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156 poems tagged MEMORIES


»Dmitri wears my skin on days he wants to smell death«

by Neo Musangi, Jan 24, 2017

1. / / this matatu is a coffin! / / somewhere in Uhuru, she burns incense to musk the smell of underage sex / / and everyone along Keekorok is walking into mirrors in search of freedom. / / what's the english word for someone who has slept in a broken bed with a stranger, / / or, is it awkward to fall…  sign in to read more »


»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 »


»Men of Letters«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 5, 2016

MEN OF LETTERS is a secret underground / society, some say they've been around since / the 1930's, some say they go all the way / back to the Knight Templars, all I know is / that they still exist today but don't ask me / how I know 'cuz I was sworn to secrecy but / I will tell you what I can without…  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 »


»Is it a bird? Is it an obsession?«

by Thandeka Bathandwa Mavundla, Oct 2, 2016

As I trudged along, / I see a bird, high up in the sky, / It's quiet big, I'm intrigued, I stop! / I hear a sound, the sounds gets louder! / It must be a bigger bird! An eagle maybe! / I'm mistaken! What could that be? I ponder... / The sounder gets louder and more powerful, / An engine? Maybe? I wonder…  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 »


»Anthony«

by Bo Lanier, Aug 19, 2016

Well and the Anthony I knew / was a scared and lost little boy / confused about life and sought / sanctuary by drinking himself out / of reality...well I thought I could / save him but he only ended up / using me so I had to just throw / my arms up and walk away, years / ago saying Anthony, I hope in time…  sign in to read more »


»The Return of a Lost Lover«

by Bo Lanier, Aug 19, 2016

Same dream, different night / a sense of Deja-vu takes / me back to another life... / my heart beats fast like / angel wings, as you come / in out of the shadows I begin / to remember everything... / Irish green eyes radiating like / an glowing Amber, your eyes / say more than words could / ever say…  sign in to read more »


»New Master Magician«

by Bo Lanier, Aug 8, 2016

From out of a blue mist comes magic / the voice of a meadow lark, a song / straight from the heart... / well it is magic beyond belief like / something out of a dream like nothing / you've ever heard or seen and I still / don't believe my eyes, how the heck / did he make that rose come alive, / how did he…  sign in to read more »


»Reflections«

by Bo Lanier, Jul 20, 2016

Charmed by a witch in the days of the Knight Templar's / Reflections in the dark, Reflections of the heart / and as the moon goes across the mountains here / I remember firelight and snowfall and an ivy covered / castle wall where the love of ages hasn't lost it's magic / since then and now again at all…  sign in to read more »


»Just Because We're Over«

by Bo Lanier, Jun 29, 2016

JUST BECAUSE WE'RE OVER / Doesn't mean we still can't / Be friends, JUST BECAUSE / WE'RE OVER doesn't mean / We can't still get together / And have some fun every / Now and then... / After all the years we shared / Together it would be silly now / To just go our separate ways / Forever when we used to be / The…  sign in to read more »


»In the Tall Grass of Dreams (James Dean)«

by Bo Lanier, Apr 28, 2016

Rebel without a cause and bad to the bone / In his white tight t-shirt and back pocket comb / Oooh well I think you were one real cool dude... / But of course there was more to you than / That ever did meet the eye and although you've / Been gone a long, long time your legend will / Never die...…  sign in to read more »


»In Other Words«

by Bo Lanier, Apr 12, 2016

Well when you broke my heart / you might of thought you broke my spirit / but you couldn't be more wrong / don't you know the song must go on / through the good and bad, happy or sad / although it may be hard to smile through / the tears there is faith over fear.. / In Other Words I'll be fine given time…  sign in to read more »


»Piano«

by Bo Lanier, Apr 6, 2016

Room full of candles casting shadows on the French / doors in a gust of wind they swing open and the / leaves blow in In the dead of the night the Piano / plays our song all by its self Almost scared to death / I try to go but I'm paralyzed there not believing what / my ears are hearing. It's been a year…  sign in to read more »


»To Hold You Again«

by Bo Lanier, Apr 4, 2016

A time there was you needed my love / And I was there to hold you and it did / A world of good for me too but now it's / Been a long time gone still my love for / You goes on and on oh what I'd give / To Hold You Again so safe and warm / In my arms again...well we might of / Been teenagers but it wasn't…  sign in to read more »


»You Can't Steal a Man's Thunder«

by Bo Lanier, Apr 4, 2016

Did I ever tell you of that time I watched / You skinny dipping in Wauconda bay... / The moon was full and bright, nothing was / Hidden outta sight...I swore someday / Somehow in this lifetime I would make / You mine... / Well and you can't underestimate a / Man on a mission, You Can't Steal / A Man'…  sign in to read more »


»Falling In Lover All Over Again«

by Abdul Milazi, Mar 29, 2016

I drank from ancient rivers as old as time / But never so sweet as the nectar of her smile / / She was just a girl named Jazz / Her beauty I could not capture in words / / Her eyes spoke truth / She said her real name was Ruth / / She cried a melancholic tune / Serenading the intoxicated moon / / Night…  sign in to read more »


»Still Waiting«

by Bo Lanier, Mar 3, 2016

Well we were over years ago / I just wish somebody would tell / my heart...you've moved on with / your life and I know our love will / never come again so why can't I / learn to let you go and get on / with my life again... / instead of always just sitting home / alone by the phone hoping you'll / call and…  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 »


»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 »


»Time for a Change«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 31, 2015

Well you will not hurt me now anymore / You will not make me cry over you again / I ain't your bitch no more read my lips / When I say that this is the end I mean / This is the end and I'm out the door now / Like I should have been way, way back when / Don't you know you put me through hell? / These past…  sign in to read more »


»I'm Still a Simple Country Boy«

by Bo Lanier, Nov 30, 2015

Well it's been a long hard road / To get here from where I come / From but now I'm a livin' high / On the hog and the best is yet / To come still you can't judge a / Book by its cover I have heard / Them say, you are and always / Will be the product of your long / Time gone yesterday... / In my…  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 »


»Tears of fear«

by Manie Van Tonder, Jun 2, 2015

As I lay down on our bed / sadness reappears / Running tears on her soft pillow / wishing she was here / Not crying out the question / why? why? why? / But rather thinking of / ways to die / I miss you my baby! / I miss you so so bad! / Without you I am nothing / my life is just sad / I am so alone and…  sign in to read more »


»The Bull-Dozer«

by Fay Mbiwa ThePoet, May 15, 2015

East and west, / It knocks all the air around, / South-North, / It knocks all the space around, / Oh dear stop. / / Stop dozing, / Sh!Sh!the teacher is coming, / Wake up,you will be found, / Bum!The locker thumps, / Books being searched, / Oh dear student, / Where did the pen go? / / Maths or English? / Which…  sign in to read more »


»Warrior of psychosocial. (Frans)«

by Fakazile Nkosi, May 15, 2015

You became a friend indeed the day you became a Friend in need, / As time goes by, / Day by day I tend to appreciate / The finer things about you / And the smallest things, / You rescued me from severe grief / And showed me the other side of life / You brought back the light in my pitch black world, / You…  sign in to read more »


»My Dad plays a game of "hide and seek": A Tribute poem to my beloved Dad: Late George Maveli«

by Williamsji Maveli, Aug 4, 2014

My Dad plays a game of "hide and seek", / / Though in Intensive Care since a week, / / But I know He is still sleeps by my side, / / He still makes me happy by elephant ride / / Putting me on his bare back to continue play / / Taking his strong arms to go fast or to delay / / And to repeat…  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 »


»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 »


»The One«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 11, 2014

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


»Icarus«

by Michael Strydom, Jun 5, 2014

Find in me / that part of you / we both seek most of all / / reality / has seen us through / but can not break the fall / / here betwixt what is and will be / I find no comfort here / I am battered, bruised and certainly / most humanly filled with fear / / as I drift through / an endless sea / in…  sign in to read more »


»I cheated myself«

by Ahmet Murati, Apr 20, 2014

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


»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 »


»A Vote of Thanks«

by Kioko Kivesi, Feb 12, 2014

Life is still moving on... with the same pace, although with a different rhythm... / It's been a long time coming and so much has happened that can't be undone, /   / And every time I wake up, I crave for the old familiar faces; / Of those that always put a smile on mine... / Of those who were always…  sign in to read more »


»Small, big, last moments with my brother«

by Lehlohonolo Mokhema, Feb 6, 2014

We played wrestling and I won when I ticked you - gotcha silly! / We told the same jokes and laughed holding our bellies / Soccer time - you dribbled me silly / Soccer practice - I carry your tog bag and it's so smelly! / At your hospital bedside, you hold my hand aloft and shout triumphantly: "give it…  sign in to read more »


»In love with the idea of you«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Jan 20, 2014

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


»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 »


»We Need Another«

by Tshililo Khanari, Jul 6, 2013

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


»Olden Days«

by Richard Thomas, Jun 28, 2013

My grandpa tries to frighten me / By telling how things used to be. / He swears that what he says is true. / This was the world in which he grew: / / Their homes had porches, where they sat, / And grownups always wore a hat. / There were no sneakers, only shoes, / And men wore vests, but no tattoos.…  sign in to read more »


»I Miss You«

by Ramasela Matlala, Apr 1, 2013

It just hit me like a high tide of waves, / swallowed me under as I tried to catch by breathe. / I am struggling to keep affloute, / wishing to just let it be. / / Drown in the deep ocean / and let go of all emotions. / Feel all that sadness that makes me want to hold you. / Hold your hands and know I…  sign in to read more »


»To my future Queen«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jan 21, 2013

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


»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 »


»Do You Remember?«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 11, 2012

Do you remember when we first met / words were exchanged / presence felt, beauty appreciated / no numbers yet / target was marked and I knew what to do / / next thing we're smiling / am on my bird eye view / I must have been flying / / cloud nine! something was in the air / / you made me feel brand new…  sign in to read more »


»Dambudzo lives«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 8, 2012

Death, stupid death / Have you seen Dambudzo's ghost / Lingering in the streets of Masvingo / Stupid Death what have you gained / In his grossly untimely death / Are you a victor now / That he is a memory / Slowly and painfully washing away / Tell me Mr Stupid Death / Stare me in the eye if you got wealthier…  sign in to read more »


»Letter to her«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 8, 2012

Firstly I love you more today / than I ever did in my life before / / You have intensified all colors / heightened all beauty / deepened all delight of being with you / / The thought of seeing you / and being around you / touch of your nose with mine / to recapture the electric current / the blood rush / oh…  sign in to read more »


»Teachers day (MBA HR)«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Sep 13, 2012

Every word you said was a devine blessing, / We met perhaps by a God's invisible tracing, / But mark you made will remain forever in action, / deeply engrained by attention, retention and motor reproduction. / / Learnings are what that brings light in darkness, / unfortunate are those who are untouched…  sign in to read more »


»Remembering you«

by Mothibe Johannes Mothapo, Aug 13, 2012

An inch away from your lips, so tipsy I become / My lips trembling vivaciously unfazed towards yours / A split second pause, intriguing passion engulfed in you / Like an abrupt load shedding, we kissed / / For a while I thought I have high blood, my heart expanding like inflated balloon / So ballistic I…  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 »


»Water Under The Bridge«

by Kudyahakudadirwe Voice, Jun 29, 2012

Along the long corridors of minds / beset with much troubled memories / doors open sideways / threatening to release / mangled up simmering images / of shuttered-up shattered lives. / / Threads of uninvited memoria / enter and re-enter the arena / only to be shunted away / by the unyielding will / harnessed…  sign in to read more »


»The beauty of art«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Jun 11, 2012

(Trying to remember) / / Something needs to be remembered / It squats on the back of your mind / Knocking and kicking- to be discovered. / You stare with semi-closed eyelids into a far distance / Pretending to see, but unseeing / Or look into your friend's eyes but not seeing; / The creative idea to be…  sign in to read more »


»The Blacksmith«

by Ewen Carmichael, May 17, 2012

A blacksmith in my village / Cruden Bay / the Smiddy was warm on that cold December day / I was a boy / fashioned by youth, fascinated that HE so old could bewitch cold metal to radiate / to listen / for he hummed 'diddley diddley come what may' / and he pushed the bellows to play / a poor man / dressed in…  sign in to read more »


»Pass-by Troops«

by Gideon Eze, Apr 23, 2012

Berg of the Nation's pride we are; / out-gone for our navel with courage of anger, / thirst for mid-isolation we marched, / hunger for equality - we halt, / in de-exploitation coup we conch, / in ask of our independence want. / / Patriotic troops we are / out-worn by the wrath of arbitatry seats, / out-worn…  sign in to read more »


»Lorca Dreaming«

by Ewen Carmichael, Apr 19, 2012

I sit alone. My legs over the precipice. / Cap de Creus. / There's a piano playing blues somewhere. / Sirenas cries, / wipes the tears from my eyes. / Aphrodite sings, / half in, half out of the moonwater. / What song! What liberty! / My youth gone. / / The wild heather burns, / the pine is charcoal and…  sign in to read more »


»Memories of the past..«

by Siddhartha Agarwal, Mar 29, 2012

As I write a poem, a thought occurs to me. / I am sitting under a tree, its shadow upon me / And my eyes well up in tears at the thought of the thought. / For it's the mighty shadow that I am most afraid of. / It sits on the horizon beckoning me to come. / But Oh! me the coward, never able to overcome.…  sign in to read more »


»Dick and Jane«

by Bruce Gorton, Mar 28, 2012

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


»Afridi Is king«

by Rabi Ul Islam, Mar 8, 2012

He holds his bat with all his might, / The bowlers bowl with full of fright. / He is the man, he is the king, / He smashes every ball out of the ring. / / Once he entered the pitch by chance, / And changed the game in a single glance. / He is the man depended on hard times, / For he is the king of all the…  sign in to read more »


»Scars of the past«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Feb 18, 2012

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


»Our love...«

by Yasmeen Butler, Feb 12, 2012

Our love was not other than this: / A shared gaze from afar / A slight smile lost in the heat of a blush / and the quickening of our hearts. / An unexplained connection... / / Our love was not other than this: / A hazy sense of nostalgia / unabated by the passing of time. / Silently it has crept / hidden and…  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 »


»The Ghost of Henley«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Jan 23, 2012

Theres an apparition of a man standing outside that house in Henley drive / He stares at you as you go by as if your dead and he's alive / / He is waiting and has been waiting for 101 years patiently / For his love to return from the Shirtwaist Triangle factory / / She was slight of build but big on…  sign in to read more »


»Where Did You Go?«

by James Inocencio, Jan 23, 2012

Heavy like lead is my heart sunken in goodbyes / / I will leave in yesteryear and I shall leave you in disguise / / Those euphoric memories shared, / remembered, you shamed me through bitter tears that won't blend, and broken hands left to mend. / / Fret not, my return will be swift like death I wait…  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 »


»Boundless Sea«

by April A., Jan 11, 2012

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


»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 »


»Think of the little children«

by Leo Long, Jan 2, 2012

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


»Drowned in hate«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

I felt the stab of pain / From a brother in the hood / One seeking to rise to fame / I thought he understood. / / I taste the bitter in what he said / As he spits the words out / "I wish you were dead" / He just verified my doubt. / / I hear the cries for pity / In our own neighborhood, / Not across the…  sign in to read more »


»Without my glasses«

by Leo Long, Dec 15, 2011

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


»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 »


»They«

by Leo Long, Dec 13, 2011

... they are the nameless / the suggestors / the invisible advisors / because if "they say", then that's how it is / / ... no faces / yet resounding words / they echo in our heads / are they conscience? / / puppet masters / influencing our actions / we'd stake our lives on it, / ... because they say…  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 »


»Part of me«

by Moipone Tsoka, Nov 8, 2011

Part of me has let you go / and another part misses you so much / I want to forget about you / but it is hard / because my heart is still yearning for you, / your love, your touch and mostly my lips long for your kiss / / Sometimes I dream about you / sometimes I shed a tear for you / and sometimes I wish…  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 »


»She says she can sell a dream to me«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Oct 28, 2011

She says it's not me it's you / she says maybe it's us it's the rain / she says I'm cold / I wanna say I'm cold too / but then I act all bold / my jacket you shall wear / cause I need you to dance / cause I hold you dear / / She says five not three / and I say our love shall conquer / this battles we fight…  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 »


»Spit«

by Andrew Totten, Aug 17, 2011

I went to war in Vietnam which wasn't my idea / the army never asked for my advice / I slogged on through the jungles there and watched some soldiers die / out country where the farmers grow their rice / / The months went by like in a horrid dream of blood and death / and nothing I could say made any…  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 »


»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 »


»Once Upon A time«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Jun 29, 2011

Show me those rivers / where we fished and swam / while the cattle, on their / banks, grazed green grass. / / Where have the forests gone / where we picked yellow mushrooms and ate bright red berries / that turned our tongues red? / / What happened to those days / when we gathered at full moon / and played…  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 »


»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 »


»No One But You!«

by Ayanda Nxumalo, Apr 18, 2011

Good morning super Queen, / Never try to ignore me because / No one knows what's going on / Between our hallowed lips. / / You gave me something / Special, something that even / My neighbours had denied to / Release it. / / Your friends have tried to / Spread it to my ears but still / I'm not…  sign in to read more »


»A dream, but what a dream!«

by Rafeel Wasif, Mar 26, 2011

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


»Mixed Emotions«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Feb 25, 2011

I wait patiently on the quiet corner slowly downloading your inner soul / I felt my heart maneuver with a heartbeat faster than that of a beat-boy / The moment I laid my eyes on you I felt them drooling as a circus striper's body, / when I got closer to you, all I had in mind was misconceptions and…  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 »


»My pathway«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Feb 23, 2011

It will come I was told / the pathway that will show you the light / the road that will heal the old / they said / but I heard them say / be ware the birds at flight / cause through it all she was told / even though this pain couldnt hear her plight / tell this heart of mine to be bold / oh I beg you she…  sign in to read more »


»Death Of A Poet's Heart!«

by Sage PoeticHustler Mokgosi, Jan 26, 2011

Silence... / / Then pounds of beastly throat thrashers / Gashing blood, floods of empty thoughts / Screams of dreams forgotten, / Debating mental heart-beats now internal norms / Dictative tumors of turmoil, / It's hunger lingers on the edge of swift / beautiful deathly heavens / Depending on it, I still…  sign in to read more »


»Merry Questmas«

by Edward Iacona, Jan 3, 2011

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


»I am pregnant!«

by Sage PoeticHustler Mokgosi, Dec 22, 2010

My soul is infiltrated by you! / The only time I stop thinking of you / is when I sleep, even den I dream about you... / Do you remember the dream I dreamt the day before? / the day became our love's birthday! / I held you in my arms and confessed my weakness, / The day my heart became pregnant with our…  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 »


»Fake Memories«

by Vuyo Sigidi, Nov 2, 2010

Walking alone down the lake / talking to myself about mistakes / I have made for the sake of fake / memories, I guess my request for / love was above the moon. / / You came to my heart like the art / of life willing to be my wife, what / pleasure I had being with you, like / treasure I treated you, my inner…  sign in to read more »


»Culture Shock«

by Edward Iacona, Oct 8, 2010

Surprise! There's a new love interest! / She stole my heart but there's some Angina. / Like many things found here in the states / My special lady was also made in China. / / In learning about each other there's / The "getting to know you" game. / And, it is quite apparent that / Our backgrounds are not…  sign in to read more »


»Fragile Tranquility Without You«

by Ahmet Murati, Oct 4, 2010

On this cold night / Even the stars do not shine / I'm lonely / I see no further / Eyes are blocked / From missing of you / / A nearby radio suddenly starts / A familiar melody / But there is time without being heard / A pleasant voice singing / But what a painful song / To make you to cry with tears / Shouldn…  sign in to read more »


»Shortcuts«

by Liliana Negoi, Sep 28, 2010

night keeps / biting from my unborn / words, savoring each shadow of / the sounds yet flying / through ether like fragile / butterflies waiting to rest / their wings in the corner / of my mouth...kissing you / would taste now dark / chocolate-like, with just a shade / of pepper, a spicy bitter-sweet / bite…  sign in to read more »


»Wally Serote«

by Lethal Poet, Sep 21, 2010

From the eyes of u - Wally Serote / / I saw the desire to be free / So / To inspire the masses with words of fire / Courage was your only inspiring attire / For fate showed you no affections / Constantly / You were blocked from Public expression / Like a dove locked inside the cage / / Yet / Freedom could…  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 »


»What a day«

by Sakhile Koaho, Jul 29, 2010

Woke up at dawn, / Saw a brand new me. / Cried like a new born, / But smiled coz I believe. / Commanded respect like I own a gold crown, / but paid attention as if I was a slave. / / During the day / Swallowed my pride like a widow, / But stood firmly like a preacher as if I was about to say lets pray.…  sign in to read more »


»Meet my dear friend«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 26, 2010

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


»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 »


»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 »


»Meaningless, everything is worthless«

by Gcinile Mdletshe, Apr 23, 2010

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


»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 »


»Just wanted you to know«

by Cashca Viljoen, Mar 26, 2010

Just wanted you to know... / I missed you yesterday / I miss you... today / And ill miss you tomorrow / / Time doesn't heal / Trust me I know / Time brings separation / Separation brings closure / in some ways I guess / But time doesn't heal / / This I know for... / My heart still screams your name / My hand…  sign in to read more »


»Cautious Coals«

by Esther Odendaal, Mar 18, 2010

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


»I want to write you a letter«

by Lungi Mchunu, Mar 4, 2010

I want to write you a letter / And tell you how much I miss you / I want to write you a letter / And let my feelings come into view / / I want to write you a letter / And ask you if you're okay / I want to write you a letter / And say sorry for turning you away / / But I will never write / You will never…  sign in to read more »


»The Cottage«

by Andrew Eaton, Mar 4, 2010

Home away froma household / Escape to, is leaving everything behind / Weekends offer serenity from it all / Freshness prevails over surroundings polluted / An urgency replaced with calm / Dullness fills a world of chaos / Minimal upkeep gives reason to visit / Rustic preferred than perfection / A place of…  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 »


»Moving apart«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, Feb 7, 2010

She moved out, sorry to hear / Yes, I admit, again / Is she coming back do you fear / No, this time there is no gain / / She moved in with another man / Sorry to hear, how long she knows him for / Does not matter, long the damage has been done / He happened to be there for her / / Will she be content this…  sign in to read more »


»the demons of tobacco«

by Remi Bellefleur, Jan 18, 2010

the demons of tobacco, / came over my uncle. / they brought nothing, / but pain and sickness. / / they were nothing, / but spirits of smoke, / deception and anger, / hollows of despair and death. / / they sweep over the earth, / in search of victims, / to torture with their addiction, / fear, confusion,…  sign in to read more »


»My Creative Writing«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Dec 23, 2009

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


»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 »


»I miss you dear«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Nov 16, 2009

As I look back on all that's happened...growing up, growing together, changing you, changing me - there were times when we dreamed together, when we laughed and cried together. As I look back on those days, I realize how much I truly miss you and how much I truly love you. The past may be gone…  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 »


»Love Lost«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Nov 6, 2009

The weirdest thing happens to me. / Every time I keep hitting rock bottom hard. / People seem to take advantage of my generosity. / What am I doing wrong? / Cut on your loss I figure. / What does that mean really? / I can see in people's eyes they do not care. / For me is like biting off a huge chunk of…  sign in to read more »


»When«

by Desiree Chapman, Oct 28, 2009

When will the torture stop / When will you cease to exist / When will the pain I feel ease / When will your face begin to fade / When will the tears begin to dry / When will my life beg…  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 »


»Secrets«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 9, 2009

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


»A Woman of Strength«

by Kelly Attrill, Oct 8, 2009

A woman of strength & courage is she who sits here. / Displaying traits, that of a queen. / Nobility & stature oozes from her aura / Yet a hard life is where she has been. / / The strides of her walk are as smooth as a summer breeze / Passing through one's hair / The feeling of refreshment / This…  sign in to read more »


»Let You Go«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 8, 2009

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


»Hatred's Heart«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 5, 2009

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


»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 »


»just go, please«

by Robert Matthews, Aug 7, 2009

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


»Maybe you never existed«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Jul 29, 2009

Looking at the work done / Staring from the king of sonnet / Maybe you never existed. / All the poems was just a story / And the name was just made up / Why you lived at the 18th? / Maybe it was written by someone to motivate us / / Oh, if you were that good... tell us: / How you made it / I mean how you got…  sign in to read more »


»What Why and Now«

by Haley Melvin, Jul 8, 2009

The Things I try to do what I think is right or love, / But I almost always get it back at me, / People don't realize how much it hurts me, / People don't realize how much it hurts me, / I love him so much, / And I want him to know that so bad, / But I don't know what to because you don't talk to me.…  sign in to read more »


»Saying Goodbye One Last Time«

by Diane Brents, Jul 6, 2009

It was meant to happen different, / He wasn't supposed to die, / It wasn't meant to happen so soon, / I wanted him to stay a little longer, / I didn't want him to leave us. / I didn't get to say goodbye to him, / I wanted him to come back home but not like that, / I want to turn back time and make him…  sign in to read more »


»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 »


»Dear Death«

by Jamil Artin, Jun 29, 2009

Dear Death / / Today let us put love / on the love that died / Let us forgive the rose of longing / for its thorns which injured / let us roam the land of our insisters / sink in the earth / to touch the seed of the rose / whose leaves like mine / die outside its garden / / Dear Death / / Today life lives by…  sign in to read more »


»An ode to Michael Jackson [August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009]«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Jun 27, 2009

The World lost its eldest Child today / In a white sheet he was wrapped and driven away / He was the King of Pop, adored, loved and self-styled / He showed us that it's OK to let out the inner child / / "You were the outcast, the dreamer and underdog / Who overcame it all to be the King of Pop / We will…  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 »


»Birth place, never replaced«

by Mpendulo Mngomezulu, May 25, 2009

As I walk on the latest ghetto streets, / which I dwell upon, / I realise, as the sweet emancipation of the summer breeze blows against my skin, / I realise that my birth place will never be replaced. / / This place that nurtured the divine development, / of my inter-twined character. / This place that…  sign in to read more »


»From the day I met you (New Change)«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, May 22, 2009

From the day I met you, / My name, my frown face changes / Style of wearing changes to fashion / All my worries vanish / Even friends were divided enemies were added / Problems was multiplied / And family was confused / Man was subtracted / From the day I met you. / It was a new dawn for me, / I dwell in you…  sign in to read more »


»Emerald Isle«

by Shirley Joan Von Weichardt, Apr 16, 2009

I'll never forget the bluebells / and shamrocks of dear Killarney, / The Ring of Kerry, or the drive / to the old castle of Blarney. / All my life, my one wish and dream / …  sign in to read more »


»Him«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 14, 2009

You pushed and pushed... / seemingly got too far, / interposing your ideals / and grading my judgement. / / Your Roundabout knowledge of my head, / a falling routine fear, / quarintining my foremost desires / to pervert this native habit. / / You hand me to the edge... / forgetting the brilliant hurt / that…  sign in to read more »


»My Story«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 14, 2009

Some day you shall read / The story of my life / That day you shall know / That I loved you / That day you shall know / I never abandoned you / That day you shall know / You were the pillar of my strength / / Some day you shall read / The story of my life / That day you shall know / I did all for you / That day…  sign in to read more »


»Smiles and passing glances, thoughts of a Dark Poet«

by Byron Coetzee, Apr 10, 2009

Some things I wish I could say / like pages in book unable to be read / thoughts fighting to find a place in my brain / All these things weigh on me. / / But smiles and passing glances / simple momentous of beautiful days / things to me are precious / because there's hope inside those stares / / I am just a…  sign in to read more »


»Boxed Up«

by Laura Arman, Apr 8, 2009

The clouds are thickening / amongst a wind so chill, / and I am here leaving / an intensified other world, / but I leave behind a memory / that I've packed up in a box, / sealed many times over / because I'm too afraid to lock. / / A drop forms / on the window sill, / where we once / sat to spill, / the…  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 »


»Shadow of the night«

by Tiema Muindi, Mar 27, 2009

Seated beneath the tree / Of that night, I remember / You promised me / Only me for you / And no other for me. / The witnesses of that night / Birds still singing in joy / The moon brightening the village / They have kept their promises / But through my daughter / You left for me yourself. / / Just like you…  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 »


»I Spoke To Her«

by Tiema Muindi, Mar 26, 2009

I spoke to her / Not through a discussion / That others could hear / Or with gestures / That some could read / That day I spoke to her / / I spoke to her / Not through tears / That my emotions / She could feel / Neither through eyes / That my sorrow / She could see / That day I spoke to her / / I spoke to her…  sign in to read more »


»The sad girl on the train«

by Laura Arman, Mar 18, 2009

The sad girl on the train, / must refrain, / from spreading her distress, / to the rest of the domain. / / She cannot let others suffer, / for the ache that grew, / the love from another, / that twisted her heart askew. / / She tries to hold back, / but if only they knew, / they look at the frailty / of a…  sign in to read more »


»In loving memory of Justice Thabo Nkosi«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Mar 14, 2009

5th May 2006, night it was / You had to go I had to stay / Like an other ordinary day / I heard a hooter from the police car / Duty calls!! There you went... / / Morning came, a dark cloud had appeared / Tragedy had occurred / Tears fell, pain took over / Dreams fell, young you were / But had to go…  sign in to read more »


»Only God remembers (that's all that matters)«

by Marlene Cozett, Feb 23, 2009

You may remember her / You may even know her name / But she is gone now / She is out of the game / / She did what she came to do / She made a difference like she was meant to / There may not be an accolade / Or a post in a hall of fame / / But she remembers / And she even knows your name / But she is gone…  sign in to read more »


»The Choice«

by Marlene Cozett, Feb 23, 2009

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


»He Watches us even when we freak«

by Ashley Fancher, Dec 17, 2008

Some days I want to give it all up and quit / And yet I stick thru and bear with it / I'm starting to like the person I'm becoming / Instead of the person I was / From my problems I was running / I always knew at the end of the tunnel there was a light / And now that I am closer / The light is starting to…  sign in to read more »


»forgiveness«

by Mamello Monageng, Nov 3, 2008

I do know that we look at the world differently / even when raised by the same mother / The thing is, it sees us not the same / look not at me in awe when I define to you my world / / The way I see it, it is both pain and happiness- / these are the only things that matters the most. / The two creates the…  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 »


»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 »


»Destination changed«

by Helen Reynolds, Aug 12, 2008

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


»How I feel.«

by Heather Keogh, Aug 12, 2008

I'd be lying if I told you, that I'm doing ok / When the thought came, we couldn't be together / When you had said I need some space / The Truth be told It's so hard to be here and wait / / With one eye on the my phone / And one on the clock / It's another day and... / I'm feeling alone / / If I could talk…  sign in to read more »


»The Last Kiss«

by Subarna Chakraborty, Jan 1, 1970

If I could make a retreat / In the days of river and mountain, / You were waiting for me / I got back to you after a long time. / / If I could make a retreat / Before the school, beneath the tree, / You were standing there / For wish me a happy new year. / / If I could make a retreat / In the depth of jungle…  sign in to read more »