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»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 »


»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 »


»Bridge Burning Down«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 8, 2016

Well you ain't been nothing but a thorn / in my side since you came into my life / I thought by now you'd take a hint / I don't really want you in my life but / still you insist on coming over to my / house every dang night... / Well I know my mama told me not to / burn your bridges and so I guess it's / my…  sign in to read more »


»This Season«

by Bo Lanier, Sep 19, 2016

Well and maybe This Season / A dream or two may come true / And peace of mind will follow... / This heart of mine that's been / Broken for so long may finally / Forget you and be as new, as / Good as new oh yeah This / Season maybe I can put the / Past behind me...keeping / Faith over fear and God will…  sign in to read more »


»Ghost Ship«

by Bo Lanier, Aug 11, 2016

Oh and in the thick of fog / The lighthouse is just a dim / Shadow in the night everybody / At James Bay knows this is that / Time of the year as the ocean / Rages with fury from the storm / The Ghost Ship appears it sends / A shiver down your spine and / Outs a chill in the mid July wind / As the…  sign in to read more »


»It is my mother's home«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Aug 7, 2016

It is my mother's home that I'm bound to decorate... / We can fight for who can sit on the sofa today... / We can run to the sitting room to be the first on that one sofa... / We can share rooms, blankets etc. / It does not matter anymore / Because it is my mother's home... / / No man's effort, no…  sign in to read more »


»Widow's Hill«

by Bo Lanier, Jul 21, 2016

Even when the night air is calm / and still you can hear the wailing / of women from the past that flung / themselves off of WIDOW'S HILL / to the cold, cold ocean below and / legend has it at Collinwood they're / waiting for another jaded woman / to join them at the bottom of / WIDOW'S HILL where their…  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 »


»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 »


»The Reunion Of Lost Lovers«

by Alexander Ngubeni, Sep 17, 2015

The word is Apartheid in Afrikaans / But I call it not only the disinterrelation of races, / But the prematurity of a should-be-mature mind: / That fear of that woman with a "somewhat" complexion, / Of that man with irregular words to your knowing / That gruesome stare to that innocent man / Whose…  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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»The odd day«

by Choene Alley Semenya, Sep 29, 2014

Conscious were I of that odd day - / With the howling gust of wind across the window, / That left the sun gross and shining in a jade meadow. / And yet the sun shone with pessimistic rays upon our faces, / 'Twas too weak to tan or faint the gold upon our bogus necklaces. / And the tumultuous sound of…  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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Speak of Politics«

by Blessing Ntsaluba, Jun 25, 2014

Speak of politics then you shall be speaking about a nightmare without a shield of protection. / It is humans who are politicians but men still fear. Politics is a definition of government in control, / government who works for the people and not supposed to be feared by the people but men still speak…  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 »


»When I thought I had you«

by Lerato Jahder Mollomabina, Feb 28, 2014

You were like soil / The harder I held on / The more you slipped through my fingers. / You ran, / You keep running to the ends of earth. / / I wasn't far behind you. / No, I wasn't supposed to be far behind you. / You had to tip my chin, / So I could c nothing but your eyes. / If only are the cruellest…  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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Faces in the tiles«

by Leo Long, Apr 18, 2013

Obscure, drawn, demented / With mouths a gasp / We blend in wishing to stand out / / The mop that sloshes / Keeps us clean / But below its dark and dingy / / Our screams of pain / Aching to be heard / Are masked by the ever shiny wax / / Too long have the feet of oppressors trodden us down / The scuffs that…  sign in to read more »


»The Devil's Shame«

by Lindi Mahlangu, Jan 27, 2013

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


»The 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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Lost Love«

by Kioko Kivesi, Sep 11, 2012

She ran towards the pale wall with clenched fists, / Fortunately, the wall managed to hold her from passing through / As the tears slowly cascaded down her ruddy face, it all started coming back to her then / The sun was setting and her love sun seemed to have tagged along for an early set too, / She…  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 »


»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 »


»The resurrection stone of an Immortal«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 25, 2012

I have this beautiful ring / a Carnelian set deep in a band / Sometimes it rests on my finger / And twinkles on my nightstand / / In all my lives, I've lost too many souls / To count them or to care / And now whenever I see new faces / Feelings of attachment are very rare / / This ring that I just spoke of…  sign in to read more »


»The 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 »


»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 »


»Dick and Jane«

by Bruce Gorton, Mar 28, 2012

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


»Free Style«

by Edward Iacona, Mar 28, 2012

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


»Afridi Is king«

by Rabi Ul Islam, Mar 8, 2012

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


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Bamboozled«

by Edward Iacona, Sep 7, 2011

There is some things we do in life / We wish we could retrieve. / The one action that triggers another / Having a result we can't conceive. / / That includes a hope or dream / That does not come true. / Or, just not in quite the way / In which we would like it to. / / One of those moments I'd take back…  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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»A Life of Choices«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 6, 2010

We each will come to a four-way stop, / A choice you must make, one of three, / You know where each road will lead, / So which one will it be? / You know full-well you can't go back, / The road behind is no more, / Now you try and stall your decision, / That you must make in the end for sure. / An eternal…  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 »


»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 »


»Living Beyond Herself«

by Jeton Kelmendi, Dec 2, 2010

"To have faith means to live... Faith is the only thing that is ours by any means." / Mother Teresa / Presently has arrived in herself and is living with the Angels / / For those many years / From the great past / A marvel named Albanica was living beyond herself / With two spirits / One for God and…  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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Frozen like iceland then crushed like ice«

by Sakhile Koaho, Jul 27, 2010

like a prayer I was targeted, / your plan was to play me and leave me depressed. / first word out of my mouth was AMEN. / not knowing that the last sentence would be "that was hell man" / / you left me breathless for a while, / couldn't believe my eyes but that didn't stop me from giving you my love,…  sign in to read more »


»I was I am«

by Aboo Hansa, Apr 29, 2010

I once walked a long and dusty road / My feet often bore the load / On my head I balance a bucket of water / I am this countries forgotten daughter / / A home of tin and patch work / A days chores I could never shirk / My hands, every nick, scratch and blister / Tells a story of hardship, I wish not for my…  sign in to read more »


»Lost«

by Cashca Viljoen, Apr 1, 2010

Feeling so lost and all alone / I want to bury all the memories / Leave no trace that you ever existed / / Maybe then I could sleep at night / Maybe then my eyes will be free... / From all the tears / / Don't want to have to drag this pain with me / Everywhere I go... / I want to be normal again / / But…  sign in to read more »


»If I Could Turn Back Time«

by Aeron Manabo, Mar 8, 2010

If I could turn back time, / I would return to the time we were so much in love. / When we exchanged sweet lines. / When we both watched the rising sun. / / If I could turn back time, / I would return to the time we were both happy. / When there was so much passion. / When there was laughter and smile.…  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 »


»What Can't Be«

by Beaulah Bernice Boois, Mar 5, 2010

A love that used to be can be no more / A yearning heart longs to adore / Come back to me true love of mine / So forever the sun can continue to shine / / I blame you for the love I've lost / Thought you'd love me above all cost / Tender and mild, the seed was planted / Only for you to take it for granted…  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 »


»I love you«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Feb 24, 2010

This isn't a true love story / From the start I saw you / You were the empire of my heart / The laughter that I could not stay without / The velvet shining tough / I thought I would touch forever / The mouth that talks sense always / I love you till now and forever / Since I met you my life changes forever…  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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Cheerful Memories«

by Vivekanand Jayasankar, Oct 12, 2009

It's hard to forget the past, / cheerful memories, heartfelt laughter. / yes I know...I can never bring them back. / I wish I could live the moments again / no tears back then, my eyes would never sweat! / / It's amazing that life could change so fast / now I'm at a point where I barely remember where it…  sign in to read more »


»Cooking Boogies«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 12, 2009

Based on actual events- As I lay here, in the dark. Staring up at the ceiling. Trying to force myself into sleep. I begin to hear them. The ghosts of the night. I hear the soft footsteps of the dead coming to life a mere five feet from my bed. I hear them in the kitchen. The drawers that hold the…  sign in to read more »


»Secrets«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 9, 2009

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


»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 »


»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 »


»It's over«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Sep 16, 2009

It's been a year now / From last summer / Never thought I'd fall in love again / Never thought love would fail us either / Always put you first in my phone list / Even in my prayers I put you first / It's another summer now / Things have changed, love has gone old / And my mouth is tired, / Of begging you…  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 »


»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 »


»Letter to your mom... Part two«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Jul 30, 2009

Secondly, your mom was a good person, open / So beautiful, charming voice and face / We used to chill all day at the same spot / Talking about life as friends / And playing our favorite sport. / / Each time I reach the spot / We used to meet, I feel lonely again / Inch of the days I spent with you was…  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 »


»Can you see me now?«

by Haley Melvin, Jul 8, 2009

Can you see me now? / I sit and I wonder why my life is falling down the drain, / I don't know what to do, / All I can do is sit and watch my life falling down the drain, / I want to change it but I don't know how to fix it, / I am so confused in my life that I am in today, / I scream and ask for help, / I…  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 »


»Forget me«

by Mary Joy Lariza, Jul 3, 2009

It takes time to know it's clear / before we proceed to the next big thing, / is it hard to repeat this thing / in order to say what's on this ring / / I need a heart who could compete, / a lie that would complete / crime is a way to know your enemy / think it's a good way to see / / My eyes could not be…  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 »


»Don't blame the world«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, May 26, 2009

Our superior had fought for us / They have fallen but suddenly they pick / themselves up and soldier on / They never blamed the world / The only one who they blamed was the man in the mirror / Whose wish was to change the world / And make it a better place / By imprisoning those want to put Him down / And…  sign in to read more »


»Never loved you better«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, May 26, 2009

From the time I thought you were mine, / To the day you spit in my face. / And told me to back off / I had never loved you better / Never showed you my true colour of love / And never reveal my code of love to you / Because I knew you never love me / My cleverness didn't let me down / Although I don't love…  sign in to read more »


»Comfort of thorn«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, May 22, 2009

Comfort of thorn / Shall come upon me, my tears will touch crawl / And l'll see death soon / And my pain will be no more / Oh, shall love me better there / Comfort of thorn / Come and I'll surrender / The tiredness has over powered me / And thorn has more power than me / The love has killed me / And my heart…  sign in to read more »


»Remorse and repent«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 29, 2009

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


»Caught between the two«

by Lebohang Ramatswi, Apr 17, 2009

I'm lost and caught between the two. / / I subconsciously open my eyes, and to my surprise it's not U! / / I'm blinded by this blur vision that clouded my heart, as I feel my clouded heart being ripped apart beyond existence, I still apply persistence and believe that I'm still patiently loved coz…  sign in to read more »


»Memories Of Yesterday«

by Tiema Muindi, Mar 28, 2009

My life to me was your shadow / When you smiled I laughed for you / When you cried I wept for you / What I loved most / I gave all for you / What you hated most / I absorbed that for you / I wanted no sorrow to touch you / I always had to swallow / Your anger for you. / / You were the faith / That moved my…  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 »


»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 »


»March«

by Laura Arman, Mar 19, 2009

The first of March is new and fresh, / The second of March was the biggest test, / The third of March I broke down inside, / The fourth of March my feelings I did best to hide, / The fifth of March a whole chocolate cake I ate, / The sixth of March I thought of our first date, / The seventh of March I got…  sign in to read more »


»Wake up«

by Laura Arman, Mar 19, 2009

You are going to wake up / one morning and see / that I am gone / and you are free, / I no longer will / have time, / to pander / to your needs. / / I won't be / answering the phone, / I won't be / at home, / I won't pick you up / from your drunken stupour, / or take your coldness / like its a threat. / / I can'…  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 »


»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 »


»Lashing out«

by Ramasela Matlala, Jan 1, 1970

Can I just get over you already. / Get a guy who likes me and not have to compare him to you / Stop hunting me in my dreams already / I'm ready to let you go, have been for a long time / Can I just get closer and move on Lavious. / / Can you please leave my thoughts / I want to think about anything…  sign in to read more »