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160 poems tagged DREAMS


»Here in my bubble«

by Manie Van Tonder, Feb 8, 2018

Here in my bubble, I am all alone, no one but me... / No noise can I hear, if only my bubble can be a dome / Bigger is bet…  sign in to read more »


»You have come back power«

by Shylet Noma Clint Mncube, Feb 6, 2018

You have comeback power / / Most of the times when things happen to us, we tend to allow them to define us and we eventually get lost in them, as it happens we have the choice to allow it to control us or we do otherwise. In that process we feel useless but the recipe is in the process. / / I am a…  sign in to read more »


»You matter, No matter what!«

by Shylet Noma Clint Mncube, Feb 6, 2018

I was thrown on the ground, rejected & cast away / they thought I did not have value / in a dumpsite where my kind belonged as they said / I was rejected / But I knew who I was and what I possessed / what I was carrying inside of me, was greater than to care about what they say. / Dirt pilled on me, day…  sign in to read more »


»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…  sign in to 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 »


»Nightfall«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 14, 2016

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


»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 »


»Neptune«

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 »


»Unique«

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 »


»Sleepwalking«

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 »


»Inspire«

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 »


»Giovanni«

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 »


»Nightbird«

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 »


»Rosanne«

by Bo Lanier, Nov 30, 2015

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


»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 »


»Sable«

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 Mncube, 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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Brotherman«

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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Dawn«

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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Foreseeing«

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 »


»Loneliness«

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 »


»Reverie«

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 »


»Promise«

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 »


»Song«

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 »


»Madness«

by April A., Dec 15, 2010

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


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Faceless«

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 »


»Promise«

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 »


»Dreamz...«

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 »


»Dreams«

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 »


»Secrets«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 9, 2009

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


»Hatred's Heart«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 5, 2009

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


»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 »


»Morning«

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 »


»Faceless«

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 »


»Introspection«

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 »


»Love«

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 »


»Demons«

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 »