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216 poems tagged PHILOSOPHICAL


»Unborn Dreams«

by Abdul Milazi, Jul 25, 2017

The desert thirsts / Where sands of a scorched world / Drink the mirage of a poisoned oasis / Skulls and bones gather stone tears for cairns / To mark mass graves of unborn dreams / / The sun never belonged to us / Neither did the stars and the moon / That light up the nightmares of our dreams / Winds of… read more »


»The Bible«

by Tshepo Direro, Jan 26, 2017

The book that man has failed to understand over the ages, / it contains riches beyond our wildest imaginations. / It is a light to the path; / wisdom to the truth seeker; / a guide to the lost; / a hope to the hopeless; / a puzzle to the intellectuals; / salvation to the believers; / poem to the poets;…  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 »


»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 »


»Men of Letters«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 5, 2016

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


»What Might Have Been«

by Richard Thomas, Oct 22, 2016

As we age we regret words of anger and spite / That were heard and remembered and can't be unsaid. / The remarks we thought clever or proved we were right / That resulted in losses of friendships instead. / / All the heartbreaks that came from suspicion and doubt, / The betrayals and hurts we refused to…  sign in to read more »


»Men are dogs«

by Clem Squeeza Bee Mdue, Jul 12, 2016

If men are dogs then women are whores / Since we already stereotyping why don't we continue typing. / / Tired of all the comparisons,compared to animals and yet we expected to love like no other. / Words that fall from the mouth near fruits, so to the dogs we compared and like dogs we act. / / Men are…  sign in to read more »


»In The Land of the Red Rising Sun«

by Bo Lanier, Apr 20, 2016

Well and was this another seal broken / As the Pacific Ocean came crashing / Down over the red rising sun... / You stumble around on shaking / Grounds...so much disaster and / Destruction you wonder what else / Is to come as the night sets in... / The darkness is like a Demon you / Cannot escape and every…  sign in to read more »


»SOLD (Sounds Of the Living Dead)«

by Abdul Milazi, Apr 14, 2016

Johannesburg sings the beauty of our lonliness / The night's heartbeat as fake as the hanshakes exchanged / Ribbons of headlights coarse through the veins of the city / Where we die in search of a better life we left behind / The night whispers its screams from deep within us / / We stand on the edge of…  sign in to read more »


»Generation X«

by Bo Lanier, Apr 7, 2016

Atlantis reborn we are the ancient ones who have returned / Generation X timeline 69 to 79 and we will raise our young / To be genius of mind and care for the baby boomers until / Their spirits are rapture on down the line / Generation X turning the tide, the giants of earth and sky / Forceful yet loving…  sign in to read more »


»When We Were Free«

by Abdul Milazi, Mar 29, 2016

Freedom finds comfort in the warmth of our urine / Happy to worship folk heroes with fanciful talk / Sharpeville came to Marikana as a reminder / That Biko and Sobukwe still live / That we still remain captives / Caged behind bars of crass political mediocrity / Our consciousness has become a cliché / We…  sign in to read more »


»The Facts of Life«

by Sava Hassan, Feb 1, 2016

Our days quickly passing by / To slow the aging process, we usually try / Regardless, they go so fast / Our final destination, they cast / Reminding us of the memories of our past / Telling us that all we have is today / We must exert every possible effort to enjoy / About the future nothing we can do or…  sign in to read more »


»The impossible dream«

by Sava Hassan, Feb 1, 2016

Am I allowed to dream? / / My last chance as it may seem / / Did I finally find my soul mate? / / To fulfill my destiny and fate / / Hand on hand, we will venture into the future / / While enjoying the mesmerizing beauty of nature / / We will whisper into each other's ear / / The romantic words we are…  sign in to read more »


»It really doesn't matter«

by Sava Hassan, Jan 25, 2016

It doesn't matter if you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish or doesn't believe at all / I will always be behind you to catch you if you ever fall / It doesn't matter if you are black or white / I will listen to your views if you are right / It doesn't matter if you are young or old / Hopes toward a happy…  sign in to read more »


»A sentence embraces a thought...«

by Williamsji Maveli, Nov 9, 2015

Your word determines a thought; / / Your love bird decides a life in life... / / A word extend its hands to another, / Just to join together and to give birth to / a thought of expression, exposure, / A sentence embrace a thought; / And another thought leads to another, / They move…  sign in to read more »


»When love makes sense«

by Abongile Gwele, Aug 14, 2015

The air looks like that song that stays on your fingers and makes hearts smile / Your favourite song tastes like a medley of ice-creamcream, pop-corn and marshmallows all dipped in rich darks chocolate / Food sounds like the orchestra of toes in socks strutting their way on wooden floors / Each breath…  sign in to read more »


»And if they ask«

by Abongile Gwele, Aug 4, 2015

And if they ask me about you I'll tell them exactly who you were / You lasted far more than just a moment when I first laid eyes on you / When I looked at your eyes the first time you drew me in so deep / Your gaze stirred my insides / It was an odd and disturbing feeling / So disturbing I wanted a…  sign in to read more »


»For no reason, above the sky«

by Keerthana Prabhakaran, Aug 4, 2014

For no reason I fell down, / So why do I need a reason to fly? / So I set my wings to soar high, / High above the sky! / / For no reason I cry, / So why do I need a reason to smile? / So I shed off my tears, / Laugh above the sky! / / For no reason I give up, / So why do I need a reason to try again? / So I…  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 »


»A message to my boys«

by Tiema Muindi, Jun 5, 2014

After today / It shall be tomorrow / Yet after today / It shall be yesterday / Such is life / That passes by / Just like the river / Beneath the bridge / Just like the sighs / That never comes back / While taking away / Part of our being / After today / It shall be tomorrow / / After today / A beard shall grow…  sign in to read more »


»Icarus«

by Michael Strydom, Jun 5, 2014

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


»Reasons to live«

by Tiema Muindi, Jun 5, 2014

Should our lives had been / How we wanted them to be / Where each one's dream / Lives to see another dawn / And where tears in life / Wets no cheek / Love in life / Leaves no scars / Stories in life / Have no lies to tell / No baby sees a dawn / As an orphan / No woman carries / A widow's label / Then the world…  sign in to read more »


»Count«

by Siyanda Nkosi, Jun 4, 2014

Count numbers in relation / To your blessings and / Not in relation to your temptations. / Forget not the gift of life / Which we receive daily. / Forget not the gift of freedom, / The gift to love and the blessing to be loved. / Forget not the gift to see, to hear / To walk and to speak. / / Subtract…  sign in to read more »


»Self-exaltation«

by Siyanda Nkosi, May 2, 2014

This poem I conceive / So that you may receive / A glimpse of my heart. / SO that you may perceive / My speculations. / / I was desolate / Now this poem I / Conceive to eclipse / My affliction. / My self-exaltation / Hinders me. / / I act but / it interferes. / It cries but / Without any tears. / It's…  sign in to read more »


»Why, How and When«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Mar 24, 2014

Why, how and when / the moon arose and came the rain? / Moments passed seldom last, / but leaves a trail of questions why, how and when / / As day so dawns many a child seat in lawns, / and driven by dreams draw pictures unseen, / giving a unicorn a lions mane, / when grown a man he looks and smiles, / why…  sign in to read more »


»Love Contrast«

by Natachja De Weber, Feb 28, 2014

Every rose has a thorn. / Every someone has a somewhere, / that they come from. / Every pavement has its accident. / Every cloud has its rain, / and a silver lining. / / What am I trying to say? / This could go either way. / Just like each night brings day, / Every Eden has its snake. / Love dont come…  sign in to read more »


»The Thinker and the Earth«

by Mher Davtyan, Feb 28, 2014

The Thinker sat on a cut stumb / heavily, not implicated in what they / were doing and they were cutting / down the trees of the forest. He was / looking at the blue planet in / distressing and mental sufferings. The Planet had a human appearance deep / in Thinkr's conciousness, in the ninth / cloud of his…  sign in to read more »


»When it won't matter«

by Bongile Langa, Feb 12, 2014

There comes a day, an end, / one day nothing will matter / no more sunrise to dance to, / no more glowing nights of stars / to cherish the night, / no sounds of wild birds to serenade / the lover's moments of intimacy. / / Money, treasure, wealth all gone / drowned, swept down the drain, / life shall cease…  sign in to read more »


»Words Of Wisdom«

by Dan Mahlangu, Feb 12, 2014

Inspired by the birds and freedom / these are my words of wisdom; / call them a life of words born and bred in prison / slowly progressing to a page, with a pen I free them, / powerful words that should be said every season, / pay attention, listen: / / let me feed your soul, / with your sponge of a brain…  sign in to read more »


»My Brother, The Artist«

by Judith Thandi Jama, Feb 9, 2014

Singers sing their sorrows, / Instrumentalists play their woes, / Dancers dance their sadness, / Actors play heroes that conquor their real fears, / Poets recite their melancholic verses, / Writers write their tragedies, / My brother burns the midnight oil / Painting pieces of His shattered soul. / He…  sign in to read more »


»Do They?«

by Michael Strydom, Jan 17, 2014

If I had to carve out my tongue / Or lose a lung... / I would reach for my pen / And prove to you my friend / That God saw it…  sign in to read more »


»Never mind«

by Daniel Bogogolela, Dec 11, 2013

never mind what people say, / th…  sign in to read more »


»Gingerbread«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 25, 2013

Secretly, I crave immortality / Stuck in seemingly never ending bliss / In the cool breeze / Of sweet summer springs / / But I am a gingerbread man / Stuck in a chase to prevail / Running from the inevitable dawn / When my breathe shall fail / / Will I crumble? / Or will I run forever / Or will I be…  sign in to read more »


»Why? Thank You!«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Jul 29, 2013

What is love - pray do tell, / I seek it dearly, but what do I know? / The vision's set, the road's mapped out, / But where do I start, where do I go? / Why do I dare? Why do I care? / Do I care? Oh, surely I must... / Why do I stand? Why here did I land? / Where is the reason, what answer do I trust? / I'm…  sign in to read more »


»The Shore Awaits«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Jul 28, 2013

Find the sea, oh streaming river, / For lost only are you alone. / Through the tangled woods and mountain passes, / Onward shall you find home. / / Veiled or clear, your destiny's set, / The banks have arose to guide you. / What can hinder the inevitable? / When all obstacles fall behind you? / / Masses,…  sign in to read more »


»The Poet and the King«

by Williamsji Maveli, Jul 6, 2013

You are the Poet, / Among the first five; / I do understand, / You are the / Poet of the Poet; / The best poet! / Neither "Homer" / Nor "Gibran"; / Neither "Neruda"; / Nor "Tagore"; / Like all other / Poet of the Poets; / You too scribbles nonsense, / Sometimes like the / other famous poets; / You yourself…  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 »


»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 »


»Me as I always am«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Apr 18, 2013

For me my life was always aimless, / and yes at times I find myself in the crowd faceless, / but yet with dreams that are often baseless, / I still believe sun, wind and rain to be priceless. / / Yes and truly life is a race for countless by countless, / and it does run on and on tireless, / but I have…  sign in to read more »


»Something unknown«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Mar 2, 2013

it's not enough to say you care / when you don't show …  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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»The Future Looks Like Summer«

by Natachja De Weber, Jan 7, 2013

It's kinda foggy outside, / But the rain has dripped dry. / Looks like heaven is all cried out. / I went from hurt and despise, / To feeling lost and deprived. / It looks like hope has finally made its way round. / / And the air smells like flowers, / And the grey skies turn to blue. / And the future…  sign in to read more »


»The Garden Of My Soul«

by Tshepo Direro, Jan 7, 2013

The end starts in the beginning / The puzzle of Old, / Understood only by wise men, / That powers within human beings are infinite / Made to look finite by the world of time / / Lest ye say that life is hard / Instead say that I'm harder than life / For our souls are like gardens / Made precious by the…  sign in to read more »


»Full stop«

by Bulara Samson Monyaki, Jan 2, 2013

Many a stop I have seen, / Bring an end to a journey started; / Plenty a red flash I have witnessed, / Grind cogs to a screeching halt. / / Having fooled around, / Full of pride and pomp, / An end you're bound to meet, / In a small point, / Full stop. / / Minute, / Indecipherable, / Fools' term it brings to a…  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 »


»Going to the Grave«

by Natachja De Weber, Dec 19, 2012

Yesterday I went to the Grave. / I mourned. / I grieved, / What I had put to death. / and buried... / / Today I visited the Grave, / I put fresh flowers on the wet soil. / The soil still soaked by my tears. / It wasn't too long ago, / That I grieved, / What I had put to death, / And buried...…  sign in to read more »


»My roots«

by Bulara Samson Monyaki, Dec 19, 2012

May I, / Scaling the skies, / Remember my roots, / My origin, / And remain humble. / / May I, / Climbing, / Remember the foundation / Upon which my climb is rooted, / And be kind. / / May I, / Leading, / Respect the led, / For their hand my reign ensures, / Their sweat my seat, / And be supportive. / / A head…  sign in to read more »


»Only when«

by Lethu Kheswa, Nov 29, 2012

Only when we open our hearts to the little love we receive, / will we be able to rise above every hateful notion threatening to subdue us. / / Only when our ears are averted to wholesome speech, / will be able to achieve tremendous growth in the most arid of areas. / / Only when our minds dare to…  sign in to read more »


»Monologue (Libera me)«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 4, 2012

This is not silence; / The words that rush through my veins, / erupting into syllables full of venom; / Killing every idleness. / It cannot be a silence; / When I am quacking, / trying to find a fine breathe; / to keep my soul intact. / I am talking, in furious metaphors / at war with my indigenous self…  sign in to read more »


»Eloquent silence«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Sep 13, 2012

The blind man saw, / and confessed to law, / that it was the limbless who draw, / bringing anarchy to law. / / Which…  sign in to read more »


»Nameless«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Sep 13, 2012

Although life ends and begins in a vaccum, / A frenzy hope breaks asyllum, / driven by desire of a falcon, / it seeks love like a devout pagan. / / Both in reason and out of reason, / It often seeks to breach wall of treason, / like a fickle mind it runs and leaps, / but mass of memories tie it's hips…  sign in to read more »


»Awareness«

by Stevano Yusuf, Aug 6, 2012

Every day I become more aware, that I was human, who never escaped from the influence of my precursors, what I've read affects what I write, even when I wanted to escape from the influence / / Awareness / / Humans will not be a poet / If poetry didn't touch their feelings / If poetry didn't writing…  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 »


»Sextet«

by Edward Iacona, Jul 29, 2012

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, / Or so the old cliché goes. / But, there was something missing / As our loving relationship grows. / / We both knew what that was / And what would make us smile. / If only we could find a way that / Makes our connection more tactile. / / Even on the World Wide Web…  sign in to read more »


»The Shadow shares not my feelings«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Jun 11, 2012

Shall I dump this shadow / Away from the shell that is me / Or should I exchange it for a bowel of dollars / Or is it just a parchment to myself / A part of me- useless as my shaved beard / My passive sympathiser - / A mute consoler, with nothing to offer for me or to nature- / Taking no part with me in…  sign in to read more »


»A Rocky Road«

by Edward Iacona, May 31, 2012

My darling sent this quote to me. / She wrote it down in Latin, / A Language that one does not hear / Even in Mid-Town Manhattan. / / "Per aspera ad astra." / Means, with loose translation, / "A rough road leads to the stars", / Which I read with fascination. / / Our challenge is one of distance / And not…  sign in to read more »


»Foreseeing«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 30, 2012

I just wonder about life sometimes / I wonder how it will turn out to be / I don't trust the "future's not ours to see" songs, / and the "che sarà, sarà" theory / / Growing up and moving fast, I can envision / From childhood to adulthood / I can imagine a life with no regrets / Forgetting phrases like "…  sign in to read more »


»The gravestone«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 30, 2012

Every moment, that the past hurts / I turn to my inner gravestone / To remember all that lived once / And all that lies underneath as bones / / Every wound has grown a scar / And every tear has left a track / I never seek what I have lost / Because I know it never comes back / / The stone is grey, cold and…  sign in to read more »


»The resurrection stone of an Immortal«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 25, 2012

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


»Heart of Fire«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 24, 2012

Some hearts are strong, and some are weak / But all of them, are doomed to weep / It may be joy, that hastens to flow / in rivulets, dreary winds or snow / / It may be sorrow, yes that might be a cause / for death and grief, defy all laws / To suffer, to writhe, and then to burn / in the flames of a fire…  sign in to read more »


»The tallest shadow«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 20, 2012

There's one thing that scares me / And those are tall shadows / They make everything look dark / Like walking through hallows / / Nearly every sunset brings them / and they glide alongside / and appear like looming sentinels / Or an apparition of something that died / / The moon rises like a pale ghost / and…  sign in to read more »


»To support a man's faith«

by Bruce Gorton, May 18, 2012

To support a man's faith / Is to see the weight upon his leg / And call it a crutch / See him starved of hope / And feed him the illusion of meat / / You say I do no understand / That my mind cannot accept / The value of what you command / But I know well enough to reject / / I know the starving child / Set…  sign in to read more »


»The Blacksmith«

by Ewen Carmichael, May 17, 2012

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


»Real success«

by Mashell Chapeyama, May 16, 2012

If reasoning is as the air we breathe - / Universal; / When there are no hiccups in the lanes of thought / From the past, to now to the future, / And such reasoning so perfect- / Then I, as a being know what I want / And am constantly striving towards that; / And every rationality, every action I have…  sign in to read more »


»Salvor Hardins' song«

by Bruce Gorton, May 16, 2012

In the halls of ancient gods / Stood men ever at odds / Their hands raised staves / Cursed good with knaves / They told us our morals / In their ancient quarrels / / Let fall the temple / Around their ears / Then build the temple / To our fears / / And the many became one / With much murder done / With no…  sign in to read more »


»Living gloriously without purpose«

by Bruce Gorton, May 3, 2012

The cartoon speaks of some great destiny / And the priest calls for his eternity / That desperate scramble time feared / To survival they say we are geared / And yet I do not feel that strange yearning / For that purpose they spend life burning / / The sun falls in red tea skies / Darkness falls over our…  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 »


»Lorca Dreaming«

by Ewen Carmichael, Apr 19, 2012

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


»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 »


»Memories of the past..«

by Siddhartha Agarwal, Mar 29, 2012

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


»Dick and Jane«

by Bruce Gorton, Mar 28, 2012

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


»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 »


»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 »


»Where is fairness«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Feb 20, 2012

Where is fairness? / The sun far away in the blue sky / Seas and oceans roar, in uprising / Waves eddying, disrupting agricultural activities / Of peasant farmers, / Earthquakes destroy storey buildings / Of a developing, nation into total demolition; / The nights are silent but haunting, / While a new…  sign in to read more »


»Loneliness«

by April A., Feb 5, 2012

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


»Real success«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Jan 31, 2012

If reasoning is as the air we breathe- / Universal; / When there are no hiccups in lanes of thoughts / From the past to now to the future; / / And such reasoning so perfect- / Then, I, as a being know what I want / And am constantly striving towards that / / And every rationality, every action I have taken…  sign in to read more »


»Yay evil«

by Bruce Gorton, Jan 26, 2012

I am on the side of evil, and here I tell you why / I stand for anger, hate and rage I justify / For these set the fires that melt the slavers chains / And in greed for freedom, humanity reclaims / / I stand against the order, of old and broken morals / That direct harm for some master's quarrels / Alone…  sign in to read more »


»The Dark Side of the Train«

by James Inocencio, Jan 24, 2012

I am merely a passenger in this train / As it journeys to mountians, tunnels, and beautiful terrain / / / Although tired an weary, moving in an exagerated tone / I am merely a passanger in this train and I am not / / alone / / There are Roses, Paintings, and Knives / scattered all about / / The Roses,…  sign in to read more »


»The mind, a palette«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Jan 24, 2012

Yesterday's unclean palette / Is an unfading rainbow- / Bluish, yellowish, greenish / Emerging into a hotchpotch- / So is the mind, at times and most always; / As it wakes up one day / Anger occupies its part, / Sorrow claims its portion / Much as happiness, greed, hatred:- / A habitat of multiple feelings…  sign in to read more »


»Where Did You Go?«

by James Inocencio, Jan 23, 2012

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


»Some silence«

by Bruce Gorton, Jan 19, 2012

I stand by your right to say it / I don't agree with what you say / But it is your right to believe it / I hear what you have to say / / Some silence for their religion / Some for their business / Some silence for their nation / Some for ones they miss / / These words shared between us / I stand for your…  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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Thine Love Hath Healed«

by Mohamed Amer, Dec 11, 2011

In the night a stranger walked by the famous ruins of old / Where folklore stories of horror and pain were told / The moon illuminates the silver light on the statues of gold / He walks between the walls / In the big rooms and halls / Hearing the screams and howls / He slept and he hears those cries / The…  sign in to read more »


»After All...«

by Mohamed Amer, Dec 5, 2011

I renounce you / You brought no mirth to my gardens / I sacrificed my life for your sake / And all what around me is fake / I held to your world in astray / Where I fall to your hell day by day / Where you told me these red flames are paradise / When you lead, I followed with blind eyes / Where you took me…  sign in to read more »


»Aporia«

by Mohamed Amer, Dec 4, 2011

Books covered with dust on the shelves of my life / Words omitted, forgotten or not accomplished / / Birds sang no more in the storms of deceit / No leafs left in the branches of the memory tree / / Schizophrenic attitude from lost meanings and definitions / Spending a whole life on or in delusion or…  sign in to read more »


»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 »


»Some Call This Life«

by Constantinos Grigoriadis, Sep 29, 2011

Don't search for apples anymore. / The apple tree has died. / It gave all the apples that it had. / Now it is nothing more than a piece of wood. / Nobody has interest for an apple tree without apples. / Nobody gives it some water to survive. / Not even the dry mother earth. / Nobody. / This is the fate for…  sign in to read more »


»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 »


»Stormy Life«

by Natachja De Weber, Jul 19, 2011

Midnight strikes, / and the wind picks up. / The sky - / Dark noon, / Overtaken by black. / The candle dies. / Wrestling trees, / Outside, / Shuddering leaves, / Knock on my window. / A flash of lightening, / I blink to see. / Instead I hear, / Thunder growl. / / The storm breaks loose. / As if Mother Nature…  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 »


»Are We There Yet?«

by Edward Iacona, Jun 24, 2011

Feeling again that you've found "the one" / It is difficult to try and assert / That you or yours can love and trust / As if you've never been hurt. / / There may be a tall wall made of fears. / And all the symptoms of Excuse-itis, / Mixed in with memories which may have / More pains than osteoarthritis…  sign in to read more »


»Bugging Demons«

by Kudyahakudadirwe Voice, Jun 15, 2011

Did you know that in our lives / There are two separate selves: / The always there higher self, and / The lower self in the shadows. / Life's mammoth burden however / Is to keep the higher self / In command of the individual. / Thus each God given day / The individual struggles with / Personal and private…  sign in to read more »


»Writing as a Process of Discovery«

by Ruramayi Mwaita, Jun 14, 2011

My pen is my Pal / my safe guard in a world made of hell / I explore the mind / only to find empty speech bubbles to tell / my character is faceless / in suspended motion I am pace-less / why does time move so fast / "theory of relativity" / when in actual fact I just search for the inner me / a perfect…  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 »


»In many places«

by Bruce Gorton, May 18, 2011

I find peace in many places / In the sunbird's quick flittering / Wings amongst red bells glittering / In the field of blowing gold grass / Shimmering as clouds above pass / I find peace in these spaces / / But you come with your theology / You proclaim this but biology / And with this you make war / On the…  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 »


»Why Verse?«

by Kudyahakudadirwe Voice, Apr 18, 2011

I don't have many words / To say what in my minds dwells. / I don't have many words / To bring out what about this world / I'm living feel right now. / / But with poetry I speak / In very few pregnant words. / I can bamboozle people with ambiguity / I can laugh at them with my sarcasim / And compare them…  sign in to read more »


»Oh Wine!«

by Rafeel Wasif, Apr 4, 2011

I want intoxication and the wine / A season of reason this world be yet passion is divine / / In the night of darkness, Hearken I the symphony of the nightingale, / Yet why might my heart see what my eyes didn't dare? / / The discord of its tears, smooth like a stream / And the beauty with which they…  sign in to read more »


»A Song Of The Ages«

by Edward Iacona, Feb 22, 2011

There is a popular mind set, / That on some level might be true, / That when a woman gets older / Her mate will bid her adieu. / / There are no doubt many reasons / For this possible lack of satisfaction, / Maybe one could be her preoccupation / With, "The Power of Attraction". / / Maybe she could…  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 »


»Merry Questmas«

by Edward Iacona, Jan 3, 2011

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


»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 »


»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 »


»A stranger's voice«

by Joshua Smit, Nov 15, 2010

a stranger's voice, / heard softly through the wind, / a call for help, a cry, / for someone who cares... / a stranger's voice, / heard softly through the wind. / / a call for help, a cry, / for someone who cares / a stranger's voice, / heard softly through the wind. / / His only answer, / is the echoed cry.…  sign in to read more »


»Can You Hear Me?«

by Joshua Smit, Nov 14, 2010

can you hear my words, / amidst the loud crashing of love's destruction? / can you look into my eyes, / through the smoke of hate and anger? / / can't you see, / that we've lost all sense of who we are? / when last have you looked into the mirror, / and known the one who looks back? / / we are a suffering…  sign in to read more »


»Shattered dreams«

by Joshua Smit, Nov 13, 2010

I think back to the times when things were simple, / when people didn't care who you are, / to the times when it was your personality that defined you / / I think back to those times, / and I see a carefree world, / I see the world of a child. / / why can't things be like that once more? / why can't…  sign in to read more »


»The storm of hatred«

by Joshua Smit, Nov 13, 2010

under the storm of hatred / with the thunder of anger / and lightning of destruction / we all stand / / we, the world, people born into hate / children, tought to hate / children, taught to fight / we the world, people of sin / / in the storm of hatred evil things are born / war, the destroyer of…  sign in to read more »


»Today«

by William Andrews, Nov 5, 2010

tomorrow hasn't happened / today has just begun / and the hou…  sign in to read more »


»Despair«

by Mojalefa Dominic Papo, Oct 8, 2010

at the height of / my despair, / I wished these very / walls not there - wished / your promises would / fail / so that in my pity / (my self-imposed jail) / Your judgement be proved / unfair / / swore by the name of / forefathers removed, swore / by stars / and seas - by moons / unmoved / 'til when mortal…  sign in to read more »


»Hidden«

by William Andrews, Sep 25, 2010

History has become nothing / But a shatterd illusion / Based upon guesses / And quiet d…  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 »


»acting«

by William Andrews, Sep 20, 2010

to be in denile is to pretend / to pretend is to act / to act often be…  sign in to read more »


»reflect«

by William Andrews, Sep 20, 2010

looking these bars / of your own divine / wishful thinking / your crime / with sadness are these steps / you take / though the ruins / …  sign in to read more »


»why«

by William Andrews, Sep 20, 2010

though the maze of uncertainties / though the pain and the fear / though the valley of broken promises / and the friendships they wear / on the b…  sign in to read more »


»"Forgive Me Father" for I am Human!«

by Lethal Poet, Sep 18, 2010

I have come to the point / Of not sharing Tears / For my people / / But / / To pray and chant to Jah / So he can give 'em strength / To face their fears / / Dear God please lend me / Your ears / / ~lol~ / / And don't mind my tears / / Send us your spirit / To show us the way / / -And / / Lead us not astray / / I…  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 »


»Finding Meaning«

by Anesa Dindar, Aug 12, 2010

In search of meaning, I evaluated my life / In search of purpose, I questioned my priorities / In search of significance, I reset my goals / In search of value, I analysed my wants / In search of sense, I assessed my needs / In search of a calling, I listened to my heart / In search of conviction, I…  sign in to read more »


»Know me, See me, Recognise me«

by Anesa Dindar, Aug 12, 2010

A question on my mind / I've been quietly contemplating / The question is, "Do I need people to clap?" / / Remember the words of the song / "Sometimes you want to go / Where everybody knows your name / And they're always glad you came" / / I crave the attention. / I need the affirmation. / I need people…  sign in to read more »


»Let Wednesday Come«

by Bhaskaranand Jha, Jun 30, 2010

Let Wednesday come / With a world of fantasy / Sweetened with love and romance- / Dipping my soul in the fragrance / Of sweet relation, love, affection, / Facilitated by hate and attraction. / / Even though at a long distance / Her presence seems closer to me / With her innocent demeanor / Beautified by her…  sign in to read more »


»Realization«

by Bhaskaranand Jha, Jun 30, 2010

One stone of sweet words / Created romantic ripples / In the pool of my heart. / This whirlpool created such music / That made me feel drowsy / All day and night / Rearing and basking my soul / In the shade of Love. / / All on a sudden / I got up startled / Hearing the loud thud / Of one more stone / Hitting…  sign in to read more »


»Euphoric Embezzlement«

by Kay Wikajovich, Jun 25, 2010

I learn to fall in love with myself again / and have candle light dates with my shadow... / Converse with my cerebral cortex and hope that the sound echoes off the walls like a bat / And like this creature, I will find my way in the dark / when I am unable to see by listening to my instincts / / I feel…  sign in to read more »


»Beyond The Eyes«

by Tiema Muindi, Jun 22, 2010

I know when the winter sets in / There will be cold and flu / Days are short / Nights are long / / I know when I see death / It's cold / It's mysterious / It's unknown / No man lived to tell. / / I know when I see tears / Its pain / Its sorrow / Its heartbreak / At times its joy / Its happiness. / / I know when…  sign in to read more »


»Sea of Morality«

by Kay Wikajovich, Jun 22, 2010

Never a matter of superstition / Nor a matter of dillusion / / As these salt hit the ground / May it cleanse my soul from your turmoil / / Wash away / Like the tides of the current / / Sync my rhythm to the moon / Never to be swayed by you / But to be guided by the wind / / Euthanasia / In every depth lies…  sign in to read more »


»Revo-love-tion«

by Taahir Chagan, Jun 1, 2010

Impossible / Unprecedented / Never before seen / Or heard of / / Let us not let what we have / Be limited by society's norms / Let us further our cause / And Let us reach new heights / / Love / Is without limits / Unbounded / Barrier-less / / Me and you / We have the chance / To take this further / Than they say…  sign in to read more »


»the things we can't see«

by Taahir Chagan, Jun 1, 2010

The things we can't see are the greatest / Like love / / We cannot in a court of law / or a scientific laboratory / Prove conclusively / That it exists / / But we know it is there / Because we feel it / We feel ourselves respond to it / And radiate with it / / The things we can't see are the greatest…  sign in to read more »


»Blue mind«

by Mirela Kapaj, May 27, 2010

Colors came to me early this morning, / Messed up together they asked me for a kiss, / I thought they're strange and ignored them / Woke up and lived my day. / Colors came after me all day along, / Smiling and messing with my hair, / The wind was their home, / The rain took their part, / I still ignored and…  sign in to read more »


»Forgive your eyes....«

by Mirela Kapaj, May 27, 2010

Forgive your eyes, / for not recognizing…  sign in to read more »


»A Sign Of My Times«

by Edward Iacona, Apr 20, 2010

While walking through the shopping mall / Just because I was bored. / I looked at all the things on sale, / That I could not afford. / / There were signs upon some items, / On sale that enticed to buy. / Showing both the price that "WAS" and now "IS" / That caught my thoughtful eye. / / Those signs show one…  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: 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 »


»background colors«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, Mar 18, 2010

pleasant it's not, I should know / on your knees, facing only yourself / knowing the reflection, / the mirror always stares back / / edged in red hurt / when you dare to explore excuses / red hurt always seep through / justified in focusing / / edged in background colors / reflecting on broken promises…  sign in to read more »


»The Valley«

by Judy Mathekga, Mar 11, 2010

Looking out at the valley of old / Masking yourself with the thought of laughter / You marvel at how all of these creatures exist / In such a valley of unnamed mysteries / / It is not a tale my old friend / The valley does really exist / Such a powerful hum that sounds / In mountains and rivers far beyond…  sign in to read more »


»Living my own life«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, Feb 12, 2010

Proclaim, we all do / To which extend, yours maybe not for me / Expectations rules our hereto / Your rules that does not apply to me / / Questioning, not those around me / Can I for once meet my own expectations / Borders that befalls me / Where I set my own rules / / Not yours but mine / Nowhere there is a…  sign in to read more »


»...it's how you see the world«

by Mbuso Mkhonto Kumalo, Jan 21, 2010

Be glad, be joyful, but be humbled by your neighbors' surroundings, / Be jolly, smile broadly and honestly, but allow yourself to show humility, / Be happy, stay honest, uphold integrity with a gently ironed fist, but be true to yourself first. / / Because in the end, a volatile spirit will corrupt and…  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 »


»Lessons learned«

by Alexis Mabotho Rantloane, Jan 15, 2010

What u think shall be / As much I as I know that / I can't seem to change the negativity in me / / I look in the mirror everyday / And I'm not impressed with what is in my way / / I'm in a dark and lonely hole / I know the light is there but I first need to make a mends with my soul / Before I reach the…  sign in to read more »


»Emigre (dedicated to a friend who died young)«

by Meryl Klanfar, Dec 10, 2009

I wing the wind and, as it warms / Draw beam upon the brightening rim / Beyond which, so the ancients lie / Are golden trees that touch the sky. / / Above a vault of fading stars / Encompasses my loneliness. / Below, the ocean, green as time / Rolls to the edge of the abyss. / / The garden at my journey's…  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 »


»Emotional Holiday«

by Edward Iacona, Dec 2, 2009

On this Emotional Holiday / It is time to take a rest / From all the pressure that is life / That just might get you stressed. / / Never mind the constant running / From pillar and to post. / Time to stop the pedaling / And just lean back and coast. / / There are forces out there / That can turn your spirit…  sign in to read more »


»Everything Happens For A Reason«

by Edward Iacona, Dec 1, 2009

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of luck. Illness, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test limits of your soul. / / Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere; safe and…  sign in to read more »


»Putting A Thought Out There«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 30, 2009

Putting pen to paper makes / Inner voices very clear. / Of a desire no longer secret / For the cosmos (plus one) to hear. / / Positive thoughts are focused, / Projected strong and true. / Encouraged within my spirit, / By the joy of knowing YOU. / / Some logic here for you to see, / Although…  sign in to read more »


»Asunder«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 26, 2009

As I walk the dog each night, I stare into the sky. / The stars alone bear mute witness to my daily weary sigh / I still ask the heavens of what went wrong to love that went awry. / And I think of the things we could have done but she would not even try. / / Writing rhymes about our problems is a great…  sign in to read more »


»Real Life Lesson«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 24, 2009

To be a student in your class / was certainly considered a coup / All the kids sure wanted you / and maybe a few mommies too. / / Beyond the Three R's you traveled, / your lessons laced with mirth. / You taught of wolves and wildlife / and conservation of the Earth / / Your teaching rings with wisdom / of…  sign in to read more »


»Song Of Man«

by Tiema Muindi, Nov 24, 2009

If I can't make it tonight / Know that life forced me / To be / So that I could be / A man / Just like others / With smile on their faces / Each day back home / With a loaf of bread / For their family / / If I can't make it tonight / Weep not for me / All your life / Block not / The flow of love / From your…  sign in to read more »


»Sorry!«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 24, 2009

The phrase "I'm Sorry" you may agree / Has turned into a social amenity / We say "I'm Sorry" more than Brenda Lee / Which was a hit song for her back in 1960. / / You may not want to acknowledge the damage you've done / The pain that you've brought to spouse, daughter or son. / But if you've done wrong…  sign in to read more »


»The Mind-Genie«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 24, 2009

My contented smiles and reverie disturbed by the loud and intrusive pound, / "Who, just who can that be that dares my solitude and bliss thus disturb?" / Barrel-chested, bulging biceps, conceitedly the illusion strikes the curb, / He licks his lips, secure in thought that yet another victim he has…  sign in to read more »


»The New Leaf«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 19, 2009

The new leaf sprouts into existence, greeting the universe / Uncurling, revealing, playing out to nature's wishes, / The warm rays of the sun touches her veins, she stretches, / Her siblings try to reach her in their attempts to nurse. / / A caterpillar too submits to nature's insistent laws, / Chewing…  sign in to read more »


»Untainted«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 19, 2009

Their hands are clasped, / Smiling - for the gift of time / Has been granted to them. / She is dressed in a snow white sari, / He in an equally hued kurtha. / Into the temple they gingerly enter / And their daily obeisance / To The Lord offer. / They emerge - still holding hands, / Smiling, greeting, just…  sign in to read more »


»Heavenly Panorama«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 18, 2009

A razor-sharp sliver of ray slits the dark and leaden sky, / Unzips it slowly and deliberately to reveal a hue of orange and red, / A fish eagle calls soulfully, mournfully, echoing in his head, / The screen enlarges, brightens, figures are born, change and die. / The dark sky swallows itself, spews out…  sign in to read more »


»Let us explore«

by Meryl Klanfar, Nov 18, 2009

Let us explore the hypotheses / Put forward by some fractured / dilletante fringe, / That all art is self-creating, / Although there is a common belief / Held by layman and artist alike / That it is man who creates art. / / Let us ponder / Whether that Italian lady / Whose smile disturbed the new awareness…  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 »


»When You Wish«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 18, 2009

When the love of my life left us / And wrote us out of her script / She left her family sad and hurting / And me emotionally ripped. / / I spent the days in contemplation / Sifting through the all years / Until comes night with lack of light / When shadows can hide the tears. / / To find a little glimmer…  sign in to read more »


»Healing Dawn«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 16, 2009

The morning rays dances across the shimmering seas, / Reaches land and laps up the sweet dew served by the dawn. / Dancing across the fields, it hears my persistent pleas, / And within me despite my duress, new hope begins to spawn. / And as the warm rays my fears and neurosis begin to still, / I arise…  sign in to read more »


»The Nagging Dusk«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 16, 2009

The tired sun barely whispers "Goodbye" to the distant hills, / Than they turn from green to orange and then to silhouettes. / That insidious nagging thought my mind cajoles and flirts, / And like the water from my shaking hand all the days hope spills. / A vicious cycle - the knowledge of the…  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 »


»Within Without«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 12, 2009

Into a million pieces the lightning shattered the night sky; / Incessantly the thunder rolled, awaking every living being. / Every nerve in his brain, circuiting the news, he could not deny; / Cold, clinical, concise thoughts ricocheted, as played out previously in a dream. / The scorched earth…  sign in to read more »


»I am Earth«

by Meryl Klanfar, Nov 9, 2009

I am Earth, I am that moment at the rising of the mist / When life and light and reason meet in glorious passionate tryst. / I may trace the fleeting passage of Creation's random dart / Or carry all the universe within my fiery heart / / I am Earth, I am fragile, as the dew upon the grass. / You may…  sign in to read more »


»Making a Difference«

by Marlene Cozett, Nov 9, 2009

It only takes a smile / Just stop and listen for while / Just change what you usually do / / Life becomes a whole lot more interesting / When you stop and start listeining / When you start doing for someone else / And evertyhing is not just about yourself / / When you stop to listen, you give others a…  sign in to read more »


»Shooting Star«

by Desiree Chapman, Oct 22, 2009

Is it really so far that I cannot touch it / Is it really such a mystery that I cannot solve it / Is it really so beautiful that I want it / Is it really such a rarity that I may not get it / Is it really so sacred that I need it / Is it really such an amazing thing that I cherish it / Oh to embrace a…  sign in to read more »


»Call a spade a spade«

by Thabani Ray Ngwenya, Oct 1, 2009

For a long time we have condoned / What we rightfully ought to condemn / Time after time we have overlooked / What lies obvious before our very eyes / Ignorance has flirted with our consciences / But the principled are always quick / To call a spade a spade. / / We can not see the walls we can't see…  sign in to read more »


»The Journey of Life«

by Tiema Muindi, Sep 30, 2009

I made mistakes / In the journey of my life / Some decisions I made / Believing I was right / Some were wrong / And left me wonder why / That I couldn't see them / Even when I saw others cry / In the journey of my life. / / I have gathered wounds / That can not heal / And the scars too / That cannot be…  sign in to read more »


»Dance of my Soul«

by Tiema Muindi, Sep 28, 2009

What I wish for died before / Perhaps not / Or may be / Not of this world / Or shall not be so / What I wish for / My happiness to be / / I have tried and failed / Many times before / Choices I made / Turned upside down / Not that my hand made it be / Not that my heart / Loved her not / Perhaps what I wish for…  sign in to read more »


»Wormsong«

by Esther Odendaal, Sep 22, 2009

Beginning as a worm / We creep and crawl around / Fighting for our food / And to the ground we're bound / We find our favourite plant / And cling on for dear life / Munching as we go / Our teeth cut as a knife. / We all look much the same / We like to blend right in / All we do is eat / Be faithful to our kin…  sign in to read more »


»Love Is On Our Side«

by Andreas Buchholz, Sep 14, 2009

Love is on the street / where the people meet. / Love is on our side. / / Love is on the mountain, / Love lies in the fountain. / Love is on our side. / / Love is for the bitch, / also for the witch. / Love is on their side. / / Love is on the highway, / even once on my way. / Love is on my side. / / Love is…  sign in to read more »


»The Last Journey«

by Tiema Muindi, Sep 7, 2009

The last journey / Is when you shall depart / Not to an exotic island / For a holiday / Neither to a mountain / For a treck / That day when you depart / / The last journey / Is when you shall depart / Not with your spouse / Or Children / Not on a trip / To visit beloved parents / That day when you depart / / The…  sign in to read more »


»Where have all the angels gone?«

by Kelly Attrill, Sep 3, 2009

In this world there are people of grace. / People who love each other regardless of their race. / / Help one another the best that they can. / Putting their life on hold just to make a plan. / / To those memebers out there who really care / They deserve the best of everything / and I still bet they would…  sign in to read more »


»If only they knew«

by Tiema Muindi, Aug 31, 2009

If only they knew / They wouldn't reach / Just meters away / The journey would end / / If only they knew / They wouldn't last / Just after the honeymoon / The tension would begin / / If only they knew / They wouldn't take it / Just as they part / Loneliness would set it / / If only they knew / There will be war…  sign in to read more »


»Shattered Hopes & Dreams«

by Tiema Muindi, Aug 28, 2009

Can you pick up the pieces / When the glasses / Are broken / And pieces / Are scattered / / Can you pick up the pieces / When the ashes / Of your dreams / Are blown away / And spread / Across the land / / Can you pick up the pieces / When the horizon / Of your dream is blurred / The sky of your life / Is cloudy…  sign in to read more »


»Tell me the secret«

by Tiema Muindi, Aug 27, 2009

I wanted to ask you / Even when in turmoil / Of your life / And all doors closed / That tomorrow's tunnel / Seemed to have no light / I wanted to ask you / Why did you still smile / / I wanted to ask you / When your dreams / Have no glimmer of hope / When your efforts / Are just a drop / In the ocean / But still…  sign in to read more »


»When it's over, let me know«

by Tiema Muindi, Aug 26, 2009

Would you let me know / When the flame of your emotions / Is burning low / That my relation with you / Is now but just a show? / / Would you let me know / When the river of our love / Is drying up / That in your heart / My thirst of love / Cannot be quenched? / / Would you let me know / When the lyrics of my…  sign in to read more »


»Crawling Call«

by Jayram Daya, Aug 25, 2009

When you looked down on me / I looked up with hope / When I raced with the ants / I saw your toes go bye / / With hands lifted, I called / To be released from the floor / With a hug, my cry stopped / To say, I love you Mom. / / When life was a struggle / I looked up again / When rewards are few / I saw your…  sign in to read more »


»Life«

by Kelly Attrill, Aug 20, 2009

The struggle of everyday life is a blessing / Couples loving, touching & caressing. / / Arguments, obstacles and mistakes, / Friendships, soulmates and bonds that we make. / / Without them we are incomplete souls, we are unsatisfied, boring with unrealistic goals. / / The thin line between good and bad…  sign in to read more »


»When the end beckons«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Aug 18, 2009

Like a season / Which comes when due- / never too early nor / too late- / The time is here / For us to kiss and / Say good-bye. / / Like a fruit / Which tends its fruit- / from …  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 »


»Meditation III«

by Gorki Skanke, May 25, 2009

Harmony and passion / Are opposite conditions, / Which is why love and law / Are always…  sign in to read more »


»The Cannons Are Still Hot«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 16, 2009

I sat there, / With tears in my eyes, / Clearly knowing the truth, / To all the lies. / / Everything's broken, / Demolished and destroyed, / The buildings are smoking, / And the people are annoyed. / / Hearts are breaking, / Tears are running, / People are aching, / And people are dying. / / Still to this day…  sign in to read more »


»Meditation II: God«

by Gorki Skanke, May 14, 2009

Light requires a source, / Darkness requires nothing; / Yet / While the light shines, / Darkness cannot overcome it. / Why is this? / / Life requires a source, / Death requires nothing; / Yet / While there is life, / Death cannot destroy it all. / Why is this? / / If there is no God, / Why is there light and…  sign in to read more »


»He and She!«

by Lebohang Ramatswi, May 11, 2009

Drenched in demystified pains. / Piercing through vindictive veins of injustice. / Still the question still remains, as her soul yearned for the answers that were defeated by intuitive questions such as "Is there any difference between he and she?" / Yet, the two "Hes' (he and he, between she and he)…  sign in to read more »


»Meditation I: Truth«

by Gorki Skanke, May 8, 2009

Function is truth, / Form, a lie. / / Between the poles of artifice and artifact somewhere / there is me, who writes this, / and you, who reads it. / / Each of us struggles to pluck the truths from among the lies. / / The lie I am told is less dangerous than the lie I tell myself. / The truths I am told…  sign in to read more »


»Wake up, I'm staying alive...«

by Mary Joy Lariza, Apr 27, 2009

I almost forgot, / I was lost at times / I'm terrified by / The bitter butter man is alive / / But I guess he won't be with me anymore / Though lonely, its the past that's get sore / / Now, my life is empty / as it is filled with mists of black letters / sleeping is my battle, can't reup myself / / But why…  sign in to read more »


»Family Honour«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 21, 2009

One time / I thought I was strong / But now / Pieces are my hopes / Ashes are my dreams / Blown away / By the wind / / There's no eye / That has not wept / There's no pain / That I have not had / And scars of life / Are my tattoos / From the highway of life / That I have walked through / That sometimes I wonder…  sign in to read more »


»The Environment is my Extended Body«

by Shirley Joan Von Weichardt, Apr 21, 2009

As is the universe, / So am I - / As is the earth / So am I. / Destroy the trees - / I axphixiate. / Destroy the waters - / I dehydrate. / Destroy the io…  sign in to read more »


»Dysfunctional Families«

by Shirley Joan Von Weichardt, Apr 17, 2009

Every family is dysfunctional - that's true - / And that includes everyone - even me and you. / We're born with the fates stacked heavily against us all - / Fates that are striving for our eventual downfall. / It doesn't help to cry 'cause you've been dealt a bad deck - / Grab life by the horns otherwise…  sign in to read more »


»the enhanced de-javu!«

by Lebohang Ramatswi, Apr 17, 2009

You might ask "What's that got to do with u!" / Walking through the road of discovery, I've been / enticed by delusions and illusions of poverty struck / individuals building corporate ladders, enhancing the / wide spread feathers of the sophisticated class. / Does beauty really lie in the eye of the…  sign in to read more »


»Dear child, flesh of my flesh«

by Shirley Joan Von Weichardt, Apr 15, 2009

My dearest child, flesh of my flesh, how my heart has bled! / Do I vainly try to get into your troubled head? / Why can't you understand? - It's the bad things that you do - / It's the tempers and the tantrums that we hate - not you! / Believe me when I tell you that love will conquer all - / Just love…  sign in to read more »


»Wise Counsel«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 15, 2009

When you feel that / You are done / The ashes that you are / Also gone / The hope that you had / About to drown / Your foundation of toiling / Is also blown / Think not of giving up / / When the paths of life / Lead to a sudden end / And whatever one does / Seem to have a bend / Resources in scarcity / But…  sign in to read more »


»Barricade«

by Shirley Joan Von Weichardt, Apr 14, 2009

The world is peopled by Jekyll and Hydes / Showing one face while the other one hides. / / Expose our souls? No! We would never dare / To let anyone know what's hidden there. / / We would die of shame at an exposed thought, / So we go through our lives exposing nought. / / An iron façade to the world is…  sign in to read more »


»Flogging«

by Shirley Joan Von Weichardt, Apr 14, 2009

One lash! a hundred lashes! / what difference does it make? / Just how much humiliation / can any person take? / / What purpose does it serve / in inflicting such savage pain? / Once is bad enough - / so why do it again and again? / / What primeval urge have we / that induces such a deed? / Have we…  sign in to read more »


»My Story«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 14, 2009

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


»Treasure the moment«

by Shirley Joan Von Weichardt, Apr 13, 2009

Treasure the moment - / enjoy the now. / Nothing else matt…  sign in to read more »


»Nowhere«

by Deon Thomas, Apr 10, 2009

When we start at the end and end where we started where have we really gone or have we just been standing still all along, with no beginning to our journey and no steps…  sign in to read more »


»Commercial Gossip«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 5, 2009

Commercial love to fulfill, / they race against the comma / to bedim my beauty / and narrow the commotion. / / They comfort each other / with coltish combat and influence, / fake and burglar intentions / become those busy bastards. / / the Approval of this fetish passion / to complaint and pact about…  sign in to read more »


»The Prison I'm Not In«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Apr 2, 2009

Some are in prison…  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 »


»Limits To Life«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 26, 2009

Ain't no longing in life / but the longing for love. / I've been longing / for so long. / / Ain't no limits to life / but the limits of l…  sign in to read more »


»I am that I am«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Mar 24, 2009

I may be black / I may be white / I may be chocolate / But I am a citizen / Of the world. / / I may be rich / I may be poor / I may be educated / I may be illiterate / But I am a citizen / Of the world. / / Call me man / Call me woman / Call me anything / Call me everything / I am a citizen / Of the world.…  sign in to read more »


»Eye In The Sky«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 22, 2009

When the skies are blue / Over the mountain, over the sea, / The eye's shinin' bright, / My ol' blue eye, too. / / Come dark clouds or rain, / Heavy and pourin', hard as can be, / The eye keeps the light, / I don't mind the pain. / / Eye in the sky, / Ruler of my spring, / Songbirds they fly, / Let the new…  sign in to read more »


»no second chance«

by Laura Arman, Mar 16, 2009

There is no second chance. / They say it many times, forgiveness is an act. / You can make the changes, you can change your life. / Pick your self up again, get yourself a grip. / There's always next time they say, / there's plenty other fish. / If we make mistakes, we only have to change. / This second…  sign in to read more »


»Go For It«

by John Paragreen, Mar 14, 2009

Go for it / Don't hesitate / Be confident / Don't speculate, / Follow your heart / Sail your ship / Be who you are / Go for it. / / Go for it / Take the chance / Jump the fence / Grab the branch, / Stay determined / Don't submit / Make it happen / Go for it. / / Fly your kite in the winds of opportunity / For they…  sign in to read more »


»why?«

by Khwezilokusa Sobuza, Mar 5, 2009

why is when i'm filled with confusion / why is when i'm clueless of reason to your actions / but this "why" is all I have lately / / why give me the ability to fly / when you won't let me spread my wings / and sore like a bird into new ventures / why give me the ability to think / when you don't like what…  sign in to read more »


»dialogue«

by Bill Macfadden, Feb 14, 2009

the sea is in torment / I am of the sea / the sun is in decline / I am of the sun / I am the culture / I am the conscience / I am the masses swarmed into one / I am the forgotten / I am the unforgiven / I am the foodless, the homeless, the motherless, the speechless, the dreamless / I am a citizen of the…  sign in to read more »


»The Sun Devotee«

by Jayram Daya, Feb 10, 2009

Rays disturbs the sleepy darkness. / Humble devotee's up in freshness. / Worshipers wait in respect. / Dew drops remains to protect. / Whispering breeze blows to inspect. / / Tapping energy until it sets / With one seed life is on the run. / Green was the fields with no regrets. / Yellow are the farms when…  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 »


»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 »


»Still Born«

by Abdul Milazi, Oct 17, 2008

I inhale the sweet smell of the Jacaranda / purple like the stars of my childhood / Life gave me breath / where mountains adorned their blue crowns / breath gave me life in the valley of plenty / where black snaking rivers chased butterflies among white lilies / / I smell the chemical silence of the…  sign in to read more »


»Seeker«

by Shimano Patel, Oct 1, 2008

Time motionlesss / No where to go, no where to hide / Barren I am- / Feelings of emptiness-my friend / / A simple life a loss / Decisions made and unplanned hurts / My soul longs to find its spirit / / My shadow behide a shadow / Knowing only darkness, / As its light / I am who I am... / / Sorrow creeps…  sign in to read more »


»Troubled Waters«

by Shimano Patel, Oct 1, 2008

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


»Moment of weakness«

by Michael S. Hofer, Aug 25, 2008

It's money that matters / When I walk these streets of old / Money matters when we're growing old / Many times these stories have been told / / And still we face it / any time / any place / in letters typed bold so / anyone can see it better - / It's money that matters / / I built this garden around us / Am…  sign in to read more »


»City of God«

by Abdul Milazi, Jun 10, 2008

In the city of gold where money is God / Prayers come at a cost / In the Godforsaken streets / Girls come easy and drugs come cheap / / In the city of gold where money is God / We drive big cars we cannot afford / And everyone has a drug dealer on speed dial / Wealth has brought an unusual insensitivity to…  sign in to read more »


»Young Love«

by Judith Thandi Jama, Jan 1, 1970

The night forever young / In our youth thrills / We wear darkness like the cape / Embellished with stars / When they shoot we board them with sweet wishes / Into the land of our desires / Where luring whispers / As crisp as the Sunday breeze / Drones the Voice of Caution / Echoing: "YOU'RE STILL YOUNG, YOU'L…  sign in to read more »