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»Great is thy faithfulness«

by Maxine Smith, May 15, 2018

Don’t apologize for who you are / Don’t apologize for where you come from / / Don’t apologize for where you are going / Don’t apologize for your greatness / / Don’t apologize for your achievements / Don’t apologize for leaving, those behind who didn’t believe in you / / Don’t apologize for being honest… read more »


»You have come back power«

by Shylet Noma Clint Mncube, Feb 6, 2018

You have comeback power / / Most of the times when things happen to us, we tend to allow them to define us and we eventually get lost in them, as it happens we have the choice to allow it to control us or we do otherwise. In that process we feel useless but the recipe is in the process. / / I am a…  sign in to read more »


»You matter, No matter what!«

by Shylet Noma Clint Mncube, Feb 6, 2018

I was thrown on the ground, rejected & cast away / they thought I did not have value / in a dumpsite where my kind belonged as they said / I was rejected / But I knew who I was and what I possessed / what I was carrying inside of me, was greater than to care about what they say. / Dirt pilled on me, day…  sign in to read more »


»When opposites unite«

by Hind Boujghagh, Dec 12, 2017

The ego, an opposite of love, / The first turns joy into pain, / Needs more  incessant complain, / While the last is magic in the void, / The surrender to fear and pride. / / Far too wise to wall away, / In eternal love and respect, / Than stay to witness another, / While they gradually shape the road…  sign in to read more »


»The tree of creation«

by Hind Boujghagh, Nov 17, 2017

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