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157 poems tagged DREAMS

»Christmas eve«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, Dec 25, 2017

Have things to do at home... / My excuse for wanting to be alone, / How easy she said yes - me too, / Being relieved for being able to leave, / No confrontation, fighting, having words - just having things to do, / Needing my own space, / Having seeing her evening after evening, / Having no real… read more »

»Unborn Dreams«

by Abdul Milazi, Jul 25, 2017

The desert thirsts / Where sands of a scorched world / Drink the mirage of a poisoned oasis / Skulls and bones gather stone tears for cairns / To mark mass graves of unborn dreams / / The sun never belonged to us / Neither did the stars and the moon / That light up the nightmares of our dreams / Winds of…  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 »

»A letter from the Soul (Seeker)«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Nov 7, 2016

Alone laying on the bed starring / At the ceiling fantasying about / Dreamcatchers and wolves, while the world / Rotates around me and life seems perfect. / At times I try to figure out my purpose / And look like a fool. During weird hours of the / Night insomnia uses me like a tool to search / Within…  sign in to read more »

»Wolves and Dream catchers«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Oct 18, 2016

The illuminated eyes / Of the wolf represent the loneliness / Shinning in the dark, the soul full of / Strength and wisdom. Mother Nature's / Very symbol of freedom. The wolf walks alone and / Fights united with fellow wolves, often underestimated and / Never understood. / / The wolf searches for its…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»A Million and One Hearts«

by Bo Lanier, Sep 28, 2016

Well and at least A Million and One Hearts / wants the hurting to stop and the loneliness / to end but right now somewhere somebody / just got their heart broken again...in these / new strange times it's more about looks than / what's within and all around the world you / can feel the misery of it in the…  sign in to read more »


by Bo Lanier, Sep 28, 2016

Spiritual regeneration and universal intelligence / Neptune in the 9th hour invokes lucid dreams / and third eye visions of intuitiveness oh / Lapis Lazuli in the shadow of a frosted moon / I become omniscient like the great horned owl / to Samhains' coming Ostara as the ebb and flow / of sacred aqua…  sign in to read more »

»This Season«

by Bo Lanier, Sep 19, 2016

Well and maybe This Season / A dream or two may come true / And peace of mind will follow... / This heart of mine that's been / Broken for so long may finally / Forget you and be as new, as / Good as new oh yeah This / Season maybe I can put the / Past behind me...keeping / Faith over fear and God will…  sign in to read more »

»A Real Life Loving Fairy Tale«

by Bo Lanier, Sep 13, 2016

Well I guess I'm just one in a million few / that still believes in love and the dream / of dreams come true when you wish / upon a lucky star up above... / Well and I wonder why some people / give up on love without giving it a second / chance, maybe they're still hurting and / broken hearted from a love…  sign in to read more »


by Bo Lanier, Aug 16, 2016

From the color of your eyes to the sound of your voice / There's no one in this world exactly like you, no, oh no / It's in the way you smile, it's in the things you do and / It's in the things you say well you are Unique in every / Way / You are Unique from your head to your feet, inside and / Out, you…  sign in to read more »

»I Will Love You Forever«

by Bo Lanier, Jul 18, 2016

Well every now and then I have to pinch / Myself to see if I'm not dreaming for even / In my wildest dreams I never dreamed / I'd ever find someone as tender hearted / And sweet on me like you...I guess it just / Goes to show you never do know / Where life is going to lead you but it's / Now I know it's…  sign in to read more »

»Make the Best of Today«

by Bo Lanier, Jul 18, 2016

Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring / Could be sunshine, could be rain / Could be pleasure, could be pain / But you got to have faith over fear / Even in your darkest hours and / Drowning in your own tears, keep the / Faith, faith over fear and / MAKE THE BEST OF TODAY before / It slips away, like the…  sign in to read more »


by Bo Lanier, Jul 11, 2016

Well there's a chimpanzee playing / in my flower bed, there's a ghost in my / attic raising mortal hell, I must be / going crazy 'cuz I haven't even taken / any pills and this can't be real, I tell / myself you know this just can't be / real... / I ask everybody if they see what I / see and they say uh…  sign in to read more »

»You Came Along Just In Time«

by Bo Lanier, May 3, 2016

Just when I was ready to give up on love / You Came Along Just In Time / When I didn't think there was any real / Reason to carry on you put back together / The broken pieces of this heart of mine / When I thought I'd be lonely forever / You Came Along Just In Time! / Now I just can't imagine going…  sign in to read more »

»You've Got Class«

by Bo Lanier, Apr 26, 2016

Oooh somewhat of a Charles Dickens / Character from your hat to your boots / Well I can tell you're different than most / People these days but hey that's a good / Thing it's got my goat if you know what / I mean, yes you got what it takes, you / Got what it takes, you just seem to radiate / Oh yeah and…  sign in to read more »

»As In a Dream«

by Bo Lanier, Mar 16, 2016

Miracle love developing, / Instant love unfolding, / Erotic love awakening, / Almost too good to be / True it does seem As In / As In a Dream... / Well and we know there / Is a great force at work here / It must be fate because there / Is magic in every beat the / Heart takes now... / Romance overpowering / In…  sign in to read more »


by Williamsji Maveli, Mar 14, 2016

I adore creativity both in love and lust; / / Life and creation are intimately connected. / / Many lovers have expressed their love / / and talent through creative display, / / sometimes to embarassing results! / / It is the relationship between / / Human being and the myteries / / Loving inspirations…  sign in to read more »

»Life is beautiful«

by Williamsji Maveli, Mar 14, 2016

A Haiku / …  sign in to read more »

»Hawaiian Love Story«

by Bo Lanier, Feb 25, 2016

How did this island stranger find / The white rose of Tennessee / I don't know but I'd love to get / To know you better oh HAWAIIAN / HAWAIIAN STRANGER... / Well I can't believe it's true but / The dream of dreams is finally coming / True, a prophecy like a web that's / Been spun over an early morning sun…  sign in to read more »


by Bo Lanier, Feb 18, 2016

Well and maybe This Season / a dream or two may come true / and peace of mind will follow... / this heart of mine that's been / broken for so long may finally / forget you and be as new, as / good as new oh yeah This / Season maybe I can put the / past behind me...keeping / faith over fear and God…  sign in to read more »

»Wishing On Stars«

by Bo Lanier, Feb 15, 2016

Well there is more to me than meets / the eye but it seems like nobody can / see the beauty inside...I'm so sick and / tired of players and their games it's / enough to make you wanna give up / on love but I can't give up on love / maybe I'm a dreamer from an era long / gone when holding hands meant…  sign in to read more »

»Get the Hell Out Of My Dreams«

by Bo Lanier, Feb 1, 2016

Well if I can't have you then / Get the Hell Out Of My Dreams / It's been a long, long time since / You were mine so how long can / You go on breaking my heart / Every night and finding myself / In tears come morning light...well / Is it my subconscious trying to / Resolve some left over issues or / Are you…  sign in to read more »


by Bo Lanier, Dec 15, 2015

Room full of candles, crystals and paintings / Well and this one is my little masterpiece... / De ja vu in my silver and black I am pulled / Back in a flash like lightning from out of the / Midnight blue to a certain place and time / But I never did ask forever from you. / And as the Nightbird sings in…  sign in to read more »

»My Only Fantasy«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 7, 2015

Well I know you gotta get up early in the morning / For work but can't we make love just one more time / Before we call it a night, you're the one who wanted / To spend the night anyhow, I'm not stupid I knew / What you had on that dirty little mind of yours but / Hey that's alright; I can't get enough…  sign in to read more »


by Bo Lanier, Nov 30, 2015

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

»High Hopes«

by Bo Lanier, Nov 25, 2015

Well I have HIGH HOPES in my heart today / Lady luck is on my side in a big, big way / I just know in my heart and soul certain / Kind of magic is doing a circle dance around me / Giving birth to all the dreams and wishes I've / Ever made, call me crazy but I don't care / What you say, I know, I just know…  sign in to read more »


by Bo Lanier, Sep 29, 2015

Dreaming and waiting for romance as the years go flying / by well the loneliness is enough to make you just / wanna die you tell yourself you don't need anyone but / deep down inside you know it's a lie...you fight back / the tears all throughout the day but at night you lay / awake and cry looking back…  sign in to read more »

»This kind of love«

by Abongile Gwele, Sep 7, 2015

A love that will never end. That will never be changed. / A love so deep it entangles and marries souls in melodies of hummingbirds and orchestras of the universe's heartbeat. / A love so unconditional the coldest days of June and hottest of November are mirror reflections. / A love so pure the moon…  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 »

»When love makes sense«

by Abongile Gwele, Aug 14, 2015

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

»When I look into your deep blue eyes...«

by Williamsji Maveli, Jul 15, 2015

When I look into your deep blue eyes, / Emotional feel comes of tearless cries, / you are like curator fighter from above, / A love of yours is more pure than a dove. / / You owe me, nothing for yesterday, / I do owe you everything for today! / When your times were good, no curse, / Even, I could never…  sign in to read more »

»Matilda (Dreams)«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Nov 27, 2014

The streets were dusty / and the village wrapt in delusion / some walked up the road / some worked till dawn / / But Matilda could never sweat / All she wanted was a dark night / To conquer her with dreams of splendor / far away from the village swamps / / Neon lights were forever lit / A stream of cars…  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 »

»Sleepless Night«

by Ramasela Matlala, Jul 14, 2014

In the unforgiving darkness. / Coldness that froze the sun, / In the shouting rain and the crying winds / / I shall go into this sweet death. / Let me not see your face / before I come alive again / Let my death be peaceful / for when I an alive to have peace / Let not my mind into your smile for I shall…  sign in to read more »

»Reminiscences of the future«

by Edward Mukwakwami, Jul 7, 2014

we unveilled the tombstone of death / he was a cruel man / reads the epitaph on his tombstone / our private jets parked in the vicinity / following the assasination of poverty / who haunted the ajority of masses / we are all smiles today / after successful coup on wars,arrests and terrorism / peace…  sign in to read more »

»Blue Ocean«

by Williamsji Maveli, Jun 27, 2014

A retreat into your in-depth silence; / Shattering waves are in violence; / Smashing laments of the sea bird; / While drowning, ears never heard. / The blue ocean has now conceived; / Vital treasur…  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 »

»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 »

»Running after the dream«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 25, 2014

I've been living off the edge, / crosing rivers, floods, and sometimes all dries up into droughts. / I've been living with changes, / watching trees burning down, while once they were sprouts. / / I've seen life coming to me, / showing me how pleasant how meaningful it's going to be. / I've heard it…  sign in to read more »

»The One«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 11, 2014

Somedays out of the wild & blue, / I knew there'll come a day when I find you. / I knew this deep inside my heart, / When it's you & I we'll never be apart. / You'd smile & I would fall in love, / You'll come in my life like a blessing from above. / Than you came across & even better it was, / I was so…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»Reasons to live«

by Tiema Muindi, Jun 5, 2014

Should our lives had been / How we wanted them to be / Where each one's dream / Lives to see another dawn / And where tears in life / Wets no cheek / Love in life / Leaves no scars / Stories in life / Have no lies to tell / No baby sees a dawn / As an orphan / No woman carries / A widow's label / Then the world…  sign in to read more »

»Dictionary of life«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, May 2, 2014

Let the number of years you have lived not be a reminder of how old you are but see it as a medal of all you have been through in life. / / May this word of mine teaches you that failure, depression…  sign in to read more »

»Tommorow we will wake up to happiness.«

by Proffesor Tshuma, Apr 20, 2014

Born in contention and strive. / We neither lost hope nor experienced despair. / Borne burdens so heavy, backs in dis repair. / But our dreams flourish and our vision none can impair. / Sown seeds of democracy in perilous times,harvesting sheaves of tyranny's bounty. / Dawn never comes,darkness lingers…  sign in to read more »

»The Storyteller«

by Kioko Kivesi, Feb 22, 2014

He would stop and mesmerize at the little red plum hearts breathing quietly on the flat melamine plate, / Then he would take a puff from his glaring cigar and send the swirls of smoke on their heels towards the rusty ceiling, / While the lazy ash particles would descend idly and always found solace on…  sign in to read more »

»Love never loved twice«

by Anonymous, Feb 6, 2014

She covers tears of pain I lutrous smiles / Endured in fear of past grief / Where love does not lover her. / / She dreams of a lover of class / Arrests her thorn woven heart in serenity / Melts his heavanly smooth lips of bliss / To retire betwee her breats / But he turned right when she turned left.…  sign in to read more »

»My Growth«

by Thabo Simon Motsoeneng, Jan 20, 2014

Staring outside in dark night / All I could see was bright stars / I thought I imagine what my eyes see. / My dreams fade because of fear / / My own destination is not entitled to others, but / Believe me I am my own downfall / My mind is getting weaker and weaker / I am so vulnerable / / Life treats me in…  sign in to read more »

»Rambles of an Old Man«

by Pope Tuggen, Jan 17, 2014

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


by Dzumbu Mmbara, Dec 11, 2013

Brotherman, you were born not to make it / all odds stacked against you / They marveled when you heart grew faint / not knowing the future inside of you / When life knocked you down / like a giant you emerged strong / We laughed at your tears / When they dried up / and you were still standing / Some don't…  sign in to read more »

»When Love Loved Her Back«

by Abdul Milazi, Nov 12, 2013

She gathers seeds of winter tears / As harsh winds weave a tapestry of pain / Her heart recounts fears born of years / Where the sun courted the rain / / She dreams of a lover she once loved / When love loved her back / Her name in his heart he carved / Promised never to turn his back / / She yearns for his…  sign in to read more »

»Woman of substance!«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 18, 2013

A soul on high heels! / Woman of substance / Substance that cannot be seen / But greatly felt / Your presence and power are undeniable / Formidable - Admirable / You make these words understatements / You dance to the brink of new dawn / As the floors pulsate and ripple to your rhythm / Propelling man…  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 »

»Faces in the tiles«

by Leo Long, Apr 18, 2013

Obscure, drawn, demented / With mouths a gasp / We blend in wishing to stand out / / The mop that sloshes / Keeps us clean / But below its dark and dingy / / Our screams of pain / Aching to be heard / Are masked by the ever shiny wax / / Too long have the feet of oppressors trodden us down / The scuffs that…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»To my future Queen«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jan 21, 2013

Time and distances / The only disturbances / Keeping me away from you my love / Hence I am tense as I am writing this and pouring my heart trying to free it like a dove / My ultimate gift from above / Without you my heart aches and my days turn blue / I can't wait to hold you / Nevertheless lay my eyes as…  sign in to read more »


by Leo Long, Jan 18, 2013

I swung wide my shutters this morning at dawn, / To witness the beauty as another day was born, / Too early I'd risen for the dark of night yet hung there, / Her eyes still sparkeled and indigo graced her hair. / / Slowly as her cheeks flushed with rose / And periwinkle adorned her face at night's close…  sign in to read more »

»My beloved chemistry«

by Maureen Direro, Dec 3, 2012

When I had lost you in 2010, / my heart got bitter and I felt like a piece of me was stolen, / When I was getting used to you not being with me, / I shivered a little 'cause you are my first love, / I had to change so that I can chase you, / now that I have you once more, / my joy has returned, / even the…  sign in to read more »

»Being in the "Arodise"«

by Maureen Direro, Oct 11, 2012

The only paradise I know, / always wants to make me happy, / but something always interrupts. / I miss it all the time, / wish I could for once turn into it's source of joy, / wish it could see this one and clam up with joy, / and never forget it. / Never thought I could be in such a place, / one so warm…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»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 »

»My heart speaks (Missing you, my love)«

by Maureen Direro, Aug 22, 2012

My heart speaks... / My heart longs for you, / yet, you are not there... / My heart cries, / It cries day and night for you... / Where have you gone to? / I feel so lonely even my joy is my sadness... / I try to love outside the restriction of you... / For I felt that you were my asymptote... / I remember…  sign in to read more »

»A Rocky Road«

by Edward Iacona, May 31, 2012

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


by Abha Thapliyal, May 30, 2012

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

»The resurrection stone of an Immortal«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 25, 2012

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

»The mirror«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 20, 2012

Mirrors are duplicitous / Wherever you find / One world in front / One world behind / / While wandering in my castle / I encountered one day / An old, ornate frame / Dusty and grey / / Within I saw / A doorway unsealed / The most beautiful man / Trapped in its reel / / This other man I knew / Was my reflection…  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 »


by April A., Feb 5, 2012

When loneliness pierces your heart like a thorn, / When memories seem to replay all your past, / When some contradictory feeling is born / To remnants of love that was not meant to last, / Your temple of hope is about to fall, / The shade of your sun is about to fade, / The wheel of your life is reluctant…  sign in to read more »

»Boundless Sea«

by April A., Jan 11, 2012

You just say you will always be there / When I need you right here with me; / I am trapped in the wave of despair, / Dreams escape to the boundless sea. / / I indulge in the sense of December, / In the cinnamon scent I inhale; / This tranquility makes me remember / My old sweet Scandinavian tale. / / It's…  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 »

»Beyond The Limitations Of Gods«

by Mohamed Amer, Jan 2, 2012

I tell you, there will forever be / No pain, no gain for free / Trapped in endless circulation / Seek the same pixel, in better resolution / Different story, yet the lesson unlearned / All the enlightment, yet the truth undiscerned / To set a course, and to consign that way / To oblivion, all in the arch,…  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 »

»Without my glasses«

by Leo Long, Dec 15, 2011

Worn... the scenes are vivid / Of angry protests, / Scowling faces, / And the sharp knife that rips the flesh. / / The gash of hate that wounds our nation / Clear stares me in the eyes. / There's no mistaking the gun he's wielding, / As in another hi-jacking a mother dies. / / Removed... the vivid scenes…  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 »

»Together Apart«

by April A., Nov 28, 2011

I'm dissolved in the song of the rain - / In the echoing beat of your heart. / It's you pulse that still feels in my veins / Every day spent together apart. / / Autumn alters the shades of the days, / Seasons change - we remain all the same. / An immaculate image portrays / Sheer grief in a beautiful frame…  sign in to read more »

»These weapons against me«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Oct 25, 2011

Hear me my friend / I shall tell you a story / fair but so unfair / about all the sadness within me / from beyond and above / from behind and between / about all the secrets I hide / and the sadness eating me alive / within and deep within / / Hear me my friend / I shall tell you a tale / both fair and unfair…  sign in to read more »

»Crestfallen Reveries«

by Nasnin Nasser, Aug 29, 2011

Where do that colored beads take me? / The beads of constellating reveries / Rolling and glistering / They swell my sight / Trance? / Oblivion? / Languid? / In "Lethe"? / Am I the bleak shades in the buried vision of a painter? / Hankering to be splashed onto the canvas? / To concretize the envisioned images…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Aug 29, 2011

I am breaking the vast glassy surface of make-believe seas, / As the moonlight is cutting the throat of scarlet sunrise, / I am screaming my heart out loud, I need to release / All my silently bitter emotions. I pray to the skies / To remain in this world for a lifetime and ruin it then, / In this…  sign in to read more »

»Slip of Fingers!«

by Nasnin Nasser, Aug 29, 2011

I live in my fingers / The fingers which deck my haughty eyes / The fingers which tickle my ears, / With the turning of the forbidden keys / I dart out to the forbidden space / To be ravished and chiseled by the rain / My anklets unquiet / Drenched and dripped / With the pattering piercing downfall / When…  sign in to read more »


by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Aug 16, 2011

I promised you / that one day we will have it all / I promised you / that one day you will wake up next / to me / I promised you / I will stand by you / / but now I see / how strong you really are / always tried to give you wings / but I was wrong / should have taught you how to fly / don't wanna be excused…  sign in to read more »

»Beautiful Nightmare«

by Paul Gerard Day, Aug 9, 2011

Darkness rests upon the hills / As the bloody moon soon shines / And all the ghosts come out / To the whaling of the sirens / / It's not a tragic scene this night / As the distant sirens scream / But a beautiful nightmare / Locked up inside a terrible dream / / And the sirens tell a darker tale / Of a…  sign in to read more »

»Win or lose«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Jul 28, 2011

thought life could stop / the day I left home that day / it was like a sound of wisdom / sometimes it stops / it's like a ton of bricks / but sometimes the load is / too much / and defeat stares at you / like a barrel of a gun / / you end up feeling like / running somewhere close to space / but sometimes the…  sign in to read more »

»Half Pier Paper«

by Rabu Pagisyahbana, Jul 20, 2011

You circle the numbers in your almanac / When partially asleep out there; / You even pick the middle fold / Paper white paper into the boat. / / As if the night for him is the ocean / 're Dream seemed uninhabited island. / / In front of my glass into a bird / Missed the moon on the limb segment merunggai…  sign in to read more »


by Rathnashikamani Bijja, Jun 21, 2011

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

»One Moment«

by April A., Jun 20, 2011

The imprints of your fingers / Have marked a half-full glass. / The sentiment still lingers, / The moment's due to pass. / / Your glance can still appear / In my Campari drink / Like blood that's mixed with tears, / Or passion's scarlet ink. / / My hand's already missing / Your gentle velvet skin. / My heart…  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 »

»Svelte and Surpassing«

by Sergio Coto, May 31, 2011

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

»You Can Be«

by Matthews Radijo Wa Tebakang, May 6, 2011

You can be! / / You can be an achiever you always dreamt to be / The original person you were created to be / The blessing that you were meant to be / The best YOU, you can ever be / Yes, you can be! / / You can be like a minor who upholds the teachings of the elders / A person who teaches good ways worth…  sign in to read more »

»A dream, but what a dream!«

by Rafeel Wasif, Mar 26, 2011

From modesty was born virtue / From decency were bred me and you / / Yet why this vile garb of morality / This noosed cloak of chastity / / That hastens to kill the dreamer, not the dream / That chastens and murderers all we deem / / That derides love of revulsion and calculated rationality / That…  sign in to read more »

»Madness So Sweet«

by April A., Mar 23, 2011

Pearls of fantasies shine in the waters of hope / That February turned tears to. / We will certainly free weakened hands from the ropes / If wonder is all that we do. / / Let us build a small ship as a shelter-to-be / And paint it in colors of spring. / It is madness so sweet to spend life on the sea; / I…  sign in to read more »

»Gifting A Dream«

by April A., Feb 28, 2011

You're driving across the mysterious lands, / You're making your way to the sea and the shore. / Let go of the wheel and stretch out your hands - / Your secret desires will call you for more. / / Midnight in July. / The boundless sky. / The signs in the violet mist. / The red and green lights / That shine…  sign in to read more »

»Lands Of Forever«

by April A., Feb 28, 2011

Discover the lands of forever - / Of harmony, beauty and peace; / Your reverie's worth the endeavor / Of searching a moment to seize: / / A moment to linger for years, / A perpetuated romance / Of two ever different spheres / That twist in a passionate dance. / / This madness and charm are a whole, / As…  sign in to read more »

»Only Dreaming«

by April A., Feb 7, 2011

My arms held so tightly around your waist / Just spoke for me, as I'd got my lips sealed. / At least they indulged in a new better taste - / Embraced by temptations, I chose to yield. / / This night was a blinding exhilarant flash / Of life that's unfiltered, of love that's pristine. / You found the…  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 »


by April A., Dec 15, 2010

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

»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 »

»True At Heart«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 7, 2010

To attain success one must work hard, / Make a goal and aim to score, / Reach for the sky but touch the stars, / Be you rich or poor, / The further you go, the harder things get, / And everything gets in your way, / Clear your thoughts, keep it on set, / No matter what the devil may say, / All along, / The…  sign in to read more »

»Coolie Miracle«

by Ravi Moopen, Nov 17, 2010

Hey son of the indentured, / Progeny of salvation, / Bringer of hope, / Child of prosperity, / Like slaves we bore the scars of indignation, / In you we vested our sacrifice, the new culture, / Your grooming, / A language lost, a new one gained, / A generation past that scorched in the sun, / A generation…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»Believe in yourself«

by Michelle Clark, Oct 15, 2010

Your life is an extravaganza show / With more than one admirer to make your spirit glow / Faithful investors with joyful complements bestow, / A euphoria of magic with every kiss that they blow! / / Enchanted moments that can conceive, / The idyllic picture of make believe. / Happy thoughts from memories…  sign in to read more »

»If the music could keep on playing«

by Blessing Ntsaluba, Oct 8, 2010

If the music could keep on playing, sweet are the sounds and / Bells of the song that is filled with a sensational rhythm. / Jazz it is but not as lazy as it sounds, as it fills an innocent soul with hope for a better life. / / Sweet is the sound of the music as it puts me in a station where fantasy…  sign in to read more »

»Message to your Heart«

by Blessing Ntsaluba, Sep 24, 2010

Rain in me your tears of joy / As your lips die in mine, / leaving a sweetest taste of strawberry and pineapple. / Juicy they are without a doubt, / Enjoying every moment of them. / / I may not be your nation within a nation / but your lover within your heart. / even losing you might mean the world to…  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 »

»A Life Of Purpose«

by Taahir Chagan, Jun 9, 2010

Don't ever forget / What you're living for / / Find a purpose / Then pursue it / / Purposelessness sucks you ever deeper / Into misery / Into nothingness / Into meaninglessness / / It's not predetermined / Nor static / / It's what you make it / So make it something you love / / / Write it, Paint it, Sing it…  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 »

»Cautious Coals«

by Esther Odendaal, Mar 18, 2010

A singular sweet breeze / Blew cautious coals alight / The shortest little burst / Fanned flames that burned so bright. / They flushed and danced with joy / Just thrilled to be alive / Sick of simply smouldering / Delighted to connive. / The wind had blown before / With power and with force / This time wafted…  sign in to read more »

»happy new you«

by Puleng Monare, Mar 11, 2010

Just like spring day / you blossom into colour / you boast your good characters / and the brightness of the time. / Like the flower of the spring day / you become the happy you. / / Resolutions, determination of the new u / dreams that have not been achieved / roads that have not been walked on…  sign in to read more »

»The Valley«

by Judy Mathekga, Mar 11, 2010

Looking out at the valley of old / Masking yourself with the thought of laughter / You marvel at how all of these creatures exist / In such a valley of unnamed mysteries / / It is not a tale my old friend / The valley does really exist / Such a powerful hum that sounds / In mountains and rivers far beyond…  sign in to read more »


by Ryan Gordon Penn, Mar 1, 2010

I wonder if you can hear me / When I talk to you in my mind / I wonder if you'd think I'm crazy / This day-dreamy love of mine / / Someone told me not to just take what I can get / Someone told me to paint a picture of love / On the exquisite canvas of my head / Then take this picture, fold it up and mail…  sign in to read more »


by Bartho Geldenhuys, Mar 1, 2010

Visions I have of you / Never been able to describe / How wondrous she would be / That she would make me smile / / Her smiling at me / Eyes filled with tender care / Words that seem out of place / No need to be spoken / / Touched by her soul / Embraced by her being / Engulfed in her longing / Feeling so…  sign in to read more »


by Beaulah Bernice Boois, Feb 25, 2010

I dream a dream that may not be, a simple wish to set my heart free / / I hear a song I may not sing, a rhythm divine, more than a fling / / I speak of words which have no meaning, somebody please, explain these feelings / / But alas! My heart goes on... / I'll dream that dream and sing that song, I'll…  sign in to read more »


by Mbuso Mkhonto Kumalo, Jan 21, 2010

The Dream...it's bigger then what they make it out to be, / the Dream, it's larger then what he makes it out to be, / it's massive, it's huge, / it's bigger then you and me. / / The dream is passive. / / But not your usual non-violent element, / it goes deeper then the home of Gia's heart,located in the…  sign in to read more »

»Dear Angel«

by Yolande Du Plessis, Jan 7, 2010

Is it true that I can fly / dear Angel? / My spirit rises from body / Freedom fills me up / pushing me higher / I see my body / chained with the shackles that bind / shackles from society / keeping me from clouds high / I labour every day / bosses, colleagues, work / I see me tired / trying to break free. / Oh…  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 »

»What's that thing you do?«

by Adnasis Egnahs, Jan 7, 2010

I blush, turn pink and light purple, I toss and turn and turn at night, I smile and I laugh for no reason... I have secret thoughts and daydreams, I am high... / / Oh, what an emotion again, that you invoke in my inner being, that cringe that you awaken in my inner womanly loins... Describe thy…  sign in to read more »

»My Creative Writing«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Dec 23, 2009

I would like to explore my purpose in this world. / I have a legacy to fulfill, not to be silly, I want to know what it is. / I want to be called on a top assignment by the government and / it has to do with my creative writing. / I want to go where my rainbow takes me in unlimited skies. / I time…  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 »

»Another bet«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Nov 6, 2009

How deep do you want me to go? / All the time you're talking about this other friend / coveting your things for $50.00. / For what it's worth, you might as well hand it over. / You are not thinking straight. / I gave you a good deal and it's not the deal! / You're actually thinking twice to make another…  sign in to read more »

»Information Trafficker«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Nov 6, 2009

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

»Pure as white«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Oct 24, 2009

Stab the innocent chicken / Fish off that lovely fish / That dog in that slavery chain night and day / Hardly beat that god's donkey / With divel inside you / "Never went to church" / / Pure as white / Like from birth no sins / Never been touched and never touched / People ask left and right... and find…  sign in to read more »

»Shooting Star«

by Desiree Chapman, Oct 22, 2009

Is it really so far that I cannot touch it / Is it really such a mystery that I cannot solve it / Is it really so beautiful that I want it / Is it really such a rarity that I may not get it / Is it really so sacred that I need it / Is it really such an amazing thing that I cherish it / Oh to embrace 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 »


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 »

»Everything Fades«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Sep 30, 2009

I know now that I must let you go / Please spread your wings and fly / All my feelings to the world I show / With every tear I cry / / It kills me in every way / To know your longer mine / How I wish that I could say / That love is truly blind / / How I miss holding your hand / And kissing you goodnight / By…  sign in to read more »

»No future«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Aug 27, 2009

The loneliness gets worse but the time goes. / When thought its gonna be alright, / the clock just stop moving and the Mountain block my way. / And when I see the future, the clouds blinds my ears and eyes. / Then the corner of darkeness slowly came to me and wash my powers away. / / The clock moved an…  sign in to read more »


by Nurija Mehovic, Aug 24, 2009

Love to wake to each new day, / And brush my dreams / Of night away, / And look out through / my window wide / To s…  sign in to read more »

»Oh, Sweetheart«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Aug 10, 2009

It almost killed me to say that I love you. / I was sleeping next to you. / You were sleeping with me long side up. / From feet to head or head and feet. / If I didn't know any better I would say that / was arranged. I can't have it any other way. / But seeing you there has me ask you one's name. / That…  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 »

»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 »

»Dreaming In Limbo«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Jun 4, 2009

From the dungeon womb / Of a life steeped in the cesspool / Of earthly transgressions, / I emerged, surprising even myself / With this affinity for wrong doing. / Out I came clutching this banner / Declaring me an unrepentent criminal. / The grime of crime is all / That I came to know then; / Where no…  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 »

»Comfort of thorn«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, May 22, 2009

Comfort of thorn / Shall come upon me, my tears will touch crawl / And l'll see death soon / And my pain will be no more / Oh, shall love me better there / Comfort of thorn / Come and I'll surrender / The tiredness has over powered me / And thorn has more power than me / The love has killed me / And my heart…  sign in to read more »

»The unimaginable line«

by Nurija Mehovic, May 16, 2009

Peace is not something you wish for; / it's something you do, something you are and something you give away... / Peace is love, care, help, share. / Peace is nothing to small or nothing to big. / Peace is something that you appreciate who you are and everybody around you will enjoy. / Peace is bigger…  sign in to read more »


by Sifiso Barry Maseko, May 4, 2009

I cry, no sound comes out. / I try filling myself with courage yet I am surrounded by doubt. / The absolute devinity of life is that the output is more important than the input and the proportionality of the two matters not when the goal has been reached. / How does one give an output when the input…  sign in to read more »

»Dreaming of Mother«

by Shirley Joan Von Weichardt, Apr 15, 2009

Dearest Mother, last night I saw your face: / It was unlined, younger and full of grace. / How happy I was to see you my dear - / To hold you again ... to have you so near. / And then, to make my happiness complete, / I saw your sister sitting at your feet. / Now I know with the upmost certainty - / You'…  sign in to read more »

»Fields of dreams«

by Byron Coetzee, Apr 10, 2009

A kiss that lasts the span of time / and makes me feel like I'm alive / with lips so soft they make me dream of all the things / I long to feel / for in the fields that make my dreams / my heart can be forever free / / And as the rains fall gently down / and bath your hair in summer light / I think and feel…  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 »

»What A Small World«

by Ashley Fancher, Mar 28, 2009

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

»Summer love«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Mar 23, 2009

Summer love let me in / Fill me with some more love / Sue me for letting you go / Find some space in your heart / To make me happy again / Don't make me cry and / Wipe the same tears I wiped last summer / Summer love, my love, my lamb / Come control me and share life with me / Consume my heart is forever…  sign in to read more »

»Finally Home«

by Raine Lariza, Mar 20, 2009

I have seen so many faces / I have been into many places / Different walks of life I have seen / But still confused on what's been missing / / Searching for the empty part that fills my heart / Hoping that one day I will never be apart / Apart from someone I can call "home" / From each sad and happy…  sign in to read more »


by Melinda Smith, Feb 24, 2009

(homage to Bob Dylan's "It's not dark yet") / / It's morning again / and I'm still looking for you. / / I wish I could stop / but I can't make myself want to. / / I…  sign in to read more »


by Mamello Monageng, Feb 15, 2009

the one story of our lives / Boy, girl, meets / Girl loses boy, boy loses girl / But it's seldom happily ever after / And yet the only teaching we get is happily ever after / / at a point when it doesn't work out, / we tend to believe it was someone's fault / When it works out whose fault is it- / could it…  sign in to read more »


by Ashley Fancher, Feb 2, 2009

Why do you taunt me with your devilish ways / The demon that haunts me / My mind is where he stays / My dreams become nightmares / I cant sleep at night / So I sit in darkness awaiting his fright / The shadows of darkness that dance when eyes are closed / Play tricks on your mind while your indesposed…  sign in to read more »

»what it is«

by Alieux Casey, Dec 27, 2008

I / will not be lonely / anymore. / I / don't know how / or when; / / like phyllis hyman said / / (despite what she / did) / / soon / I will not be lonely; I refuse / to wake up having the bed the house the car the dogs the cats my life / all to myself / much longer / I have got to react / differently/ / will…  sign in to read more »

»Pride and greed«

by Mthandazo Lucky KaDlodlo, Dec 23, 2008

Even the sussuration of the rattling train, / Could not drown the rat-toot-toot of the machine gun salvo, / Bodies lay riddled with gapping holes, / A woman lay dead, a breast showing, knickers down to her knees, / You dared not think beyond what you were seeing,…  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 »

»To Dance With You«

by Raine Lariza, Nov 3, 2008

I maybe new to you / I maybe a stranger to you / But as the music starts / I took a few steps / As my heartbeat seemed to stop / / Who would have thought I'd find you here? / Who would have thought? / A moment like this with you / Is a worth to share? / If you could just hear me say / Oh, hear me say.. / / To…  sign in to read more »

»The other woman«

by Helen Reynolds, Aug 13, 2008

Sometime I keep thinking / Of the other woman / It is hard to forget / / I keep on asking myself / Why would he still want me now / Why would he still want me to stay / After all he was looking - wanting more / / Don't fool yourself / Your are not what he wants / Can't you see / You're not what he desires…  sign in to read more »

»Destination changed«

by Helen Reynolds, Aug 12, 2008

Now many years later 22 to be exact, we find a letter - before he knew me / Where my man wrote...This!! is what I feel I must be / Two years of fighting, killing, loosing himself / all in the name of our beloved country fighting / a war for a family not yet know / / Loosing that dream forgetting about…  sign in to read more »

»New Hope«

by Helen Reynolds, Jul 8, 2008

Everyday is but a new hope / for a better to be / Yesterday's feelings gone forever / never to be repeated - but will still be seen / Misunderstood yesterday - floating on self assurance today / / Do we ever know where we are at, will we ever know? / Such a perculiar people - striving with…  sign in to read more »