is pure. / / A broken heart from the inside, / the body fool the people outside, / nobody has ever made sure / about the girl who…  sign in to read more »


»When it's over, let me know«

by Tiema Muindi, Aug 26, 2009

Would you let me know / When the flame of your emotions / Is burning low / That my relation with you / Is now but just a show? / / Would you let me know / When the river of our love / Is drying up / That in your heart / My thirst of love / Cannot be quenched? / / Would you let me know / When the lyrics of my…  sign in to read more »


»No more«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Aug 24, 2009

I'm writing this bit of nonsense / because I'm out of my sense. / The things that men do give shudders / I'm a fool, my head is off my shoulders / that used to carry it high / before it was severed with a sigh. / Yes, a sigh from the tired bossom / of a man whose life has plunged to the bottom / of that…  sign in to read more »


»Living Today«

by April A., Aug 13, 2009

I've torn all the beautiful letters, / Each writing love just as a script, / These odes to the hopeless romance, / The shield and the sword for the broken, / For real - a couple quick notes, / Saying that everything ends. / / I've buried my once cherished dream - / I'm tired of living tomorrow, / Tomorrow…  sign in to read more »


»just go, please«

by Robert Matthews, Aug 7, 2009

why can't you just go away? / why won't you leave me be? / youre always in my nightmares, / your face is all I see. / / you tore my heart to pieces, / you even saw me cry, / but even though your far away, / I feel you're so close by. / / It doesn't make me happy, / it makes my heart ache more, / to know that…  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 »


»Lost and found«

by Rochelle Sastri, Jul 27, 2009

I grew up searching for you / The seed longing for the light / Hoping against all hope for you to be found / Now years later, you lie bleeding on this ground / Ripped to pieces by the wolves of criticism / What do I look for now / Where do I search / My hope, my dream lies battered on the sea of…  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 »


»Dear you under mother land«

by Tshililo Khanari, Jun 12, 2009

Just like vapour escaping from the human mouth in which it was imprisoned, / You shoot out of the house with your back facing the one you love / Your face smothered with terror, like that of the boy from circumcision; smothered with luvhundi / You are sure you are leaving, but only the one from above…  sign in to read more »


»One plus One«

by Marlene Cozett, Jun 12, 2009

All it took was one / One night, one person, one act / One major disaster / I wonder will it ever be gone / I wonder if we will ever move on / / Maybe one day... / / One day we will be okay / And all it will take is... / One night,one person,one act / To say I am sorry / I wonder would that be you or me?…  sign in to read more »


»Where were you?«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Jun 10, 2009

Where were you / When I was sad / Where were you / When I was happy / You promised you would be there / Where were you? / / Where were you / When I fell and hurt myself / Or when I won an award / Where were you / When I said my first word / Or took my very first step / Where were you / When I needed a friend…  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 »


»Tears of Blood«

by Emmanuel Ekale Esambe, May 20, 2009

When you walked up to me / I saw an angel in you. / I looked up to you / And let the guard in me / DOWN!! / / I let you in / I let you into me. / I gave it all to you / I gave you my heart, my soul and my life... / But you broke the bond in me / When you let me down. / / Like a rag, you used me / And tossed me…  sign in to read more »


»The 'Human Garbage'«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, May 15, 2009

He lived under a tree / because most often he's not been free. / He ate from refuse bins / for he had no home to belong to. / / His life, an unwoven spider web, / hung dangling between uncertainty / and the next day's certainty. / For he had no family to belong to. / / Not a politician could patch up his…  sign in to read more »


»Remorse and repent«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 29, 2009

I repent from growing / and have remorse for being, / what do you think? / I'm a recipient for hate. / / I have a reckless remorse for you / and repent from succumbing, / What do I think? / I'm a torch for torture. / / I repent from revealing my life / and have a remorse for loving, / What do you think? / I'm…  sign in to read more »


»Hopelessness«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Apr 16, 2009

When…  sign in to read more »


»Never-Ending«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 15, 2009

Good-Natured mock / misuse this feelings, / effete edge of this life's will / convict me to never end. / / About soulitude / of this affair's love, / chock this muse / to drizzle this never-ending heart. / / Drape againg this life / with your subtle vanity, / tope it up with a never-ending belt / to never be…  sign in to read more »


»Wise Counsel«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 15, 2009

When you feel that / You are done / The ashes that you are / Also gone / The hope that you had / About to drown / Your foundation of toiling / Is also blown / Think not of giving up / / When the paths of life / Lead to a sudden end / And whatever one does / Seem to have a bend / Resources in scarcity / But…  sign in to read more »


»I Wanted This«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 8, 2009

You have a special way / to remind me that I'm alone, / you remember me, so I can cry / and get to feed my deed. / / I blocked all feelings / trying to forget you, / but your voice dance inside / defying all my will. / / All this time / I took all my strenght to hate you, / you could've been my sin / but you…  sign in to read more »


»Suffer«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 8, 2009

I plead to rise / and I beg to get it, / anxiety freely flows through / and dismembers my will. / / To the notes of tears / I play soulful words, / I mingle your subtle intentions / to forgive my sorrow. / / Mildly juggle... forget me / judicious insult... believe me, / intense hollowness / smile to me. / / See…  sign in to read more »


»Commercial Gossip«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 5, 2009

Commercial love to fulfill, / they race against the comma / to bedim my beauty / and narrow the commotion. / / They comfort each other / with coltish combat and influence, / fake and burglar intentions / become those busy bastards. / / the Approval of this fetish passion / to complaint and pact about…  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 »


»Affection«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 4, 2009

Is it advantageous to breath / ample hours of greed and clutter, / dark moments of affection / make my willful thinking weak. / / Learned to deal with hollowness / to heal this sour rhythm, / direct affection to enrich hate / and ennoble a love-giving heart. / / I entertain my soul / with this handless…  sign in to read more »


»The Married Bride«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 1, 2009

I look back / At the tracks of my life, / Fallen are trees / That had blocked my dreams, / Dry are rivers / That had flooded my hopes, / As you stand there / Who would have been my wife, / With charm and beauty / That would have been my drive. / / I do now cry / For what would have been mine, / The bride, my…  sign in to read more »


»Yesterday's Day's Life«

by Tiema Muindi, Mar 27, 2009

You threw me away / In a dustbin to die / To friends and relatives / You gave them a lie / The child that was born / Did not even cry / As I struggled at night / To see my first dawn. / / Wrinkles and grey hair / That one you could hide / This too could be your truth / That you've never been a mother / But one…  sign in to read more »


»A Little Hope«

by Raine Lariza, Mar 19, 2009

Hiding from the shadows / Trying to conceal the feeling of sorrow / Alone and thinking why I am always left behind / Still the emptiness fills my disoriented mind / / Heart as cold as the lonely night / Feelings of encumber grasping me with tight / I try to scream but no voice came out / What I can feel…  sign in to read more »


»Still walking«

by Laura Arman, Mar 17, 2009

You said goodbye / I walked. / Tears undefined / but sought. / A heart sill yearning / that fought. / I'm still walking. / / You bought forth hurt / I left. / You were distraught / I dont understand. / You called me back / I said / I'm still walking. / / You left me here / alone. / Time heals you said / go home.…  sign in to read more »


»The very last word«

by Laura Arman, Mar 17, 2009

When the very last word is said. / It's all gone. / No feeling. / Only pain. / / When the very last word is a memory. / So distant. / Not capture…  sign in to read more »


»You«

by Katarina Olesen, Mar 17, 2009

You ran away, / when I needed you most. / You couldn't play, / when I needed i…  sign in to read more »


»A Harsh Word«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Mar 16, 2009

A harsh word that's spoken out so freely / can almost break someone's heart. / While you think you are so brave / and think that you are so smart. / Not even giving a thought / that someone may never get free / of that pain that your harsh word has left / on a heart so kind and gently. / It is not easy to…  sign in to read more »


»The New Case«

by Emmanuel Ekale Esambe, Mar 12, 2009

As the gentle breeze / Blows by, the breeze from River Messina / / We limped on. / We're a flock of New Israelites / Hoping to cross today's Jordan. / / Others were lucky / Telling officials / Off the Canary Islands / They played soccer like Eto. / Remember the Athenians / Who sang…  sign in to read more »


»why?«

by Khwezilokusa Sobuza, Mar 5, 2009

why is when i'm filled with confusion / why is when i'm clueless of reason to your actions / but this "why" is all I have lately / / why give me the ability to fly / when you won't let me spread my wings / and sore like a bird into new ventures / why give me the ability to think / when you don't like what…  sign in to read more »


»A Simple Twist«

by Melinda Smith, Feb 24, 2009

(homage to Bob Dylan's "Simple twist of fate") / / When I asked you to cross the line / it was just an idea of mine / in a head too full of wine / to think what it would mean. / Now, knowing where we've been / I know not what I do / skating on a river full of you. / / I'll have to pay for all this lying.…  sign in to read more »


»Discretion«

by Melinda Smith, Feb 24, 2009

(homage to Bob Dylan's "Don't think twice, it's all right") / / In the morning, you said we'd have to forget it. / I thought your repentance did you credit / but our sin felt so good, I couldn't regret it. / Some things we never get to say. / / When, later, you'd bring your wife over and flirt / It felt…  sign in to read more »


»The Choice«

by Marlene Cozett, Feb 23, 2009

Do you even know me / Do you even know my name / Do you even know I'm here / Did you see me when I came / / Yesterday you knew me / You also new my name / I used to be included / In every single game / / Now you don't remember / You don't even say my name / You don't even remember / That I was also part of the…  sign in to read more »


»Loving in Circles«

by Anthea De Bruyn, Feb 20, 2009

Why do you heal me, only to bruise me? / Why do you save me, only to use me? / You lift me up, to make me crawl / Where will you be, when I fall? / / My heart is fine where it's supposed to be / Lost in the dark, for no one to see / You cannot find it, safe where it's hidden / I can't allow access, entry…  sign in to read more »


»The Last Will«

by Jayram Daya, Feb 11, 2009

Palms together I bow in submission. / Lost and defeated I come to thee. / Lust, anger and greed ruined my minds caution. / Attachment and egotism is to flee. / Now fear of death the only option. / A tree with no fruits, I deserve from thee? / / Childhood, youth and old age saw all in one. / Always pleasure…  sign in to read more »


»Married but single (lamentations of)«

by Mthandazo Lucky KaDlodlo, Feb 7, 2009

What I thought was to be a merger of two minds, / Has turned to be a wet and soggy dream, / He promised he would taper down from his boyish antics, / But it was just a cunning plan to convince me otherwise, / When I fell for his assurances, / I became part of the furniture for our home, / The places we…  sign in to read more »


»So alone«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Feb 7, 2009

Days passed, flowers faded, lands became dry, / Water stopped crawling, dreams suttered, tears fell, promises broken. / Still not appeared. There I was, thoughts running through my mind, / Thoughts of you here with me, pictures fading, / Pictures of better, much happier life. / / Tears pouring down like…  sign in to read more »


»The Gold Digger«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Jan 27, 2009

Deep in the Belly of the Earth, / the Digger digs for Gold. / Always hoping to find this precious stuff, that he can have and hold. / Already forgot how hard it was so early, just getting out of bed. / Also of his morning thoughts, that maybe it was the last goodbye he said. / / The…  sign in to read more »


»The value of love - what means more«

by Marlene Cozett, Jan 27, 2009

Sorry for you, sorry for me. / sorry that the little we have / is not enough for you / Thank you doesn't have to cost / It's the thought that counts not the price / Love has no price, only what we give it / It can cost nothing but is means everything / / Sorry for the change, when did the price of things…  sign in to read more »


»Words«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Dec 30, 2008

Some times it is easy to remember. / But some times it is hard to forget. / All the wrong things that happens / daily, and all the diffrent words / that are said. An upbuilding word / is a rememberance, of the loyalty / of a true friend. Some one you can / alwayse call on. Some one on whome / you can depend…  sign in to read more »


»Fake Dreams«

by Ashley Fancher, Dec 17, 2008

Life's not real it seems so fake / More like a dream / Until the moment you wake / Then reality takes hold, turns your world upside down / Your once beautiful smile is now a permanent frown / Theres not a twinkle in your eye / Too many tears have been shed / From a perfect dream to reality it's hard to say…  sign in to read more »


»Self-pity«

by Laetitia Smith, Dec 2, 2008

You can cover up your scars with lies and deceit. / You can fabricate fairy tales that seem solid as concrete. / / But you're wrong in thinking, / So wrong in thinking... / That everything you don't have, will make you happy. / / Your whole love's a lie. / She never fails to try, / Not giving in to your "…  sign in to read more »


»A bait of wealth, has bails out«

by Mothibe Johannes Mothapo, Nov 21, 2008

He was there, yes there / There next to you / He poses like wind blowing trees of winter / Silently they dry out, serenely they torn out / He was loud but out of noise / Appearance himself was loud / Loud to lighten uncovered spot left by ideologist / / It sounded like an ocean never the less the river…  sign in to read more »


»Play not with Fire«

by Shimano Patel, Nov 21, 2008

A mindful eye reminder to the hurt / Living within a space by one / Faced in the clutches of love and pain / For the cycle of life unaware to many / / A visitor no more / In a soulful house for many to see / Occupying a neat little time within my soul / Take a moment and pause / I am home- / / Like…  sign in to read more »


»Hope-less«

by April A., Sep 23, 2008

Deceptive freedom. Honest lies. / A charming, yet so dreadful guise. / Forgotten memories. Two hearts / Are in my chest, both torn apart. / Strong weakness of a wilted rose. / My two reflections, one disclosed. / A shadow of changing shapes. / The sorrow of different shades. / A bleeding wrist of…  sign in to read more »


»A Story Without An End«

by April A., Sep 6, 2008

"Me, love and you... Three halves of something whole, / If one is missing, everything is clear." / These words can paint the sorrow in my soul, / But once bright colors fade away in years. / Once sweet anticipation of your arms, / A shard of dreams, by now has turned to fear / Of someone else's charm.…  sign in to read more »


»Associations«

by April A., Sep 6, 2008

My days remind me of the endless autumn rain, / The fascinating, charming melancholy. / The sky is crying for my bitter loss - / The loss of one hour's eternity. / And I know the rain is bound to cease, / But my sorrow will shape just another rain cloud, / And the steps on our crossing ways / Will be only…  sign in to read more »


»Living Long«

by Vusi Chris Venus Malala, Aug 7, 2008

The feeling of being lonely weakens the inner me What more can there be, if not the darkness in my eyes? / The feeling of the world on top of my shoulders, is only when I'm on top of the world / It's ike everyone has turned their backs on…  sign in to read more »


»A Lonely Sparrow«

by Helen Reynolds, Jul 8, 2008

A bird that wants to fly / A bird that can't fly / A bird that tries to fly / / Wounded, scarred, the pain / caused by unfulfilled love / / She tries, she wants to...but / the wounds - it hurts, the pain / No one wants to understand / Or / Can understand / Alone, by her self, destiny unknown / No plans, no…  sign in to read more »


»Lashing out«

by Ramasela Matlala, Jan 1, 1970

Can I just get over you already. / Get a guy who likes me and not have to compare him to you / Stop hunting me in my dreams already / I'm ready to let you go, have been for a long time / Can I just get closer and move on Lavious. / / Can you please leave my thoughts / I want to think about anything…  sign in to read more »