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51 poems tagged MOMENTARINESS


»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 »


»For I Am«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Nov 24, 2016

The serene surroundings are / Comforting me as I look outside / The window and imagine the world / Around me. I embody energies of all / Kind as my spirit awakens and realizes / That it is one with every black man, woman / And child for I am: / The broken black woman / Filled with so much self-hatred, / An…  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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Autumn«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Nov 29, 2012

The whining wind blew / summer to the trash pit of time / and, behind it, pulled you: autumn! / with you around, we swam the cool dirty pool…  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 »


»From one heart to another«

by Abha Thapliyal, Jun 19, 2012

I don't really know much about love / Things about the heart, I know a few / I know that they jump and get trapped in your throat / And they change shades from grey to blue / / They thud in fear, in excitement and with nerves / They collide with the rib walls when they grow too huge / They can process…  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 »


»Solar Eclipse 2003«

by Mashell Chapeyama, May 3, 2012

The sunlight swallowed by then moon's shadow, / Aged men and women panicked, children fascinated; / Schools shut for a moment to view a free attraction, / The sun's power cremated, many a people ran helter-skelter / Thinking the end of the world had just reached; / For a while atheists believed in the…  sign in to read more »


»Loneliness«

by April A., Feb 5, 2012

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


»Pearls To Diamonds«

by April A., Feb 5, 2012

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


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Teardrops from heaven«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

Pitter-patter; tears on the roof, / The world sleeps knowing not the grief, / And in dawning hours the gage is proof / Of a tear shed for life... oh so brief! / / The face of the sky is darkly troubled, / Unnoticed by the sleeping world below / Unconcerned nor woken by the tear drops doubled / Weeping o'er…  sign in to read more »


»The candle of life«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

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


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Of choice and confusion«

by Mthandazo Lucky KaDlodlo, Jun 6, 2011

My heart 'decided' to go on holiday, / And I nearly had a fatal heart attack, / Then my eyes 'deided' to rest as well, and in a bottomless pit I nearly fell, / Not to be outdone, my penis 'decided' to go on strike, / And I nearly lost my marriage, / And just as I thought not any of my organs would rebel…  sign in to read more »


»Trickling Love«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Dec 6, 2010

Allow me into your heart / I want to get to know you better / Why not? Just try me / I promise to do no harm / / But I will wash out the walls of your heart / With fruity smelling liquidy red tingly trickly love / Till the heart beats brand new / then you will give me your soft warm hands and I will…  sign in to read more »


»Grown Ups«

by Zithelo Mnguni, Dec 3, 2010

I yearn, I yearn for the days when we played / When we would never think of going to bed before we prayed / The only stress being a worry over a lost toy, but never lost hope because / Daddy would buy me another one and here is another one / Another one of those poems that makes you yearn / Yearn for the…  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 »


»Feeling«

by Blessing Ntsaluba, Sep 24, 2010

Holding a pen in my hand writting the feelings / I feel internal but hidden in the external features. / / Days were dark, day by day anger was expressed / Feelings were unelucidated. / No joy was planted but silence was reaped. / / Silence hurted the most while no one was there to heal and comfort the…  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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Nothing to lose«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Nov 5, 2009

A candle loses nothing / By lighting another. / / Therefore: / / In givin…  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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Take The Bull By The Horns«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Aug 10, 2009

Welcome, woman, to your poem / Woman, daughter of Eve, welcome! / These words are for you, woman, / Mother of man, wife of man / Comforter of all teary souls / And all terribly troubled hearts. / You, woman, the seedbed / Of all humanity, rejoice; / The world today belongs to you / You are the future…  sign in to read more »


»Imaginary You, Delusional Me«

by Coenraad Vlietstra, Jun 15, 2009

Driving through the country side, / Dark forest and dirt ridden roads, / Open up to flats of grass, / And I thought I saw you, / Gold halo and hair dance in sun beams, / I suddenly rush the car to a stop, / But you disappear as fast as you appeared, / I pull away slowly staring at the silver split sky,…  sign in to read more »


»We owe it«

by Tshililo Khanari, Jun 10, 2009

We owe it to Mama Africa / To her breasts of Mount Everest design / To her hips of the Egyptian Pyramids / And to the waters of purity in the Cape and Cairo wharfs / / We owe it to our great kings of mother continent / To the great Alefanso of the Congo region / To Inkosi Shaka Zulu of Amazulu / To Mambo…  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 »


»Fever«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Mar 23, 2009

With your slight touch my body warms slowly, I struggle as I try to fight your advances. / I give in to your embrace as I can no longer fight my body from giving in to you. / With sweat running through my body I give in completely, as you caress me tenderly. / You finally consume me and with flirting…  sign in to read more »


»Silence«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Mar 19, 2009

The deafening silence belowed my name, calling me to it's dark pitless belly. / Tormenting my head with endless questions, whose answers my mind has yet to fantom. / Madness crept silently as I tried making sense of all these thoughts rummaging through my mind. / Oh Silence just let go, peace I know…  sign in to read more »


»Beautiful«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Mar 5, 2009

I am, but a woman with faults. / I am beautiful, not just. / / In my eyes you should seek my smile, for they will take you to the heart that smiles, but with doubt. / / I am, but a woman with faults. / I am beautiful, not just. / / With my fallen breasts, a mother I am, for my womb has carried an Angel,…  sign in to read more »


»Diary not so dear«

by Lerato Jahder Mollomabina, Jan 1, 1970

Kept unknown, / As conducted without knowledge to others. / Skeletons make discrete entries. / So schizophrenic, voices of all emotions in one. / / Oh dear, my beloved. / You are Tortured, little precious treasure / Conceived with pleasure, / meant to befriend sceptical minds who need answers. / / You know…  sign in to read more »