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550 poems tagged LIFE


»Along with pain«

by Hind Boujghagh, Nov 17, 2017

There is a pathway, / That lies within the pain, / Leading to a golden castle, / With sparkeling light frame, / No worries, no complaints. / / Your love is standing there, / W… read more »


»The tree of creation«

by Hind Boujghagh, Nov 17, 2017

Through the veils of creation / I saw one tree, / One root, countless branchs, / It said that all differences, / Lead back to same source. / / Magnificient beauty is hidden, / Wit… read more »


»Trapped and freed«

by Hind Boujghagh, Nov 17, 2017

On an air train to that bright fountain, / I saw people trappd in cord cages, / Each with different color and shape, / All with only one key to open. / / Fully concerned with seeking the key, / Few realized the cage was not, / Those are the flagrance of the divine, / On the road to ascend beyond...the… read more »


»The Musical note poem«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Oct 20, 2017

Different shapes, sizes and sounds / are unique and lovely altogether. / We all say we love music, yet we / never understand the significance of / each note- the odd sound vibrations / that each note carries- and let alone / the names of the notes. / / Life is a Musical note. It can come / in different… read more »


»Love for you«

by Michael Mujera, Oct 5, 2017

This love is from me to you. / This love for you is true. / You walked into my life and brought me hope. / Slowly I trusted and learned to cope. / / You opened the doors of my heart and eased in / Now my love has a purpose and a reason. / You are the fairy in my tale. / The reason to each breath I inhale… read more »


»Time«

by Michael Mujera, Oct 5, 2017

Only time can heal / the scars so real / the brokenness you feel / / Only time can mend / where there is a bend / and were you think it can't / / A little longer, pray / That you may / find your way, / before the final day / / Time moves apace, / as we wait for heavenly grace / to see thy master's… 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 »


»Legacy for my unborn child«

by Anonymous, Jun 9, 2017

You will not see my name in history books, / Nor will a statue be erected in my image. / / No road will be written in my name, / My home will not be an attraction for Tourists. / / My contribution will go unrecognized, / And my existence will befriend my flesh. / / I have endured hatred and disbelief, / To…  sign in to read more »


»Supernova«

by Jovi Waqa, May 7, 2017

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


»Street Seance«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Feb 20, 2017

The gun shot sound / echoes through out the / whole street. 2 am / massacres are a common / site, the body slowly falling / on the tarred road. / / A black grave temporarily placed / for the dead life. Last deep / breathes as the soul takes flight, / the restless soul roams the street / seeking for…  sign in to read more »


»trigger warning«

by Neo Musangi, Jan 27, 2017

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


»The Bible«

by Tshepo Direro, Jan 26, 2017

The book that man has failed to understand over the ages, / it contains riches beyond our wildest imaginations. / It is a light to the path; / wisdom to the truth seeker; / a guide to the lost; / a hope to the hopeless; / a puzzle to the intellectuals; / salvation to the believers; / poem to the poets;…  sign in to read more »


»Prayer To Self«

by Buduziri Owhonda, Jan 24, 2017

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


»When the young miss the old«

by Sbusiso Manqa, Jan 17, 2017

There rests an old man / By him a bottle of Scotch on his right / A bag of tales on his left / To share with the young before his grave / / Days and weeks and months pass / With no energetic life in sight / What could've happened / He wonders in curiosity - / / Just before a selfish answer / There he sees a…  sign in to read more »


»Another Gospel«

by Buduziri Owhonda, Dec 5, 2016

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


»Rain Man«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Nov 7, 2016

Rain man, Rain man, Rain man. / Pour out your rains to wash all the / Evil away. So much hatred roams / The earth, love seems to be the forgotten / Dream which has lost its worth. / Police brutality used as ammunition / For war. The red and blue colors / From the police car light up the sky / And have the…  sign in to read more »


»What Might Have Been«

by Richard Thomas, Oct 22, 2016

As we age we regret words of anger and spite / That were heard and remembered and can't be unsaid. / The remarks we thought clever or proved we were right / That resulted in losses of friendships instead. / / All the heartbreaks that came from suspicion and doubt, / The betrayals and hurts we refused to…  sign in to read more »


»If You Could See Me Now«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 2, 2016

They say if somebody loves you once they will always / love you...Well you loved me many moons ago now do you / regret letting me go...aren't you the one that said you / loved everything about me, you just couldn't get enough / of me well I can still hear you saying but maybe you / never did really love…  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 »


»Love of My Life«

by Bo Lanier, Sep 13, 2016

Well we had ten good years together / but even if we just had one you / left a special place in my heart / that'll last forever even as new / loves come and go I know / I will love you still...just / thinking about you feels / just yesterday to me and / it probably always will... / remembering how you used…  sign in to read more »


»Unforgiven«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Jul 1, 2016

Scars are vultures / They linger around for my death / To tear me apart in decay / The streets never embraced / The pain and the sorrow / Of a life spend in the mute pursuit / Of something richer / Time changes / New dawns arrive unabated / The moon and the sun / Locked in a constant race / It rains in summers…  sign in to read more »


»To Repent And To Weep«

by Williamsji Maveli, Jun 29, 2016

May the storm deal with the child birth, / / Let the rain pour down to mot…  sign in to read more »


»Let Your Love Come Alive«

by Bo Lanier, Jun 9, 2016

Well I just don't understand people these days / Always in a hurry, kind less and rude for / One reason or another, I'm not saying I'm / Perfect by no means but I try to treat people / The way I'd want them to treat me... / Life is just too beautiful to be ugly / Life is just too short to waiting for…  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 »


»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 »


»Going to Groblersdal in the morning«

by Jacques Sprenkie Mateya, Mar 1, 2016

There is sunrise here and there / And lights here and there / Oddity and rarity I look, / Where the dark fades to / Trees in Mountain look sleepy. / And there are no birds of the sky in the sky. / / 06H00, I leave the village. / A glimpse at our dilapidate houses / To incline esteem / / Hopes high and…  sign in to read more »


»My Degree of Knowledge«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Mar 1, 2016

My degree of knowledge allows me to do lot of things. / / But it does not allow me to brag about what I wish to achieve and whatever money can buy..... / / It allows me to brag about my life and my health... It allows me to brag about my understanding of life and sense of humour... / / It does not…  sign in to read more »


»The Memory«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Feb 18, 2016

I meet the memory of myself on the old roads / Sometimes young. sometimes old. / is he coming or going? / from where to where? / All mixed up / The right time on the wrong road. / The right road leading to the wrong place. / He wont tell me / There is daylights left in me / He still got a chance / Don't loose…  sign in to read more »


»The Facts of Life«

by Sava Hassan, Feb 1, 2016

Our days quickly passing by / To slow the aging process, we usually try / Regardless, they go so fast / Our final destination, they cast / Reminding us of the memories of our past / Telling us that all we have is today / We must exert every possible effort to enjoy / About the future nothing we can do or…  sign in to read more »


»Cradle Of Hope«

by Anne P. Murray, Jan 27, 2016

The white of her was only a dream / Drifting in and out of surreal reality / Her heart and soul needing the same thing / Tired of the white porcelain mask she wore / With forced smiles masking her real fears / Never letting her act slip / It left her face and soul emotionless with silent longing / / Once a…  sign in to read more »


»It really doesn't matter«

by Sava Hassan, Jan 25, 2016

It doesn't matter if you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish or doesn't believe at all / I will always be behind you to catch you if you ever fall / It doesn't matter if you are black or white / I will listen to your views if you are right / It doesn't matter if you are young or old / Hopes toward a happy…  sign in to read more »


»Willow«

by Bo Lanier, Jan 25, 2016

A curse and a blessing sometimes you lose, sometimes / you win, somewhere between darkness and dawn a candle / in the wind... I take it to the heart, I take it on the / run crossing some crazy state line one more time still / hearing you say, "when you get what you want you don't / want it anymore" well…  sign in to read more »


»Broken Spirit«

by Anonymous, Nov 9, 2015

I used to be creative, / I used to write what I feel. / Now I have no character, / I have no feelin…  sign in to read more »


»Kid and life«

by Milad Khk, Sep 17, 2015

I was a little kid. / A kid was full of need. / A need was full of heed. / A heed was full of beet. / A pure feel, a healthy mind. / A little keen, a wealthy rhymed, / there was not money in my little hand. / there was not funny out of land. / A little land, out of other hand. / A little land, found by no…  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 »


»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 »


»My Scattered Thoughts«

by Karthika V p, Aug 13, 2015

As an aimless traveller / I started this mysterious journey / The courage to make mistakes / Acted as sign boards and helped me throughout / / I realized that what I had is / much less than what I ought to have / That awareness augmented my avidity / To explore the unexplored expanse / / Traversing…  sign in to read more »


»And if they ask«

by Abongile Gwele, Aug 4, 2015

And if they ask me about you I'll tell them exactly who you were / You lasted far more than just a moment when I first laid eyes on you / When I looked at your eyes the first time you drew me in so deep / Your gaze stirred my insides / It was an odd and disturbing feeling / So disturbing I wanted a…  sign in to read more »


»Brown Bottle«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Jul 16, 2015

His eyes sunk in their sockets / less drunk like other days / but his spirit is low / fading with his dim eyes / / 'Son, give me the brown bottle' / He reaches out like a beggar / all he wants is his last sip / out of a life lived in agony / / It was never a life / after all the money is made / and many…  sign in to read more »


»Lifetopsis«

by Fay Mbiwa ThePoet, Jul 16, 2015

We all say life is like a big hard rock. / Some of us think its a walk in the path. / Life is like a story with once upon a time. / But no happily ever after. / Great people with little once upon a time. / Gates, Colgate, Carson, Oprah. / Just to mention a few born to this life. / / Once we take the first…  sign in to read more »


»To the generation of fearless courage«

by Nonhlanhla Dlamini, Jul 16, 2015

I'm writing out to you because you're worth reminding of the power, hope, possibilities, bestowed in you / To those born not of blood nor of will of man nor flesh, but of God / Rise up and declare of His goodness, power and lift your flag up high...the journey is still long / Awake and shake off the…  sign in to read more »


»When letting go is a struggle«

by Nonhlanhla Dlamini, Jul 16, 2015

Life is more beautiful when we have peace. / We can enjoy having peace when our minds are uncluttered. / Every one is entitled to having peace but not every one accepts peace. / How sad it is when one loses peace over of self-conflict. / That thin line between you and peace, when letting go is a…  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 »


»You be a flying bird in the dawn«

by Williamsji Maveli, Jul 14, 2015

You be a flying bird in the dawn; / Inspiring to get out of your nest / In and out of a silent mood, / Coming to take my olive branch, / Leaves and fruits are abundant, / Love and life is now redundant / Life is now holding, face it as bold, / Waiting, for a clearance, off sickness, / crystal clean, clear…  sign in to read more »


»To Mr. Sean Taylor...«

by Street Knowledge, Jun 2, 2015

...My hopes and dreams are officially gone / long gone / gone with the wind / I mad as well hang myself from a rope…  sign in to read more »


»Time«

by Maria Sharon Moemise, May 22, 2015

The sign of time is in the heart of the clock / That ticks off the seconds to our destiny / The sign of our destiny is the self inflicted mark / That scars the very being of our identity. / Time... / / Life is lived by the code of our own makings / Emotion switched to frivolous uncertainty / The when and…  sign in to read more »


»Shadows within oneself«

by Ryan John Cremore, May 21, 2015

Memories bring me to these thoughts of my choice; / They bring forth the words of a man without a voice. / Scars and pleasantries of note within one's life; / Cuts through reality like butter with a knife. / Shall we forever endure these iniquities of disaster; / Or shall we perish at the hands of…  sign in to read more »


»The Alpha and Omega«

by Ryan John Cremore, May 21, 2015

So where does this all start and when does this all end, / Entrapment caused by shadows, in corners and in bends; / Fantasies of wealth, captured in one's self, / Once upon a time, a cliché all by itself; / / Rows of empty blue atoms standing proud and tall, / With no-one else to sit there, recession…  sign in to read more »


»A Man Of No Identity«

by Musa Gift Masombuka, Apr 24, 2015

Born by mistake, / den…  sign in to read more »


»Gratification«

by Fay Mbiwa ThePoet, Apr 20, 2015

To be best is an effort, / To keep being the best, / Is real hard work, / Appreciation is the answer, / To originality, the toil, / The pains, the sweat. / / Part of human destiny, / Hard labour, real hard, / Liberation from, / Custodious study, straining, / Lumination of the tunnel candle, / Light at the end…  sign in to read more »


»Runaway Widow«

by Fay Mbiwa ThePoet, Apr 20, 2015

I would dare you, / To jump or swim, / Across the Nile, / Or dare you to, / Overthrow his excellency. / / I wouldn't let you risk, / To stop the burren widow, / I remember meeting her, / Scratching the unyielding, / Barren land. / / She looked up, / And bowed in respect, / This young barren widow, / Who has…  sign in to read more »


»The Shade«

by Williamsji Maveli, Apr 7, 2015

Your marvelous body will decay; / / And wondrous sight will disappear, / / All your lovable expression s will fade; / / Do not be saddened, do not be depressed / / The resource is from eternal world / / Budding, growing, branching out, / / and giving a new life; extreme delight. / / Never moan at anything…  sign in to read more »


»Close your eyes...«

by Williamsji Maveli, Mar 28, 2015

Sit cross-legged and look straight. / / Place one hand on your heart, / / The other hand on your breast, / / Close your eyes and try to nurture, / / a feeling of love and acceptance; / / Just a pure love and open acceptance; / / for that part of your wholly flawed body. / / When you feel done, open your…  sign in to read more »


»Seasons«

by Williamsji Maveli, Mar 12, 2015

Spring blossoms in your eyes / Within a reminiscence / of innocence, / / Summer brightens on your face / within a memory / of cheerfulness, / / Autumn falls down on your cheeks / within the season / of exquisiteness, / / Winter drops on your cherry lips / within a reason / of loveliness…  sign in to read more »


»#1 Fucked Up Society«

by Thomas Mpho Ndlovu, Jan 27, 2015

We live in a society where pedestrian love is no true love, / In a society where sex before marriage is no more a sin but before money is, / A society where I wanna be the 1st one to post pics of my neighbor's burning house and not the 1st one to help, / A fucked up society where funerals are now…  sign in to read more »


»Mindless Me«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Jan 27, 2015

I love to eat, I love to drink, / I love to sleep, I love to dream, / The more I think or so it seems, / There are no end to my love it seems. / / I have always thought, at times a lot, / but then again I soon forgot, / For me a life never quite ends with a dot, / For it soon changes like a wild moth.…  sign in to read more »


»Per Aspera Ad Astra (A rough road to the stars)«

by Edward Iacona, Jan 23, 2015

I sit here in my bedroom / That now passes for my den. / To write a poem for the one I love / The words flow to my pen. / Comparing our love to things celestial / A cliche one uses now and then. / The visa process is time consuming / And when it's approved I'll shout "AMEN!" / I'll share my joy with all I…  sign in to read more »


»Thank You«

by Maria Sharon Moemise, Jan 23, 2015

For the sun that burns unhealthily / For the wind that blows continuously / A baby's cry that knows no end / A moment of silence that's heaven sent. / / For waking up from under a newspaper / Rain pelting on a cardboard shelter / The stench of city air pollution / Music banging, chains rattling, much…  sign in to read more »


»Colour is just a pigment«

by Tumisang Ivan, Dec 12, 2014

Open your eyes dear African Child, / Listen to the prophecy of life, / Where apocalypse is holding our fate, / We lick shots while trying to fight for our freedom, / Crossing the boundary with our / Siblings hanged behind our backs, / / ThatÂ’s what is it, we are caught in the hustle, / Denied to…  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 »


»It is called LIFE«

by Peter Maleka, Sep 29, 2014

Life is full of complexities. / A simple word but so much infurities. / You have to cry so that you can laugh again, / You try to soldier on but fall apart to be whole again. / / A life of show offs that wants to be sponsored. / Hugiale and anotimpical vision needs to be monitored. / / Moral boundaries…  sign in to read more »


»My World, My Music«

by Anonymous, Aug 22, 2014

Singing along to the blissful melody of jazz rebels / as I inhale red paint from the dripping wet brush of employment, / the eye of heaven looks down on me / sizzling on a winter afternoon barefoot in contempt. / / Alone in my world / I would sneak a dance or two before / the shades of darkness are drawn…  sign in to read more »


»For no reason, above the sky«

by Keerthana Prabhakaran, Aug 4, 2014

For no reason I fell down, / So why do I need a reason to fly? / So I set my wings to soar high, / High above the sky! / / For no reason I cry, / So why do I need a reason to smile? / So I shed off my tears, / Laugh above the sky! / / For no reason I give up, / So why do I need a reason to try again? / So I…  sign in to read more »


»The Voice, Guess who?«

by Shylet Noma Clint, Aug 4, 2014

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


»Easy«

by Ramasela Matlala, Jul 14, 2014

"I do not care, / I hate you" / These words are said with ease / It was easy to break your heart / It's easy to ignore you / It's easer to pretend not hurt / / When the truth is, it's difficult, / Difficult to say "I love you, I care" / You are difficult to get over / Your spell is stronger than I thought…  sign in to read more »


»First Night«

by Williamsji Maveli, Jun 27, 2014

Undressed before me; / bare in dark in the bed; / An angel whispered a / love lyric softly and said: / Put …  sign in to read more »


»I never had a chance to say goodbye«

by Paulina Halane, Jun 27, 2014

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


»I Sat with a Lady«

by Clem Squeeza Bee Mdue, Jun 27, 2014

She is sweet and enigmatic / Her walk so conspicuous / How dare I go there, / With all her enigma / This surely won't end well. / / She walks towards me / And courteously asks to sit beside / I hastily agree / Words that fall from her mouth / Are nothing but pleasing, / Dropping innuendos at every given…  sign in to read more »


»Let it go«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 27, 2014

The break of dawn in beautiful / did you ever wonder? / The dusk is the promise that brings it, / equally full of beauty & splendour. / Goodbyes are sad & melancholic / but do you know? / The happiness of meeting again is precious, / you wouldn't know if you don't let go. / Let go of them, set them free…  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 love of my mother«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 25, 2014

They laughed at my hair / She played with my braids / / They picked on my clothes / She called me a princess / / They asked me not to scream / She tickled me when I was quiet / / They stalked on me everyday / She held my hand very tight / / I was never & never will be / The same girl that I used to be / A…  sign in to read more »


»If I die«

by Lerato Jahder Mollomabina, Jun 20, 2014

Know that I didn't die because my heart stopped, / I died because it was broken / my life is sensitive, so I don't discuss it. / she gained my trust, so hell / I told her about my life / she characterized it to friends / I will never trust again. / / I did want to die before, / I knew I was stronger than…  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 »


»My Life«

by Thabo Simon Motsoeneng, Jun 5, 2014

This is my life- my sad story / / Born poor, raised to achieve / The day I was born it was / Sadness than happiness of my family / Wondering how will I make it? / Their fear let them to hide me from reality of life / Always hiding under their wings / I grew up knowing I can only depend on them for…  sign in to read more »


»Count«

by Siyanda Nkosi, Jun 4, 2014

Count numbers in relation / To your blessings and / Not in relation to your temptations. / Forget not the gift of life / Which we receive daily. / Forget not the gift of freedom, / The gift to love and the blessing to be loved. / Forget not the gift to see, to hear / To walk and to speak. / / Subtract…  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 »


»I am me«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, May 2, 2014

I am a lover because I am a fighter. / I am fearless because I hav…  sign in to read more »


»Taxi Service«

by Siyanda Nkosi, Apr 23, 2014

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


»Night Shift«

by Siyanda Nkosi, Apr 20, 2014

Cold wind penetrates their thick / Jackets as they shiver helplessly. / They repose on tools that link / Areas of patrol guarded needlessly. / From afar a convincing delusion. / / Front gate stands a man, alone, / Protecting, guarding, working, waiting. / Man of honesty, dignity, respect, all is known.…  sign in to read more »


»Why, How and When«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Mar 24, 2014

Why, how and when / the moon arose and came the rain? / Moments passed seldom last, / but leaves a trail of questions why, how and when / / As day so dawns many a child seat in lawns, / and driven by dreams draw pictures unseen, / giving a unicorn a lions mane, / when grown a man he looks and smiles, / why…  sign in to read more »


»Choices«

by Kioko Kivesi, Feb 22, 2014

There comes a time that we have to make choices, / And now, we are the choices we made some time back / And somewhere along the line, my heart shattered... / My tears fell along as I watched the scattered pieces... / I don't regret the rain or the night I felt that pain... / Or the tears I had to cry…  sign in to read more »


»Life at the other end«

by Kioko Kivesi, Feb 12, 2014

She sat huddled towards a tiny tin cup that was before her / A black veil completely covering her face despite the scotching sun / For a minute one would think she was praying, maybe, for a better life / The circumstances that had forced her there were unknown knowns for the rest of us / A little…  sign in to read more »


»Not yet done«

by Bongile Langa, Feb 12, 2014

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


»The final words«

by Kioko Kivesi, Feb 12, 2014

She lay on the little wooden square wobbly bed in a remote hospital in the middle of nowhere, her body gently sipping away water of life from the drip that towered above her, supported by a crooked hurriedly put up structure. Her breath and time were quickly fading away, her heart was also losing…  sign in to read more »


»When it won't matter«

by Bongile Langa, Feb 12, 2014

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


»Shoulder To Lean On«

by Bongile Langa, Feb 9, 2014

Let me be the shoulder to lean on; / When life has pushed you to rocky edges; / When the only souls to rely on / Have deceived, have deserted you; / Let my shoulder be the shoulder to lean on; / When the world has washed you off from its / Face; / / When your only hope like garbage has dumped / You in the…  sign in to read more »


»Like a river...«

by Williamsji Maveli, Feb 8, 2014

As years pass by, my passion may grow, / Like a river aiming towards a steep flow; / / In a much strange, deep emotional stream; / Than when we, were so young to scream; / / This is a story of love, thirty years old affair; / In a standstill, holding at heart as a lovely fair; / / Rain shower has…  sign in to read more »


»So my heart can stop hurting«

by Maureen Direro, Feb 8, 2014

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


»She Will Know...«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jan 20, 2014

With a broken birth, childhood and potentially breaking youth / I will accept her and colour her world vividly / With crayons as I animate alphabetical notations that proclaim hope and healing / From my heart to hers / / With a broken heart, spirit and potentially breaking trust / I will embrace her and…  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 »


»Joys of Love«

by Pope Tuggen, Jan 17, 2014

I enjoy teasing you / When you are sad / Sitting on the couch / With hands and legs tugged together. / I enjoy seeing the flush on you face / When you are suprised / Or caught unware. / I enjoy watching you laugh / Like a baby / When you giggle / Your face becomes full with life. / I enjoy watching you move…  sign in to read more »


»One Fair Kiss«

by Pope Tuggen, Jan 17, 2014

I am doomed / Fare and square / Hole in the past / Hole in the future. / Bad! Bad! Bad! / All is bad. / My goody dreams / In one past / All eternity blast. / I am doomed / One fair kiss / Briefly a bliss / Rape! Rape! Rape! / All in tape / Seduced by fifteen / One little teen / Tall, say fair / She no fair / Had, say…  sign in to read more »


»Salvation«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Dec 11, 2013

Father, I asked for a bright future / And the filthy streets of Hilbrow were the answer / I asked for love / But Oxford road was the answer / I asked for a job / and roamed Andries street in Pretoria / Father forgive, I am a sinner / Though I pray for freedom / I know tomorrow I will sin again / And if you…  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 »


»Come back my way, Love«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 31, 2013

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


»Sowetan girl breaks my heart«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 31, 2013

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


»Gingerbread«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 25, 2013

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


»Happy«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 25, 2013

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


»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 »


»When I Became A Man«

by Mzikabawo Mzido Dingalibala, Sep 18, 2013

When I became a man I found my own voice, and recited no one else's lines / When I became a man I sought out the truth, and could no longer keep up lies / When I became a man I let the anger die down inside, and let go of my pride / Before I was a man I hurt others occupationally and left them in a…  sign in to read more »


»Cry«

by Lehlohonolo Mokhema, Aug 15, 2013

Cry! Cry! Cry! / / It has been too long without crying; now my pen cries for me. / / Cry! Cry! Cry! Cry oh men when you are hurting. / Cry oh men and just let it go. / When the circumstances of the heart are paining, won't you just let it flow? / When the face no matter what you try, won't glow / Will you…  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 »


»Only for a second...«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 28, 2013

Only for a second in your arms I felt safe, / But then the way you held me changed, / Only for a second I felt warm, / But my body started to feel cold... / Only for a second your words seemed real, / But then I realised they are just words, / Only for a second your actions seemed sincere, / But then it…  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 »


»The blow«

by Yolande Du Plessis, Jun 28, 2013

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


»The awakening of a woman«

by Maureen Direro, Jun 5, 2013

The awakening of a woman, / while the sun rose before her eyes, / and set behind her future... / Beauty so profound, / even I as a woman can see... / she brings out the side of anyone in which we rarely shows... / The awakening of a woman who had been asleep, / for quite sometime, / she made it a point to…  sign in to read more »


»I fall in love everyday«

by Maureen Direro, May 3, 2013

I fall in love with him everyday, / whether I see him or I don't I miss him... / It's like some kind of magic that he fed me, / he fed me to the sotmach, / and now each time I see him it tinkles, / It's amazing because / He's the same guy I see in my dreams, / he's the same guy who has been in my heart all…  sign in to read more »


»Ice«

by Richard Thomas, Apr 18, 2013

It soothes my sores / And cools my drinks / And makes the floors / For skating rinks. / It floats in punch / In cubic form. / It's fun to crunch / When I feel warm. / It's great for sleds / And pucks and falls / And penguin beds / And igloo walls. / On frigid days / It's hail or sleet / Or frozen glaze / That…  sign in to read more »


»Black Humans«

by Pope Tuggen, Mar 16, 2013

Colours / As in multiple / Pink, red, blue, white / Mix in combination / In bags, shoes, pants and t-shirt / With heavily painted face / Stood on those low light lone roads. / / One, / Two, three, four, / Five maybe and more / Flocks here and there / With tall legs / A perfect round bottom / And a juicy eye…  sign in to read more »


»Who is this woman ? AKA She is in me!«

by Shylet Noma Clint, Mar 1, 2013

She's confident, she confides. / Her skin is black and it aint going to crack. / Her body is not of an hour glass but she has class. / She is bald but that doesn't stop her from being bold. / Is that her face and I thought I was blinded by the sun. / She walks the talk and when she talks you can't help…  sign in to read more »


»Have you ever?«

by Maureen Direro, Feb 17, 2013

Have you ever loved someone to the core of you that it hurts? / Have you been worried why they haven't called you in a day that your heart bursts, / Have you ever cried for someone 'til your face cracks? / Have you ever felt you need not a reason to love, even when they having you just want their 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 »


»My World«

by Darlyne J, Jan 18, 2013

I rather go to sleep and dream of my peace / nothing bothers me, my sleep is so deep / I try to always look on the bright side / hoping that I can smile at my bad times / but I watch people laugh and enjoy life / especially the nice man and his pretty wife / Everything you know about me is a lie / you hear…  sign in to read more »


»Just A Person«

by Natachja De Weber, Jan 11, 2013

Some find me a complication. / Cause I use my heart, / as a respiratory system. / Yeah, I breathe through my feelings - / I'm such an odd composition, / Always looking for a reason. / Where there's a 'note', / there is transition. / / I am just a person, / Too deep for your ocean. / And I breathe in…  sign in to read more »


»No Weather nor Element«

by Darlyne J, Jan 11, 2013

No temperature. Above, there's no sky, / Nor any light but maybe this would be cured / So I asked many others and this is what I heard / The sun had a heatstroke and then it burned / The ocean couldn't swim and so it drowned / The ground was defeated when it became destructive / The wind blew away…  sign in to read more »


»What I want in a man«

by Maureen Direro, Jan 11, 2013

I don't want his money, / 'cause when it goes away I'd have nothing to stay behind for, / is not his cuteness / 'cause there'll come a time when it fades, / is just his love for me, / his respect for all of me, / his warmth when am feeling cold, / his protection when I'm not feeling safe, / his guidance…  sign in to read more »


»Life«

by Clem Squeeza Bee Mdue, Jan 10, 2013

Freezing like Rime in / This world of mine / I try cling on to life / With everything I got / / They say what heals is time / But how can I be healed / Without a dime / I'm not in love with money / But in need / / At this moment all that glitters is gold / Because this hunger is shaving me bold / Money is not…  sign in to read more »


»The Future Looks Like Summer«

by Natachja De Weber, Jan 7, 2013

It's kinda foggy outside, / But the rain has dripped dry. / Looks like heaven is all cried out. / I went from hurt and despise, / To feeling lost and deprived. / It looks like hope has finally made its way round. / / And the air smells like flowers, / And the grey skies turn to blue. / And the future…  sign in to read more »


»The Garden Of My Soul«

by Tshepo Direro, Jan 7, 2013

The end starts in the beginning / The puzzle of Old, / Understood only by wise men, / That powers within human beings are infinite / Made to look finite by the world of time / / Lest ye say that life is hard / Instead say that I'm harder than life / For our souls are like gardens / Made precious by the…  sign in to read more »


»My Equilibrium«

by Natachja De Weber, Jan 2, 2013

It hurts so bad that I've gone numb - / My equilibrium. / Scars so deep that I don't feel a thing - / This pain, My anesthetic. / / I've killed myself, with giving much / And the patience, the suspense / Which I ease into... / I took it on, Helped it along / I knew that it be damaging to my soul…  sign in to read more »


»Going to the Grave«

by Natachja De Weber, Dec 19, 2012

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


»I did it«

by Lindi Mahlangu, Dec 19, 2012

Yea, selfish, arrogant and all that, call it whatever you like. Call me whatever you want. / / We've been here before and you know what? We're not doing it again. / / Watch me walk, I won't say "listen to me talk aswell" because I'm done talking, yea being the woman I am, we do shut up sometimes…  sign in to read more »


»Fat boy, Fat girl«

by Abha Thapliyal, Dec 3, 2012

Dear fat boy, / Your trousers don't fit / your ass is too big / People poke you for fun / and they don't let you run / / But I watch / and I know / that you're not a freak show / / Dear fat girl / Your top is too tight / and your figure isn't right / You wear make up all the time / Smear it all over like grime…  sign in to read more »


»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 »


»See in me«

by Siyasanga Wondo, Nov 29, 2012

See in me not what I am / but what I can become / See in me not the child / but the spirit of growth / See in me not what I have done / but what I am yet to do / See in me not what I have said / but the lives will change with my words / See in me not the pain inflicted upon me / but the forgiveness my heart…  sign in to read more »


»It was by that moment«

by Maureen Direro, Oct 19, 2012

It was by that moment... / That moment when everything was falling apart, / and he was the only thing that made sense... / It was by that moment when he made me happy out of the saddest times... / It was by that time when his smile went to my head. / When his light skin went to a glow in my head making…  sign in to read more »


»Got lost at the cemetery«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 4, 2012

feel lost, I am lost / / today in search of you / I went and I couldn't find you / have you turned your back on me / so much that you can't reveal yourself to me / / I saw all shade of black stones / gray and white ones / but couldn't fint yours / saw all names and surnames / nations and clans / / but couldn…  sign in to read more »


»Inconvenienced for your convenience«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 4, 2012

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


»Tragedy (To burn so bright)«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 4, 2012

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


»EM-P-TY«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 3, 2012

empty is how I feel / this house I wanna leave / lonely is how I feel / getting out is all that left for me / mind somewhere else / body still here / my heart has left / seems like I have lost interest / / feel like my organs are separated / from his body of mine / tall walls surrounding them / solitary…  sign in to read more »


»I love you but you can leave«

by Maureen Direro, Sep 18, 2012

I gave you the one thing I treasure the most, / >My heart< / and here you've come to rob me of my joy, / robbing me of my dreams... / Why me? / I didn't choose this ok!... / Why you acting like a fool and blowing me off? / You know am a weakling, / but I can't come back, / when you came to me I listened to…  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 »


»Just BE«

by Nkululeko Seby Makhoba, Sep 11, 2012

Be strong enough to face the world each day. / Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone. / Be generous to those who need your help. / Be frugal with what you need yourself. / Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything. / Be foolish enough to believe in miracles. / Be willing to…  sign in to read more »


»Just Remember«

by Nkululeko Seby Makhoba, Aug 23, 2012

Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain, / Teardrops and laughter, / Pleaser and pain / Remember / There was never a cloud that the sun couldn't shine through / / Let your past be your building block to being a better you / Do not let it become something that'll let you down / Or stop you from being the…  sign in to read more »


»Hey Woman«

by Shylet Noma Clint, Aug 20, 2012

Hey woman, wonderfully and fearfully made. / A flower that blossoms in all seasons, areas and atmospheres. / / Your scent gives breath of fresh air / Your presence brightens the day / / Woman your range and brand does not end / uprooted and planted elsewhere it does not change you, it makes you even…  sign in to read more »


»Gone and Dusted«

by Letlhogonolo Sekete, Aug 6, 2012

The Pendulum swing is the yin and yang! Two gravities in one force divided yet united. / A canvas dripping of an idea the point failed to capture, as it's like unity, divided! / The blisters of my heart can often tear me apart, / Yet hold the key that relaxes the hilt as reflexes tilt / The thoughts…  sign in to read more »


»Fading Glamour«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Aug 2, 2012

Not much need be said yet / as a lot's water under the bridge / sweepin' away all sour memories / laced with brief ecstatic moments / of a little love gone stale. / / Not much need be said now / no, not when livin' on the edge / of a life full of fadin' hopes. / The brilliance and glamour / that was once an…  sign in to read more »


»A poem to you«

by Mothibe Johannes Mothapo, Jul 29, 2012

It was only dark, no lights, no sight but curiosity / Curiosity of what would happen if there is sight, if there is light / You wake up, wondering who is who, / They are all smiling at you, kissing you, calling you with sweetest names / You then learn to know them, yes they are your family, your mama…  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 »


»Gone too soon«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Jun 29, 2012

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


»Greeting Tomorrow«

by April A., Jun 11, 2012

My love-jaded heart will no longer respond to the sound / Of whispering raindrops in fall or a train passing by. / I've got brand new wings, yet so frail; I lose touch with the ground / To take to my fantasy velvet mysterious sky. / / I'm fine in my bulletproof shell and I quit endless waiting / Like…  sign in to read more »


»For a Father«

by Jayram Daya, Jun 3, 2012

Mother is an ocean of duties, / in a sea of love. / Fondness makes the waves, foam and bubbles, / in many waters. / Loving waves arise, collide, play and wane …  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 sarà, sarà" 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 »


»Heart of Fire«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 24, 2012

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


»Life in Camp«

by Kasim Thomas, May 16, 2012

Beneath a blue sky / I felt revolt rise up in me / I ask why? / The antechamber of hell appeared / Flames were leaping up from ditch / Death wrapped itself around me / How long had I been standing like this / In the icy wind / Why did I pray? / Why did I live? / Questions only God can explain / Empty and dead…  sign in to read more »


»Salvor Hardins' song«

by Bruce Gorton, May 16, 2012

In the halls of ancient gods / Stood men ever at odds / Their hands raised staves / Cursed good with knaves / They told us our morals / In their ancient quarrels / / Let fall the temple / Around their ears / Then build the temple / To our fears / / And the many became one / With much murder done / With no…  sign in to read more »


»We«

by Senora Roy, Apr 23, 2012

All of us are born with a cry, / two hands, two ears no wings to fly, / we all are same accept at least try, / stop all differences, / on this, that and why! / / We all react the same in cold, hot and dry, / we all see from eyes and all equally sly, / all speak truth at times do lie, / fighting for selfish…  sign in to read more »


»Off the Hook«

by Edward Iacona, Apr 15, 2012

My kids don't like fish very mu…  sign in to read more »


»Heroine«

by Bruce Gorton, Apr 10, 2012

There is a passion born deep / The wronged eyes look dark / The voice deprived of sleep / Words leave their mark / / She says me of her suffering / She never learned to survive / And says without stumbling / Stand tall and be alive / / Names denigrate by alliance / Yet fearless in her lonely stand / She notes…  sign in to read more »


»For your title is queen«

by Shylet Noma Clint, Mar 28, 2012

Born of royalty, wisdom and unfading beauty, / Patient, loving and caring is what you are, / Problems do not bring you down they make you stronger. / / Born of different cultures and nations, / We lay in different wombs, / We are of different colours, but we're still the same. / / The world may beat you…  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 »


»World Oblivion«

by April A., Jan 11, 2012

Sometimes it's hard to welcome changes / And learn the art of letting go; / It's only fortune that arranges / And doesn't even let me know. / / I need the key to solve the riddle / And make the scattered pieces fit; / I'm stuck somewhere in the middle / Between your truth and my deceit. / / The answer's got…  sign in to read more »


»The candle of life«

by Leo Long, Jan 9, 2012

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


»In my mind«

by Leo Long, Jan 6, 2012

In my mind I see them, children of the land, / Black as darkest Africa, standing with an outstretched hand. / I see their stomach's bloated, signs of despair, / Yet on I go with my life and couldn't even care. / / I smell the stench of flesh as vultures have their meal, / Yet my heart's turned hard...…  sign in to read more »


»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 »


»Think of the little children«

by Leo Long, Jan 2, 2012

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


»The candle of life«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

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


»Daddy won't be coming home tonight«

by Leo Long, Dec 14, 2011

The steam that rises from the shell / Mists up the scope lens / A steady hand etches a heart / Through which the other bleeds / / A tattered pass absorbs the flood / Inches from the silent hand / That reached beneath his thread bare coat / A white flag not received / / The towel-head becomes another scratch…  sign in to read more »


»Tears of ink«

by Leo Long, Dec 13, 2011

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


»If«

by April A., Dec 11, 2011

My pen is bleeding on the paper, / As love is bleeding in my heart, / These words are bare truth, / So sing them to your music, / And play this music on my trembling soul strings, / In case you manage not to tear them, I'm yours. / / And if you ever find the answers / To questions I have never asked,…  sign in to read more »


»Thine Love Hath Healed«

by Mohamed Amer, Dec 11, 2011

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


»Aporia«

by Mohamed Amer, Dec 4, 2011

Books covered with dust on the shelves of my life / Words omitted, forgotten or not accomplished / / Birds sang no more in the storms of deceit / No leafs left in the branches of the memory tree / / Schizophrenic attitude from lost meanings and definitions / Spending a whole life on or in delusion or…  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 »


»Alone but not alone«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Nov 8, 2011

Have you ever felt alone / but with people by your side / that's how life feels sometimes / then we yearn for attention at times / I hope life won't end this way / every soul should never feel / left behind, like a lifeless soldier / in a midst of some war / / I pray you never feel like me / my friend / so…  sign in to read more »


»We watched«

by Deshan Chetty, Nov 8, 2011

As I stood and watched / tears of blood fell from the Lord's eyes / They fell beyond this world / Beyond my reach / trickling into the darkness of despair / / There we stood / lost / gazing upon this rancid world / / We watched / / We watched innocence wiped away by hate, / poverty and disease / We watched…  sign in to read more »


»Changes Part 2 (November)«

by April A., Nov 7, 2011

I'm looking around - a year has passed, / The moment I seized is forever to last, / The secrets of cherished November / Still live in the imprints of soft fingertips / You left on my key, in your eyes that eclipse / The various colors of amber. / / The waters of changes surround my shore, / The eyes of the…  sign in to read more »


»Cherish«

by Moipone Tsoka, Nov 7, 2011

Cherish every second / embrace the difficulties / cry away the pain / because we live once and once only / there is no second chance in death / cherish the moments / appreciate affection shown you / because tomorrow may never come and / today right now at this moment may never be again / cherish every…  sign in to read more »


»Reggae Warrior«

by Deshan Chetty, Nov 7, 2011

Sun drenched soldier, / born from the tears of slaves / In these songs of freedom is where my salvation lays / / Lost within your rhythm, / trying to save my soul / Fighting for humanity, / fighting for us all / / Giving a voice to the poor, / the hungry, the weak / Shouting at those demons, / let my people…  sign in to read more »


»Bound To Leave«

by April A., Oct 28, 2011

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


»My apologies, I can't find them«

by Lindi Mahlangu, Oct 25, 2011

When you look at me with that colgate smile, turn around and wipe it off like nothing happened. I can't begin to imagine how quickly your heart turns from hot to cold in hatred. / / My anger lasts only a little while, my tears dry up quicker than the morning dew and my memory can't keep up with such…  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 »


»Words of lost poems«

by Jesse Kaler, Oct 17, 2011

The numbers, letters, symbols, and songs / of lost poems put into a never ending brew / of cast aside thoughts, / loves, hates, fears, / and joys emotions sought out by many / but found by few / times many mothers / put into simple verses / and left in the mind / of the poets chaos, / that he endures / within…  sign in to read more »


»Lost Sanity«

by Kudyahakudadirwe Voice, Oct 11, 2011

You may wonder / what is happening to me; / Don't be surprised / That I talk to myself; / For I'm always lost / …  sign in to read more »


»Mystic dialogue«

by Constantinos Grigoriadis, Sep 29, 2011

There are some dreams that you don't see during the night / You can just imagine. / There are some words that you don't hear / You feel these if you look somebody in the eyes. / There are some loves that you don't get with a kiss or a hug / You can touch these with your soul. / / If you can see what…  sign in to read more »


»Some Call This Life«

by Constantinos Grigoriadis, Sep 29, 2011

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


»The Last Door«

by Constantinos Grigoriadis, Sep 29, 2011

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


»White On White«

by April A., Sep 26, 2011

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


»Women: Scriptures to Her Majesty«

by Sage PoeticHustler Mokgosi, Sep 13, 2011

It is by far a great sense of retribution that I met you in seas of sorrow, / Maybe to borrow your fists for those detrimental forced on hallow bullets of misbelief, / In you I find peace beyond that sparkle of stars that are born thus from their father's wings... / Their father being our Sun, / He…  sign in to read more »


»The Fallen: Careless Hands of Time«

by Sage PoeticHustler Mokgosi, Sep 12, 2011

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


»Love Secret«

by April A., Sep 9, 2011

The level of pride in my blood is too high, / And shatters of passion are trapped in a shell, / I'm growing older, I cannot deny, / And something unique fills my heart's every cell. / / Love sacred, love secret, love ably disguised / Is tormented, ever forbidden, but still / It speaks for itself, it is…  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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Actress«

by April A., Aug 16, 2011

I've turned into an actress, regardless my will. / Life's poignant, scenario brought me the skill. / Performing, I find the salvation / In changing my costumes and masks. / It keeps my true guise ever changing in turn, / The art of arranging's not easy to learn, / It's more than just bright decorations.…  sign in to read more »


»Breakdown«

by April A., Aug 13, 2011

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


»Ziplocked«

by Satish Verma, Aug 13, 2011

Fear grips a family of words. / You are going to where you do not want / to go. / I remain worried about the unknown. / / The inevitable was flowering / on dead palms. / Would you exhume the past to find out, / what the divinity has buried / along the panicles of croci? / / I do not understand this…  sign in to read more »


»As many swim across the sea«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Aug 9, 2011

The vast ocean, transcending over lands peacefully / Its waters calm as silence, / When on a wave less, windless day- / Tranquil as water sitting in a test-tube, / / Put your feet into, feel it; / Then waddle or shuffle in its foam / Try swimming across its gargantuan surface / Somewhere one tires, grips…  sign in to read more »


»Talking to a Friend«

by Satish Verma, Aug 9, 2011

Living between the deaths / as a witness / to a silence between the words. / / Leaves had fallen: / yet a dry tree / was still flowering exuberantly / under a scorching sun. / / My day has come, / but I was far away from / shores of the other body. / / From unknown to unknown, / I am the self, / I…  sign in to read more »


»Neutral«

by Satish Verma, Aug 4, 2011

I will need / some new words today. / To say what I did not want to say, / scratching at the surface of truth. / I do not fight with meanings. / A shade between two borders of lies / between right and wrong. The eyes / will speak for the fierceness of hurts / carrying the fear of unknown. / It is,…  sign in to read more »


»The usual meeting«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Aug 4, 2011

Corner café, table for three. / Waiter, please get me some wine! / I loosen the straps of my sandals, / as I heavily sit, banging my knee on the corner of the damn table. / Hey gals, what's up! / I get back a mournful greeting / and a grunt from the other. / Okay, I say as I greedily eye the waiter…  sign in to read more »


»Chemistry«

by Satish Verma, Aug 2, 2011

In twilight of pain / I blink for a dot / to punctuate the intelligence. / / My incoherence brings the unseen. / I stay at a vowel / to see the truth. / / Immenseness versus depth, / in shoals of turbulent life. / Where do I hide my vessel? / / A lure of the exotic death / does not bring the peach…  sign in to read more »


»Reminiscence«

by April A., Jul 28, 2011

I miss the tune of my ringtone / That no one except us knew; / I went to bed with my cell phone / And dreamt of hearing from you. / Your voice became my sole salvation, / Your breath - the sweetest lullaby. / I miss the waiting at the station, / Observing people passing by, / And then - your smile, a hint…  sign in to read more »


»At least«

by Jedidah Nuamah, Jul 26, 2011

At least the wind blows against your skin with a soothing touch. / At least the skies open broadly to your existence with no traces of anguished stares. / At least tour presence is acknowledged by the incident radiating sun rays without an ignorant detour to exempt you. / At least the soil underneath…  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 »


»Life Replaced«

by April A., Jul 19, 2011

I am drenched in silver smoke / With my weekend brandy mates, / Laughing at the same old jokes, / Taking part in drunk debates. / / When my forces get united, / I will leave the noisy bar, / Soon to find myself invited / To a ride in someone's car. / / Midnight dates, adventures, strangers, / Mad ideas for…  sign in to read more »


»Stormy Life«

by Natachja De Weber, Jul 19, 2011

Midnight strikes, / and the wind picks up. / The sky - / Dark noon, / Overtaken by black. / The candle dies. / Wrestling trees, / Outside, / Shuddering leaves, / Knock on my window. / A flash of lightening, / I blink to see. / Instead I hear, / Thunder growl. / / The storm breaks loose. / As if Mother Nature…  sign in to read more »


»The Democracy«

by Satish Verma, Jul 19, 2011

With stoicism writ on face / I invite the chisels / for giving birth to a dialogue / between me and the shaper. / / Where did the things go wrong / in making the life a simple page / to write a beautiful poem? / / Buddha give me a bo-tree or an interlocutor / who invents skin, teeth and eyes / of a…  sign in to read more »


»Conversation«

by Satish Verma, Jul 1, 2011

There was no end / to looking inside. / I was crumbling. / / Unnamed homing in / of anguish, / not knowing me. / / The wasted questions / of revival. / A depleted dawn of a failed sun? / / A river war / between two hills / for a moon? / / Time to ask / motor neurons, / why night had failed at ending…  sign in to read more »


»Suspended«

by Satish Verma, Jun 27, 2011

I had not imagined / that you will start an inquiry / into the creeping fog / under the estranged moon. / / Oh, sorrow / you had taken away my sun / when I was still rooted in night. / / Wading through narcissi / I was trying to catch the echo / and give back his own award / / Pressed between the…  sign in to read more »


»Are We There Yet?«

by Edward Iacona, Jun 24, 2011

Feeling again that you've found "the one" / It is difficult to try and assert / That you or yours can love and trust / As if you've never been hurt. / / There may be a tall wall made of fears. / And all the symptoms of Excuse-itis, / Mixed in with memories which may have / More pains than osteoarthritis…  sign in to read more »


»Everlasting«

by Satish Verma, Jun 24, 2011

A name breaks on the tip / of a pen. / Like a wildflower after a / violet end. / / The yellow stripes will / enter the past, / retracing the path / of failures. / / I pick up a broken thread / to weave a shade of blue flag / to open under the weight / of a guilt. / / A cluster of doorknobs. / I…  sign in to read more »


»Aftertaste«

by Satish Verma, Jun 21, 2011

That targeted sleep will not come / at once / in the tamed night. / / A shifted pain / lifts the irretrievable word / shamed at edge. / / The godwings / weave 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 »


»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 »


»The Dance«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Jun 20, 2011

You take my hand and lead me to the stage. / As you place your hand on my waist, you whisper "Hello beautiful." / I smile, resting my head against your chest. / The music starts, but my feet cannot move, you whisper "let me lead you." / With eyes closed I let you take me for a spin, I feel light in your…  sign in to read more »


»Wings«

by April A., Jun 20, 2011

I raise my swollen eyes to reach your sight, / I try to guess the song that's in your head, / I'm only thinking / Of how I will dream of you tonight, / While looking through the window from my bed, / As always drinking / Plum wine with morning flavor from the glass / You drank from when you came and made…  sign in to read more »


»Ambushed«

by Satish Verma, Jun 15, 2011

To wean away a tigermoth / from a bell jar / for a journey of faith / against ebony of illusion. / / The caterpillar has restrained / the roof, / of future accidents / to coming of age. / / You do not know / the speed / of nakedness / on silvery path. / / Where, / the ending comes? / You know / we…  sign in to read more »


»Deception«

by Bruce Gorton, Jun 14, 2011

There are many people who tell us lies / And many truths we pretend to despise / Because we want a quick path to wealth / Great beauty and reproductive health / / We want to think of ourselves as moral / To stand above all others in any quarrel / We don't want to do the work involved / It is not to…  sign in to read more »


»Here I am as confused as I am«

by Maureen Direro, Jun 14, 2011

Here I am, with my feet as my hands. / Running instead of doing what I should. / Here I am, with my / heart as my mind. / Thinking about what I should feel. / Here I am with my eyes as my ears. / Waiting to see,and not believing what I had heard. / Here I am with my joy as my tears. / Being moping the whole…  sign in to read more »


»Pulsating«

by Satish Verma, Jun 6, 2011

In the cavernous mind / a thought becomes / redundant. / You go straight for a snakeroot. / / A flat cluster of white flowers / spurs a stigma / at the white moon / for floating rumors. / / T…  sign in to read more »


»Harvesting«

by Satish Verma, May 30, 2011

Unsown peaks of fear / under aggression. / I ask you to make a choice / between I and inventing yourself. / / I will not abandon the tree: / the animal, renunciation. / The belief and emptiness / will find symbols of foreverness. / / Ephemeral colors; / Leaves will fall one day. / Someone was…  sign in to read more »


»Stupidity«

by Satish Verma, May 30, 2011

Today, / go undivine / with me and remain untouched, / in dwindling love of faith. / / A forerunner of nothingness / in a theological mess, / breaking the mirrors / in a slaughter house, finding / a god. / / Collecting ruins of sounds, / veils, traversing the fecundity / of words, phrases. / / Night…  sign in to read more »


»Peace«

by Satish Verma, May 26, 2011

Be with me / in this zone of pain. / My poems was walking / through me. / / The flute I broke, / in the river of silence. / Someone was whispering / to me…  sign in to read more »


»Don't Throw The Bomb«

by Satish Verma, May 24, 2011

They will not come down / with branding iron and bobbing stings. / Instead. / we will walk down the earth, / to meet the silence / in half-lit homes of enemies. / / This poverty / of pause / and peeling off from giants of / fences. I send a green rose to you / from trembling hands, / to smell the…  sign in to read more »


»Always«

by Satish Verma, May 23, 2011

How will you carry the mount of tears / in the vally of temples? Kites flowing / in sky of beings-egos-denials and / repeals. / / Smiling at pain I unspeak to a keeper / of cage, under the shadow of golden / roses, walking with blue eyes of private / hymns. / / I craved and dispossessed myself in…  sign in to read more »


»For Anything«

by Satish Verma, May 19, 2011

A fake sanity with its wisdom / enlarges the space between the coarse / land of craft and sea of emotions / for stress to walk with soul / in sleep. / / A dope for the last hurt in hurricane / at burning lake where I was collecting / the black seeds from the fallen tree / of love near the deck of…  sign in to read more »


»If only...«

by Maureen Direro, May 19, 2011

If only you had walked out that door in which you are trying to enter, / then maybe a chance could still surpass / / If only you had listened to me, / and meant all your "I love you's" / Then maybe I would have not made you regret, / you not having to try / / I can see it in your eyes that you seek a…  sign in to read more »


»Dancing On Leash«

by Satish Verma, May 18, 2011

It was a failed attempt / to employ the eternity / for breathing. / / Iris, I cannot find the moon / behind the rainbow, when / I was throwing petals at your feet. / / O, white truce of anemone, / why phosphrous was given up / at the fall of an oak? / / In heaps of praises, / a monologue of the lamb…  sign in to read more »


»In many places«

by Bruce Gorton, May 18, 2011

I find peace in many places / In the sunbird's quick flittering / Wings amongst red bells glittering / In the field of blowing gold grass / Shimmering as clouds above pass / I find peace in these spaces / / But you come with your theology / You proclaim this but biology / And with this you make war / On the…  sign in to read more »


»Revved Up«

by Satish Verma, May 18, 2011

It was getting dark. / The insane curve of greed was rising. / I would not draw the boundaries / between the words. / / The finch was immersed / in soliloquies and light was waiting / inside the seeds. / / I open my eyes / and yell at the clouds in hyperboles / becoming stranger to myself. / / Who…  sign in to read more »


»Blood Draped«

by Satish Verma, May 17, 2011

It was coming up, the politics / like dirty sex / in tall Parthenium grass. / / The panther was hiding on a steppingstone / watching the hot, field hockey / played with skulls of peers. / / Mauled, the peach skin was / entertaining sunlight in / the metaphoric village. / / Prisoners of false…  sign in to read more »


»God«

by Nurija Mehovic, May 17, 2011

Sometimes God, Zoti, Allah, Bog, and Yahweh breaks our spirit to save our soul, / He breaks our heart to make us whole, / He sends us pain to make us stronger, / He sends us failure so we can be humble, / He sends us illness so we can take care of ourselves, / Sometimes God, Zoti, Allah, Bog, and…  sign in to read more »


»Up Yonder«

by Taahir Chagan, May 17, 2011

I'm taking to the road / I'm going home / Up yonder / Far up yonder / / The dust-ridden sandy trail / Is lined with reddish orange leaves / That fall gracefully from the big tall oak trees / Which parallel the long winding way / / I'm welcomed by the lively Sunday market / On the cobble-stoned town square…  sign in to read more »


»Healed Landscape«

by Satish Verma, May 15, 2011

An unusual melody, / a reticent antiquarian / I will wear my galloping age / with your dark eyes. / / The lines were drawn / in the crocus fields. / We were fighting for the wild / immitative geckoes. / / A toad stumbles out from the eyelids / of a zero hour. You will not / touch the counterfeit of…  sign in to read more »


»Honey...I got something to tell«

by Maureen Direro, May 15, 2011

It's in riddle form, / I hope you can understand / I love you, / yes, I do / Even though I know not what love is / "But with the little I know, I love you" / Memories all flooding, / reminding me that indeed you are special / It's been what? / 8 months, and I still get the goosebumps that I got when we first…  sign in to read more »


»Spotted in Glass«

by Satish Verma, May 15, 2011

Perfect bridges for a fading light / taking you to dark caves / like fireclay in fake sorrows. / / The superstition of a race pool / and unearthing the sacred temple / under a mount of lies. / / In vitro a baby god sleeps / waiting for a butcher knife / impaling the hymn on thorns. / / A silver…  sign in to read more »


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

by Maureen Direro, May 14, 2011

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


»Love is deeper«

by Lloyd Nabe, May 13, 2011

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


»A bullet in my soul«

by Maureen Direro, May 12, 2011

I opened my eyes and the dream began / Rather a nightmare as I could define / I had told a lie / And it felt like there was a bullet in my soul / My heart was pumping blood as if it were a sponge / I still see no use to it / Fact was I had lied / I thought to myself / "It won't last for a month" / Then a…  sign in to read more »


»Burning«

by Satish Verma, May 11, 2011

After the puppet show, / the nest was calling. / Indeed, the leaves held the slanted light / expanding the shade snared on branches, / / of dancing ash, of almond eyes. / Why the hangman was waiting / for the echo? The river was calling. / / Was this the inheritance of less / talent of pugmarks,…  sign in to read more »


»Integrity at large«

by Satish Verma, May 11, 2011

Was that a non-devil effort / to hide the language / from cultural onslaughts? / / The anger splits the opinion / about hurting goodness. / An isolated insult will spur / / the words against the flight over / the answer, before the brush / with picketing fear, showing heroism. / / I speak for…  sign in to read more »


»The Presence«

by Satish Verma, May 6, 2011

The hawk was landing. / Squinting at the urgent need / of slaughter and hope- / / among the frightened hunger / of truth, of running feet / in the tall grass. / / A world apart in / seeking the reality of / dying for earthly love. / / I was not sure of / the manifesto of bricks and / stones falling…  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 »


»Reminiscences«

by Satish Verma, May 5, 2011

The sludge overtakes the sane / euphoria. A barefoot caravan / of cloud becomes edgy. / / The hills have gone green. / The cascading falls / tend to mount on the scattered stones. / / Suddenly I go berserk and start / hitting the stars moon by moon, / when night had betrayed the lover. / / The…  sign in to read more »


»Ninth Month«

by Satish Verma, May 3, 2011

Goose-stepping on a soul song / you set the sky ablaze, / and I was not ready to welcome you. / / I was hungry and I was thirsty / but could not find the road. / Back and forth, back and forth / / walking with the toad. You can guess / my predicament when I said / that, I am, not I would / / assult…  sign in to read more »


»Moving Off«

by Satish Verma, Apr 25, 2011

After a long time, I heard them again: / peacocks. / Bequeathing the pilgrim sun to palm trees; / poised to open sexuality. / / Ah, the purple lips of a downing / cloud sets the sky on a chase / for a lost love of the blazing / moon in the starless night. / / A recent pluck of a sharp grace folds…  sign in to read more »


»Strange Morrow«

by Satish Verma, Apr 25, 2011

On your face the shadow of a transparent wound / bungles the capricious climate / of the death of a thought which you could not / carry very far. / / And that was all when I asked you some questions / about life. You started opening a beehive / of kills and subcutaneous pains. / / How do you spell…  sign in to read more »


»Road War«

by Satish Verma, Apr 23, 2011

Hoisting the bisexuality / on a figurine, / I crawl back to anxiety. / / The primitive instinct / was taking over the stitches / on a snake. / / What do you want from / a moon for the drooling …  sign in to read more »


»The Candle Burns«

by Satish Verma, Apr 23, 2011

Not a single word added today / to my tinsel book. The brown eyes / were searching my smile. / / You want to close the happening / of first moon and the fig. / My roses start a new dialect, / / waiting on the clouds, almost / in rains, spreading the wetting / agent between the eyes. / / The distance…  sign in to read more »


»Hushed Speech«

by Satish Verma, Apr 15, 2011

Was worried about the assault / from inside, / holding the shoes of his sons, / he was trailing the sectarian kill. / Utopia had its own weapons. / / I was trying to understand schizophrenia / knifing for peace. Do you think mental / fragmentation would find me on / the door bell of sleep? I was…  sign in to read more »


»In Selfish Vein«

by Satish Verma, Apr 15, 2011

What was the idea of charity, / when you were hiding / yourself from you? / / Was it a non-existence? / Or you were writing an / unseen anthology? / / Was that your kin choice / for a reci…  sign in to read more »


»Singing Woods«

by Satish Verma, Apr 11, 2011

Walking out of the body / I was drowned, / accepted and condoned by depth of sorrow. / A wide circle of testosterone / giving pardon to a sin / becomes sexless. / / You were overwhelmed by the missed beats. / Your prosaic crime of not fathering / the words becomes a belly dance / for wrinkled verses…  sign in to read more »


»I Am Not«

by Satish Verma, Apr 10, 2011

Time capsule in gangrene / foot. It was madness of the legs. / There were no sins in the ghetto. Only / illicit distillation and girls changing / the beds. / / It stinks when he says he was god. / What was the ism of the sex / in the language of violence? Trash, you / throw the half-eaten apple on…  sign in to read more »


»Blood Diary«

by Satish Verma, Apr 8, 2011

Writing on sleeves / to remember your departure / and becoming a stray cloud. / / The maternal touch / of the sky, you can sleep whole life / on dense logics. / / White sheets were burning / unannounced in the home. / I lost the key, to open the door. / / All I wanted to tell you / about, selling…  sign in to read more »


»It Comes«

by Satish Verma, Apr 5, 2011

Waiting under the opaque moon / a primeval instinct takes over you / and you start arriving. / / A black bone / renders the ash on your forehead / and you complete the circle - / / reaching childhood; you start / climbing the ladder, / for instantaneous release. / / The insects don't forget the…  sign in to read more »


»Freaking Out«

by Satish Verma, Apr 4, 2011

Before the spill there was / soaring. And then anti-g. / I readied myself / for the ultimate fall. / / This was the poetry of submission / sharing the pain of disillusionment. / Who was pretending of liberation / in a see-through heart? / / This was the time when / you run amok / under pheromones of…  sign in to read more »


»Mirage«

by Satish Verma, Mar 31, 2011

A futurist virginity in black rose / was seeking posthumous award / for immoral kisses of thorns. / / Unaware of lethal thighs / skipping the lunar landscape / at night. / / Were you going to leap over / the mountains curling across the glaciers / of white pain? / / I will extend the shadow / of…  sign in to read more »


»Anemia«

by Satish Verma, Mar 29, 2011

A sage plant scrambles for the / mob, walking out of bed / and begs for a death. / / The adolescence had become / graphic. Do you agree with the / splurge of moonlight under the street light? / / The unborn stink was hovering / after the shipwreck. The seagulls / were bewildered. / / There was only…  sign in to read more »


»Paradise«

by Satish Verma, Mar 29, 2011

So my absentism will prevail / over presence; / I will talk to you in space / between the moments / of autumn red / when nothing else was moving. / / / In classical pursuit, I straighten / the equation and we understand / the complexities of life, and agree to depart / unlooking at the moon,…  sign in to read more »


»Less Asylum«

by Satish Verma, Mar 25, 2011

This fake city / encounters / / a thundering / moment; I go down / / coveting a mating / call from an explosion / / of hallowed / questions, with no answers. / / Stones were after all / stones, not gems of knowledge. / / How can you make a / universal elixir figuratively / / out of garbage of…  sign in to read more »


»Response«

by Satish Verma, Mar 25, 2011

The myopic tongues / of tall trees, going downhill / to find the roots of four-letter words of dead, / unspoken, but sung in dark. / / They had come out of the skin. / River was flowing on emotional track, / with heavy eyelids. Father said, / he would never die. / / Your unborn children were tasting…  sign in to read more »


»Shared Heaven«

by Satish Verma, Mar 25, 2011

For the dream slaves / the incense has become a moon / for the alchemic effect of tear's stain / in erotic war. / / Ask a mooner, / will he bring her to bed / for a song to measure the cantus / between flight of strings in midnight? / / The small bruises of stars / were playing under the lemon tree…  sign in to read more »


»Adding to Woes«

by Satish Verma, Mar 23, 2011

Again I would hear the night sounds / through the hours of civilities / when there was a pause in the body / untouchable. / / You were sleeping with counterfeits, / running down the golden dome / sailing over the silken clouds. / My rough palm was still holding the pen. / / That mirage, that fire on…  sign in to read more »


»Giving Away«

by Satish Verma, Mar 23, 2011

A study of soul continues; / hold back the animal, / discovering yourself in blind light. / / Awaken the hungry child / of autumn / and give him the dreams of strawberries / to eat, time would drink his tears / / sans lips. A second death of the / pain of separation from the footprints / of…  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 »


»Portrait«

by April A., Mar 23, 2011

I'll paint your sweet portrait with tightly shut eyes / With pleasure whenever you ask. / Though hands ever shaking and colder than ice / Do find it a difficult task. / / I'll cherish the portrait and hang it above / My empty not warm enough bed / To guard all the secrets of mystery love / And clear the…  sign in to read more »


»Love's Tale«

by Kay Wikajovich, Mar 22, 2011

I lust... / But I know my book / And doomed by the greed of Macbeth / I fear passion and ambition / / I tiptoe into this realm with curiosity / but stumble hopelessly by mans flaws / My quaking heart beats / / Rushing to shelter / In a tormented state / Breaking out in a sweat / Afraid, vulnerable... / / My…  sign in to read more »


»Chains«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Mar 21, 2011

Birth had bound my innocent soul to someone called mother, for without her breast I could not survive. All my milestones were meant to please her. She protected me, but her protection chained me. / First day of schhool, my teachers I had to impress and their opinions mattered the most. Their…  sign in to read more »


»Untitled«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Mar 21, 2011

With the swing of my hips I caught your eye. You licked your lips as you took off every layer to unveil my treasured thighs. / Your heart raced and your blood flowed as you caressed my nakedness. / Your hunger and thirst grew, and you wanting to fill your apetite did not care how it was quenched.…  sign in to read more »


»Drift ice«

by Satish Verma, Mar 17, 2011

Absurdity was waylaid / like a black swan on the / grass shaking a leg. / / A child walks through me / antithetical to scorched life / of parallel egos. / / Austerity was neither present / nor absent. Volcanic ash / was spewing on recti. / / It was drifting, the snow bound / killer, spilling the…  sign in to read more »


»Plasma floats«

by Satish Verma, Mar 17, 2011

Like a bikini top / two hills were rising / in a spiral optic. / / Has an altruistic vision. / A wildfire erupts between / the thongs of dead. / / You have a mobile message / not to…  sign in to read more »


»Evening«

by April A., Feb 28, 2011

I'm breathing the smoke of fruit cigarettes, / One's already burnt; I am craving for more. / I'm lighting the last one with no regrets - / If you were beside me, it well could be four. / / I'm slowly turning the key in my lock; / It usually takes me two minutes or three, / But I have been blind to the…  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 »


»Distance«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Feb 23, 2011

Tell me old friend / I was told you are a fair man / and many books you have read / was told you can solve a square / oh I swear if you can answer please do / is it fair for two heart to be alone / separated by this life we yearn to leave / separated by this dream they call hope / their hearts beats finding…  sign in to read more »


»Green (Card) With Envy«

by Edward Iacona, Feb 22, 2011

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


»That is Life«

by Kudyahakudadirwe Voice, Feb 18, 2011

Life is not about one thing / It is not about happiness / Nor about laughter everyday / It is not about everything good / Life is about living. / / Life is about sadness / And about happiness / It is about pain / And about pleasure / It is not about gain / When evrything is in vain / But about loss also.…  sign in to read more »


»Loss«

by Kusain PoeticHustler Mokone, Feb 16, 2011

Why does it happen for a person to lose / Whether it be an object / Or / A love close to the heart / Why do we have to endure your pain / / It elaborates it potency in its threshold / It reprimands us / It reminds us of the beauty of things and life / To say goodbye is something I never want to do / again…  sign in to read more »


»Your Last Breath!«

by Sage PoeticHustler Mokgosi, Feb 16, 2011

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


»Egypt Revolution - Our Gift to Humanity«

by Omar Refaat, Feb 13, 2011

"Nothing on this earth can stop the collective will of man.No force of evil can withstand the harmony of a people's revolution. Egyptians have spoken...And we will be heard" / / Don't despair fellow humans there is surely a better way. Don't give up on the human race; somewhere lies a brighter day.…  sign in to read more »


»Missing You«

by Johan Campbell, Feb 8, 2011

I wander through / this house alone, / This empty place / I once called home. / / Round every corner / and in every room, / I see shadows of you and / it just increases my gloom. / / Home is where the heart is. / This is oh so true. / My home is where my heart is / And my heart is there with you. / / The only…  sign in to read more »


»Changes«

by April A., Feb 7, 2011

I'm looking around and searching you there, / The bright prospect lights only frown as I stare, / My heart's getting lost in the shatters. / I know you'll pick them all up when you come, / And I'll never mind if you steal at least some, / Just keep them, and nothing else matters. / / Those white and green…  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 »


»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 »


»Call off the Search«

by Anthea De Bruyn, Jan 24, 2011

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


»A New Year«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Jan 3, 2011

At the peak of night, a day will come, / And darkness will vanish in the midst of the sun. / At the climax of evil, light will shine, / The darkest age shall move to a new time. / / A new day is a time to get back on your feet, / Leap and sore out of the pit of defeat. / For now you may be at the end of…  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 »


»Looking Glass«

by Mary Kettle, Dec 30, 2010

Look outside yourself and see / so much there is / many possibilities / Look around head up high / no need now to try and hide / Gone is that world of long ago / gone are all the people too / You can step outside now / for you are someone new / You have become a stranger / to that someone from the past / Step…  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 »


»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 »


»The Search Goes On«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 20, 2010

"What is happiness? Is it something you can find?" / Why are we all to that answer so blind? / Happiness is not bought of some shelf, / Go, search eternity, prove it yourself. / / We crave it so much, but do we know what it is? / Our hopes are crashed by broken promises. / We think of it as a life without…  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 »


»On a Poros Sky«

by Omar Refaat, Dec 14, 2010

And this is how the story goes / Alive or dead nobody knows / Somehow you need to dig inside / Throw out the dirt and dive into the light / Somehow you need to break free / See a glimpse of heaven in a sleepy pine tree / Care for others night and day / For a better world rise up and pray / Leave those petty…  sign in to read more »


»From Beginning To End«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 12, 2010

A very long awaited, phenomenal miracle, / A bundle to cherish and flood with love, / That noise-making little screamer, / Sent steadily from above. / Nine months he had to crankily wait, / To open his new-formed eyes, / Though when the moment finally came, / All that was heard was his cries. / The…  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 »


»See my Life«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Dec 6, 2010

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


»For Eternal Streets«

by Omar Refaat, Dec 4, 2010

I'll walk this life alone / Till I take it all in / I'll break those barriers of stone / Till I find peace within / I'll swim away / From this maddening shore / To pure happiness I'll pray / To a kinder man and more / I'll love life till the day I die / And I'll hunt a calmer streak / I'll cast my soul to…  sign in to read more »


»Our Walless Prison«

by Omar Refaat, Dec 4, 2010

No wonder we are all feeling low / Mired in trifles down below / Boasting freedom of a walless prison / Seeing all reasons yet never listen / To the voice inside / To the man behind / So come herd and die in that nameless field / Between pain and joy, thought and deed / Come consume and die in rooms of…  sign in to read more »


»Snow«

by Mary Kettle, Dec 2, 2010

A new blanket / covers the earth / of whiteness / a new birth / Children seem to come alive / so much excitement in their eyes / Winterland of best dress trees / and beautiful snow angels one can see / Laughter and snowballs and snowman too / So many childhood memories come back to you / / all because of this…  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 »


»Time to Mend«

by Mary Kettle, Nov 12, 2010

The sun is out / so bright it blinds one eyes / slowly one arrives / to the outside / to see the color of the leaves / to feel coolness of the fall breeze / the air is crisp and as one breaths / it seems to bring life back into me / step by step small ones at first / i learn to accept what is / then I decide…  sign in to read more »


»"You..."«

by Lethal Poet, Nov 10, 2010

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


»Falling Long Distance«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 9, 2010

Somewhere in New Mexico / There are radio telescopes / They scan the heaven 24/7 / With extra terrestrial hopes. / / I can't search the universe / But I have wished upon a star. / I would like someone on earth to love / Another world is much too far. / / Finding someone has truly changed, / From the days of…  sign in to read more »


»Fetter«

by April A., Nov 1, 2010

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


»Escape«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Oct 21, 2010

There are deadlines to meet, Places to be / Constantly driven by the dark cloud over me / Maybe just one more day then it will go / Maybe just one last effort, Then they will know / Rewards are not forthcoming in kind, only in cash / No rewards, No benefits, No hidden cache / / But at the end of the day…  sign in to read more »


»What if I stole a moment...?«

by Tshego Moiloa, Oct 21, 2010

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


»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 »


»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 »


»Virtue of the child«

by Ntombizonke Happiness Mehlomakulu, Oct 8, 2010

I am a child born of good intent / But, am I wrong for being here? / I need to know if this is true. / Who can answer me? / I really need to know who am I / I am young yet, feel besieged / Why is this so? / Where's my virtue / I'm raped of my being and feel voiceless / I'm consigned to darkness / Far from…  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 »


»...Essence (of a beautiful Soul)«

by Lethal Poet, Sep 22, 2010

Ever wondered how it feels to be blind / live life in the dark... / And never get to see the loveliness of a Blossoming Flower / Or the Beauty of the Sun set? / / Some say "Dark is Beautiful" / Some say "love is blind" / And / Some write "ignorance is Bliss" / / "Pause" / / Through you / I have seen all of…  sign in to read more »


»From The Heart«

by April A., Sep 20, 2010

I'm here in the corner, devoured by cold, / My little ribbed shell hides a desperate sigh, / It holds an enigma for you to unfold / Until I'm asleep to your breath's lullaby. / / My soul is rushing beyond the extremes, / Revealing the vibe that is hard to appease, / But once you discover the door to my…  sign in to read more »


»Ahh!!!«

by Lethal Poet, Sep 18, 2010

She let me lick into / Her being, completely / Got a taste of her / Innocence, truthfully / / So, I plunged in deeply / Into her...Faithfully / I touched... / As I was touched / / I traced... / As I was lead / To deeper mysteries / Of life - Like a little boy / / I chanted for her charms / Slowly but surely…  sign in to read more »


»In The Gutter«

by April A., Sep 14, 2010

You say you are braver, superior, smarter, / Your pride, ever swollen, has poisoned the air. / In fact, you are already deep in the gutter, / You've merged with the shades of the earthly despair. / / Your crave for respect, much more cash, a career, / But luck's velvet fingers won't grant you a touch,…  sign in to read more »


»Just kidding«

by Edward Iacona, Sep 9, 2010

The amount of children a family has / Brings an historical fascination. / From the 1700's to the present day / Regardless of the nation. / / Judging from all the coverage, / On TV and in magazines, / Having many children now, / Is still odd, or so it seems. / / There are interviews and reality shows, / They…  sign in to read more »


»Like a pendulum ball«

by Bulara Samson Monyaki, Sep 9, 2010

Like a pendulum ball / My life swings / Sad... happy / Laughter... cries / Joy... sorrow / Loss ... victory / S…  sign in to read more »


»Riot Of Word«

by April A., Aug 27, 2010

Guys, all you are good at is scolding a cop, / Yes, some of your statements have meaning, indeed, / But words with no reasons won't get you on top, / You're giving your fellows a casual feed / Of rhyming curse words that you cast out loud, / So over-inflated and false-emphasized, / You try to be brusque,…  sign in to read more »


»Finding Meaning«

by Anesa Dindar, Aug 12, 2010

In search of meaning, I evaluated my life / In search of purpose, I questioned my priorities / In search of significance, I reset my goals / In search of value, I analysed my wants / In search of sense, I assessed my needs / In search of a calling, I listened to my heart / In search of conviction, I…  sign in to read more »


»In service of each other«

by Anesa Dindar, Aug 11, 2010

If love is doing, / If love is action, / If love is hard work, / Then you and I / Are in service of each other. / / You and I / Working side by side, / Serve each other, / Support each other, / Stand by each other. / / If love is action, / It is this action that keeps love alive. / You and I, / In service of…  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 »


»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 »


»Ignorance«

by Puleng Monare, Jul 26, 2010

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


»My own chains of pain«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 22, 2010

My brother my sister, / who shall I call upon today when there is nothing but pain in my heart? / mother and father who shall I come back to when the world shows me it's downside / / Neighbour who shall I call upon if I lie awake all day thinking about tomorrow / My significant other who shall I talk to…  sign in to read more »


»Alien«

by April A., Jul 21, 2010

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


»Path«

by Mary Kettle, Jul 21, 2010

The path we lead is so unclear / many turns many hills / one task finished / 10 more appear / I have lived my life / for her you know / somehow I just thought / she would grow / she has to a beautiful rose / but her thorns they cut and tear / any who come near / any who dare / try to reach out / try to get…  sign in to read more »


»Under my skin«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 20, 2010

Under my skin lies a place of sadness and pain / I don't know why me but I just try and follow / I sometimes act mallow over small things / What's worrying me is the fact that it might not go at all / I have maps of bruises by the one who said he loved me / I have maps of the scars he gave to me, after…  sign in to read more »


»Don't be fooled«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 16, 2010

Don't be fooled! / The nicest words of all, don't you think? / We inherited them from one generation / To the next... / Mothers and fathers were told by our grandmas and grandpas, / I won't look into your eyes and lie / 'cause I have been there myself and believe to know the trend... / / But I repeat the…  sign in to read more »


»Let Wednesday Come«

by Bhaskaranand Jha, Jun 30, 2010

Let Wednesday come / With a world of fantasy / Sweetened with love and romance- / Dipping my soul in the fragrance / Of sweet relation, love, affection, / Facilitated by hate and attraction. / / Even though at a long distance / Her presence seems closer to me / With her innocent demeanor / Beautified by her…  sign in to read more »


»Euphoric Embezzlement«

by Kay Wikajovich, Jun 25, 2010

I learn to fall in love with myself again / and have candle light dates with my shadow... / Converse with my cerebral cortex and hope that the sound echoes off the walls like a bat / And like this creature, I will find my way in the dark / when I am unable to see by listening to my instincts / / I feel…  sign in to read more »


»Words«

by Mary Kettle, Jun 21, 2010

I know now there is little hope / inside all is gone. / The darkness no matter how much light / it still lingers on. / I struggle to breath / I struggle so deep / Knowing now that it won't be long indeed for her and me. / The sun it is trying to reach out and give its healing warmth / As if to say all is…  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 »


»When you really don't need me anymore please throw me away in the recycling bin«

by Laura Arman, Jun 14, 2010

I could stand there naked and what would you say? / I could stun the world's magnificence and you would only walk away. / / Written on the back of a post-it Banana's, milk, eggs. / / Do you not know how to show your love? Or am I not worthy of even a single petal, wilted. / How long must I stand here…  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 »


»the things we can't see«

by Taahir Chagan, Jun 1, 2010

The things we can't see are the greatest / Like love / / We cannot in a court of law / or a scientific laboratory / Prove conclusively / That it exists / / But we know it is there / Because we feel it / We feel ourselves respond to it / And radiate with it / / The things we can't see are the greatest…  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 »


»I refuse to give up«

by Mbalenhle Thandokuhle Xulu, May 18, 2010

I lie awake in my bed / Helpless, hopeless / My future suddenly doesn't look so bright anymore / All my childhood dreams and aspirations dead / Doesn't look like there's much for me, I am told / But I won't give up, at least not yet / / / Everyone's busy with their own stuff / Everyone has their own…  sign in to read more »


»Misery loves company«

by Joel Greenup, Apr 29, 2010

Why spend days in my room in loneliness? / People wonder why I'm miserable / They cannot seem to understand the mess / I can't clean up, I'm just not capable / Sometimes too dark to even see my thoughts / The sensation always overwhelms me / Understanding when I connect the dots / Don't they understand I…  sign in to read more »


»A true friendship«

by Gcinile Mdletshe, Apr 28, 2010

A strongest force I've ever known / A friend in need / A friend indeed / First on my speed dial / / My love for you is always rising / Instead of falling / While other friends may come and go / You have stood by me through thick and thin / / You make me smile when I'm feeling blue / You make me cry when I'm…  sign in to read more »


»A Sign Of My Times«

by Edward Iacona, Apr 20, 2010

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


»Silverbird«

by Andreas Buchholz, Apr 19, 2010

I was walking through the night, / never looking for the light, / no one near or in my sight, / still I stood tall and upright. / Silverbird was on his flight. / / When the darkness waved goodbye, / I kept walking with a sigh, / morning sun reclaimed the sky, / she came looking in my eye. / Silverbird was…  sign in to read more »


»I am life«

by Belekazi Mkalipi, Apr 14, 2010

The eyes have seen a sight of anxiety / Being brutalized on what has been planned aside / Look through these eyes and tell me what you see / A pain behind a laughter I giggle / A frown rushes to my face / A giggle my muscles replicate / Me against the world / Milliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours, days &…  sign in to read more »


»The Age of Colour: "Companionism"«

by Taahir Chagan, Apr 7, 2010

a non-believer at first / as a result of a dark age / it was a lonely existence / a dark existence / / I could not understand / having someone / not as a means to an end / but just to have someone / / until one day a colourful enlightenment / came my way / she appeared out of nowhere / I am now a believer…  sign in to read more »


»The Dark Ages: A Philosophy on Human Interaction«

by Taahir Chagan, Apr 7, 2010

contemplate deeply / I do / try to understand / I do / / but I do not / for better / or for worse / know why we engage in such insanity / / I speak here of matrimony / the tying together of two / the shutting out of the rest / the so called gods test / / in captivity / suppressing our urges / we will lose our…  sign in to read more »


»The Dark Ages: Questions of Existence«

by Taahir Chagan, Apr 7, 2010

21 centuries / no answers / I ponder man's oldest curiosity / I ponder, but to no avail / / when pondering upon this curiosity / meaning dies away at a fast pace / in rebellion I choose to dwell / in an attempt to unlock the secret of the human race / / as I ponder deeply / and while meaning dies / I…  sign in to read more »


»Sleepless Revelations«

by April A., Apr 6, 2010

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


»Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The Beholder (So They Say)«

by Josh Hay, Apr 1, 2010

This goes to show, that my dreams consist of you. Honestly, my words cannot express your beauty. They say that love lasts forever, stay as long as you need, just keep me here. I can promise things won't be broken. I cannot fall asleep, without your breath next to mine. I can't imagine myself…  sign in to read more »


»Sound Of The Organ«

by Andreas Buchholz, Apr 1, 2010

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


»Dream Of You«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 26, 2010

I'm just blind and lame, / never had a name. / Life's a losing game, / ain't no one to blame. / Baby, it's a shame! / / Come sunshine or rain, / ours are pools of pain. / Ride the morning train, / take an aeroplane: / Sorrow will remain! / / I'm just fool enough to go on dreamin', / even though I'm feelin'…  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 Eyes Hidden Behind Themselves«

by Andrew Eaton, Mar 15, 2010

Her face a sculpture of a / Body formed with elements of earth / Pearls of soil, found in oddest of places / The same cards dealt with the same odds / / Find a gem, or receive a winning card / A glance for love, catching the sparkle / Eyes that flicker like diamonds under water / See clear a gem presented…  sign in to read more »


»Words«

by Aeron Manabo, Mar 15, 2010

From wise men and sages down to idlers, / From angels and saints down to murderers. / Symbols and emblems were bound together, / To form rich lines that will stay forever. / Heartstrings that collide, pulsating as one. / Tied too deep and tight, no man can define. / Speaking in tongues, yet we all…  sign in to read more »


»my father«

by Puleng Monare, Mar 11, 2010

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


»The Words Of Anguish«

by April A., Mar 11, 2010

Surrounded by my past, / I have discovered a lot. / I have discovered at last / The anguish of loss in my chest. / This anguish is all that I've got. / / Surrounded by this gloom, / I only want to break through. / I only want thoughts to bloom / Like weeds by a foreigner's tomb. / He fought for the word,…  sign in to read more »


»Old Women's Perfume«

by Laura Arman, Mar 5, 2010

Out of tough skin I battle with my emotion. / Tearing through the layers, of self despising motion. / Brought upon by devils strain, thoughts I can't control. / Perpetrating every bone and rinsing out my soul. / / Whispering like jealousy, tormenting brutal fears. / Calling on anxiety to wipe away the…  sign in to read more »


»Every time I open my mind«

by Gcinile Mdletshe, Mar 1, 2010

Every time I open my mind / I see the beautiful creations / I'm surrounded by. / I let creativity express my inner being / I allow myself to interact / With the world I live in / I meditate while letting my imagination / Show me the places that exist on my world / Sometimes I cry to release pent-up emotions…  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 »


»Damn«

by April A., Feb 25, 2010

Dive into your own damned lake, / Take the turn - I'm going straight. / Your intended failed mistake / Has defined your only fate. / / No, I cannot stop the herd, / I can't drain your ego's gall. / I can neither beat one nerd / Nor by words defeat them all. / / But my keen and poignant phrase / Does…  sign in to read more »


»Fate And Fortune«

by April A., Feb 25, 2010

This northern city with headlights-eyes / Has buried me in its cold and gloom; / You'll see this place in a dreadful guise / And once sweet home will seem a tomb / Once you're aware there's no way out, / Once dreams of youth say goodbye and grin. / It goes farther and makes me doubt / In all the things I…  sign in to read more »


»Love Hurts«

by Andreas Buchholz, Feb 17, 2010

Ain't got no idea where we've been comin' from, / I can't even see the reason why we've come, / nor where we go. / Sometimes things are kind of hard to understand, / maybe love transcends this life and there's a land / that we don't know. / / Love hurts, love heals, / it kills and will / give rebirth. / Oh…  sign in to read more »


»You Won't Hear Me Cry«

by Andreas Buchholz, Feb 17, 2010

My tears start to rise, / they're filling my eyes. / You won't hear me cry, / not even a sigh. / / I don't need your love, / no hand from above. / I don't want no one, / no ray of the sun. / / My heart's all alone, / a king on his throne. / Blue sky's gettin' dark, / my soul's with the stars. / / This dream's…  sign in to read more »


»Words of a mixed race girl«

by Anesa Dindar, Feb 12, 2010

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


»Till May«

by Andreas Buchholz, Jan 27, 2010

I cannot sleep, / I cry and weep / an ocean deep / and blue. / / So cold's the night / moon's just in sight, / shines golden light / on you. / / Well, I look up to the stars in the sky, / once you'll get there, but the mountain is high. / Like an eagle, in my dream I can fly, / still I wake up in the bed where…  sign in to read more »


»Last night I came across a woman without wisdom...«

by Adnasis Egnahs, Jan 7, 2010

Last night I came across a woman who could not reason or stand her ground, her perceptible and obvious confused mind resembled childishness and idle mind. / / I found her irritating and I could not stand her, she was the opposite of me, I really could not bear to be in her presence any longer, her…  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 »


»Madness Callin'«

by Andreas Buchholz, Dec 18, 2009

Times are slow, / I just go / ahead. / I don't know / where to go / instead. / / Roses grow, / they just show / the dread. / I feel low, / I've been so / misled. / / Sadness is fallin' down on me / and there's no light. / Madness is callin' now for me / but that's alright. / / Come what may, / one more day / defined…  sign in to read more »


»Emigre (dedicated to a friend who died young)«

by Meryl Klanfar, Dec 10, 2009

I wing the wind and, as it warms / Draw beam upon the brightening rim / Beyond which, so the ancients lie / Are golden trees that touch the sky. / / Above a vault of fading stars / Encompasses my loneliness. / Below, the ocean, green as time / Rolls to the edge of the abyss. / / The garden at my journey's…  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 »


»Giving Thanks«

by Edward Iacona, Dec 4, 2009

There's a little tradition on Thanksgiving / In which the family and each guest / Takes a turn before the dinner / To tell how their lives are blessed. / / Each person speaks of gratitude / Within their minds reflection / As she listens and waits what does she think / In her personal introspection. / / Does…  sign in to read more »


»The Lightning«

by Esther Odendaal, Dec 4, 2009

I've been struck by lightning / A bolt out of the blue / Caught me unawares / As through the sky it flew. / / It pierced my hardened heart - / Shot through every vein / Setting fire to baggage / Gathered from past pain. / / Paralyzed pretenses / Denial opened wide / Damaged all defenses / Cracked my paltry…  sign in to read more »


»Emotional Holiday«

by Edward Iacona, Dec 2, 2009

On this Emotional Holiday / It is time to take a rest / From all the pressure that is life / That just might get you stressed. / / Never mind the constant running / From pillar and to post. / Time to stop the pedaling / And just lean back and coast. / / There are forces out there / That can turn your spirit…  sign in to read more »


»Everything Happens For A Reason«

by Edward Iacona, Dec 1, 2009

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of luck. Illness, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test limits of your soul. / / Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere; safe and…  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 »


»Putting A Thought Out There«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 30, 2009

Putting pen to paper makes / Inner voices very clear. / Of a desire no longer secret / For the cosmos (plus one) to hear. / / Positive thoughts are focused, / Projected strong and true. / Encouraged within my spirit, / By the joy of knowing YOU. / / Some logic here for you to see, / Although…  sign in to read more »


»The Fighter (final fight)«

by Mary Kettle, Nov 30, 2009

A fighter I used to be / No battle no war would ever get me / The demons the people who dressed their best / attacking the young and innocent / They had no affect on me / I was made of rock and stone / but now that she is all alone / she has no one to fight the battles for / She has always gotten up once…  sign in to read more »


»Asunder«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 26, 2009

As I walk the dog each night, I stare into the sky. / The stars alone bear mute witness to my daily weary sigh / I still ask the heavens of what went wrong to love that went awry. / And I think of the things we could have done but she would not even try. / / Writing rhymes about our problems is a great…  sign in to read more »


»It's not me«

by Mary Kettle, Nov 26, 2009

It's not me / I say again and again / It's not me / So don't pretend / to think you know everything / because it's not me / who cries and screams / It's not me who's afraid of the dark / It's not me who fears everyone, everything / Although it's the way it seems / No it's not me, not at all / It's someone else…  sign in to read more »


»Song Of Man«

by Tiema Muindi, Nov 24, 2009

If I can't make it tonight / Know that life forced me / To be / So that I could be / A man / Just like others / With smile on their faces / Each day back home / With a loaf of bread / For their family / / If I can't make it tonight / Weep not for me / All your life / Block not / The flow of love / From your…  sign in to read more »


»Sorry!«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 24, 2009

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


»The Mind-Genie«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 24, 2009

My contented smiles and reverie disturbed by the loud and intrusive pound, / "Who, just who can that be that dares my solitude and bliss thus disturb?" / Barrel-chested, bulging biceps, conceitedly the illusion strikes the curb, / He licks his lips, secure in thought that yet another victim he has…  sign in to read more »


»Where O Where?«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 24, 2009

On a hot and steamy summer night, / While eating Italian lemon Ices, / I thought again of the dismal plight / Caused by her Mid-Life Crises. / / Say what you will to defend your 'change' / Deep inside you know what's true. / Our lives you hurt and made re-arrange / Yet my prayers ask, Where are YOU? / / You…  sign in to read more »


»Staying Power«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 19, 2009

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


»The New Leaf«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 19, 2009

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


»Untainted«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 19, 2009

Their hands are clasped, / Smiling - for the gift of time / Has been granted to them. / She is dressed in a snow white sari, / He in an equally hued kurtha. / Into the temple they gingerly enter / And their daily obeisance / To The Lord offer. / They emerge - still holding hands, / Smiling, greeting, just…  sign in to read more »


»A Change Of Strife«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 18, 2009

She said that she'd "changed" / On a journey for her gnosis. / Was this a real spiritual walk? / Or form of psychoneurosis? / / She was gentle and kind, / A true modern Isis. / Then she screwed up our world, / Could it be, MID-LIFE CRISIS? / / As many get older / Some folks will insist, / That there's more to…  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 »


»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 »


»When You Wish«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 18, 2009

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


»Healing Dawn«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 16, 2009

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


»Replay«

by April A., Nov 16, 2009

You're shallow as a pool of dirt, / In which your semi-force has drowned. / Your words are pointless and absurd; / You spread your helplessness around. / You hide behind your ego brand, / You contradict your each demand. / / You're freedom-proof, yet still aware / Of all the grieves of your position.…  sign in to read more »


»The Nagging Dusk«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 16, 2009

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


»Change«

by Marlene Cozett, Nov 12, 2009

Of everything in life / The only certain thing in life is change / It is change / Change is inevetible / For without change / Nothing would be / Everything would just stand still / Life would just be...dead / Change means growth / We might not always like it / sometimes things just have to change / Change can…  sign in to read more »


»It Is What It Is«

by Mary Kettle, Nov 12, 2009

It is what it is / a line I say / when I know something won't go away / I accept it / I challenge it / do what I must do / It is what it is / no use coming unglued / Take the necessary steps / to make it all go away / to at least gain control / to have a say / It is what it is / take it down step by step / then…  sign in to read more »


»Tidal Force«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 12, 2009

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


»Within Without«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 12, 2009

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


»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 »


»Falling uncontrollably«

by Laura Arman, Nov 5, 2009

You cannot predict when you will fall, / If the mountains move or the floor shakes, / Should the heavens open, / Or the earth quake. / You may be able to foresee it all, / But you can never envisage when you will fall. / / Falling uncontrollably / / You cannot prevent a trip and tumble, / Tug on a rope…  sign in to read more »


»Find The Joy«

by Desiree Chapman, Nov 5, 2009

Life is a never ending circle that continues no matter how hard the day may seem / We tend to dwell upon the hurt and pain that we in counter rather than the joy / Find the joy in your life / / Can you not stand up and decide that today is the end of the tunnel of negativity / No one can bring us the…  sign in to read more »


»Made to Dance«

by Esther Odendaal, Nov 5, 2009

For years I thought that life / Was meant to be a race - / That we were made to run, / To hurry and to chase. / / Somewhere in the madness / I stopped to catch my breath / The urge to run the race / Had strangely met it's death. / / The music in the air / Was calling me to dance / So gingerly at first / I…  sign in to read more »


»Big Knobs' Dicks«

by April A., Nov 4, 2009

You pray to angels with dirty wings, / Buy mercy and sell it, / Your rotten selfishness fucking stinks, / Dozens of cities smell it. / Your dirty sluts own golden cunts, / Justice smells just like dough, / Bribes, euro-bucks and some public stunts / At crusty First Channel's shows. / / Your cash green eyes…  sign in to read more »


»I grew up/Golden egg«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Oct 28, 2009

I grow up knowing that: / A woman is a golden egg / That must not be dropped / Must not be left in the sun / Because it will melt. / / I grow up / With believes that she must be always happy at all cost. / And be treated with care and respect. / Where I'm from, a woman is something special / That must not be…  sign in to read more »


»The electric chair«

by Laura Arman, Oct 28, 2009

I sit myself down in the electric chair and press the button. / The one that says eat me, I'm 900 calories and I taste good. / I clip the tweezers to my arms and legs and face, / All the places I look at myself in disgust. / I cover my face with the sack of shame / where I've written all my failures and…  sign in to read more »


»Inside My Soul«

by Desiree Chapman, Oct 24, 2009

Tattered dreams soon disappear / Inside my soul there is no fear / The mask removed I know see / Inside my heart it's meant to be / / Alone I walk my head held high / Inside I know I've lived a lie / It's not too late to dry my tears / Inside I know I wasted so many years / / Searching for my other half…  sign in to read more »


»The Fighter«

by Mary Kettle, Oct 24, 2009

No one sees the fighter in me / Perhaps because she tires more easily / She has won so many battles / Fought so many fights / Attacked so many wars / but not tonight / Tonight she need a little rest / so tomorrow she can be at her best / I look forward to spending some time with you / My daughter of whom I…  sign in to read more »


»The No.25«

by Laura Arman, Oct 24, 2009

Like a glitch in the system, that never really happened. / Like a shaking glass on the desk by the window, moving on its own, no force of nature, no divine intervention, purely just a moving cup, that seems to obscure itself from everyone else's vision. / Like when they play the creepy music in the…  sign in to read more »


»How I Loved You«

by Desiree Chapman, Oct 22, 2009

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


»Dirty Opinion Whore«

by April A., Oct 16, 2009

Close your eyes and describe what you see. / Nothing, I bet. You mind it? / Open them up, it will nothing still be. / Cheers! They've got you blinded. / / Poison or wine? / Taste and decide, / Dull thoughtless swine, / Make up your mind! / / Make a small gulp. Taste the drunken grape juice. / Swallow. Wait.…  sign in to read more »


»Falling«

by MmaphelaLylian Kgatla, Oct 16, 2009

I fell yesterday, but that does not determine my today, / I fell today, but that does not determine my tomorrow. / What is falling then? / Is it not equal to failure? / Does it mean I can't stand again? / No, it means I can stand up again. / It does not mean I'm stuck. / It's so great to know that falling…  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 »


»Nursing Shoes«

by Mary Kettle, Oct 12, 2009

Again I know it's not true / everything they say about you / I know things, don't let them show / Stay a nurse stay in control / So much control have you / when your in your nursing shoes / No one allowed to get through then / You've should them all / this is not pretend / You have become someone that truly…  sign in to read more »


»Words«

by Willem Hartzenberg, Oct 12, 2009

What is in a word is an emotion / Is it but the vocalisation of perception / Is it soul-extracts incarnated / Or merely portrayed will be clouded by vowels and consonants? / / If words mean so little / If the language of skin overrides / If the pitch change meaning / Why then spoken words are judged?…  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 »


»Wealth incarnate«

by Willem Hartzenberg, Oct 9, 2009

Is truth be told valid / Is vice a virtue / Can money solve your aches / Or merely dull the sensation? / / Wealth the route of all evil? / Poverty the mark of poor education? / Then surely life sucks for the slow / And the fast gets first bite? / / If a poor man cries / are his tears more wet? / If a poor man…  sign in to read more »


»All About the Honey«

by Esther Odendaal, Oct 5, 2009

If I were a flower / And you a buzzing bee / You'd stop a little while / Drink deeply from what's free / / You'd fly away again / With nectar that you sought / You'd take it to the hive / Just like a good bee ought / / Queen Bee would welcome you / Be pleased with what you brought / There would be more honey…  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 »


»Novel«

by April A., Oct 5, 2009

This open book without an ending / Is everything my life reminds of. / You, shallow souls, were just pretending - / You're out of touch, I'm out of mind now. / / I was a slave of my devotion, / A pillow for your worthless tears, / And you just played with my emotions, / Then in a moment disappeared. / / I…  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 »


»Her Voice«

by Larry Lenwell, Sep 30, 2009

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


»The Journey of Life«

by Tiema Muindi, Sep 30, 2009

I made mistakes / In the journey of my life / Some decisions I made / Believing I was right / Some were wrong / And left me wonder why / That I couldn't see them / Even when I saw others cry / In the journey of my life. / / I have gathered wounds / That can not heal / And the scars too / That cannot be…  sign in to read more »


»Live...again«

by April A., Sep 28, 2009

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


»Positive«

by Mary Kettle, Sep 28, 2009

Positive thoughts / Positive point of view / Stop sitting staring / at the same old you / No one can change / the place you're in / Only your determination / will help you win / Though you're afraid / and are struggling / The battle is worth it / for what it brings / A day perhaps without suffering / A view with…  sign in to read more »


»Barriers To Success«

by Thabani Ray Ngwenya, Sep 22, 2009

The higher a man soars on wings of success / The greater his potential to fall / And the loftier the horseback of achievement / The longer and harder the fall. / / The more a boy raises his head above the rest / The greater the tendency to look down on others / And the taller a man becomes / The greater…  sign in to read more »


»Wormsong«

by Esther Odendaal, Sep 22, 2009

Beginning as a worm / We creep and crawl around / Fighting for our food / And to the ground we're bound / We find our favourite plant / And cling on for dear life / Munching as we go / Our teeth cut as a knife. / We all look much the same / We like to blend right in / All we do is eat / Be faithful to our kin…  sign in to read more »


»Endlessly«

by April A., Sep 17, 2009

Finally / She drank a bit / From an empty glass of wine, / Finally / The pieces fit, / Yet they fail at matching fine. / Endlessly / Her sore red eyes / Turn to vast but shallow lakes, / Endlessly / She'll pay the price / For her salty sweet mistake. / / Finally / He found his core / In her pointless rotting…  sign in to read more »


»Inbound«

by Romano Van der Walt, Sep 11, 2009

In a corner crouching / Underneath the shade / Her fragile body hurting / Dripping dry tears fall upon the cement / / Listed as a married / Confessed as lost / Tamed to behave / / The missing puzzle within her soul / Screaming to be found / Sacred is the time as we / Fall upon words / / She breathes so hard…  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 »


»If«

by April A., Sep 9, 2009

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


»Culture Crossroads«

by Kelly Attrill, Sep 4, 2009

What is a life of a mixed individual / confused between two races? / Where are the roots of a person who lives in a country / with a variety of faces? / / I am concoction of cultures, rich with stories & history. / Waiting patiently to be discovered along with unsolved mysteries. / I sit and ponder about…  sign in to read more »


»My Wish«

by Larry Lenwell, Sep 3, 2009

Has it been a week or a month, I can't remember / I do not know if it is October or November / The days they come and the weeks they go, the months are never ending / The time I spend inside my mind continues my pretending / / I know I'm right but think I'm wrong to ever start life changing / Until I…  sign in to read more »


»The Habit«

by Larry Lenwell, Sep 1, 2009

I wake in a fog after the night before / And swear yet again, it will happen no more / The bottles are broken and the tables in disarray / My habit I'm afraid is growing more each day / / The pills the booze and the staying up all night / Have taken my soul and there's no answer in sight / I fight with my…  sign in to read more »


»A Thought«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 31, 2009

My life sits still between real and what is not / I sit here dazed at what I think about a lot / Crazed and ruined by life's experiences / Tells me now that I should not have kept those acquaintances / / Woe is me that I stand before you / Shall I ask forgiveness, or bid life adieu / I tell you now that…  sign in to read more »


»If only they knew«

by Tiema Muindi, Aug 31, 2009

If only they knew / They wouldn't reach / Just meters away / The journey would end / / If only they knew / They wouldn't last / Just after the honeymoon / The tension would begin / / If only they knew / They wouldn't take it / Just as they part / Loneliness would set it / / If only they knew / There will be war…  sign in to read more »


»Near The End«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 31, 2009

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


»Romance«

by April A., Aug 31, 2009

The candle has gone out, / My dream's deceived by fate, / I'm standing at the bound / Of 'then' and 'now', / But it's too late / To turn back, / Walking on the edge of razorblade. / Eternity is close, / It knows no time, / But through each silent night / I hear your voice / Implore "Don't die..." / / The…  sign in to read more »


»You Know Better«

by April A., Aug 31, 2009

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


»Life's Journey«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 29, 2009

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


»My Fault«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 29, 2009

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


»Nightfall«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 28, 2009

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


»Reality of Life«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 28, 2009

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


»A Daughter Lost, A Daughter Found«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 27, 2009

For years and years I searched for her, after she vanished / Her mother took her from my life and I found myself banished / I searched through Google, and the World Wide Web / I did not know whether she was alive or maybe dead / / Time went by and I was more and more in despair / Wondering and thinking…  sign in to read more »


»Tell me the secret«

by Tiema Muindi, Aug 27, 2009

I wanted to ask you / Even when in turmoil / Of your life / And all doors closed / That tomorrow's tunnel / Seemed to have no light / I wanted to ask you / Why did you still smile / / I wanted to ask you / When your dreams / Have no glimmer of hope / When your efforts / Are just a drop / In the ocean / But still…  sign in to read more »


»This Life I Have Endured«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 27, 2009

As I sit here all alone in a time of life's reflection / I look at things and realize, it never had a direction / Though decided by me that path I chose to journey / Sometimes ended up with these lone words, "you have the right to an attorney" / / Shunned by many for what I have forsaken / There have…  sign in to read more »


»Beauty«

by Nurija Mehovic, Aug 26, 2009

Today I saw a butterfly, / as it floated in the air; / Its wings were spread in splendor, / Unaware that I was there. / / It was such a thing of beauty, / It was a sight to see; / It was the perfect masterpiece, / Full of grace and majesty. / I found myself thinking, / to what can this compare? / And then…  sign in to read more »


»When it's over, let me know«

by Tiema Muindi, Aug 26, 2009

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


»At Any Rate«

by April A., Aug 21, 2009

Kill the cops, / Destroy the gooks, / Break the wall / Of vice-shaped looks, / Break the rules, / And do it twice, / It's your life - / You've paid the price. / / Cock the gun / And change the orders - / Mess the puppets / In this show. / Speak your mind / Beyond the borders, / Win to live - / It's all you know…  sign in to read more »


»Bury My Love«

by April A., Aug 20, 2009

Fuck all the life / Out of me, / Making me squirt / All my pride and ambitions. / Give me a drink / Which is flavored with lies, / Turning my weakness / To your ammunition. / Then shove your dick / Into my throat - / My being helpless / Will bring you orgasms. / Tasting your juice / Will just hurt me much…  sign in to read more »


»Lesson of better life«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Aug 19, 2009

Another day come and other leave. / This count to my life where I lived. / And I've experienced all the life of an entertainer. / The life that I thought will make me stronger / Will make me the incomplete person, / And live a better life tomorrow / When that line moves, I hoped my life will go too. / Just…  sign in to read more »


»Mystery Feeling«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Aug 14, 2009

Once upon a time is not how this one started / It's more like 'Once upon a girl Broken Hearted' / Lost a promise of love, that's now departed / And took the road less traveled, love uncharted / / After years of rejection which caused such pain / In your time of loss, I was your gain / Going through the…  sign in to read more »


»Living Today«

by April A., Aug 13, 2009

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


»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 »


»Consider Me Alive«

by Josh Hay, Aug 5, 2009

Just consider me alive, I can see your perfect world, as I try to keep myself alive, I've been here before, as I dreamt of this place, in my head. In my small world, I can't let go, all this suffering, just consider me alive, And I will be there for sure, and this moment is heaven. This is the place…  sign in to read more »


»Proud«

by April A., Aug 5, 2009

The same nasty job and the same decorations, / The desperate faces of helpless sweatpals, / Bright shouting ads at half-dead metro stations, / Then evenings with you in a dark empty cell. / / The price of ten dollars for some inspiration, / Some spirits, some sex and a pointless nightmare, / Brain…  sign in to read more »


»something about the first rose«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Aug 5, 2009

There is something about / A comforting hug and a tissue at a funeral / That brings contentment to a devastated soul / That brings contentment to a plight when sadness, pain and death prevail / / There is something about / The fear of a black thunderstorm / That brings knowledge of the peace to come / That…  sign in to read more »


»Zero«

by April A., Jul 29, 2009

"You've failed in writing" - you were told, / And you gave up. You quit. / I saw one more young talent fold, / And they just laughed at it. / / If you are told life's hard to play, / Your breath will still not cease. / How one should breathe, one cannot say, / As well as what to breathe. / / You generated…  sign in to read more »


»Victim«

by April A., Jul 28, 2009

You wake up at six: intercourse with your spouse. / You're under the blanket with tightly shut eyes. / At seven a postman arrives to your house / With two printed portions of scandals and lies. / / You turn the TV on. Your damn daily dose / Of lies is exceeded with fresh morning news. / You firmly believe…  sign in to read more »


»Charm And Poison«

by April A., Jul 27, 2009

For every wrong step that you take / I pierce your heart thrice on a bender. / However, my fury is fake. / You bleed your remorse - I surrender. / My sharp poignant words of no shame / And spirits are such a bad mixture - / I've never been easy to tame - / They paint such a frightening picture, / They…  sign in to read more »


»How I met your Mom, Part one«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Jul 27, 2009

It was just a story, / With a sad beginning / Hoping that the climate will be good, then turns bad too / And with a sad ending / / How I met your mom / Yah, it justa story. / We used to be best friends / Hand out a lot, never thought of a romance / / It was cold, when I mot her, in a party / Itwas supposed…  sign in to read more »


»Life«

by Roberta Williams, Jul 7, 2009

Where can you go when there is / nothing let but yourself. / life is hard and so much to deal / with I just don't know. / So many problems and worries. / Sit and thinking about where to / go when there isn't noone around to / talk to. / What can I do. / I have lost so much in life. / Sad to think that no one…  sign in to read more »


»Nerve Disease«

by Roberta Williams, Jul 7, 2009

Peripheral Neuropathy. / / I have peripheral neuropathy. / I suffer everyday with this nerve disease. / I deserve a better life. / Then to have to suffer with this problem that I have. / It used to be just in both of my feet. / But now it is in both of my legs. / my arms. / Had to have a shot yesterday…  sign in to read more »


»Pesticides got me petrified«

by Lebohang Ramatswi, Jul 7, 2009

Pesticides got me petrified. / Feelings still scrutinised. / A kiss I've longed for; / Got me yearning for more. / I felt your heart beat, / I climed and unthinkable feet, / running awya from pesticides that / clouded my lungs and left me petrified. / / I love you, you love me. / so, let it be. Hold me and…  sign in to read more »


»Dad«

by Roberta Williams, Jul 6, 2009

I am so angry at my dad. / My dad was a bad dad, / I must add he left me and I am sad and mad. / My dad left me and Chad my brother. / / WE both were unclad. / My dad did not want us. / He claim us dead. / I ran a ad and hoping to let others know they are not alone. / / Sometimes I am glad that my dad was…  sign in to read more »


»The world mourns for you«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Jun 30, 2009

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


»Ode to Wacko Jacko«

by Mamello Monageng, Jun 27, 2009

We got to know you through your voice at 11 years old / You led a life that we could not understand / Whilst others chose to judge you / Many chose to cherish your talents / For as much as a man lived his life / He too can give something valuable to the world / / You started with the man on the mirror…  sign in to read more »


»L.I.F.E.«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Jun 25, 2009

L is for the liars that have surrounded me / I, insecurity, my head down in these streets / F my future there isn't one / E Eternal hope / This is my life / / I wake up every day to the same old foster mother / I ain't got no pictures of my mother / She was a crack fiend nothing like pot mother / She didn't…  sign in to read more »


»Welcome To Fail«

by April A., Jun 18, 2009

Work, Friday parties, chores, spouses, kids, / Fashion to follow and patterns to be - / Standards of living. And now repeat: / "This is my life as I want it to be". / / You think you're perfect, you swear it's true, / But nobody is, you are nobody then. / You're welcome to Fail - population is you, / Enjoy…  sign in to read more »


»This World, Our World«

by Coenraad Vlietstra, Jun 15, 2009

Politicians, / Despots, / Prexies, / Evangelists, / Naturist, / Legislators, / Capitalism, / Communism, / Anarchism, / Extr…  sign in to read more »


»Life's Order«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Jun 10, 2009

Did you know that / We're born in order to die / And death is part of life? / Did you know that / We're sad in order to be happy / And happy in order to be sad? / Has it ever occured to you / That we're poor in order to be rich / Or ignorant in order to be wise? / We're young in order to grow old, / Single in…  sign in to read more »


»The Voice Of Despair«

by April A., Jun 10, 2009

Triangles of half-open doors / Reveal all the truth that is hidden: / Just condoms and cans on the floor, / Black papers with verses, forbidden - / Unfinished remakes of the song, / Deprived of the right to speak loud / Of wicked intentions gone wrong - / Erasers have muffled the shout. / / The only…  sign in to read more »


»Nothing Else Counts«

by April A., Jun 3, 2009

The streets are embraced by this threatening night, / She's sunk in his warm, not yet sober embrace. / They promised each other that things would go right, / Yet all their hopes stand for counting days. / / The morning will frown - one desperate kiss, / The sign of unfortunate parting for two, / Will…  sign in to read more »


»Loving you«

by MmaphelaLylian Kgatla, May 14, 2009

If I did not say I love you yesterday, / That does not mean I don't, / / If I did not say I love you today, / That does not mean I don't, / / If I don't tell you that I love you tomorrow, / Don't faint, because that does not mean I don't, / / I love you more when I don't tell, / I appreciate you more when…  sign in to read more »


»Meditation II: God«

by Gorki Skanke, May 14, 2009

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


»The soul«

by Laura Arman, May 11, 2009

It's the soul that seeks, / words unspoken, / floating angels, / from ships broken. / Happy endings, / captured and forgotten, / anguish forseen / and left to go rotten. / The soul that's alone, / not tied or marred, / desolate but not empty, / left under a pile of scars. / Tugging on strings, / to contend the…  sign in to read more »


»Laces«

by Andile Nozibusiso Mtshali, May 5, 2009

Fasten them tight / let us run till we see the light. / If I fall promise you will hold my hand / and run with me till we see the promised land. / / Tidy up make sure all is neat / draw the curtains fore you kill me with heat. / Enjoy my last rands worth it was all from todays work. / Fasten them tight,…  sign in to read more »


»What you do to me«

by Sifiso Barry Maseko, May 4, 2009

The Power of your kiss makes me shiver in my knees. / Your touch is so divine one I cannot define infact it creates arch reflexes on my spine / I reminisce on the time we've spent and look upon the lesson I have learnt, I realise that I owe my being to you for you have me to be true. / Your curvatious…  sign in to read more »


»I have learnt«

by Tsholofelo Mooketsi, Apr 23, 2009

I have learnt to live my life expectantly / Even in my dreadful journey of darkness / I have learnt to positively sustain myself / Regardless of the hurdles I stumble upon as I live life / I have learnt to believe in the energies of the universe / And to define and clarify my purpose through these…  sign in to read more »


»Family Honour«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 21, 2009

One time / I thought I was strong / But now / Pieces are my hopes / Ashes are my dreams / Blown away / By the wind / / There's no eye / That has not wept / There's no pain / That I have not had / And scars of life / Are my tattoos / From the highway of life / That I have walked through / That sometimes I wonder…  sign in to read more »


»Nowhere«

by Deon Thomas, Apr 10, 2009

When we start at the end and end where we started where have we really gone or have we just been standing still all along, with no beginning to our journey and no steps…  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 »


»A Falling Leaf«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Apr 2, 2009

I let my hand touch / a flower one day / when a leaf fell to the ground. / With no hearing / I look at it / and there it is falling / softly, without any a sound. / / I look at that / beautiful flower / and a thought came into my mind, / there are so many / beautiful memories we have, / without realizing what…  sign in to read more »


»Life Is...«

by Raine Lariza, Apr 1, 2009

Life is like a gamble / Where some things are at stake / There are times you may encounter some troubles / There are times where some difficulties are hard to take / / Life is like a basketball game / If you missed the ball / Then an opportunity just grasped out of your hands / And it would be the other's…  sign in to read more »


»There is a first time for everything«

by Zainab Salim, Mar 31, 2009

There is a first time for everything / So don't be scared / There is a first time for everything / Learn to take some risks / / You are here to live only one time / And ofcourse to die only once / So don't fear... / / I know there are fears of every kind / Still take risks as many as you can / Whatever…  sign in to read more »


»Tribute For Amina Ramadhani«

by Tiema Muindi, Mar 31, 2009

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


»Why Skies Are Blue«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 30, 2009

Why, oh why / Sky, dear sky / Why are you / Why are skies so blue? / / You are the fancy bed of love / For all those silver stars above / You watch the sunball rise and set / You touched the angels that you met / You fed the pretty birds that flew / So why, oh why are skies so blue? / / You are good grandma…  sign in to read more »


»To be human«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Mar 29, 2009

Of earth we are created, / Like trees that stand tall, / as of earth they are born and fed. / Like all creatures, Mother Earth nurtures and nourishes us into perfection. / / Look at the stones by the river side, for them all the tides pass and shape. / For we are like them as God is the tide that shapes…  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 »


»Easy Crossing the Balustrade«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Mar 27, 2009

The tasty temper of temptation / on the balcony of the mind, / like a lone lanky figure / looms. The shadow of evil, / a lingua franca of minds, / permutate messages of serendipty. / And, to the shingled shore / arrives the tsunami of temptation. / Ghoulish natty nightmares / all awake keep us. / Risque, on…  sign in to read more »


»Are you dead, dad?«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Mar 26, 2009

From the day you fed me, / To the time where I can fish for myself / I only wished to grow old with you / You washed my feet like your lord / And carry me around the street / Bought me everything I cried for!! / Both we were like lovers / But now you are sleeping / I tried to wake you up / But you stared at…  sign in to read more »


»Limits To Life«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 26, 2009

Ain't no longing in life / but the longing for love. / I've been longing / for so long. / / Ain't no limits to life / but the limits of l…  sign in to read more »


»Heartless-can-be?«

by April A., Mar 25, 2009

I'm wild and sometimes even heartless-can-be, / I'm fond of collecting illusions to ruin, / I'm breaking the rules life has written for me, / "Create to destroy" best describes what I'm doing. / I'm scarily dangerous, silently loud - / A walking disaster you'd better ignore, / The pain in the neck of a…  sign in to read more »


»I see«

by Laura Arman, Mar 24, 2009

Don't let a man tell you who you ought to be, / and don't let society stop you from being free, / Don't let that pressure exceed your expectations, / And don't let others choose their own depictions, / Don't let your past freeze you from moving forward, / And don't let your unruly choices move you…  sign in to read more »


»What's wrong with this picture?«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Mar 24, 2009

Two strangers walking down the street, hand in hand like they have no cares in the world. / With an Embrace they part, promises whispered and hearts heavy. / Forever is what they thought, together is what they yearned for. / / He/She ducked as bullets flew and in return with stones they were avenging…  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 »


»Eye In The Sky«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 22, 2009

When the skies are blue / Over the mountain, over the sea, / The eye's shinin' bright, / My ol' blue eye, too. / / Come dark clouds or rain, / Heavy and pourin', hard as can be, / The eye keeps the light, / I don't mind the pain. / / Eye in the sky, / Ruler of my spring, / Songbirds they fly, / Let the new…  sign in to read more »


»Earth, Water, Fire and Wind«

by Raine Lariza, Mar 21, 2009

Earth is my greatest home / Where every living thing roams / Land that is full of colorful things / That the mankind must unite in nature preserving / / Water for rivers, seas, lakes and oceans / A symbol of life that should not be ignore even for once / It's for everyone's duty and call / Because the…  sign in to read more »


»Nothing Can't Last«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 21, 2009

Ain't got no dishes, ain't got no bread, / Ain't got no wishes up in my head. / Ain't got no nickel, ain't got no dime, / Ain't got no watches, ain't got no time. / / Ain't got no flower, ain't got no sun, / Ain't got no power, ain't got no fun. / Ain't got no ocean, ain't got no earth, / I don't remember…  sign in to read more »


»Hand in Hand«

by Raine Lariza, Mar 20, 2009

Sometimes you may feel / Your problems are too much to deal / Sometimes you'll see that the heavy loads are all on you / And you'll say, you're in way too blue / / Try to look up in the sky / Just maybe you can seek some light / Never hesitate to call my name / Always bear in your mind that I am your…  sign in to read more »


»Island«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 20, 2009

I'm sailin' through a hurricane, / through stormy winds of loss and pain, / the waves are troubled, they are blue, / like a wild beast whose hunger grew. / / Is there an island / in the sea of my tears? / I need an island / in this ocean of fears. / / I can't help but think / my boat's gonna sink / into the…  sign in to read more »


»black boy«

by Rupert Ruel Nonyane, Mar 18, 2009

dark clouds are looming outside, / lightning strikes, "is it a bad night, it could not be worse than yersterday", he thinks to himself, / / what worse could beat the pain faced but not conquered, the misery goes way back before his birth, / / his mother was the mother of pain, had a cracked womb,…  sign in to read more »


»Questions Un-Answered«

by Walter Mbiji, Mar 18, 2009

What if life is the direct opposite of what we think it is? / What if existance is the dream that depends on ones interpretation? / What if humans are not what they think they are? / What if life is just a fairy-tale? / / We ask ourselves questions that we never seek answers for. / Where we Born to Die…  sign in to read more »


»no second chance«

by Laura Arman, Mar 16, 2009

There is no second chance. / They say it many times, forgiveness is an act. / You can make the changes, you can change your life. / Pick your self up again, get yourself a grip. / There's always next time they say, / there's plenty other fish. / If we make mistakes, we only have to change. / This second…  sign in to read more »


»A wish«

by Walter Mbiji, Mar 14, 2009

I have a wish / I wish for absolute silence / I wish for a place where I could define me / I wish to be just me / / I have found that Existance is a constant struggle to impress / We daily contend to earn approval and acceptence / Fear of rejection is what drive us / We are slaves of this world's…  sign in to read more »


»Accept My Demands«

by April A., Mar 12, 2009

These months were a battle / Of love and my pride, / Pride chose to surrender, / But I didn't mind. / I sang my own ballad / Along to your chords, / You failed as my shield, / I kept being your sword. / You asked for the world - / I could give you much more. / True life was somewhere / Behind the locked door…  sign in to read more »


»Sense«

by Ben Anonymous, Mar 8, 2009

Sense is it all about for you and me often without / and fooling around in circles where we find nothing else / but meaning all around us in this endless search / in which friendships and concrete crumbles. / Where does it lead, we ask, this meaningfull search for meaning? / Where does lead this limited…  sign in to read more »


»Irrelevance of the past«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Mar 6, 2009

We are born into sin / Yet we are Angels in our beloved / mothers eyes. / / We grow up with smiles and tears / in our eyes, but yet we grow up / to forget those hurts and pains. / / Teenagers so care free, yet so cautious. / We would not dare to stand in corners with boys, nor hold hands in public. / / Now…  sign in to read more »


»Janine«

by Ben Anonymous, Mar 6, 2009

This seems impossible the experience I had tonight, / This brief meeting experienced in flight. / A couple of hours hardly enough to know you, / Yet memorable I experienced this too? / / Somehow this flight deliberation / Did more than meets the eye... / Somehow this slight interaction / Revealed a…  sign in to read more »


»why?«

by Khwezilokusa Sobuza, Mar 5, 2009

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


»Through The Years«

by Linda Lubner, Feb 23, 2009

How like an old tree you are: / Admired for strength, endurance-- / Graceful and tall / / At a glance. / / Time it takes to look longer-- / See the scars grown over smooth / See the abrupt places cut / For room and light / See the twists where gravity, wind, and weather / / Touched you. / / Time is where you'…  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 »


»Time Limit«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Feb 9, 2009

Some times it is hard to accept things. / And sometimes it is hard to understand. / But the most important thing in a time of need / Is to reach out your helping hand. / Not trying to first figure things out. / / So to get your point of view. / Because sometimes you have plenty of time to help. / But…  sign in to read more »


»The Actor«

by Michelle Clark, Feb 5, 2009

What special masks must actors wear? / One to hide, one to dare. / When they pretend they're someone other / Someone different, without a mother. / They perform their tasks with laughter and tears / For those around with joys or fears. / They share their souls, their life to cope. / A bleeding wound or…  sign in to read more »


»Second Chance«

by Sonal Wadhwa, Feb 4, 2009

A smile that sparkles in your eyes, / One that can touch and warm any heart... / An attitude that speaks volumes about the goodness that lies with in you, / One that draws people to you like water in midst of a desert... / A touch that assures a friend in crisis that you are there and that you care,…  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 »


»A Desperate City«

by April A., Feb 1, 2009

Hello to you from the gray gloomy city, / Where crowds unconsciously worship despair, / Indulging in dangers of constant self-pity / With naive belief in the world's being fair. / / They have no trust in a man's inner power, / And fortitude sounds like something unknown. / They have no poets, just ones of…  sign in to read more »


»Life«

by Michelle Clark, Jan 29, 2009

When I took a chance on love / I told myself I am brave, / I look life in the eyes and challenged it, / / Life took the challenge and spared no rod / It feels no sorrow, feels no regret / It does not care it doesn't bet / It doesn't mind a tear or fret, / / The road you travel, that is your own / The…  sign in to read more »


»Make a wish«

by Michelle Clark, Jan 29, 2009

My cheeks are aching / My belly shaking / My heart is pouncing / By you announcing / / Time has healed / The broken shield / The anger and frustration / Has triggered my imagination. / / A journey has begun / A lot of love and tons of fun. / Never ending joy for you / A willing heart forever true / / Set you…  sign in to read more »


»Scarred«

by April A., Jan 28, 2009

It is just another sleepless night, / It's the breath of spring that we await. / One more gulp of wine, and I'm all right, / One more secret till it's way too late. / / One more song for no one's reached your ears, / But you think it's happened by mistake. / Every time by chance you see me near, / But you'…  sign in to read more »


»Seasons of my life«

by Michelle Clark, Jan 28, 2009

Eyes sparkle, lips full, / Bosom round and firm / Joyful heart, silver trim / Happy Spring moments fills the brim / / The summer of my life went by to fast / I grabbed onto life's anchored mast / I held on tight, each day, a life time long / Each night for ever, ever gone. / / The autumn days now are here…  sign in to read more »


»Happiness«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Jan 26, 2009

Pleasure is a feeling that / is easy to be find. / It's joyfulness and happiness / are settled in our minds. / / But from most people it's sad to say. Pleasure is a word they do not know. The reason is most problary / They reap just what they sow.…  sign in to read more »


»Regret, Regret«

by April A., Jan 26, 2009

We used to be like Jack and Rose. / "You jump - I jump" - a stupid oath. / But they all failed to figure out / Who had survived and who had drowned. / They all have taken me awry, / They call me she-who-loves-that-guy. / They wait to see how far I'll get, / And I just quit with no regret. / / You fall - I…  sign in to read more »


»Insane«

by April A., Jan 18, 2009

The day is revealing its new morning face, / And I've disappeared - without a trace, / Without a sound, without a sign, / As you'll never care. Well, dear, it's fine. / I left half to midnight for reasons unknown / To make half the way to nowhere by dawn. / I come back to earth or I drown in your eyes -…  sign in to read more »


»Reflections At Four In The Morning«

by April A., Jan 15, 2009

All days are the same: morning, city, the crowd. / Life's not going forward, it's moving around. / And masks of all shades on those ignorant faces, / A few made-up stories in cheap street newspapers, / Sluts looking like stars, dirty queens of attraction, / Gross idols of so deceptive perfection / Are…  sign in to read more »


»A Powerful tool«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Jan 4, 2009

Words are like a powerful tool. / You can use it as you like. / It can be like refreshing dew. / Or it can be like a snake that strikes. / / But all the words you ever said will come back to you again. / It may come back like a snake that strike. / Or it may come back like…  sign in to read more »


»Get Over It«

by April A., Jan 4, 2009

I hate you, guys, I wish you pain. / It never causes any strain. / I can't care less for all this shit / You say to me. Get over it. / Yes, spirit is my perfect friend - / It's always there by my demand. / Yes, I detest the whole mankind. / Yes, I deny, and I'm denied. / / I'm misanthropic, deviant,…  sign in to read more »


»Not Now«

by April A., Dec 4, 2008

In silence my lips have been drawing the shapes / Of phrases, so vague and deprived of a meaning. / My dreams are about to find an escape / To where the end always meets the beginning. / My black and white fears have got an excuse: / I still have the world - in my heart and around. / I'm no longer free -…  sign in to read more »


»Lies Of A Loss«

by April A., Dec 2, 2008

Going away, / I take one last look behind, / And you can't believe those winter days / Were nothing more than lies. / / Knives in our backs, / Dying memories inside - / Maybe I've become so heartless, / Maybe free, or simply blind. / / Dear, we are done, / Drink your tears of regret, / Find the answers by…  sign in to read more »


»Play not with Fire«

by Shimano Patel, Nov 21, 2008

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


»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 »


»I'm Fine«

by April A., Nov 6, 2008

Love is only some sense / Of the absence of sense, / It invades our lives / When we have other plans. / It devours your days, / Then it eats you inside, / It erases your face, / But you don't really mind. / It is gradually making you blind! / / October is counting time / And turning to dust all the letters…  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 »


»It is a long lane that has no turning«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Oct 12, 2008

Follow the river you'll find the sea / Sitting down in the tactturn room. / Counting the corners, hours gone. / I've put all my eges in one basket / And now the world is pulling me down. / I've count my chiken before I hatched them / And now I know enough is better than too much. / The burden is getting…  sign in to read more »


»Unknown Escape«

by Shimano Patel, Oct 2, 2008

Numbness arouses the very pinnacle of being / Pins and needles from head to toe / For a moment in time I feel no pain / I feel free- / / Letting go a vacant emotion, I sweetly clench / A heart beat lost / Within racing pulse / For I must bear / This is the only way- / / Shimmering sweaty hands…  sign in to read more »


»Hope«

by Shimano Patel, Oct 1, 2008

Sweet memories play childishly / In the play ground of heart / My mind spinning in essence / Of ecstasy once experienced / Now lost in life's life- / / A twinkle catches me / Putting me in those / Moments back in time / But just for a moment / All is come and go / You and I- / / Sadness wiped away…  sign in to read more »


»Seeker«

by Shimano Patel, Oct 1, 2008

Time motionlesss / No where to go, no where to hide / Barren I am- / Feelings of emptiness-my friend / / A simple life a loss / Decisions made and unplanned hurts / My soul longs to find its spirit / / My shadow behide a shadow / Knowing only darkness, / As its light / I am who I am... / / Sorrow creeps…  sign in to read more »


»Troubled Waters«

by Shimano Patel, Oct 1, 2008

I sail my ship in search of / The forgotten land / Only known to sailors brave enough to survive / Wild waters and savage storms / / I brave the current so strong, / Of pain and sorrow / Endured thought life / In an endless stream of wrongs / / I sail my ship against wild waters / In the quest to find…  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 »


»Stranger«

by April A., Sep 23, 2008

I'm walking alone / In dark empty lanes, / Each trace is well-known - / Each belongs to no way. / Here I'm a stranger, / My home is far. / Somewhere my heart waits - / It's right where you are. / Streets meet me with rain, / And cold winds bring just dust. / They know - on this way / There is no one to trust…  sign in to read more »


»Serenade«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Sep 15, 2008

Come a bird down solemn, / Gossiping outside my window. / The dolphins flew serenely / Wondered what a day to be loved. / Calling their septet to join them. / As I wipe my window pens, to see clearly. / Oh, it's my dolphine, with some troops. / My love song from the west, / Who find life in the boys she…  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 »


»Frailty«

by April A., Sep 8, 2008

The heart in my chest is bleeding, / But blood never shows a stain. / If only behind this mask of tranquility / You could see a soul that is grieving... / My heart has the same ability / To suffer - to drown in pain. / If you knew how much one word could mean... / If you only saw me falling / Apart right…  sign in to read more »


»A Story Without An End«

by April A., Sep 6, 2008

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


»Associations«

by April A., Sep 6, 2008

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


»Diaries«

by April A., Sep 6, 2008

The yellow and frayed eternal pages / Are crying, just with ink, still of the same. / The years turn to words and seem like ages / Of grief in such a thin and subtle frame. / / This memory-evoking prose of sorrow / Is life... or scattered pieces, left of it, / Of looking forward to the damned tomorrow…  sign in to read more »


»Still Growing«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Sep 3, 2008

The most selfish one letter word..........."I" -- Avoid it. / The most satisfying two-letter word........"WE" -- Use it / The most poisonous three-letter word......."EGO" -- Kill it. / The most used four-letter word........"LOVE" -- Value it. / The most pleasing five-letter word......."SMILE" --…  sign in to read more »


»Moment of weakness«

by Michael S. Hofer, Aug 25, 2008

It's money that matters / When I walk these streets of old / Money matters when we're growing old / Many times these stories have been told / / And still we face it / any time / any place / in letters typed bold so / anyone can see it better - / It's money that matters / / I built this garden around us / Am…  sign in to read more »


»Now and Then«

by Michael S. Hofer, Apr 2, 2002

As I stare into / the rear view mirror of / my BMW / And watch my baby daughter / sleep / I think of summer approaching / And where and when the next trip on / my Harley / will lead me / / As my wife pushes buttons on / her mobile phone / And chats with a girlfriend / I remember the times when / there wasn't…  sign in to read more »


»The Deal«

by Michael S. Hofer, May 1, 2001

Woman / I hadn't got one / I was 18 already / and my classmates had their / girlfriends / ex-girlfriends / one-night-stands. / I thought I'd never make it, / remain. / / And then, / having moved into my very own apartment, / SHE / moved in. / Now we're in our third year, / have spent every single one of those…  sign in to read more »