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»The tree of creation«

by Hind Boujghagh, Nov 17, 2017

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


»Trapped and freed«

by Hind Boujghagh, Nov 17, 2017

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


»Love for you«

by Michael Mujera, Oct 5, 2017

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


»Time«

by Michael Mujera, Oct 5, 2017

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


»Yet It Continues«

by Loku Faglor, Sep 7, 2017

I hear this and that / all is wrong / love is deserted / as happiness already feels lonely / existence has gone to a mess / only Venom is spat / sticky its sounds / togetherness a rememberable history / wars and woos live / then they sing this and that / yet all those they causers / / only this or that / are…  sign in to read more »


»Be Yourself.«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Aug 10, 2017

At times our light attracts negative / Energies. We have become homes / To spirits that are not welcome. / Every day we envy and despise / Individuals who burn their torches, / Yet we forget to ignite the fire / From within. / Never parade another man’s light, / When you dim your light seeking the / Light…  sign in to read more »


»trigger warning«

by Neo Musangi, Jan 27, 2017

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


»Prayer To Self«

by Buduziri Owhonda, Jan 24, 2017

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


»When the young miss the old«

by Sbusiso Manqa, Jan 17, 2017

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


»The Unsung Heroes of Christmas«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 21, 2016

Well it just breaks my heart / That you can't be home for / Christmas...nobody should have / To work on Christmas day but / Not everybody sees it my way / People make excuses and say / It's not all about the money...yeah / Right you think you're trying to fool / So for those of you that has to / Work on…  sign in to read more »


»Another Gospel«

by Buduziri Owhonda, Dec 5, 2016

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


»The best leader, best of the best: Dr C N Phatudi«

by Jacques Sprenkie Mateya, Jul 13, 2016

Absence of the best / You became astoundingly and astonishingly a leader. / Your name shone above the rest. / Like a light in the dark. / Brighter that the northern star / During vinegar day / / A leader / Honourably, / A honourable leader / / Custodian of chieftaincy and president of inspectors / The…  sign in to read more »


»We Need A Miracle...Today!«

by Bo Lanier, May 19, 2016

I know it takes money to find cures / For disease but how much more time / And money will it take for these so / Called scientist to find a cure for / Leukemia, Aids and Cancer...I think / They need to get off their lazy asses / And start working a little harder and / A little faster...truth be known they'…  sign in to read more »


»Paybacks Are Hell«

by Bo Lanier, Mar 10, 2016

Well and Paybacks are hell aren't they / But you can't say you didn't have it / Coming... / Respect me and I'll respect you / Disrespect me and I'll disrespect you / It works both ways... / Don't make it harder on yourself now / Than it has to be...check your facts / Before you go and make yourself look…  sign in to read more »


»My Degree of Knowledge«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Mar 1, 2016

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


»My degree of knowledge (Part 3)«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Mar 1, 2016

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


»The Lost Sea«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 9, 2015

Well and there is a LOST SEA / Somewhere running through / The crystal caverns down and / Around the foot hills of the / Appalachian Mountains... / I remember some kind of strange / Indian folklore from many lifetimes / Lived before, you look into my eyes / By firelight and you can clearly / See all the…  sign in to read more »


»The Burden.«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Nov 30, 2015

The burden one carries seems so hard to certain individuals yet it's so easy and light to his/her owner... / / The burden one is carrying appear so lighter to other individuals yet it's so hard and heavy to its owner... / / The burden may seems too small to some individuals yet too huge to the owner…  sign in to read more »


»They said, and I agreed with them.«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Nov 19, 2015

They said, and I agreed with them. / / They said the world is having certain planets / And I agreed with them. / They said people stays only in planet Earth / And I agreed with them. / / They said love is something that breaks at certain time / And I agreed with them. / They said that love never last…  sign in to read more »


»The Passage«

by Kudyahakudadirwe Voice, Jul 16, 2015

She was a slow red traffic light / At the intersection of the busy roads / Hesitantly, like an aged chameleon / Her walker clicked on the tarmac / Ordering the afternoon traffic to stop. / We sat patiently in our idling cars / As we awaited this apparition / To creep across the road so we could go. / / Her…  sign in to read more »


»To the generation of fearless courage«

by Nonhlanhla Dlamini, Jul 16, 2015

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


»When letting go is a struggle«

by Nonhlanhla Dlamini, Jul 16, 2015

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


»To Mr. Sean Taylor...«

by Street Knowledge, Jun 2, 2015

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


»Curtain Rolled«

by Fay Mbiwa ThePoet, Apr 15, 2015

We are not freaks, / Not anymore, / I am not, you are not, / Despite the protective colouration, / Us, we, one and one, / Best fitted to live in this world, / World that knows no boundaries, / Dark but not too dark, / Light but not too light, / One universal language, pride. / / Common goal, / Racism, thrown…  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 Burial«

by Fakazile Nkosi, Oct 15, 2014

I isolated myself and I was labelled as proud / The feelings of worthlessness grew stronger / Within me. / / I shared tears day and night and they called me weak, / No one became aware of my pain / Long sleeves became my saviour / As they hid my bleeding arms from the world. / / Today I finally gave up…  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 »


»Let it go«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 27, 2014

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


»Our Cultures Forgotten«

by Blessing Ntsaluba, Jun 25, 2014

Our Cultures Forgotten, / Mother Tong Never Spoken, / Equality never shared and Friendship never cherished. / / We are lost by our fathers, abandoned by our mothers / laughed at by our neighbors, taken grant-age by our friends / and even killed by our loved ones. / / Our Souls are no more treasured, Money…  sign in to read more »


»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 »


»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 »


»Just Word'ing...«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jun 20, 2014

Hark! Someone grant me INK / And a blank thin sheet with lines parallel / Let me begin to write / Recite / World my sight, / So bright / Words elevate me-take to flight / See me through prisms / Rrrrrhythms!!!! / Travelling through my dilated veins / Pains, / I have kept for years now withering / A new being I…  sign in to read more »


»South Africa«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jun 20, 2014

Beat the drum / Sounds of the Djembe drum / Sounds the call to come together / / Summoning the elders, / Guardians of the great Africa / South Africa / My land / My place of birth / / Summoning the great, the small / The BLACK, the WHITE, the GREEN, the BLUE, the RED and the YELLOW / The interweaved colours…  sign in to read more »


»Marikana Tears of Blood«

by Abdul Milazi, Mar 2, 2014

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


»Life at the other end«

by Kioko Kivesi, Feb 12, 2014

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


»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 »


»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 »


»Tongue of Ancient Bards«

by Abdul Milazi, Oct 25, 2013

tell it like it is / oh you fearless tongue / of ancient bards / lick the wounds / with the soothing saliva / of words many fear to utter / lest they awaken ghosts / of the festering wound / so deep it drowns Africa's thoughts / but the pus of sorrow slowly seeps through / to find the surface where the skin…  sign in to read more »


»My life, a song...«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 18, 2013

My life is a song, / A music track / Track I'm running the race of life / God my composer / Mixes of scratches, low key registers and noise fluctuations play along but I still keep my beat / Pause, / Angels my backup vocals / Family my drums and bass / Friends my strings, orchestral arrangements / Enemies my…  sign in to read more »


»Woman of substance!«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 18, 2013

A soul on high heels! / Woman of substance / Substance that cannot be seen / But greatly felt / Your presence and power are undeniable / Formidable - Admirable / You make these words understatements / You dance to the brink of new dawn / As the floors pulsate and ripple to your rhythm / Propelling man…  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 »


»David«

by Phiwe Mbatha, May 14, 2013

Meet David / No one knows David / He opens the door for you / He raises the boom gate for you / He knows who your children are / He greets you with a smile / He knows all of you by first names / Yet you do not know his last name / To you David is invisible / To you he has to be there / David is paid to look…  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 »


»What Do We Do?«

by Natachja De Weber, Mar 2, 2013

Sweet Anene Booysen, / Just 17 years old. / Her attacker was familiar, / So he lures her off alone. / Invited of his friends, / As if it was for fun. / Violate her innocence, / So you can just imagine. / Tells her not to scream, / As her perception changes. / "Don't hurt me I beg you please" / But her…  sign in to read more »


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

by Shylet Noma Clint, Mar 1, 2013

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


»Woman you beauty!«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Mar 1, 2013

She holds the blade on its sharpest tip! / Woman the matriarch! / So soft and fragile on the outside / Yet so tough like a Lonsdaleite stone on the inside / Her stories and sufferings are often untold! / / Early she rises before the sun / Her children know her and call her by name! / Her descendants feel…  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 »


»Daughter of Africa«

by Lungile KaDlamini, Jan 21, 2013

The look on your face, so often misinterpreted; / For you look as though you were persecuted. / African woman, the look on your face communicates, / It says a million words that rarely escape your lips. / With documents on your hands, you silently walk into a meeting house, / You open your mouth, and…  sign in to read more »


»Happiness«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jan 18, 2013

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


»Just A Person«

by Natachja De Weber, Jan 11, 2013

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


»Words«

by Lungile KaDlamini, Jan 11, 2013

Not enough words define me, / No book, no matter how big knows me, / No amount of money equals my worth, / My heart swells with abundant wealth. / / The words from the world hold no meaning to me, / Life is like gold, more precious than a few characters put together, / Should I receive the world's…  sign in to read more »


»My Equilibrium«

by Natachja De Weber, Jan 2, 2013

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


»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 »


»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 »


»Living is not a waste of time«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Sep 11, 2012

A mad man rides a yacht, smiling like a prince / Onlookers agape with wonder and joy / Would such living a waste of time? / / His existence essential as dew to grass / Many see, dazzled, though sympathize with; / If non-existence was him would we have known his dexterity- / And the smile mania prints on…  sign in to read more »


»She...«

by Kunalati Matthew Mokoena, Sep 11, 2012

She was a strong, / black, / loveless woman. / She said, / "He doesn't love me no more. / He doesn't hold me down or beat me against the concrete floor, / doesn't hit me with concrete thoughts as he slams the bedroom door. / He doesn't deliver fists as gifts that fit my tits nor feeds the kids / with love…  sign in to read more »


»Time Tells True«

by Edward Iacona, Aug 3, 2012

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


»On blindness«

by Bruce Gorton, Aug 2, 2012

To the gender blind and the race blind / Those who put difference out of their mind / Thinking to announce themselves so / Does some form of enlightenment show / / Since when was not seeing sight? / Since when was ignorance right? / / Proclaiming so proud, in terms loud / To gain the admiration of your…  sign in to read more »


»Listen to yourself«

by Edward Mukwakwami, Jul 5, 2012

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


»In the end«

by Stevano Yusuf, Jun 30, 2012

To: the men of literature / / Black oh black where are you William Blake / Where are your chimney sweeper hide / Red burning sky and black dry wood of trees / No place for your tiger-tiger of the night / / no forest no fest culture of the human vest / all burning all dying death on the black soil dreamt…  sign in to read more »


»I am also a person«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Jun 29, 2012

When I smile at you / I know I am not a stone / That doesn't see or dance / But a person with feelings, / To be satisfied, realized, respected. / / When I frown at you / Because of your yesterdays / I know I am not a tree / Unhaunted by sharp axe chops / But a person with feelings. / / When I beg for clothes…  sign in to read more »


»Secretos de la magia«

by Tayyeba Irum, Jun 29, 2012

wandering in the desert at the night / I looked at the sky / no moon present there at all / my disciple asked me why / ignoring him I concentrated above / seeing the constellation of love / a beautiful pattern made of stars / seeing me so focused, my disciple said to me / O master! O master! where are we / I…  sign in to read more »


»No respect«

by Bruce Gorton, May 24, 2012

You proclaim me lacking in culture / As you defend the vulture / That steals the meat from your bones / Your tooth its beak hones / And ever the keening cry of hunger / Your marrow rent asunder / / The lord you'll support in his manor / His shield is your banner / Until you find that your very home / Is not…  sign in to read more »


»We«

by Senora Roy, Apr 23, 2012

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


»Heroine«

by Bruce Gorton, Apr 10, 2012

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


»For your title is queen«

by Shylet Noma Clint, Mar 28, 2012

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


»New Horizons«

by Edward Iacona, Mar 28, 2012

Well, it's over and I am single / Yet my hopes are not dimmin' / To find someone special in my life, / Sends my imagination swimmin' / A romantic re-start with a loving heart / And with some serious "Shein" ... and "Himin" ... / But this I learned about divorce court, / It's a bad place to try and meet…  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 »


»Deported people«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Feb 18, 2012

Many faces furrowed- / With streaks of worry / As they are like migratory birds / Coming to roost after sunset. / / Deportation is a cancer / That gnaws deep down the gutturals / When a people are evicted / Forced to return home / Where economic sanctions cripple an already crippled economy; / / Hearts heavy…  sign in to read more »


»The rescue from the cavern«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Feb 7, 2012

I - a dot on Africa's edge / Who has never seen the ocean's rim / Never seen the island's seam / Nor tasted the sea brine; / / I who have never seen dolphins spinning / Nor sharks shoals strutting the waterline- / Has in disbelief learnt of a whale that rescue a drowning refugee / A drowning full grown up…  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 »


»In my mind«

by Leo Long, Jan 6, 2012

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


»Beyond The Limitations Of Gods«

by Mohamed Amer, Jan 2, 2012

I tell you, there will forever be / No pain, no gain for free / Trapped in endless circulation / Seek the same pixel, in better resolution / Different story, yet the lesson unlearned / All the enlightment, yet the truth undiscerned / To set a course, and to consign that way / To oblivion, all in the arch,…  sign in to read more »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Mystic dialogue«

by Constantinos Grigoriadis, Sep 29, 2011

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


»The Last Door«

by Constantinos Grigoriadis, Sep 29, 2011

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


»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 »


»Epilogue to the dance«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Aug 30, 2011

The mirror reflects beauty, a smile, a tear. / I laugh as I stare at my reflection, "Girl you've come so far." / I brush away the tear, before it can mess up my makeup. / The memories come flooding back, all those tears, the scars, my esteem broken to pieces. / I choke up, "damn, breathe girl, this is a…  sign in to read more »


»For a friend«

by Natachja De Weber, Jul 18, 2011

Where I last left off, / I find myself back on the page, / Hanging out... / and I think of you. / Words are still, / but emotions are overpowering, / And I feel; / / You take my fear and make a ball of power, / Handing it to me. / I take it knowing, / that when my sanity dries up, / and self-doubt drowns me,…  sign in to read more »


»They Are Our People«

by Kudyahakudadirwe Voice, Jul 18, 2011

Those are our people- / Listen to them sing / When there's a birth; / Song is part of us / When there's a death- / Those are our people! / / Those are our people- / Listen to them ululate / When there's a wedding; / Listen to them sing / When they are happy- / Those are our people! / / Those are our people- / So…  sign in to read more »


»Golden«

by Ruramayi Mwaita, Jun 28, 2011

Golden, please find the beauty in me, / you are the root to my tree, / possibly, the flower to my blossom, / often, my mind thinks of you, / from various points of view, I admit, / you're golden, please find the beauty in me, / you are what touch is for the blind man to see, / I got my insides stretched…  sign in to read more »


»Jaded politics«

by Bruce Gorton, Jun 16, 2011

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


»Him to Her«

by Ruramayi Mwaita, Jun 9, 2011

His tongue is swift, brisk like glades of wind through an autumn wheat field, / His kiss is sweet, sweeter than the sweetest honey combs Africa's finest bees have to pride, / He knows where to kiss, you can tell by the way She closes her eyes, / His lips are cut smooth, you can tell by the words that…  sign in to read more »


»There is no God«

by Bruce Gorton, May 30, 2011

There is no God - isn't it rather odd / How that is said with despair / Like a wound beyond repair / When it sets us free? / / This statement is taken as meaning / There is no need to help one another / Yet who is going to help us now / When there are none but each other? / / There is no rod with which to…  sign in to read more »


»Song of famous men ("Do you hear the people sing" song parody)«

by Bruce Gorton, May 26, 2011

Do you hear pundits sing / Singing excuses for famous men / It is the music of a people / Who will now rape defend / When the beating of verbal farts / Echoes in your tender eardrums / There is another rape about to start / When tomorrow comes / / Will you stand with Straus-Kahn's maid / Or will you stand…  sign in to read more »


»The Polokwane politician«

by Bruce Gorton, May 24, 2011

All power begins with the power to disagree / That is the truth forgotten by one so eagerly / When he notes the skin and breasts he slams / Not the words but that they are "the madam's" / And when the skin is darker in its tone / He calls her tea lady, traitor to her own / And in the ground there spin…  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 »


»You Can Be«

by Matthews Radijo Wa Tebakang, May 6, 2011

You can be! / / You can be an achiever you always dreamt to be / The original person you were created to be / The blessing that you were meant to be / The best YOU, you can ever be / Yes, you can be! / / You can be like a minor who upholds the teachings of the elders / A person who teaches good ways worth…  sign in to read more »


»Green (Card) With Envy«

by Edward Iacona, Feb 22, 2011

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


»Your Last Breath!«

by Sage PoeticHustler Mokgosi, Feb 16, 2011

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


»What is it about you?«

by Johan Campbell, Feb 8, 2011

I stare at your photo next to my bed / and wonder at the images / that flood through my head. / / What is it about you that stirs me so? / Why is it that when you're not here / my tears want to flow? / / Is it your smile, / or the softness of your eyes? / What is it that causes my emotions to rise? / / Well…  sign in to read more »


»Isn't It a Miracle?«

by Matthews Radijo Wa Tebakang, Jan 5, 2011

When two souls make one heart, / When two minds make the same decision, / When two people make one being, / When two brains see one destination, / Isn't it a miracle? / / When ordinary people are made vessels of love, / When despised people are made channels of blessings, / When rejected people rise to…  sign in to read more »


»Ignorant Bliss«

by April A., Dec 31, 2010

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


»Wishes Of Greed«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 27, 2010

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


»Heroes In Uniform«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 12, 2010

Not heroes who have the ability to fly, / Not those with special sight, / Not those with unreal powers many, / Not those with power to fight. / Not fictional men with superhuman power, / Not those from books or fiction, / Not those from film and other realms, / Not those from superstition. / Heroes…  sign in to read more »


»Hope To Stand Is In Your Hand«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 12, 2010

Cowardice they call it - those people who don't know, / To commit the act of taking your own life, / But who really knows beside those who have committed, / What really made them thrust that knife. / What went through their minds during that moment? / What could life have thrown in their path so…  sign in to read more »


»What to Be?«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 7, 2010

Be strong, / In life you'll find the road is long. / Be brave, / Keep your courage when walls cave, / Be just, / In equality and fairness strive and trust, / Beware, / Dangers lurk, take caution and care, / Be wise, / Deal in neither deceit or lies, / Be free, / Don't lock yourself without a key, / Be there,…  sign in to read more »


»Forever Are They Damned«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 6, 2010

We're now living in the end of times, / Through every hour there's a thousand crimes. / Finally, it is near, the end of days, / The race of man and their selfish ways. / Soon everything will turn to gloom, / And all will be left to face great doom. / Life in entirety will diminish and fade, / By natures…  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 »


»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 »


»Herstory«

by Taahir Chagan, Nov 8, 2010

Never let the hand you hold / Hold you down / You are not inferior / You are equal / / Yin and yang / It is a duality / Women and men / Together in equality / / Contrary forces / Interdepending / Interconnecting / The perfect balance / / Biology made you the child-bearer / It is a blessing / Do no perceive it as…  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 »


»If the music could keep on playing«

by Blessing Ntsaluba, Oct 8, 2010

If the music could keep on playing, sweet are the sounds and / Bells of the song that is filled with a sensational rhythm. / Jazz it is but not as lazy as it sounds, as it fills an innocent soul with hope for a better life. / / Sweet is the sound of the music as it puts me in a station where fantasy…  sign in to read more »


»Class«

by William Andrews, Sep 25, 2010

You have the upper class / The middl…  sign in to read more »


»My Agenda«

by Afrika Mnyani, Sep 24, 2010

This is ... / / As a Black Afrikan daughter of this soil / I have a different agenda from the people of this world / You can see the difference from the things I hold as priority as opposed to other people's priorities / / There's no way I can continue supporting an agenda that keeps me dumbfound as to…  sign in to read more »


»The Devil Is A Woman«

by Zithelo Mnguni, Sep 18, 2010

It always baffles my mind when we do this to our own kind / We preach of sisterhood yet we wear the devil's hood / If maybe I could rewind and maybe be born from the male kind / Then maybe I would not be saying this: The devil is a woman / / Remember how you told her about your new man, / How he loved…  sign in to read more »


»In The Gutter«

by April A., Sep 14, 2010

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


»Riot Of Word«

by April A., Aug 27, 2010

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


»The talent of lying«

by Anesa Dindar, Jul 29, 2010

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


»Routine«

by April A., Jun 17, 2010

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


»Mary J«

by Taahir Chagan, Jun 9, 2010

Some kind of nature / Some kind of soul / / Some kind of mixture / Some kind of majesty / / My name is Mary / Mary Juana / I'm widely known / For my special qualities / / I'm straight outta heaven / Sent with love / I'm cool, calm and collected / As well as peaceful and tranquil / / I inspire peace / Of mind / Of…  sign in to read more »


»I Don't Care«

by April A., May 31, 2010

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


»The Age of Colour: "Companionism"«

by Taahir Chagan, Apr 7, 2010

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


»The Dark Ages: A Philosophy on Human Interaction«

by Taahir Chagan, Apr 7, 2010

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


»The Dark Ages: Questions of Existence«

by Taahir Chagan, Apr 7, 2010

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


»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 »


»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 Truth«

by April A., Feb 26, 2010

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


»Damn«

by April A., Feb 25, 2010

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


»The American Soldier«

by Shawn Coll, Feb 17, 2010

We will always fight / For what is right / To death we will always be true / To make a safe haven for you / / We shall never fall / In sight of enemies we stand tall / No matter what the consequence / We will never accept defeat / / We shall never fall / Even when we're against a wall / Our best you will…  sign in to read more »


»Words of a mixed race girl«

by Anesa Dindar, Feb 12, 2010

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


»Untitled«

by Mbuso Mkhonto Kumalo, Jan 21, 2010

1. I see you've wiped your tears, / 2. I'm glad to see you smile, / 3. It brings tears to my eyes, / 4. when I see you've learnt to smile. / / 5. You laugh instead of cry, / 6. What change has brought this light? / 7. What magic made this right? / 8. Or, did death die during the night? / / 9. It warms my…  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 »


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

by Adnasis Egnahs, Jan 7, 2010

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


»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 »


»Tolerance is Tired«

by Esther Odendaal, Dec 4, 2009

If my name were Tolerance / I'd tell you I was tired / Of being the only one / Who never sighed, just smiled. / I'd call you to remind you / I'm like a two-way street / That goes in both directions / For taxi's, cars and feet. / Look out for each other / Slow down and leave a gap - / No need to scream and…  sign in to read more »


»The Evil Twin«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 18, 2009

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


»Replay«

by April A., Nov 16, 2009

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


»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 »


»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 »


»The electric chair«

by Laura Arman, Oct 28, 2009

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


»The No.25«

by Laura Arman, Oct 24, 2009

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


»Dirty Opinion Whore«

by April A., Oct 16, 2009

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


»Open Eyes«

by Mary Kettle, Oct 16, 2009

My eyes are open wide today / I feel and see your pain / the confusion of it all / / They play their mind games / but they don't see / how they confuse you / totally / / All you need is someones love / someone to hold you / some healing from above / / you did not ask for any of this / yet they blame you for…  sign in to read more »


»Novel«

by April A., Oct 5, 2009

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


»Life's Riddles«

by Jayram Daya, Sep 11, 2009

Childhood enrolled fun and play / With a demand all was done / Neglect and habits had no say / When playing was all in one / / Youth was sleep and laziness / And enjoyment the only need / Apathy could not harness / The will with the sleepy seed / / Marriage was a demanding wife / Nagging the wealth to…  sign in to read more »


»Gloomy Crowd's Man«

by April A., Sep 10, 2009

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


»At Any Rate«

by April A., Aug 21, 2009

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


»Bury My Love«

by April A., Aug 20, 2009

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


»Our Soldier«

by Jayram Daya, Jul 28, 2009

In a passing parade / With a stern salute / Marches a soldier / For his countries glory / / In a moving band / With disciplined steps / He is always ready / For the call of duty / / With commands or orders / Alerted in attention / He braves ahead / For any task or mission / / In the changing wars / From…  sign in to read more »


»Victim«

by April A., Jul 28, 2009

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


»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 South African Farmer«

by Jayram Daya, Jun 24, 2009

Shadowing the eyes he looks / Far into the dusty land / The setting sun and the flying crows / Bringing the day to an end. / / The noisy tractors / Heading for the barn / Loaded Lorries with supplies / Parking off with the farmers van / / The sheep dog in a doggy run / Gathers the sheep in the pen / The…  sign in to read more »


»Welcome To Fail«

by April A., Jun 18, 2009

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


»This World, Our World«

by Coenraad Vlietstra, Jun 15, 2009

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


»The unimaginable line«

by Nurija Mehovic, May 16, 2009

Peace is not something you wish for; / it's something you do, something you are and something you give away... / Peace is love, care, help, share. / Peace is nothing to small or nothing to big. / Peace is something that you appreciate who you are and everybody around you will enjoy. / Peace is bigger…  sign in to read more »


»An Open Mind«

by Hettie Van Zyl, May 14, 2009

An open mind will always find / the beauty in a scene. / And will also be that it will see / the necessary for a dream. / An open mind is one of a kind, / it will alwa…  sign in to read more »


»Where are they«

by MmaphelaLylian Kgatla, May 14, 2009

I grew up loving her, / I now can't see her anymore, / I grew up with her, / I loved her every day, / My heart still longs for her every day, / Because she was and is my friend, / where is she? / / I grew in her arms, / I can't feel her arms around me anymore, / She use to lie, cheat and to fight my battles…  sign in to read more »


»Life Is...«

by Raine Lariza, Apr 1, 2009

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


»There is a first time for everything«

by Zainab Salim, Mar 31, 2009

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


»Duality«

by Robert Matthews, Mar 29, 2009

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


»To be human«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Mar 29, 2009

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


»What A Small World«

by Ashley Fancher, Mar 28, 2009

Its amazing how small the world really is / I've met a lot of people in my life / Only a few take life for what it is / Not many people really get to know me / The ones I let in, get the real story and get to see / My life's story unfold / Right in front of many, still only a selected few see the stories…  sign in to read more »


»I see«

by Laura Arman, Mar 24, 2009

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


»What's wrong with this picture?«

by Zandile Mboneni-Chansa, Mar 24, 2009

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


»Hand in Hand«

by Raine Lariza, Mar 20, 2009

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


»My Class«

by Laura Arman, Mar 20, 2009

One day I walked into my class, after a funeral and with a broken heart and a troublesome mind, with a miserable glare and morbid smile, I taught my students. / / And I realised... / / One would be a serial killer, planning details to the last degree, / One would start a porn website and make his bucks…  sign in to read more »


»A Little Hope«

by Raine Lariza, Mar 19, 2009

Hiding from the shadows / Trying to conceal the feeling of sorrow / Alone and thinking why I am always left behind / Still the emptiness fills my disoriented mind / / Heart as cold as the lonely night / Feelings of encumber grasping me with tight / I try to scream but no voice came out / What I can feel…  sign in to read more »


»the politics in mind«

by Rupert Ruel Nonyane, Mar 11, 2009

who wants to be wrong? / while critics make their mark, / their songs make the largest noise and / they gather crowds, / / foolishness is applauded and the wise are forgotten / as if they never existed / / the greedy stare vigorously with hate to that oppose the motion, / who will rule, the liar shall rule…  sign in to read more »


»What's Going On«

by April A., Feb 26, 2009

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


»None-In-Three«

by April A., Feb 11, 2009

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


»Second Chance«

by Sonal Wadhwa, Feb 4, 2009

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


»A Desperate City«

by April A., Feb 1, 2009

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


»Reflections At Four In The Morning«

by April A., Jan 15, 2009

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


»The Game«

by April A., Dec 14, 2008

My mind is poisoned by my dreams, / Forbidden thoughts, forbidden themes. / My lips are sewn, my hands are tied, / Well, I deserved it. It's all right. / A chance of being understood / Just stands no chance, as no one could / Unlock two always open doors - / You turned the keys and locked them both. / / A…  sign in to read more »


»Self-pity«

by Laetitia Smith, Dec 2, 2008

You can cover up your scars with lies and deceit. / You can fabricate fairy tales that seem solid as concrete. / / But you're wrong in thinking, / So wrong in thinking... / That everything you don't have, will make you happy. / / Your whole love's a lie. / She never fails to try, / Not giving in to your "…  sign in to read more »


»The Exodus«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Nov 22, 2008

We couldn't stand the heat / So out of the kitchen we went, / went with everything ours / Everything we had in the house / The house of stone we had built. / / With us we took; / Our preposterous prostitutes, / Along came our crooks and conmen, / Our begging blind brothers / Singing nostalgic songs in the…  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 »


»Independent«

by April A., Oct 31, 2008

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


»Life Story«

by April A., Oct 24, 2008

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


»The Extremes«

by April A., Oct 13, 2008

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


»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 »


»Troubled Waters«

by Shimano Patel, Oct 1, 2008

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


»Hope-less«

by April A., Sep 23, 2008

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


»New Hope«

by Helen Reynolds, Jul 8, 2008

Everyday is but a new hope / for a better to be / Yesterday's feelings gone forever / never to be repeated - but will still be seen / Misunderstood yesterday - floating on self assurance today / / Do we ever know where we are at, will we ever know? / Such a perculiar people - striving with…  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 »