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109 poems tagged IRONIC


»A church bell«

by Loku Faglor, Sep 4, 2017

Tong tong tong / there goes the church bell / on white must we dress / no. leave out that bottle / put off the ciga / Western must be holy / for that blessing is our cry / to the church we hurry / / / Halelu...halelu...ya / praise the Lord today you are worth / there are behind / we did not know it's Sunday… read more »


»06-05-06«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Dec 14, 2016

Numbers could translate tragedy or joy, 06-05-06 could represent a new soul or one that left us, writing this got one reminiscing about how precious life is; one commodity that you don't acquire by being black nor white but you acquire it because the man above saw fit to grant you one, it's a puzzle…  sign in to read more »


»Another Gospel«

by Buduziri Owhonda, Dec 5, 2016

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


»The call of nature«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Sep 28, 2016

It does not need to be disturbed... / It does not need to be shouted... / It does not need to be interrogated... / / It does not need to be accused of anything that it had never done / It does not need to be mistaken for anything that is not perfect... / / The call of nature respect and it needs to be…  sign in to read more »


»SOLD (Sounds Of the Living Dead)«

by Abdul Milazi, Apr 14, 2016

Johannesburg sings the beauty of our lonliness / The night's heartbeat as fake as the hanshakes exchanged / Ribbons of headlights coarse through the veins of the city / Where we die in search of a better life we left behind / The night whispers its screams from deep within us / / We stand on the edge of…  sign in to read more »


»My degree of knowledge (Part 3)«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Mar 1, 2016

It does not allow me to brag about me being alive... / It does not allow me to brag about me not being in prison.. / It does not allow me to brag about me not being an alcoholic.. / My degree of knowledge made me understand the reality of living. / My degree of knowledge made me feel like a child…  sign in to read more »


»One Lucky Guy«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 1, 2015

Well they say you're One Lucky Guy / I couldn't write like you if I tried / Keep on, keeping on and never let / That fire die...I just shake my head / And sigh...'cuz they have no idea / How little I hoped to accomplish / Thus far, I thought in my early / Teens by now I'd be a big time / Rock-n-roll star…  sign in to read more »


»Mystery Of A Black Kid«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Aug 18, 2015

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


»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 »


»Insecurity of True Love«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Aug 14, 2014

It was the sadness in your eyes, / The way you never smiled at me, / But you kept on looking, / And when you thought I wasn't worth it, / You kept on coming, / For there was something in me that kept you intrigued. / / Or was it the sadness in my eyes? / The way I used to put on my fake smile, / The way I…  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 »


»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 »


»Penalty Kick«

by Siyanda Nkosi, May 2, 2014

Thousands of eyes / Glued to a sreen, / Breaths held and / Prayers said. / / Towards the ball / He moves. / An extensive breath / He takes. / A short supplication / He says. / / The whistle blows, / He moves without / Hesitating. / He kicks. / Is it in? / / We don't know / The screen just / Turned off.…  sign in to read more »


»Marikana Tears of Blood«

by Abdul Milazi, Mar 2, 2014

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


»In love with the idea of you«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Jan 20, 2014

Reality sank in when the words that meant more no longer carried the same weight, the sun rose later than usual, late night phone calls and daily texts a history to the bleeding heart, she no longer drench from the idea of love making but to the reality that your absence and presence represents,…  sign in to read more »


»Do They?«

by Michael Strydom, Jan 17, 2014

If I had to carve out my tongue / Or lose a lung... / I would reach for my pen / And prove to you my friend / That God saw it…  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 »


»Whispers in the Wind«

by Abdul Milazi, Oct 25, 2013

In the dead of night / The wind whispers to the rain / Freedom is dead / His throat slit from ear to ear / Justice lay in his arms / Fast asleep / Two damned souls / No Saviour's blood could save / / In the dead of night / The rain whispers to the wind / Somebody killed a sparrow / With a bow and arrow / The…  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 »


»Dullness«

by Gits Lopez, Apr 1, 2013

When life is dull and kind / Accept the time to find / The inner you of who you are / Within your heart and dare / To search with great desire / That which life has to offer / / Dullness is a given gift / Not to be wasted on sorry fits / For all that life has done / Is to space a mark for one / Where time…  sign in to read more »


»Illusion«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Feb 17, 2013

The years have past like sand in the wind, / Fluttering alone through the dessert of time. / As the rush of life slows ever down, / And recedes to rust and grime. / / The chances that came, like fateful gifts, / Lie littered among the broken dreams, / Wishes and desires that glittered like gold, / Lay…  sign in to read more »


»Worlds«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Feb 17, 2013

My soul reflects a woeful ether, / An arid plain borne of dust, / Landmines go as dominoes fall, / Ever wavers but never to rust. / / Cold hard steel on bare flesh, / I flit back to "reality," / Icy climax then ceaseless low, / I flit back to fantasy. / / I layer all worlds but exist in none, / Sworn to both…  sign in to read more »


»The Devil's Shame«

by Lindi Mahlangu, Jan 27, 2013

See, this is not for you. / / I'd give you the praise and glory but I'd be a bigger liar than you. / / I'd bow at your feet but I'd only be wasting lastnights dinner. / / We've had our fair share of lies, greed and deceit, thats all we had going. / / Enjoyed it while it lasted? / / Here's to the past…  sign in to read more »


»The poet and I«

by Edward Mukwakwami, Jan 21, 2013

He wants me to juggle my trade with his wordsmith / I want him to juggle his wit with my songs / with our everything in common we make an equilibrium tug of war between us / his ammunition is complete with a scribe and scroll / making sketches of meaningful calligraphy is his hobby / his mission is to…  sign in to read more »


»Happiness«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jan 18, 2013

"Happiness", an understatement / Just no words to precisely express my sentiment / Words at large simply fail me / / Forward the "tic tacks" of time / Hearing your name at play to my ears awakens the senses I never knew I had / You are my music / Rhythms play / Spasms my heart gets / Beats it skips / Trips…  sign in to read more »


»High Seas«

by Leo Long, Jan 18, 2013

The waves of that night / Were wilder than could be / There was no safe or sound place in sight / And the vessels bobbed like corks upon the sea. / / The churning of the mailstrom with mouth open wide / Pulled me violently nearer with each twist / Deeper still sank i, struggling against the tide,…  sign in to read more »


»A new tide sweeping the horizon«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Oct 11, 2012

The tide is marching in great velocity / Like a plane sweeping through the air- / Who can stop it? The wind is sweeping / The wind of change, about birthrights / About human rights, civic education, / Even greater change is in the scope of gender equality? / Who can stop the wind from blowing? / Who can…  sign in to read more »


»Eloquent silence«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Sep 13, 2012

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


»Contradiction«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Aug 13, 2012

My words are like an untrampled dew...meaningful without being tampered with, my tears are like a winter's rain...so rare but a necessity, my heart is an orphan with much to give yet no support structure, my whispers make more noise than the actions I portray, my touches are invisible to the eye...…  sign in to read more »


»Time Tells True«

by Edward Iacona, Aug 3, 2012

There's a popular time worn belief / That older people have a hunger / To date or have a relationship with / A person that's much younger. / / At the risk of sounding sarcastic, / There may be a concern to mount. / That, "Age is just a number" relates / To what is in one's bank account. / / Now, dear…  sign in to read more »


»Listen to yourself«

by Edward Mukwakwami, Jul 5, 2012

I hear you, but listen to yourself / You might just hear the wailing of my heart / Maybe you might just hear the splattering of my teardrops of joy / From my excited heart / Listen to what you are saying / You might just hear careless whispers / By angels who might have fallen for your charm / Listen to…  sign in to read more »


»Check - Mate«

by Edward Iacona, Jun 29, 2012

It came in a business envelope / That bore my lawyer's name. / It arrived without any fanfare. / And without any acclaim. / Inside it was the end result / Of a sad and expensive game. / It contained the official decree / That snuffed out a former flame. / It said nothing of the heartbreak, / Brought by…  sign in to read more »


»Jack in the Box«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 24, 2012

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


»Dick and Jane«

by Bruce Gorton, Mar 28, 2012

There is nothing more decadent / Than how we portray innocent / Fifties ideals, white picket offence / White skinned white washed fence / Marriage with father writ large / The family under his charge / / He's the doctor, she plays nurse / Replicating misogyny's curse / Sheeplike youth prepare to be led…  sign in to read more »


»Free Style«

by Edward Iacona, Mar 28, 2012

It was in ninth grade English class / And my teacher was Miss Joan Frank / It was because of her love of poetry, / That I now have her to blame or thank. / / Poems came alive in her classroom / As we absorbed Lewis Caroll's whimsy / And many years later I still wonder what / And why, Borogoves are mimsey…  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 »


»Pearls To Diamonds«

by April A., Feb 5, 2012

I've changed black pearls of cherished then / To sparkling diamonds of today, / It's all arranged, I've got a plan, / At such small price as love to pay. / / I'll sell my dreams as plain free verse / To any weekly magazine, / With no fear or remorse / I'll break the bounds of routine. / / If my heartbeat is…  sign in to read more »


»Digits Of Love«

by April A., Jan 12, 2012

I'd send you a dream in another e-mail / And open my heart to attach, / But it would be hard to explore and unveil, / Since digits and feelings don't match. / / The digits of love are a changeable thing / Without a permanent code, / However, the vivid emotions they bring / Still fill the handwritten plain…  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 »


»Duality«

by April A., Oct 22, 2011

The pleasure to speak is my lost privilege, / And now insanity dwells on a page, / However, it's changing the color in days, / Revealing the truth my white pencil portrays. / / But I'm getting sick of the poetess' fate, / I only enliven the worlds your create, / Denying the myths you don't want to believe…  sign in to read more »


»Fire«

by April A., Aug 29, 2011

I used to compare myself with a fire, / So sudden, so restless, so hard to predict - / A definite danger from miles to admire, / The gamut of colors one couldn't depict. / / The flame is extinguished. The reason is clear - / I crave for love fuel and only one match. / I'm stronger than every invisible…  sign in to read more »


»My insanity«

by Nancy Addo, Aug 26, 2011

Insane! Girl you are plain insane! / That's what they would all tell me if they knew / that I was still in love with you / after everything you have put me through. / / Insane to even allow myself to come second / when I could come first with someone else. / Insane for being insane enough to / fall for…  sign in to read more »


»My Best Friend«

by Michael S. Hofer, Aug 22, 2011

My best friend / Doesn't talk when I need silence / He won't bother me at all / My best friend / Isn't weak when I need a strong hand / He helps me through a hard day / / My best friend / Brings me joy when I need it most / He always does the right things at the right time / My best friend / Isn't forcing…  sign in to read more »


»These Things«

by Edward Mukwakwami, Jul 21, 2011

They are everywhere these things / I visualise them as extraordinary species / Moving in circles at an incredibly high speed / Mysterious shadows maybe the devil's angels / Like humans with animal features / Cat claws and vampire teeth... / / These things...only visible to my eye / Whose eery sound only…  sign in to read more »


»Sincerity«

by April A., Jul 20, 2011

The times of the rhyming sensations are ceased, / It's no surprise evil love has deceased - / My heart is a chamber with limited space, / Indifference got all my feelings erased. / / Frail fibre is used to the memories' blade, / My thirst for your love is about to fade, / Deceiving myself is revealing the…  sign in to read more »


»Crimson And Black«

by April A., Jun 21, 2011

I'd sell my heart in paperback, / In verses for perverts to read. / The crimson lines look good on black, / Just like the world behind my lids. / / For crimson is my poisoned blood / You'd never want to mix with yours, / For black is my denying heart / That's stained with lies and dead remorse. / / Erase my…  sign in to read more »


»Jaded politics«

by Bruce Gorton, Jun 16, 2011

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


»You know... I know«

by Sergio Coto, May 25, 2011

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


»How Do You Like It? (A Prostitute's Anthem)«

by Maureen Direro, May 14, 2011

Soft and tender / Leave you dry / I am a gold digger, / quit school I'm still an 8th grader / Looking for a deep pocket so that I can reach deeper / Neck pains, am used to them / Back pains, had them from since I was twelve years old / Got introduced to a world of pure lust / Got in and was reeled in fast…  sign in to read more »


»Conversing with her!«

by Sage PoeticHustler Mokgosi, May 11, 2011

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


»Shouting a Silent Lie«

by Matthews Radijo Wa Tebakang, Feb 7, 2011

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


»Ignorant Bliss«

by April A., Dec 31, 2010

Describe me the pleasures of ignorant bliss, / When life's like a train you are bound to miss, / When casual trifles appear in pink, / And wonders untouchable instantly shrink. / / You don't want to alter reality frail, / So every bold thought finds itself in a jail. / You welcome no changes, you…  sign in to read more »


»Wishes Of Greed«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 27, 2010

If you had a single wish, how would you choose to spend it? / Would you use your wish to destroy the world, rule it, heal it or mend it? / Do you wish for eternal wealth, then you could finally be free? / Or do you wish for the power of flight to travel across the sea? / / Would you use your wish to…  sign in to read more »


»Alzheimer's«

by Michelle Clark, Oct 18, 2010

Everyday challenges becomes vividly more, / I can't remember, was it in the top or in the bottom drawer? / I had a meeting today but I completely forgot, / Sadly I'm told, this happens lately quite a lot. / / I don't understand, I remember my childhood memories well, / But it is these everyday happenings…  sign in to read more »


»The Day the Future Dies«

by Abdul Milazi, Oct 15, 2010

the future has been raped / she lay half dead in the dark alley of progress / her frail body motionless / waiting for the dignity of death to devour her flesh / the wind to scatter her bones / her beauty once like sun kissed lilies / now a withering rose kissed by the cold lips of winter / I feed her lamp…  sign in to read more »


»Hopeless Pandora«

by Liliana Negoi, Sep 29, 2010

I honestly, truly, have absolutely no idea of how the hell you ended up stuck in that chamber of mine - I don't even know if it's an atrium or a ventricle - but there you are...together with the addiction, the pain, the sometimes joy, the shadow of always promised and never gotten happiness, the…  sign in to read more »


»Forbidden Fruit«

by Zithelo Mnguni, Aug 13, 2010

Somehow I know this one won't last / But still I find myself succumbing to this lust / As if his presence in my life is an absolute must / Knowing well that he is the forbidden fruit / Yet everytime I try to end it I become a lovestruck mute / I know it will be over soon but even then won't face the…  sign in to read more »


»The talent of lying«

by Anesa Dindar, Jul 29, 2010

Like poetry, / Like musical ability, / Like painting, / Like sport, / Lying is a talent too. / / Some have the inherent ability, / To create a fictitious life, / That is grander than necessary, / Larger than life. / Never mundane, never ordinary, / Always fascinatingly different, / And appealingly new.…  sign in to read more »


»When Leopards become Tigers«

by Anesa Dindar, Jul 26, 2010

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


»Yondering mind«

by Absai Gamariel, Jul 22, 2010

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


»Bright lights can blind...«

by Kay Wikajovich, Jun 21, 2010

what's this I hear? / / Is that what you say of me... / fair enough / it's your opinion / judgments are the matter to the owner / all is welcome / / it's not a guarantee / / I enter your prism and make your special entrance / you capture the scent, my radiance, my fever, my glance / / I'm proud to be…  sign in to read more »


»Routine«

by April A., Jun 17, 2010

Your husband, unfaithful, and five stupid kids / Do grow the seeds of despair; / You water them amply, chain-eating with greed / Cheap sweets. Listen, quit it. Stare. / / Your husband detests you. Accept it, it's true. / He needs ironed suits and your dinner. / However, he had kind of feelings for you…  sign in to read more »


»I Don't Care«

by April A., May 31, 2010

You detest me. The reason is clear, / And your welcome is always so cold, / But the core of my perfect idea / Has been stolen by the whole / Heartless cruel rotten world. / / You all promptly discovered the sense of surviving / And at last started thinking what means to be free. / Full of envy, consumed…  sign in to read more »


»background colors«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, Mar 18, 2010

pleasant it's not, I should know / on your knees, facing only yourself / knowing the reflection, / the mirror always stares back / / edged in red hurt / when you dare to explore excuses / red hurt always seep through / justified in focusing / / edged in background colors / reflecting on broken promises…  sign in to read more »


»The Truth«

by April A., Feb 26, 2010

You are not the ones for love to know, / You are not the ones for life to please, / All you hunt is dirty euro dough, / It's, in fact, a terrible disease. / / Your infected ego is inflated, / It will burst and poison all your veins. / Even when the beast is saturated, / It is still your helplessness that…  sign in to read more »


»At My Tech And Call«

by Edward Iacona, Dec 4, 2009

Modern technology's a wonder / Just amazing this I know / If I get lost there's my GPS / That will tell me where to go. / / If I am bored at home alone / And want to have some fun, / I can play against Nintendo Wii / Although I have never won. / / For my mathematical prowess / I realize there's no flattery…  sign in to read more »


»Gone Fishin' For Freedom«

by Edward Iacona, Dec 1, 2009

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


»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 »


»Let us explore«

by Meryl Klanfar, Nov 18, 2009

Let us explore the hypotheses / Put forward by some fractured / dilletante fringe, / That all art is self-creating, / Although there is a common belief / Held by layman and artist alike / That it is man who creates art. / / Let us ponder / Whether that Italian lady / Whose smile disturbed the new awareness…  sign in to read more »


»The Evil Twin«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 18, 2009

New eyes flicker open / Good Morning / Yesterday's eyes forgotten / Prayers said just mechanically / He steps out of himself like a shadowy soul / Duplicity / His eyes dart about wickedly / Slits narrow menacingly knowingly cold / Today he shall not be meek but bold / The halo spins and twirls to remind him…  sign in to read more »


»This Life - An Oxymoron«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Oct 13, 2009

I'm tired in my restlessness / As I endeavour to understand / Why I'm around here. / / I find myself so rich / In my poverty and hunger, / So homeless in my home; / So happy in my misery. / / I…  sign in to read more »


»Right Now - Right Here«

by Esther Odendaal, Oct 9, 2009

Right now I feel so lost / Not sure which way to turn / Unhappy where I am - / Which bridges do I burn? / / Everything that held me / Has strangely lost its grip / I'm totally alone - / And tears refuse to drip. / / I need to haul my mind / From where it wants to go / Thoughts it has been thinking / Just make…  sign in to read more »


»Secrets«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 9, 2009

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


»Let You Go«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 8, 2009

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


»Hatred's Heart«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 5, 2009

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


»Hail Mary«

by Abdul Milazi, Oct 1, 2009

hail Mary full of grace / a virgin made to save face / gave her only son to save the world / save for today's illegitimate sons / sacrificed on the alter of shame to save face / for god so loved the world / is nothing but empty words / hail Mary full of grace / what a disgrace / / hail Mary full of grace…  sign in to read more »


»Being Alone«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Sep 17, 2009

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


»Gloomy Crowd's Man«

by April A., Sep 10, 2009

He lived his days by someone's rules, / He broke his hands, became the tool. / He played the game with life at stake. / He won. He made a great mistake. / / Life is action, / Don't surrender / When the heartlessness decides / Who are fighters and defenders / On the different inner side. / / Some beer in…  sign in to read more »


»Crime and grime«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Aug 25, 2009

Chalk dust clog my nose / As I work for all those / Who in a few years / Are bound to forget. / / Bad handwriting twist my eyes / As I figure out what the guys / Are trying to mean / With their crawly script. / / All this for nothing but peanuts, / You're supposed to be humble, no guts. / To be initiative…  sign in to read more »


»Nomad«

by Kelly Attrill, Aug 25, 2009

If it was you sleeping on the park bench making it your home. / Would you have the audacity to moan? / Complain about everything, under the sun because you live below the poverty line, / You might as well run... / / Away from politics, conflict & distrust. Do these things exist to you? / Is having a bath…  sign in to read more »


»Blow Job Queen«

by April A., Aug 7, 2009

She wore silver-golden rings, / She drove the newest Ferrari, / She was so incredibly scary / That stuff from the labeled glam bliss / Would still never help. / Yet he paid for this. / / They said they were so in love! / He loved her blow jobs with eyes closed / As much as to hear her boast / Her fucking…  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 »


»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 »


»My Eyes«

by Themai Tercia Sibanyoni, May 19, 2009

my eyes / my vision / my window to the world / my beauty / / they define me / although some cannot see it / they define the true me / / I can do a lot of things with them / I can love / I can hate / I can talk, cry, lie / but most of all / I can seduce / / I haven't altered their vision / cause I appreciate them…  sign in to read more »


»Remorse and repent«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 29, 2009

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


»Fun«

by Shirley Joan Von Weichardt, Apr 18, 2009

Fun is never dramatical - / It's nonsensical, comical. / / It's how you li…  sign in to read more »


»Courageous«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 10, 2009

I will believe in my convenient fall, / to mind my religious belonging / to your blessed body / full of courageous lies. / / I contained my songs / built upon your fearsome curves, / i endear this gird / that affected me in behalf of you. / / I brighten my flaws / that bred my deafness, / I date my ownself…  sign in to read more »


»Home Affairs«

by Emmanuel Ekale Esambe, Apr 10, 2009

Things are getting rowdy / And stuff is thrown about. / Cracks appear down the lane / And our home has broken down. / / Lies are peddled for survival, / Thugs are compensated for forgery / Comradeship now knows no valour / Affairs in our home are down - / The glorification of falsehood. / / Nhlanhla asked…  sign in to read more »


»Flower«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 9, 2009

I flatten down my hopes / a scarce escape for what would be, / plough into me... I'm a newcomer / I pray for foolishness. / / I pull you up and push you down / I've been somewhere in between, / sorting out the bruises / can't stand still... is so certain. / / By tomorrow I fall down again / recognizing that…  sign in to read more »


»Commercial Gossip«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 5, 2009

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


»Adventure«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 4, 2009

Adulteration almost complete / understood the posible agony, / amass those blazing insults / intimate with a dream. / / Irresolvable issue to lend / bittersweet blindness to me, / bite abroad again the abdication / hurtle out the single act. / / Adventure myself in the blade / of rushing up above the rest,…  sign in to read more »


»Time Never Betrays«

by Mpendulo Mngomezulu, Apr 1, 2009

Critical practises of divorcing values, / Marriage of centralized division of choice. / Time never betrays, / Ignorance denies education, no advantage, / but limited capacities of knowledge. / / Penetrations of life's fascinating flamboyancy, / Modern fatigue diagnosed with intelligence, / and abilities…  sign in to read more »


»Duality«

by Robert Matthews, Mar 29, 2009

Duality makes life seem unfair, / Nobody ever wants to share, / But everyone needs what they do not own, / From little child, to fully grown, / Yet everyone wants other people's sight, / Those in darkness, pray for light, / And those with sunshine in their eyes, / Their own selves, they do despise, / For…  sign in to read more »


»The Lion Man«

by Emmanuel Ekale Esambe, Mar 12, 2009

On our national seal / is a peculiar engraving / of a lion. / Bright, bold and gold, / it looks out with a snarl - / always. / / It used to be different / in the days of old . / It used to be different / in the days gone by. / It used to be a farmer / in a green field / harvesting tobacco leaves - / I wish.…  sign in to read more »


»What's Going On«

by April A., Feb 26, 2009

What's going on, / A cheap glam slut? / You spread your lust / For miles around / Till some old drunkard / Rents your butt, / You wanted fun - / That's what you've found. / You were a smart / And pretty thing, / You were respected / And adored, / You dreamt of golden / Wedding rings, / On one D-day / It got you…  sign in to read more »


»Two Minute Celebrity«

by John Paragreen, Feb 19, 2009

Victims queue in rows upon rows / Brainwashed by T.V. talent shows / Fodder for the shrewd bloodsuckers / Trinkets to self esteem abductors. / / Manufacturing rivers of tears / As the ultimate descision nears / It's unsightly and slighlty profane / When nirvana depends on fame. / / There's no value in…  sign in to read more »


»None-In-Three«

by April A., Feb 11, 2009

I press the button and renew / The page with someone's masterpiece. / I see a so-called review / Of letters less than letters missed. / The comment's author claims to be / A bard, a critic and a muse. / This three-in-one, or none-in-three / Can't get the core of someone's views, / Of thoughts in their…  sign in to read more »


»The Naked Truth«

by Abdul Milazi, Jan 10, 2009

We stand naked before the truth / yet we are blind to the naked truth / it seems we are all at sea / as it reveals naked parts we don't want to see / / we struggle to swim against the currents of our acquired ignorance / while leaders swagger clothed in brand new designer arrogance / / our police break…  sign in to read more »


»Romance Is Dead«

by April A., Nov 8, 2008

A glass of cheap vodka tastes just like depression - / It hurts to be sober tonight. / The mirror reflects such a hideous expression / That I promptly turn off the light. / Some porno, then casual sex with my hand... / Oh damn! This is something I shouldn't have said. / Why don't you believe that I need…  sign in to read more »


»Independent«

by April A., Oct 31, 2008

She's sitting, sitting alone / With brandy and Winston in hands, / Devouring with her mischievous wild glance / Her already coupled-off friends. / "I'm fine" - her red eyes shout loud, / "We see. What the fuck?" - says the crowd. / She sets her lust racing around the hall, / But no one hears this hopeless…  sign in to read more »


»Life Story«

by April A., Oct 24, 2008

She's out in the rain, on the verge of despair. / The smoke is twirling in fresh autumn air, / Ten cigarettes stand for three-four minutes each. / She's waiting for him - he is out of reach. / At last he shows up: "Hey, I'm sorry I'm late", / She sighs with relief. What a wonderful date! / He looks like a…  sign in to read more »


»Let me die peacefully«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Oct 15, 2008

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


»The Extremes«

by April A., Oct 13, 2008

She's wearing a plait and a plain floral dress, / Her skin is so pale, and her fringe is a mess. / She can't link three words in the simpliest phrase, / And ignorance left dirty marks on her face. / Her look is so frightened, her thoughts are a dump, / She's shallow, naive, indecisive and numb. / She won'…  sign in to read more »


»Hope-less«

by April A., Sep 23, 2008

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


»Tomorrow's Exceptional Hero«

by April A., Sep 13, 2008

Dissolve all your pride in your misery, guys! / It's only your pathos that shines in your eyes. / Your words are important just devil knows where, / Your mirth in the voice is a sign of despair. / You've never seen life, as you've been colorblind; / It's painted by poets in all undertones / While you…  sign in to read more »


»Living Long«

by Vusi Chris Venus Malala, Aug 7, 2008

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