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356 poems tagged SAD

»Happy birthday in heaven«

by Louise Isaac, Jun 22, 2022

Happy birthday In heaven / never gets easier so say, / You should be here with us / To celebrate your day. / / What I would give to hear you call me / daughter, Or here you tap at the door / And shout SCHOOL.. Emelia / Come on, let’s go. / / There’s no sound of your walking stick / Or over excited dogs…  sign in to read more »

»One year.«

by Louise Isaac, Jun 22, 2022

One year ago / 365 days / My suit is ready, / Your on your way. / / You pull up I break down, / Earth swallow me whole. / In my tears I could drown, / Coz This really ain’t cool. / / To the crem I follow, / My heart is broken. / Sad, Empty and hollow, / My fears have woken. / / But your coffin I carried,…  sign in to read more »

»Heaven called«

by Louise Isaac, Jun 19, 2022

Three sixty five days times two…. / That’s another year without you. / My heart is still empty, / I could scream… don’t temp me…. / Since the day heaven called out your name. / / You brightened the day / with the things that you’d say, / your humour was one of a kind, / I inherited your twisted mind…  sign in to read more »

»I sat at your bedside.«

by Louise Isaac, Jun 19, 2022

I sat at your bedside, / my heart was crushed and sore, / but I did my duty to thee end, / til I could do no more. / Holding back tears I watched you sinking, watching you fade away. / And although my / heart was breaking, / I knew you could not stay. / You left behind some aching hearts that…  sign in to read more »

»To you«

by Louise Isaac, Jun 9, 2022

To you. / You aren’t nothing, you are something to someone, you are everything to someone. Stop believing you have no worth. Step back and look at what we’ve overcome! Your not looking!!!!! I know you!!! Now think about it, all the things we’ve gone through that should have destroyed us, it’s been…  sign in to read more »

»I cry for you, my beloved daughter«

by Mduduzi Cedrick Mokoena, Sep 22, 2021

I do not owe my family a thing / For they’ve raised me with affronts / And frowns / When I remember their soft / sweet jargon that impaired my soul / rain drops within my face. / / hated and banished as an outcast / In that midnight winter with wavering / And shivering of my body pleading for / For mercy…  sign in to read more »

»A second ago«

by Ntokozo A Rivombo, Jan 4, 2021

A stroke of hair / Is only enough but a share / Twilight rendezvous so fair / The only reminder - memory is the fare / Highly payed for, no dime, none to a spare / A second ago is in its essence rare. / / Upon the Damsel’s Bloody cheeks / Antiquity plays the harlot / Wit’ tender a lip that its lure…  sign in to read more »

»Lakes of Admiration«

by Louise Joyce, Dec 24, 2020

They were like lakes of admiration, / The soft blur of tear glossed eyes, / Made the night look almost melancholy. / It was like staring into an abyss, / Of which brought me more pain than th…  sign in to read more »

»Aggravator Virus«

by Pervyyn Kavarana, Aug 31, 2020

Covid in the country, / And Covid in the state, / Covid has harmed people, / And reworded their fate. / / Devils birthed this virus, / Decimating many – a big number, / Causing mayhem and chaos, / Sending most to lasting slumber. / / / / Uncertain is the lockdown, / Coercing people to feel sore, / Subsist on…  sign in to read more »


by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Aug 28, 2019

The words you wrote simply / reveal beauty that comes with / time. Stanzas filled with / knowledge that entrenches the soul. / Every word and every poem you / wrote is a g…  sign in to read more »

»The shadow of lust«

by Ntokozo A Rivombo, Jul 23, 2019

If only I could talk / And through your ears walk / Then you could hear the footsteps / Of regret echo through character mishaps / If I could only talk and walk , walk the talk. / / Or could I have listened to the silence of order / Observed carefully and louder / Only then, would I not ponder / And…  sign in to read more »


by Emily Standall, May 25, 2019

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»Missing You Always«

by Casey Allin, Mar 14, 2019

I miss you / everyday / I know that you never / wanted to go away a nan in a million / and nan as bright as a rose tree / you were always there for me / you were the lady / that kept us together / for many years / a woman so precious / who meant the world too all of us / a woman so kind and trusted…  sign in to read more »


by Albara Almerf, Feb 3, 2019

Wasn’t it peaceful when there were no guns but love. / Now behind every love there is a hidden gun under or above, / Finding the peace is useless when its the hearts that needs the grease. / Stop judging me its the love that you need to release, / Now is that the gun who needs the cease or the gunsmith…  sign in to read more »

»Alive but not together«

by Albara Almerf, Jan 30, 2019

She left he left, / Memories that stayed. / Still makes the heart feel betrayed, / Ones heart was theft. / True love turned into torture, / While the other one focused on the future. / Memories that remained alive, / Everyday teases that they’re still alike. / Each one is in a different weather, / Still…  sign in to read more »

»If words could make wishes come true«

by Albara Almerf, Jan 30, 2019

If words could make wishes come true, / That lass beneath the bridge wouldn’t be too blue. / Waiting every day sluggishly watching them decay, / Northern lights nigh is where you find me pray. / But only if words could make wishes come true, / My endless love for you is not an issue. / But only if you…  sign in to read more »

»To Be Rightfully Mine In Time«

by Lerato Jahder Mollomabina, Jan 18, 2019

I know, I want to make you mine forever. / I know, Waking up next to you temporarily tortures. / I know, Walking with your hand in mine is limited. / / Saying I love you is our daily food. / Are you really mine though? / I’m starving / The craving opportunity to be each other presence. / The butterflies at…  sign in to read more »

»It Hurts«

by M CSB, Nov 16, 2018

It hurts, / So much that the pain has become too prominent to hide / Too unbearable to even forge a smile / / I can literally feel the ruptures resulting from my heart break / I can hear the nerves ripping apart / What remains are ruins of what used to be my heart, a heart that used to love / / Why do I…  sign in to read more »

»I will always remember«

by Jamal Abboud, Aug 24, 2018

I will always remember, / to persuade myself to forget, / something of random regret, / for ancient images still linger. / / Distilled from dreams of days, / When I was silent and younger, / creeping dearly to be a stranger, / Thinking I decided novel ways, / / Images those meddle duly in vain, / To bring…  sign in to read more »

»Haiku (Melancholy)«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Jun 28, 2018

Sad thoughts taking a hold. / Fear of being al…  sign in to read more »

»Before I dissolve«

by Anonymous, Mar 19, 2018

Let me express myself through words. / One night my life shall end, the earth will open, / And the ground will swell, Only to preserve my bones. / / Before I dissolve, / Would I have achieved my all, / Enjoyed a life of mystery and cause, / Or drenched my time in effortless activities / That produced no…  sign in to read more »

»A doorway to love«

by Hind Boujghagh, Dec 18, 2017

Until the heart merges with eternity, / it can never love, nor truly live. / Until the heart welcomes, surrenders, / Breaks free within the pain, / It can hardly ever deepen itself. / All its feelings are only glimpses of its depths, / Human is nothing but a reflection of form, / Carrying heavy chains to…  sign in to read more »

»Cry thy tears Africa.«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Aug 22, 2017

Abandoned unity, forgotten trust- all / our brothers are living for lust. / But alas Africa mourns for the / precious gifts and marvelous wisdom / given to our forefathers which they showed / us with much affection. / We have been lead astray, Africa mourns / for we have neglected our own. Africans…  sign in to read more »

»Legacy for my unborn child«

by Anonymous, Jun 9, 2017

You will not see my name in history books, / Nor will a statue be erected in my image. / / No road will be written in my name, / My home will not be an attraction for Tourists. / / My contribution will go unrecognized, / And my existence will befriend my flesh. / / I have endured hatred and disbelief, / To…  sign in to read more »

»Street Seance«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Feb 20, 2017

The gun shot sound / echoes through out the / whole street. 2 am / massacres are a common / site, the body slowly falling / on the tarred road. / / A black grave temporarily placed / for the dead life. Last deep / breathes as the soul takes flight, / the restless soul roams the street / seeking for…  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 »

»My Haiko (Sad)«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Dec 22, 2016

I love you so much. / Let our love be tru…  sign in to read more »

»Welcome Back From the Dead«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 14, 2016

Well and you left me way too soon just / like that one sad day out of the blue / I cried every minute of everyday and / every night for about a week or two 'til / I casted that forbidden spell in the / shadow of a harvest moon to bring / you back to life... / Well now and look who's back from / the dead,…  sign in to read more »

»My big girl panties«

by Pride Mguli, Dec 9, 2016

I put them on for you, / for I had had enough of you. / Your belittling, demeaning and condescending heart / had torn mine into two - / hate and hate in abundance. / / My big girl panties / felt comfortable and fitting / even though I hadn't tried them on before. / It's as though mama sowed them for me…  sign in to read more »


by Tlholohelo Ramatlhape, Nov 24, 2016

I am consumed by the fire of anger that boils deep down inside of me, by the power of the hatred building up and raging in my belly. For I have been violated, I gave him my trust, and he betrayed it, taking my innocence, defiling me forever. / / I am consumed by the waves of despair and distress that…  sign in to read more »

»For I Am«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Nov 24, 2016

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

»The Last Blow«

by Tlholohelo Ramatlhape, Nov 24, 2016

I grope around in the darkness of his eyes hoping to see a sliver of light, some inkling that there is a part that is human, a seed of compassion left in them. Even in this uncertain moment though I fear for my life, I fervently hold on to the possibility that somewhere in the blackness of his heart…  sign in to read more »

»Rain Man«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Nov 7, 2016

Rain man, Rain man, Rain man. / Pour out your rains to wash all the / Evil away. So much hatred roams / The earth, love seems to be the forgotten / Dream which has lost its worth. / Police brutality used as ammunition / For war. The red and blue colors / From the police car light up the sky / And have the…  sign in to read more »

»Unfortunate symphony«

by Pulkit Hindustani, Nov 3, 2016

Devastated by the love, that conjures my heart / The betrayal of beloved, that tore me apart / Tore me apart on the ramparts of hatred's castle / I then shred into pieces, still thoughtful of the hustle / Figuring the culprit of this war, the melody that bewildered agony / Where had we lost our symphony…  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 »

»Virgin heart«

by Sbulelo Sbonelo Mahlangu, Oct 18, 2016

Between those cracks of stone, / Lies what was a heart. / With those tears to wipe its existence! / That river will never be filled! / Those pieces will never again meet!…  sign in to read more »

»2016 - This Bitch of Year«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 6, 2016

It's not a boy's dream / this bitch of a year, boay / to wake up fatherless / longing for the better days / when bitter and better / didn't dwell much further apart / / It's not a father's dream / this bitch of a year, boay / to walk to your daughter's lifeless body / It's no a sleep she is not waking up…  sign in to read more »

»War And Peace«

by Victor Ugochukwu Akpokwe, Sep 28, 2016

Just like a thief at night, / As lightening flashing through the sky, / As the heavy storm in a sea, / So has thou come, / Knocking at the heart of man, / And forcing your way into his life. / / Turning brothers to Enemies, / Turning Children to Orphans, / Making man a desolate being, / Rendering him…  sign in to read more »

»Dear Love«

by Lerato Jahder Mollomabina, Sep 15, 2016

Dear love / / I'm writing to question / Please do not answer / Here is my story. / / I met her, dearly a friend / I Thought she was a God sent / It is a taboo to be with her. / But I followed my heart. / / Somehow we both felt / Our hearts matched / That love lived within, in us. / / Now I know that was an…  sign in to read more »

»Written Apologies«

by Sbulelo Sbonelo Mahlangu, Sep 15, 2016

From bitter scented roses to that heart, my heart. / In which flows unreturned love / And to my love... / My heart be her heart as sorrow weeps by me. / To you, my love. / From those petals that bleed from their keeper's embrace, / From a heart drowning in its held love / To my love. / From those eyes…  sign in to read more »

»Down at The Station«

by Bo Lanier, Sep 7, 2016

Waiting Down at The Station to catch the 2:05 / I thought I heard your voice calling out my name / but I guess it was just the chatter of the crowd or / the noise inside my brain, my tears begin to fall / just like the Minneapolis rain as I climb up onto / the train. / Well I take a seat next to a window…  sign in to read more »

»Over You«

by Bo Lanier, Sep 7, 2016

Now That I'm Over You I can move on with my life / and do all the things I didn't do because all my / time was consumed sitting around waiting to hear / from you...yeah now that it's over I'm glad and I can / breath again, I can spend more time with my friends / well I thought you'd be the death of me…  sign in to read more »

»Out of My Mind«

by Bo Lanier, Sep 1, 2016

Well I came to know you just a week or so ago / And you seemed different than the others but / After you got what you wanted you didn't want / Me anymore, I should of known you were just / Another player... / And I must of been OUT OF MY MIND just / Like the last time...I search for love but / Heartbreak…  sign in to read more »

»Moving on«

by Sbulelo Sbonelo Mahlangu, Aug 22, 2016

Petite is my hungry heart for thy love / As I lay open / And my wounds are not flesh, / With those songs to bring my tears / I'll embrace them, I'll move on... / I'll be fine, you'll be fine. / After that while the rain will fall / On my tears' remorse / And I'll be strong, I'll move on / And those songs…  sign in to read more »

»If You Need a Friend«

by Bo Lanier, Jul 12, 2016

He looks like he could use a friend / Every time I see him he always looks in / A sad, sad way. / Well I try to talk to him but the kinda / Hard to talk to. How do I tell him I think / He's really, really cool? / It just kills me to see him so morose / Every time I see him again I wish I could / Tell him…  sign in to read more »

»New Madrid«

by Bo Lanier, Jul 8, 2016

Well I love Tennessee, the mountains, the rivers and the valleys. / Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. But Memphis is a disaster / Waiting to happen again like it did in the late 19th century when the / New Madrid first made its presence known. The Mississippi river / Ran backwards for days and…  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 »

»Why can't you be yourself?«

by Sava Hassan, Jan 25, 2016

Can you accept the fact? / / To be yourself and attempt not to act / / To impress a member of the opposite gender / / By being romantic and tender / / Can't you see that soon the truth will become clear? / / How will you explain your lies my dear? / / You may attempt to justify your pretentious actions…  sign in to read more »


by Bo Lanier, Dec 10, 2015

DREAD in my heart, DREAD in my head / Trying to juggle your love and my crazy life / Putting up with so much bull shit sometimes / It just makes you were dead, I still wish for / The best but I've learned to expect the worse / Sometimes it makes me wonder if I just be / Cursed, some say love can see…  sign in to read more »

»Broken Spirit«

by Anonymous, Nov 9, 2015

I used to be creative, / I used to write what I feel. / Now I have no character, / I have no feelin…  sign in to read more »

»If Only You Would«

by Lungile KaDlamini, Oct 14, 2015

Deep in my soul is a pain, / Only I know, / A two edged sword, divides my inner being into two. / The gods must have forgotten, / The love they placed deep inside of me, / It burns within my soul, / Flames turn to ashes, / As I watch in bitter silence. / If only you would open your eyes, / See what this…  sign in to read more »

»Miracle Man«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 1, 2015

Walking along the sand and thinking of / just how lonely I am in the cool breeze / of the sea I try to understand the meaning / of life but I just don't understand why it / never seems to go according to plan and / why love is so important to me tho it's / never made me feel worth a damn... / ... Well I…  sign in to read more »

»Broken Wish«

by Alexander Ngubeni, Aug 20, 2015

You wink again, then another smile / Standing, staring at the mirror for a while / Fear takes hold, and satisfaction prevails / Feeling assured dynamite is at your avail / You're glowing finer than you ever were / Persuing a wish that just isn't there / / Noveltily you walk, stepping down the hallway / You…  sign in to read more »

»Little One«

by Ntombizethu Simphiwe, Aug 13, 2015

Little one, little one / all she needs is someone / someone who can treat her as if she is the only one, / but then there are these streets which mistreat / young girls for a trick or treat / with their deceit / with HIV/AIDS they compete. / / Come in he said, so as I ate the cakes / that daddy baked I…  sign in to read more »

»Mama had a secret lover«

by Ntombizethu Simphiwe, Aug 4, 2015

Mama had a secret lover / telling us she did not bother / Mama had a secret lover / who can never be our father / Mama had a secret lover / or shall I say secret lover…  sign in to read more »

»Brown Bottle«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Jul 16, 2015

His eyes sunk in their sockets / less drunk like other days / but his spirit is low / fading with his dim eyes / / 'Son, give me the brown bottle' / He reaches out like a beggar / all he wants is his last sip / out of a life lived in agony / / It was never a life / after all the money is made / and many…  sign in to read more »


by Melissa Reddy, Jul 16, 2015

How does one define the life they live? / How does one push through the thick mist that surrounds your every being? / How do you find your way through the darkness that shackles its self to your thoughts and ultimately slowly creeping into your heart? / Where does one find courage to swallow your…  sign in to read more »

»For Felicia«

by Melissa Reddy, Jul 16, 2015

Her light luminously radiates through tired eyes, her body is refreshed as the / night gives birth to the sun and her soul revitalized by the memory of her Fathers promise: / Hebrews 10:22-24 / / How beautiful this flower that is laid before me, / A precious gift that is bestowed upon me. / How it…  sign in to read more »

»She died in silence«

by Fakazile Nkosi, Jul 15, 2015

She died in silence, she was never alone / But she died in silence. / She couldn't express that the burden she was / Carrying was too much, / She died in silence, they saw her bright smile / And no one realized she was dying inside. / / She died in silence, afraid of stigma / That mental illness is…  sign in to read more »

»I can't make you love me«

by Fakazile Nkosi, Jul 14, 2015

The happiness that seemed real / Was fabricated by me, / Until I realize I'm in love by myself / Even though every morning / I'm reminded that I'm a wife. / / Day by day im striving for peace, / Questions without answers rush into my mind / Am i still loved by you? / / The morning kiss has been long gone…  sign in to read more »

»Tears of fear«

by Manie Van Tonder, Jun 2, 2015

As I lay down on our bed / sadness reappears / Running tears on her soft pillow / wishing she was here / Not crying out the question / why? why? why? / But rather thinking of / ways to die / I miss you my baby! / I miss you so so bad! / Without you I am nothing / my life is just sad / I am so alone and…  sign in to read more »


by Maria Sharon Moemise, Jun 1, 2015

Cast in concrete, memories of when / I became a woman, forced by men / All I feared became a reality just as / the traces of childhood ran past / / Shadows, wafting a stale sweat smell / Grabbing at me just as I fell / No one heard me shouting, screaming / No! They pushed, breathing, heaving / / A child ran…  sign in to read more »

»Babes in Arms«

by Maria Sharon Moemise, May 22, 2015

If you were just a little child / In a word resembling the wild / where your parents are the beasts / huge fangs awaiting, you as their feast / / If you were that sleepy little one / Awoken by the sound of a blazing gun / Waking to violent prods and painful poking / Not your mommy's loving, gentle stroking…  sign in to read more »

»Tourette Syndrome - The fruits«

by Ryan John Cremore, May 18, 2015

No where is where it is - can't be found, so there; / No where is where it goes just sits and waits for your despair; / Scratching your inner most private thoughts, with words of hunger and sadistic retorts; / Knaving away like a millstone on corn, destroying your life before you were born; / Decrepit…  sign in to read more »

»To my late sister. (Maureen)«

by Fakazile Nkosi, Apr 20, 2015

Words can't define how much I miss you / Days are lonely nights are longer / As I lie awake thinking of you / My sister. / / Questions without answers rush into my mind / Why have you left me all alone in so much / Misery? / / I can't get over this pain. / / I need you / I need you most / Why did you leave…  sign in to read more »

»A Birthdate(dead) Girl«

by Tumisang Ivan, Dec 12, 2014

I paged the books of life / Hoping to find her life sentences, / But I forgot that she died on her / Birthday, so she never had a chance / To write about her existence / / Hence her footprints were / Washed off when the water broke, / And faded with the smoke / Of celebration candles blown away / When she…  sign in to read more »

»She cries«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Sep 29, 2014

She cries / Though not so loud / her tears flood my heart / / For I know / If time could have it / and we never met / her tears would be dry / her heart filled with joy / her face beaming with smiles / / I am that pain / you see on her face / I am that bitter salt / Saturating her tears / / When love I promised…  sign in to read more »

»Just gone with no goodbye«

by Moipone Tsoka, Aug 7, 2014

News of your passing has arrived / and I can't help but to feel even more angry with you / angry with the fact that I feel robbed / how can you be just gone without any goodbye / / I am still furious with the fact that you broke my heart now that you are just gone / who do I scream at? / now that you are…  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 »


by Suman Malekani, Jul 2, 2014

I'll keep my love, won't give it to you / cause you never give it back to me, / I'm risking every time I see you smile / but I'm human and love's important you see. / / To you I exist but I am invisible too / I circle and spin around you in your orbit, / but like a bitter splatter on your tongue / you keep…  sign in to read more »

»Our Cultures Forgotten«

by Sibusiso 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 »

»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 »

»If I die«

by Lerato Jahder Mollomabina, Jun 20, 2014

Know that I didn't die because my heart stopped, / I died because it was broken / my life is sensitive, so I don't discuss it. / she gained my trust, so hell / I told her about my life / she characterized it to friends / I will never trust again. / / I did want to die before, / I knew I was stronger than…  sign in to read more »

»A goodbye note«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 15, 2014

Hey me, I am leaving now / please don't ask me when where & how / I'll be moving with a whole new me / we'll never meet again or ever see. / / The time has come for me to leave / I can't be me anymore it is a grieve / How the new me will be I don't know! / but I can't be you so please let me go. / / Yes you…  sign in to read more »

»Fleeing the darkness«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 15, 2014

I have been there in the dark / I have seen the black all around me / No rays, no hope not even a spark. / / I have prayed for days & nights / For someone to dig me out of it / But no one ever - addressed my plight. / / It was scary I was bewildered / I wept & kept walking in nothingness / I found the doors…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»Taxi Service«

by Siyanda Nkosi, Apr 23, 2014

Taxi crowded. / Gun shot sounded. / Small boy wounded. / Old ladies shouted. / Small girls got scared. / Small boys got fascinated. / Old men got shocked. / / A car went past fast; / Chased by police; / A transgression / In procession. / / Wounded boy screamed / With pain. / Taxi stopped. / Boy looked at his…  sign in to read more »

»Call Me Lost«

by M CSB, Mar 24, 2014

If to love is to live / Then I'm lost / If to live is to love / Then I'm dead / My heart channelled at birth / Never to love / Or so I believe. / / Never been lucky with love / So I am jinxed / Jinxed by what? / When I am selfish with my heart / How can I give my heart? / When it keeps me alive / How can I give…  sign in to read more »


by M CSB, Mar 2, 2014

Morning light shine / And I reach over to my bedside / I can't feel her there / I smile as I think she is at it again / Surprising me with breakfast in bed / / It suddenly hits me, she is gone / We laid her to rest just yesterday / Tears forming a path on my face / I remember her body once full of life / Now…  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 »

»In love with the idea of you«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Jan 20, 2014

Reality sank in when the words that meant more no longer carried the same weight, the sun rose later than usual, late night phone calls and daily texts a history to the bleeding heart, she no longer drench from the idea of love making but to the reality that your absence and presence represents,…  sign in to read more »

»A friend we lost on 06/12/2013«

by Rofhiwa Netshiavha, Jan 7, 2014

On these darkest days / I hope you find comfort in never wondering / How life could have been / But your comfort should descend from the moments you shared with (friend), / Your comfort should come from the joy, / The smiles, the laughter and even the differences you shared. / Dark days like these never…  sign in to read more »

»When Love Loved Her Back«

by Abdul Milazi, Nov 12, 2013

She gathers seeds of winter tears / As harsh winds weave a tapestry of pain / Her heart recounts fears born of years / Where the sun courted the rain / / She dreams of a lover she once loved / When love loved her back / Her name in his heart he carved / Promised never to turn his back / / She yearns for his…  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 »

»Sowetan girl breaks my heart«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 31, 2013

In the beginning / This is me, now reminiscing / It was me and her - Pearl / Our hearts dark, void and without form - like Genesis'™ Earth / Life had just pulled one of it mysteries on us / Life, Love and Time had been kind us thus no fuss / / As I turned to gaze at the beauty on her / I saw that the…  sign in to read more »

»And it haunts me«

by Maureen Direro, Oct 25, 2013

The lies that I've told, torment me each day, / Yes Lord I am a sinner, / and it haunts me... / The people that I've hurt, / that still cry even today, / I'm supposed to be a winner, / and it haunts me... / All the days that I've seen, / And let them waste away, / I know I ain't no quitter, / and it haunts…  sign in to read more »


by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 25, 2013

(dedicated to the late Happy Sindane on the day of his funeral) / / You were born into the ugly brutal world / where a rhino's horn was more than your worth / / You were lost from the onset / A black mother was your curse / removed from priviledge at birth / too black and unhappy to be white / / why did…  sign in to read more »

»Pain in the eyes of my reflection«

by Lerato Jahder Mollomabina, Oct 18, 2013

A moment to reflect, / inner soul, the colour red. / Eyes moist from dryness within. / Reflection of a male, / identical with my father. / / I hear silence deep inside, / Embracing my heart with thorns. / Father hates my existence, / The woman who assisted him with my existence was spit with shame. / God…  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 »

»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 »


by Bruce Gorton, Jun 28, 2013

"They do not fear god, they're bad people" / He said, counting their dead, fingers red on the trigger / Bang, the gun fires a staccato death blow / Iron sight, a mounting blight, lead in flight down the street / / "They do not fear god, they're bad people" / She wept as her child swept up oaths kept with…  sign in to read more »

»The blow«

by Yolande Duplessis, Jun 28, 2013

Shadows embrace / Darkness fills my soul / My black eye contorts objects around / Night fills my vision / As the final blow falls / / Faintly sound surrounds me / Light barely reaches my purple eye / A hand / Retreat / The hand remains / Soft, welcoming / / Standing again / Dark spots remain / But light…  sign in to read more »

»My Pride in Winter«

by M CSB, Apr 1, 2013

Woke up smiling / Who am I trying to fool / Everyone but myself / You messed up but I'm the one suffering / Tried to act all insouciant / But just couldn't / / I look at you and I cry / But my body doesn't allow / The tears to show,they / Drop on the inside and / All you see on the outside / Is a smile…  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 »


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 »

»Love Leaves«

by Natachja De Weber, Feb 17, 2013

Love makes me listen to languages, / I've never learned. / Love leaves these kisses, / Love lengthens the turbulence. / Love tricks like legendary magicians, / Leaving me heavily suspicious. / / Uh oh. / Love's gotta go. / / Love lingers, loiters like a liability. / Especially, / When I let it loose…  sign in to read more »


by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Feb 17, 2013

My soul reflects a woeful ether, / An arid plain borne of dust, / Landmines go as dominoes fall, / Ever wavers but never to rust. / / Cold hard steel on bare flesh, / I flit back to "reality," / Icy climax then ceaseless low, / I flit back to fantasy. / / I layer all worlds but exist in none, / Sworn to both…  sign in to read more »

»The silent treatment«

by Maureen Direro, Jan 15, 2013

Oh my, / he's giving me the silent treatment, / what have I done? / let me try to speak to him as often, / maybe it's just my imagination, / Oh my, / he hasn't spoken to me the whole day, / I'm paranoid I suppose, / maybe he is just busy with work, / Oh my, / a week has passed, / maybe he lost his phone, / but…  sign in to read more »

»Trapped by her beauty«

by M CSB, Jan 10, 2013

She was beautiful / / She got what she wanted / Because she was beautiful / / She never needed her brains / Because she was beautiful / / Other kids envied her / Because she was beautiful / / She grew up too fast / Because she was beautiful / / Boys and men used to worship her / Because she was beautiful…  sign in to read more »

»Who do you think you are?«

by Maureen Direro, Jan 10, 2013

Who do you think you are to think you could just come into my life and change it? / Who do you think you are to reckon that my love is a dirty game? / Who do you think you are to make me feel like a fool for even loving you? / Who do you think you are? / Who do you think you are when you making me all…  sign in to read more »

»A Broken Heart is Worse Than That«

by Natachja De Weber, Dec 19, 2012

Sleeping with a broken heart, / Is like, / Resting your head on a pillow that chokes you. / Is like, / A ghostly apparition that squeezes so hard that you can't breathe. / Is like, / A coil spring piercing your side. / / Sleeping with a broken heart is worse than that. / / Its waking up to the pain…  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 »

»Family Breakdown«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 19, 2012

When does a family collapse and die? / Is it when bricks conspire to melt? / And crumble down the house / / Or is it when dreams that held us / Silently disconnect and dismantle / / Is it when a touch, once so brotherly / Unnoticed faint and vanish / Into the vistas of despair / / Or is it when we are drawn…  sign in to read more »


by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 8, 2012

It seems you grow cold / As you grow old / Stuck with broken dreams / And a mute pursuit of happiness / There is not much to marvel / Your solitude is a blinding darkness / And friends grow fewer / As the coldness looms large / / Is it the broken dreams? / Is it life's arid emptiness? / Is it the man within…  sign in to read more »

»Inconvenienced for your convenience«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 4, 2012

I can't / can't do this anymore / sacrifice my happiness for yours / what I need is put aside / while your wishes are been considered / / Inconvenienced for your convenience / / I can't / can't put a smile to your face 24/7 / nor provide for you sll the time / while you sit there and do nothing / you hardly…  sign in to read more »

»Tragedy (To burn so bright)«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 4, 2012

To burn so bright and die young / What a tragedy, to rise to life's apex / And shine so bright you blind a star / Only to die in the prime of your brightness / / See a star in its rush of brightness / Shines so bright it kills itself / And vanish a spark-less gold dust / Never to shine again not even dimly…  sign in to read more »

»Once I was a god«

by Moemise Motsepe, Sep 13, 2012

The days have gone when I was a god / her article of faith / when I was the king of her nights / and lord of her morning bliss / the days have gone when I was a god / and she a disciple in my arms / the days have gone when I was a god / or so I thought in deluded stupor / because little did I know that in…  sign in to read more »

»Lost Love«

by Kioko Kivesi, Sep 11, 2012

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

»My troubled soul«

by Tayyeba Irum, Aug 2, 2012

Behind the winning smile on my face, is my inscrutable sadness / his rudeness and impolite stubbornness left me astonished / his blue eyes had a power to impersonate a serene sky / but, now all I see in them is a strange silence / the exquisite beauty in his words once made me mad about him / but…  sign in to read more »

»Say Goodbye to The Beach of Memories«

by Stevano Yusuf, Jul 5, 2012

And everything comes back to the time when we never met, / me and my whole world full of movement and new invention / of the detail of beauty and happiness... / And you with all the mysteries of your door, desire, and needs. / / Just like a simple whisper to the biggest changes / blowing from your…  sign in to read more »

»Gone too soon«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Jun 29, 2012

Oh what joy / it is to create / Another life, from love / to grow within / / Oh how tiny you are / barely an inch / But what a big / change you bring to me / / If only you could listen / maybe you do / If only I could speak / to my adorable you / / I am committed to protect / you from this strange world / I…  sign in to read more »

»Lonely Night«

by Tayyeba Irum, Jun 29, 2012

After the sun goes down and the moon starts to shine / I try to sleep and dream about the things which are mine / But it seems hard when your mind doesn't support you / And tries to pull back your memories in a queue / / I don't know what to do then so I get off my bed / And went outside near a tree…  sign in to read more »

»Let me go«

by Maureen Direro, Jun 20, 2012

A wound in my heart, / I thought we were friends, / how dare you? / walk in and out of my life like it's a game / how dare you mesmerise me to thinking that we don't belong? / how dare you confuse me and thinking I don't feel sad? / I never want to see you again / I don't want your love anymore...keep it,…  sign in to read more »

»Greeting Tomorrow«

by April A., Jun 11, 2012

My love-jaded heart will no longer respond to the sound / Of whispering raindrops in fall or a train passing by. / I've got brand new wings, yet so frail; I lose touch with the ground / To take to my fantasy velvet mysterious sky. / / I'm fine in my bulletproof shell and I quit endless waiting / Like…  sign in to read more »

»Dear Friend«

by Lindi Mahlangu, May 24, 2012

My Dear Friend, / / So much I would do, so much I would give just to see you again. / / I need you.. / / I need to know how you are, I still worry, though I know where you are, is nothing like earth. I know you're happy but I just want to hear it from you, how are you really my dear friend?…  sign in to read more »


by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Apr 15, 2012

If darkness came walking / through my door, / And took me by the hand / so I could blink no more, / Would you know that He loves you? / Would you know that He cares? / Would you know that He sent me / to thank you for always being there? / / If you slowly begin to cry / and realise my body no longer has heat…  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 »

»In the memory of Desdimona«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Feb 20, 2012

When she smiled , / she was just a child, / and for me it was the best find, / never saw anyone of her kind. / / In deep dark evenings / Dreams like winters pass, / deep within comes a silent hush, / that vents the dreams and a obsessed fast, / as sometimes night winds whizzes past. / / With love deep pure…  sign in to read more »

»Our love...«

by Yasmeen B, Feb 12, 2012

Our love was not other than this: / A shared gaze from afar / A slight smile lost in the heat of a blush / and the quickening of our hearts. / An unexplained connection... / / Our love was not other than this: / A hazy sense of nostalgia / unabated by the passing of time. / Silently it has crept / hidden and…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»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 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 »

»Digits Of Love«

by April A., Jan 12, 2012

I'd send you a dream in another e-mail / And open my heart to attach, / But it would be hard to explore and unveil, / Since digits and feelings don't match. / / The digits of love are a changeable thing / Without a permanent code, / However, the vivid emotions they bring / Still fill the handwritten plain…  sign in to read more »

»Boundless Sea«

by April A., Jan 11, 2012

You just say you will always be there / When I need you right here with me; / I am trapped in the wave of despair, / Dreams escape to the boundless sea. / / I indulge in the sense of December, / In the cinnamon scent I inhale; / This tranquility makes me remember / My old sweet Scandinavian tale. / / It's…  sign in to read more »

»World Oblivion«

by April A., Jan 11, 2012

Sometimes it's hard to welcome changes / And learn the art of letting go; / It's only fortune that arranges / And doesn't even let me know. / / I need the key to solve the riddle / And make the scattered pieces fit; / I'm stuck somewhere in the middle / Between your truth and my deceit. / / The answer's got…  sign in to read more »

»The candle of life«

by Leo Long, Jan 9, 2012

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

»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 »

»Think of the little children«

by Leo Long, Jan 2, 2012

So many times we've decided, "It's time we split up!", / But then we find we just can't give up. / It's not for each other; it's for the children we care, / On them it's unfair, / They stand in the corner helpless and bare. / / There's so much to remember my daughter, my son, / But all I can think of is…  sign in to read more »

»Teardrops from heaven«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

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

»The candle of life«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

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

»In The Eyes Of A Child«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Dec 15, 2011

Through the eyes of a child you can read his heart, / if it is happy and free, or is it broken apart / The way that he looks at you, you can read whats in his mind, / thoughts of pleasure and beauty, or of words so unkind. / / A cold teardrop from his eyes is so precious to him. / It shows the hurtful…  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 »


by April A., Dec 11, 2011

My pen is bleeding on the paper, / As love is bleeding in my heart, / These words are bare truth, / So sing them to your music, / And play this music on my trembling soul strings, / In case you manage not to tear them, I'm yours. / / And if you ever find the answers / To questions I have never asked,…  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 »

»Together Apart«

by April A., Nov 28, 2011

I'm dissolved in the song of the rain - / In the echoing beat of your heart. / It's you pulse that still feels in my veins / Every day spent together apart. / / Autumn alters the shades of the days, / Seasons change - we remain all the same. / An immaculate image portrays / Sheer grief in a beautiful frame…  sign in to read more »

»Don't write anymore«

by Moipone Tsoka, Nov 16, 2011

Don't write no more as I have no inspirations no more / Have no thoughts, just emptiness fills my soul / My well of words has gone dry / Where am I? / What have I become? / Used to be full of life but now / Nothing matters / Used to be a dreamer even a poet / Now even words can't soothe or embrace the…  sign in to read more »

»Alone but not alone«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Nov 8, 2011

Have you ever felt alone / but with people by your side / that's how life feels sometimes / then we yearn for attention at times / I hope life won't end this way / every soul should never feel / left behind, like a lifeless soldier / in a midst of some war / / I pray you never feel like me / my friend / so…  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 »

»Bound To Leave«

by April A., Oct 28, 2011

It's half past eleven, he's bound to leave, / She's holding back tears, she whispers: "just stay"; / He cannot reveal any reason to grieve / And says: "I'll be back, I will see you some day". / / Some day in Novemer is meant to be spring / That comes after February's damn thirtieth night, / When fantasy…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Oct 22, 2011

The pleasure to speak is my lost privilege, / And now insanity dwells on a page, / However, it's changing the color in days, / Revealing the truth my white pencil portrays. / / But I'm getting sick of the poetess' fate, / I only enliven the worlds your create, / Denying the myths you don't want to believe…  sign in to read more »

»Hurting you«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Oct 22, 2011

I try to heal most wounds / but you know I'm just a man / wanna say I'm sorry for being / so far / I…  sign in to read more »

»Words of lost poems«

by Jesse Kaler, Oct 17, 2011

The numbers, letters, symbols, and songs / of lost poems put into a never ending brew / of cast aside thoughts, / loves, hates, fears, / and joys emotions sought out by many / but found by few / times many mothers / put into simple verses / and left in the mind / of the poets chaos, / that he endures / within…  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 »

»White On White«

by April A., Sep 26, 2011

Blank papers of bitter today / Do treasure the words white on white; / If they are forbidden to say, / Then my privilege is to write. / / I choke on the poison I've drunk, / The root of my love is in grief; / I'm learning the foreigners' tongue / To perpetuate my belief. / / The strength of my weakness…  sign in to read more »

»Love Secret«

by April A., Sep 9, 2011

The level of pride in my blood is too high, / And shatters of passion are trapped in a shell, / I'm growing older, I cannot deny, / And something unique fills my heart's every cell. / / Love sacred, love secret, love ably disguised / Is tormented, ever forbidden, but still / It speaks for itself, it is…  sign in to read more »

»Just another broken heart«

by Karabo Matthews Ndlovu, Sep 8, 2011

Waking up every morning to the same nightmare, / with excruciating pain that my heart could not bear, / hopelessly, consumed by the need to find you love there, / furiously, my heart beating to rhythms I didn't want to hear. / / I was reminiscing about the future, fantasizing about the past, / mass…  sign in to read more »


by Edward Iacona, Sep 7, 2011

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


by April A., Aug 29, 2011

I used to compare myself with a fire, / So sudden, so restless, so hard to predict - / A definite danger from miles to admire, / The gamut of colors one couldn't depict. / / The flame is extinguished. The reason is clear - / I crave for love fuel and only one match. / I'm stronger than every invisible…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Aug 29, 2011

I am breaking the vast glassy surface of make-believe seas, / As the moonlight is cutting the throat of scarlet sunrise, / I am screaming my heart out loud, I need to release / All my silently bitter emotions. I pray to the skies / To remain in this world for a lifetime and ruin it then, / In this…  sign in to read more »

»She loved«

by Rofhiwa Netshiavha, Aug 26, 2011

She tried to be a better spouse, / Pouring all her love, it left her drained; / She was trying to quench a satisfied thirst. / Someone's child got abused. / Hoping that things will get better / He kept on and on... / / She pushed to be “Woman” / Giving all she forgot her worth; / She had the…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Aug 13, 2011

The smell of Kent / Failed to bring me to life, / I felt almost nothing, kept silent like dead. / The poisoned blade / Of a sharp kitchen knife / Was bound to cut me, I dropped it instead. / / It wasn't meant / To take place then, alas, / My memories, lurking, denied suicide. / My guise would fade / In a…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Jul 28, 2011

I miss the tune of my ringtone / That no one except us knew; / I went to bed with my cell phone / And dreamt of hearing from you. / Your voice became my sole salvation, / Your breath - the sweetest lullaby. / I miss the waiting at the station, / Observing people passing by, / And then - your smile, a hint…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Jul 20, 2011

The times of the rhyming sensations are ceased, / It's no surprise evil love has deceased - / My heart is a chamber with limited space, / Indifference got all my feelings erased. / / Frail fibre is used to the memories' blade, / My thirst for your love is about to fade, / Deceiving myself is revealing the…  sign in to read more »

»Life Replaced«

by April A., Jul 19, 2011

I am drenched in silver smoke / With my weekend brandy mates, / Laughing at the same old jokes, / Taking part in drunk debates. / / When my forces get united, / I will leave the noisy bar, / Soon to find myself invited / To a ride in someone's car. / / Midnight dates, adventures, strangers, / Mad ideas for…  sign in to read more »

»Crimson And Black«

by April A., Jun 21, 2011

I'd sell my heart in paperback, / In verses for perverts to read. / The crimson lines look good on black, / Just like the world behind my lids. / / For crimson is my poisoned blood / You'd never want to mix with yours, / For black is my denying heart / That's stained with lies and dead remorse. / / Erase my…  sign in to read more »

»One Moment«

by April A., Jun 20, 2011

The imprints of your fingers / Have marked a half-full glass. / The sentiment still lingers, / The moment's due to pass. / / Your glance can still appear / In my Campari drink / Like blood that's mixed with tears, / Or passion's scarlet ink. / / My hand's already missing / Your gentle velvet skin. / My heart…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Jun 20, 2011

I raise my swollen eyes to reach your sight, / I try to guess the song that's in your head, / I'm only thinking / Of how I will dream of you tonight, / While looking through the window from my bed, / As always drinking / Plum wine with morning flavor from the glass / You drank from when you came and made…  sign in to read more »

»The story of my life«

by Sergio Coto, May 17, 2011

Again fell down to the floor / sobbing my way down after you, / Felt stupid and unconcious before / feeling heartless and remorseful today. / / Do you know why I drown? / Do you know why I fall? / Do you know why you call? / Or am I the one that is gone? / ...I'm fed up at all. / / But before my demise comes…  sign in to read more »

»Killing honour«

by Bruce Gorton, May 15, 2011

The rose pink upon her breasts / Her lover upon them rests / To hear her heart beat powerful / In the glow of love she is full / She sings never was the course / Of true love smooth / / For those who loves one of different caste / When pride comes first and love comes last / Speak in poems to raise these…  sign in to read more »


by Berto Kamp, May 15, 2011

Time is like a river / You watch it flow on by / You can't touch the water twice / The flow that passes will never pass again / The droplets of water have passed like falling rain / Moving to another place / The water does flow / I left standing all alone / Missed the opportunity in my life / Like time has…  sign in to read more »

»Times Full of Lies«

by Sergio Coto, May 13, 2011

Everything comes up to my mind like dirt / remembering lies against my will, / I fold myself in to glooming heat / my hipped interest of negligence. / / My integrity falls down / disolving again to your hips, / breaking up and shattering down / like a knag in the thraot. / / Those mindless thoughts inside…  sign in to read more »

»The Ocean«

by Stephanie Cavner, Apr 27, 2011

wretched feelings / wretched siblings / everything breaks me down these days / even myself / even the breeze / the oceans taking over these days / and yet there is nothing I seek more / I run to no human, / because there is no human to run to / the words can be right / but they're always wrong / the thoughts…  sign in to read more »

»The Barren Land«

by Ayanda Nxumalo, Apr 15, 2011

Rotten apples around the barren / Tree, falling slowly and polluting / Progenitor with rigid rules. / / Fear ruining roots of sage / Orphan with optimum opportunity, and / Pawn bowing with confident. / / His face was full of insolence / A stranger, like a gas-bag / Notorious, who wrenched suitcase…  sign in to read more »

»A gift for my dad«

by Joanna Clarke, Apr 8, 2011

I have a present to give to you dad / It's the guilt I've lived with, it's made me so sad / I thought it was mine but now I can see / It was yours to carry for eternity / I've carried that guilt right from the start / And slowly, it's been breaking my heart / I've lived with that guilt, but it was…  sign in to read more »


by Joanna Clarke, Apr 5, 2011

Living in fear-hope death is near / Battered and bruised-so confused / Object of lust-self disgust / Happy Birthday 4-child whore / Feeling li…  sign in to read more »

»Madness So Sweet«

by April A., Mar 23, 2011

Pearls of fantasies shine in the waters of hope / That February turned tears to. / We will certainly free weakened hands from the ropes / If wonder is all that we do. / / Let us build a small ship as a shelter-to-be / And paint it in colors of spring. / It is madness so sweet to spend life on the sea; / I…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Mar 23, 2011

I'll paint your sweet portrait with tightly shut eyes / With pleasure whenever you ask. / Though hands ever shaking and colder than ice / Do find it a difficult task. / / I'll cherish the portrait and hang it above / My empty not warm enough bed / To guard all the secrets of mystery love / And clear the…  sign in to read more »

»Babies in the Walls«

by Paul Gerard Day, Mar 16, 2011

Inside the walls of Avonlea / Where babies once were born / There is a sound so lonely / As the children's lives were torn / / The babies cry inside these walls / If you listen really close / But don't tarry too long to listen / Or you'll become a ghost / / For though they are just children / Something…  sign in to read more »

»A fatherless son«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Feb 28, 2011

A mother's love defined / a father abandoning his cub / curse you gods / that is the saddest day yet / but a mother's love defined / reassures / a mother fights to the death / / But still I say / a mother would gaze through a window / oh won't he return I pray / the promises he made she cried / but a cowardice…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Feb 28, 2011

I'm breathing the smoke of fruit cigarettes, / One's already burnt; I am craving for more. / I'm lighting the last one with no regrets - / If you were beside me, it well could be four. / / I'm slowly turning the key in my lock; / It usually takes me two minutes or three, / But I have been blind to the…  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 »


by April A., Feb 7, 2011

I'm looking around and searching you there, / The bright prospect lights only frown as I stare, / My heart's getting lost in the shatters. / I know you'll pick them all up when you come, / And I'll never mind if you steal at least some, / Just keep them, and nothing else matters. / / Those white and green…  sign in to read more »

»Only Dreaming«

by April A., Feb 7, 2011

My arms held so tightly around your waist / Just spoke for me, as I'd got my lips sealed. / At least they indulged in a new better taste - / Embraced by temptations, I chose to yield. / / This night was a blinding exhilarant flash / Of life that's unfiltered, of love that's pristine. / You found the…  sign in to read more »

»Meaning of Tears«

by Rakesh Kumar, Feb 1, 2011

What name should I give to tears / Should I call them precious pearl / Or sweet innocent baby girl / / Are they an early morning dew / Or result of undefined unknown view / / Are they sign of bleeding heart / An output of strongest intention thwart / Or form of a crushed dream for many years / Resulted in…  sign in to read more »

»Trust eroded«

by Anesa Dindar, Jan 31, 2011

Values forgotten / Principles caved in / Trust eroded / Trust rotted away / / She checks his phone / Scans the contact list / Reads the messages / 1 + 1 makes 3 / / She rummages through his things / Checking every pocket / Inspecting every bill / The mind playing games / / She opens his mail / Scrutinises the…  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 »

»I fear you my people, my heart you cripple«

by Karabo Matthews Ndlovu, Dec 2, 2010

crimes we commit, / ourselve we defeat, / women and children we abuse, / all the above we still refuse, / respect we have lost, / we live in a thick dust, / our children backchat, / they're unstoppable, that's a fact. / I fear you my people, my heart you cripple / / the youth is busy engaging, / in alcohol,…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Nov 13, 2010

Taste remorse bleeding from my lips, / Feel the pain of my dreams unleashed. / Shooting stars struggle to eclipse / One last flash of a perfect wish. / / Make the way with me, / Help my spirit flee, / Set my soul free, / It is smothered. / Let me find my place / In this tempting haze, / In the night's embrace…  sign in to read more »


by Lethal Poet, Nov 10, 2010

You came to me / And / Found me on my own space- quit / You assaulted my thoughts / With / Your charisma / Danced your way into my soul...You / You came to me / As a friend / And / As a committed lover / -Yet- / Omitted that feminine cliché' / "Till death do us apart" / Both of us / We were locked in that lonely…  sign in to read more »


by Vuyo Sigidi, Nov 10, 2010

Once called you mine, remember we use to drink wine, well everything was fine back then. You said I would always shine in your heart, I guess that was the start of many things to come, You became smart / and said that we should be apart. / / You treated me like a bird in a cage, while you were the…  sign in to read more »

»Truthful lies«

by Vuyo Sigidi, Nov 10, 2010

Every night I wet my pillow / with tears brought by lies / truly I never thought it would / be hard for me to look at the / sky, well I guess you had to say bye and our love had to die that's why I always cry. / / Being with you was my pleasure, that's why your memories are my treasure, Oh how I miss…  sign in to read more »

»Where Were You...?«

by Lethal Poet, Nov 10, 2010

Where were you / Humanity / When the songs of hate / Started / / When the dance to kill / Commenced / Where you there / / When I needed your touch / Of protection / Where were you? / / Were you with me on that fire? / Or you were part of the mob / / -Lol- the "Rainbow nation" / / Were you trapped down / on the…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Nov 1, 2010

I say: "Good morning everyone", / Turn on the light. The morning sun / Will never choose to greet this place / Of greed-trapped minds and sheer disgrace. / Some beer into inner space / To sink reality for instance / Is just the way of my resistance / Within this suffocating maze. / / The fussy crowds in…  sign in to read more »

»I could«

by Rofhiwa Netshiavha, Oct 21, 2010

I could run and never look back, / At the misery and sadness of this life / Flee from the load that suppresses my back / Like a wedge tired on a bull as it strive / To plough the fruits it will never reap. / / I could walk away and never return, / To the crowds I considered as friends, / I could disappear…  sign in to read more »

»Fading light«

by Karabo Matthews Ndlovu, Oct 15, 2010

I established myself as a great thinker of originality, / but in my community it was only viewed as insanity, / then a psychologist said to me that I've got a touch of OCD, / of an art so beautiful called poetry. / / Even so, pen and paper still could not be heard, / I could not find people with the same…  sign in to read more »

»Goodbye my love«

by Michelle Clark, Oct 15, 2010

As you turn you're back and walk away, / My heart and soul beg, please for you to stay! / But the scattered memories fell on the ice-cold floor / And never have I felt so lonely and rejected before. / / Please don't go, stay for just one more night, / I'll burn some candles, to get the mood just right.…  sign in to read more »

»Sad Christmas Time«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Oct 5, 2010

Christmas time came / for some to share it with their families / for some to share with walls / / Some long for it to come, / some wish it never came / Christmas causes tears, / tears of joy and tears of pain / / Some use it to reunite, / some to drift others away, / some are overwhelmed, / some are scared,…  sign in to read more »


by Sibusiso Blessing Ntsaluba, Sep 24, 2010

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

»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 »


by Puleng Monare, Aug 11, 2010

Nobody understands how I feel / My family does not understand my feelings / I'm alone in this world / My friends do not understand my feelings / They think I'm exaggerating / I'm alone in this world, I'm forever alone. / A loner I am / I dream, I think and stress alone / Cause I can't let anyone in my…  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 »


by Puleng Monare, Jul 26, 2010

You killed the spirit / You killed the faith / You have taken away the joy. / Good girl gone bad. / You have slaughtered like an animal / Slit the throat of hope / Stabbed the heart with the sharpest dagger. / Crushed dreams and goals. / / You have taken fathers from their children / Mothers from their…  sign in to read more »

»Meet my dear friend«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 26, 2010

I was always mallow / shadowed by tears / nurtured by anger / followed by stress / I turned to my dear friend "booze" / we stuck like glue he knew how to make me forget and enjoy life / party became my life / how nice it was / never knew that life could get this good / ---my slogan?--- / 'live good while…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Jul 21, 2010

The cradle of despair. / The ever-winter air. / Is anybody there, / Beneath this dreadful moon / Evoking thirst for tears? / I'm screaming - no one hears. / I breathe the same old fear / That I'll be dying soon. / My soul strays and hovers, / My heart is under covers, / My lonely secret lovers - / The clouds…  sign in to read more »

»Under my skin«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 20, 2010

Under my skin lies a place of sadness and pain / I don't know why me but I just try and follow / I sometimes act mallow over small things / What's worrying me is the fact that it might not go at all / I have maps of bruises by the one who said he loved me / I have maps of the scars he gave to me, after…  sign in to read more »

»My pain«

by Maureen Direro, Jun 25, 2010

I am so hurt, / That I cannot see / what went wrong... / I can see my bruises after bruises after bruises, / bruises so deep / I have never seen. / is there anyone, / who could... / ease my pain? and make sure that this bruises shall heal? / can anyone / be there and show / me, / how to take it all away…  sign in to read more »

»A letter from a broken heart«

by Kay Wikajovich, Jun 21, 2010

From the moment it filtered my thoughts / to the very moment I spill it onto paper... / / From the depths of my arcane heart / To the cavalier stride in my steps... / / For every love song that plays / Or every romance that flares / / Re-evaluating and rewinding / Introspections / Reflections / / All these…  sign in to read more »


by Mary Kettle, Jun 21, 2010

I know now there is little hope / inside all is gone. / The darkness no matter how much light / it still lingers on. / I struggle to breath / I struggle so deep / Knowing now that it won't be long indeed for her and me. / The sun it is trying to reach out and give its healing warmth / As if to say all is…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»Misery loves company«

by Joel Greenup, Apr 29, 2010

Why spend days in my room in loneliness? / People wonder why I'm miserable / They cannot seem to understand the mess / I can't clean up, I'm just not capable / Sometimes too dark to even see my thoughts / The sensation always overwhelms me / Understanding when I connect the dots / Don't they understand I…  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 »

»If We Can't Be We«

by Andreas Buchholz, Apr 10, 2010

If we can't be We, / I can't be Me. / / Ain't anything I've got, / I can't keep what we've lost / in this hollow heart of mine. / / I feel your breath somewhere, / maybe you breathe my air, / drink my blood just like red wine. / / I'm locked inside myself, / can't touch nobody else, / I don't read my own lone…  sign in to read more »

»Destroy Thy, Destroy Thee«

by Josh Hay, Apr 9, 2010

What happens when my social fabric breaks? What am I left with? Will you make this easy on me, or will you fake your way out of this one? You won't know what you had, until it's gone. I showed you how I loved, and you rejected it, as if it was nothing. My love was more than just empty space, I fill…  sign in to read more »

»An Elegy in Winter«

by Peter Little, Apr 8, 2010

In the freezing storm, I sit beneath ancient, blackened elm / upon numbing snow, ready to pass from this realm / it's been but a few days, yet my face betrays the ware of years / an expression of solemnity adorns my face, my cheeks bedewed with frozen tears / along with my frozen heart, which can never…  sign in to read more »

»Sleepless Revelations«

by April A., Apr 6, 2010

The news has said it's getting better, / But who on Earth believes in it? / Now, when all dreams are bound to shatter, / I laugh at such a lame deceit. / / And I don't care this place is dying / Beneath my own fallen sky. / It is your life that I'm denying, / As you have taken mine awry. / / I tell myself…  sign in to read more »

»Will he give me back to you?«

by Cashca Viljoen, Apr 6, 2010

I'm all alone in bed again / Thinking about the day ahead / Wondering what it will bring / Wondering if the birds will sing / / For tomorrow I'll wake / And be careful of the choices I make / Tomorrow I'll smile / But for now / / I'm all alone in bed again / Holding my hands together I end with amen…  sign in to read more »


by Cashca Viljoen, Apr 1, 2010

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

»Sound Of The Organ«

by Andreas Buchholz, Apr 1, 2010

I hear the sound of the organ, / so I start thinking of you, / the one who once crossed the ocean, / and left here out of the blue. / / I hear the sound of the organ, / I feel both happy and sad. / I see your boat on the water / while I recall what we've had. / / I'm sure you don't feel like talking, / for…  sign in to read more »

»Just wanted you to know«

by Cashca Viljoen, Mar 26, 2010

Just wanted you to know... / I missed you yesterday / I miss you... today / And ill miss you tomorrow / / Time doesn't heal / Trust me I know / Time brings separation / Separation brings closure / in some ways I guess / But time doesn't heal / / This I know for... / My heart still screams your name / My hand…  sign in to read more »


by Cashca Viljoen, Mar 26, 2010

There is an ice in the air today / But it's not as cold as the ice in my heart / / There is a wind today / But it's not as strong as the wind... / That blows me to my knees every time I hear your name / / There are grey clouds in the air today / But its not as dark as the cloud floating above me / / It…  sign in to read more »

»Think before hurting«

by Tonya Marye Cockerell, Mar 25, 2010

And when you open your saddened eyes, / Only to stare at your falling shadow, / Tears of your own hurtful words, / Are hidden behind walls of sorrow. / / And curled up in your secluded corner, / Protected by your dark, unstable wall, / You look up to find your sky is starless, / And you wonder if you were…  sign in to read more »

»Cherry Is The Square Root Of Pie«

by Josh Hay, Mar 15, 2010

What have you become? Your excuses mean nothing to my ears. You dance around me, my eyes move with your feet, I cant breath. I can't stop dreaming. This demise is so surreal. Mark this day with blood on my hands. I have committed a sin. Your drowning in your silence, what happened to your smile?…  sign in to read more »

»I Say Pseudo Scientific Just To Sound Smart«

by Josh Hay, Mar 15, 2010

I was meant to make you smile. Burn your oath into me, walk the plank, I've taken over. I tread lightly, the pavement won't break my strides. Can't you feel my pulse? Hand to chest, I can't believe what I've become. This motion to end my war, I can't see past the clouds. I won't stop breathing. Oh,…  sign in to read more »

»The Rope«

by Mary Kettle, Mar 15, 2010

The rope is all frayed and torn / unraveling as I speak / I tried so hard to keep a grip / but from my hands it slips / Hang on I say just one more day / see what tomorrow brings / but when all is felt is sadness pain / Why when nothing comes of what you seek / There is no peace of mind / No healing from…  sign in to read more »

»The Words Of Anguish«

by April A., Mar 11, 2010

Surrounded by my past, / I have discovered a lot. / I have discovered at last / The anguish of loss in my chest. / This anguish is all that I've got. / / Surrounded by this gloom, / I only want to break through. / I only want thoughts to bloom / Like weeds by a foreigner's tomb. / He fought for the word,…  sign in to read more »

»A Graceful Promise, A Tragic Lie (The End Of Me)«

by Josh Hay, Mar 8, 2010

I have met the line, where truth and lies start to fade. My whole life, I have hidden the darkness inside me. What happens when this phase ends, and my wings unfold? I have mixed truth and deception, where is my place to hide in all this madness? When does my heart start to beat again? I am afraid…  sign in to read more »

»If I Could Turn Back Time«

by Aeron Manabo, Mar 8, 2010

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

»Old Women's Perfume«

by Laura Arman, Mar 5, 2010

Out of tough skin I battle with my emotion. / Tearing through the layers, of self despising motion. / Brought upon by devils strain, thoughts I can't control. / Perpetrating every bone and rinsing out my soul. / / Whispering like jealousy, tormenting brutal fears. / Calling on anxiety to wipe away the…  sign in to read more »

»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 »

»Fate And Fortune«

by April A., Feb 25, 2010

This northern city with headlights-eyes / Has buried me in its cold and gloom; / You'll see this place in a dreadful guise / And once sweet home will seem a tomb / Once you're aware there's no way out, / Once dreams of youth say goodbye and grin. / It goes farther and makes me doubt / In all the things I…  sign in to read more »

»The dark night of the soul«

by Anesa Dindar, Feb 17, 2010

Darkness covers her / Loneliness washes over her / Stifling desolation and misery pushes through / / Worry overcomes her / Anxiety rattles her / Overwhelming sadness and pain pierces through / / The dark night of the soul has returned. / / Then, / / Brightness envelopes her / Calmness surrounds her…  sign in to read more »

»Treacherous Words«

by Anesa Dindar, Feb 17, 2010

His words are more dangerous than his blows. / His words remain long after the cuts and bruises have healed. / His words, like poison seeping through m…  sign in to read more »

»You Won't Hear Me Cry«

by Andreas Buchholz, Feb 17, 2010

My tears start to rise, / they're filling my eyes. / You won't hear me cry, / not even a sigh. / / I don't need your love, / no hand from above. / I don't want no one, / no ray of the sun. / / My heart's all alone, / a king on his throne. / Blue sky's gettin' dark, / my soul's with the stars. / / This dream's…  sign in to read more »

»Moving apart«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, Feb 7, 2010

She moved out, sorry to hear / Yes, I admit, again / Is she coming back do you fear / No, this time there is no gain / / She moved in with another man / Sorry to hear, how long she knows him for / Does not matter, long the damage has been done / He happened to be there for her / / Will she be content this…  sign in to read more »

»Toxic Tears«

by Amy Boucher, Feb 7, 2010

These toxic tears of mine / are flowing downwards dark, bitter and wild / these toxic tears of mine / are keeping me company inside this room / I feel so tired so confused / why does life have to make me choose? / between what is right and wrong / god I wish I was strong / but instead im here again…  sign in to read more »

»Till May«

by Andreas Buchholz, Jan 27, 2010

I cannot sleep, / I cry and weep / an ocean deep / and blue. / / So cold's the night / moon's just in sight, / shines golden light / on you. / / Well, I look up to the stars in the sky, / once you'll get there, but the mountain is high. / Like an eagle, in my dream I can fly, / still I wake up in the bed where…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»Madness Callin'«

by Andreas Buchholz, Dec 18, 2009

Times are slow, / I just go / ahead. / I don't know / where to go / instead. / / Roses grow, / they just show / the dread. / I feel low, / I've been so / misled. / / Sadness is fallin' down on me / and there's no light. / Madness is callin' now for me / but that's alright. / / Come what may, / one more day / defined…  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 »

»Giving Thanks«

by Edward Iacona, Dec 4, 2009

There's a little tradition on Thanksgiving / In which the family and each guest / Takes a turn before the dinner / To tell how their lives are blessed. / / Each person speaks of gratitude / Within their minds reflection / As she listens and waits what does she think / In her personal introspection. / / Does…  sign in to read more »

»The Women I've Loved«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Dec 4, 2009

Thinking back to the time before / Wondering why you walked out the door / Was it I or was it what I lacked? / Never once thought you wouldn't come back / / Love is not quite love, when its not spelt right / Love is not quite love, when it is does not bring delight / Loving you was all I had, Now all I…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»Where O Where?«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 24, 2009

On a hot and steamy summer night, / While eating Italian lemon Ices, / I thought again of the dismal plight / Caused by her Mid-Life Crises. / / Say what you will to defend your 'change' / Deep inside you know what's true. / Our lives you hurt and made re-arrange / Yet my prayers ask, Where are YOU? / / You…  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 »

»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 »


by Desiree Chapman, Oct 28, 2009

When will the torture stop / When will you cease to exist / When will the pain I feel ease / When will your face begin to fade / When will the tears begin to dry / When will my life beg…  sign in to read more »

»How I Loved You«

by Desiree Chapman, Oct 22, 2009

No matter what you said or how we fought / How I loved you / Whether you cut me off or broke my heart / How I loved you / Through the lies and the pain / How I loved you / Whether or not it would ever be the same / How I loved you / I gave you my energy and my pride / How I love you / Wanted to be a family…  sign in to read more »


by Mary Kettle, Oct 13, 2009

I wish things were different / between you and me / But fate has it / were as different as can be / I wish you could see / how much I want for you / How much you could accomplish / If only you knew / How much faith I have in you / But you need faith too / Wishes don't do anything / but cause hurt and pain…  sign in to read more »


by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 9, 2009

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

»Let You Go«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 8, 2009

Your heart is filled with treason / Turning your back on me / You do not have a clear reason / For why our love can't be / / Your laughs have turned to hate / Your smile is now a frown / Anger from you is what I take / No more up just the down / / People say that true love is real / I actually thought that's…  sign in to read more »

»Hatred's Heart«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 5, 2009

Frost now covers my once loving heart / Ice replaces my flowing warm core / Hatred is tearing my caring apart / Nothing is the same as it once was before / / All my good intentions have grown sour / My happiness has taken a turn for the worst / My evilness is growing stronger by the hour / My joy is now…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»Everything Fades«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Sep 30, 2009

I know now that I must let you go / Please spread your wings and fly / All my feelings to the world I show / With every tear I cry / / It kills me in every way / To know your longer mine / How I wish that I could say / That love is truly blind / / How I miss holding your hand / And kissing you goodnight / By…  sign in to read more »

»Her Voice«

by Larry Lenwell, Sep 30, 2009

I hear her at night, she calls my name, when I am trying to sleep / Her voice so calm, so clear, so crisp, it runs through my mind so deep / I've heard her before so many times, but never did I listen / Now it seems I hear every word, as my eyes start to glisten / / Come with me she asks so soft, let me…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Sep 28, 2009

I'm the light, but for different shadows, / I'm a shadow of different lights, / A perfect muse for an hour, / The one with no past for a stranger, / For the others - the one with no life. / My destiny has been so cold to me / That my tears have turned into ice. / / When the dream of tomorrow died, / Giving…  sign in to read more »

»Never True«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Sep 28, 2009

Good luck my first time lover / Good bye to the one I knew / I don't think there could be another / That could love me quite like you / / I never thought I would cope with heart ache / Like you gave to me so soon / Never did I think I'd allow someone to take / As much of my heart as did you / / Forever will…  sign in to read more »

»Sleeping Child«

by Thabani Ray Ngwenya, Sep 21, 2009

Sleep on my little one / Sleep well my child / May your dreams be sweet and peaceful / Let me kiss you good night / Sleep on my child / And you will grow tall and strong. / / Your eyes have not seen much yet / Good for you, you are young / For life is no fairy tale my son / Now you are little and ignorant…  sign in to read more »

»The Parched Land«

by Thabani Ray Ngwenya, Sep 21, 2009

Actually, it can never rain / For the heavens are upset / No man can appease the gods / So the consequences thereof / The parched land. / / Drought connotes evil and death / The land is dry, not of rain really / But of morals and modesty / Of respect and forgiveness / Perhaps, that is why the land is parched…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Sep 17, 2009

Finally / She drank a bit / From an empty glass of wine, / Finally / The pieces fit, / Yet they fail at matching fine. / Endlessly / Her sore red eyes / Turn to vast but shallow lakes, / Endlessly / She'll pay the price / For her salty sweet mistake. / / Finally / He found his core / In her pointless rotting…  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 »


by April A., Sep 9, 2009

My pen is bleeding on the paper, / As love is bleeding in my heart. / Each word's the bare truth - / Put these words to music, / Play this music on the strings of my soul, / If you don't tear them, I'm yours. / / If you see me dying, / Will you hold my hand through this hell? / Will you save me like you…  sign in to read more »

»The Habit«

by Larry Lenwell, Sep 1, 2009

I wake in a fog after the night before / And swear yet again, it will happen no more / The bottles are broken and the tables in disarray / My habit I'm afraid is growing more each day / / The pills the booze and the staying up all night / Have taken my soul and there's no answer in sight / I fight with my…  sign in to read more »

»Woe Is Me«

by Larry Lenwell, Sep 1, 2009

The cold grey dawn comes through the window as I get in the bed / The night has been long, and right now I feel as I was dead / The tequila they poured, and the vodka that followed / I cannot believed that it was a fifth that I swallowed / / My head is in misery and my body is aching / I try to get warm…  sign in to read more »

»A Thought«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 31, 2009

My life sits still between real and what is not / I sit here dazed at what I think about a lot / Crazed and ruined by life's experiences / Tells me now that I should not have kept those acquaintances / / Woe is me that I stand before you / Shall I ask forgiveness, or bid life adieu / I tell you now that…  sign in to read more »

»Near The End«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 31, 2009

Once again I am haunted by the chilling air that surrounds me / The bridge is long and no traffic at hand as I look into the sea / To jump into the darkness below and have my life flash before my eyes / I know that halfway down I will want someone to hear my cries / / But they won't hear my muffled…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Aug 31, 2009

The candle has gone out, / My dream's deceived by fate, / I'm standing at the bound / Of 'then' and 'now', / But it's too late / To turn back, / Walking on the edge of razorblade. / Eternity is close, / It knows no time, / But through each silent night / I hear your voice / Implore "Don't die..." / / The…  sign in to read more »

»You Know Better«

by April A., Aug 31, 2009

Every time the darkness reminds me of you, / Of those mysterious evenings, / When, walking down the narrow street, / I was listening to our favorite song / Speaking of what you had saved me from, / Again and again. Still walking alone / I knew you were there, waiting for me / By the fork of the way to…  sign in to read more »

»Life's Journey«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 29, 2009

Years ago when I was young and "dumb" and looking for some fun / I knew in my mind, it would not be long before the excitement begun / Drinking and carousing was an every night thing and soon I got used to it / Not realizing that as I went along, my mind was decaying slowly, bit by bit / / Oh those days…  sign in to read more »

»My Fault«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 29, 2009

In the still of the night it looms, its way of ever knowing / The wisps of wind and chilling air you feel it ever blowing / My bones they ache from head to toe, and sometimes feel so brittle / My tattered clothes and worn out shoes and blankets do so little / / I feel so bad and broken hearted, with my…  sign in to read more »


by Larry Lenwell, Aug 28, 2009

These devils and demons that rush through my brain / Night after night, they come again and again / I try to erase them and still they come in the night / They chase me, they haunt me and give me such a fright / / In the mornings still sleepy, my head aching all over / I wish for once in my dreams, I…  sign in to read more »

»Reality of Life«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 28, 2009

As I sit in this room of darkness, hiding from my past / I stop and look around me and think - my life has went so fast / It has been some 64 years ago I came into this life / And from the age of 21 have had wife after wife after wife / / Drinking was my downfall, it happened from the start / I never…  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 »

»This Life I Have Endured«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 27, 2009

As I sit here all alone in a time of life's reflection / I look at things and realize, it never had a direction / Though decided by me that path I chose to journey / Sometimes ended up with these lone words, "you have the right to an attorney" / / Shunned by many for what I have forsaken / There have…  sign in to read more »

»Living Today«

by April A., Aug 13, 2009

I've torn all the beautiful letters, / Each writing love just as a script, / These odes to the hopeless romance, / The shield and the sword for the broken, / For real - a couple quick notes, / Saying that everything ends. / / I've buried my once cherished dream - / I'm tired of living tomorrow, / Tomorrow…  sign in to read more »

»just go, please«

by Robert Matthews, Aug 7, 2009

why can't you just go away? / why won't you leave me be? / youre always in my nightmares, / your face is all I see. / / you tore my heart to pieces, / you even saw me cry, / but even though your far away, / I feel you're so close by. / / It doesn't make me happy, / it makes my heart ache more, / to know that…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Aug 5, 2009

The same nasty job and the same decorations, / The desperate faces of helpless sweatpals, / Bright shouting ads at half-dead metro stations, / Then evenings with you in a dark empty cell. / / The price of ten dollars for some inspiration, / Some spirits, some sex and a pointless nightmare, / Brain…  sign in to read more »

»Sorry again«

by Maryka Jansevan Rensburg, Jul 26, 2009

Sorry again... / I'm sorry you don't love me like I love you / I'm sorry you said those things that tore me in two / I'm sorry I gave you yet another chance / I'm sorry that you always say you don't want to dance / / I'm sorry I love you so much / That I would give my life for you / I'm sorry that it was…  sign in to read more »

»Tyre Iron«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Jul 26, 2009

Been walking these streets, my car's sudden broken, damn piece of crap / Tried to change the tyre but someone stole the bleeming jack / So I kicked it in its bonnet and spat on its windscreen, I'm defiant / Tonight I'm gonna get ya with my tyre iron / / Dark streets, run down flats full of pimps, ho's…  sign in to read more »

»What Why and Now«

by Haley Melvin, Jul 8, 2009

The Things I try to do what I think is right or love, / But I almost always get it back at me, / People don't realize how much it hurts me, / People don't realize how much it hurts me, / I love him so much, / And I want him to know that so bad, / But I don't know what to because you don't talk to me.…  sign in to read more »


by Roberta Williams, Jul 7, 2009

Where can you go when there is / nothing let but yourself. / life is hard and so much to deal / with I just don't know. / So many problems and worries. / Sit and thinking about where to / go when there isn't noone around to / talk to. / What can I do. / I have lost so much in life. / Sad to think that no one…  sign in to read more »

»Nerve Disease«

by Roberta Williams, Jul 7, 2009

Peripheral Neuropathy. / / I have peripheral neuropathy. / I suffer everyday with this nerve disease. / I deserve a better life. / Then to have to suffer with this problem that I have. / It used to be just in both of my feet. / But now it is in both of my legs. / my arms. / Had to have a shot yesterday…  sign in to read more »


by Roberta Williams, Jul 6, 2009

I am so angry at my dad. / My dad was a bad dad, / I must add he left me and I am sad and mad. / My dad left me and Chad my brother. / / WE both were unclad. / My dad did not want us. / He claim us dead. / I ran a ad and hoping to let others know they are not alone. / / Sometimes I am glad that my dad was…  sign in to read more »


by Roberta Williams, Jul 6, 2009

Just something I thought of feel free to comment. / / I cannot buy any time and I cry for all the times I was lost in love. / My love can never buy the times we lost and please don't say bye to me. / I'm lost in love and in life but for now all I do is cry. / / Don't take your love for granted. / Always…  sign in to read more »


by Diane Brents, Jul 6, 2009

I sit here at this computer / tears rolling down my face / as I sit here / remembering you... / / I never thought you would die / I never thought you wouldn't be coming home. / I sit here crying / remembering you. / / But I do know that soon / I will be with you / in the heavens above. / / So until then,…  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 »

»Dear Death«

by Jamil Artin, Jun 29, 2009

Dear Death / / Today let us put love / on the love that died / Let us forgive the rose of longing / for its thorns which injured / let us roam the land of our insisters / sink in the earth / to touch the seed of the rose / whose leaves like mine / die outside its garden / / Dear Death / / Today life lives by…  sign in to read more »

»Alice, Queen of Hearts«

by Coenraad Vlietstra, Jun 15, 2009

My queen of hearts, / You're as lost as Alice, / And this is leading you nowhere, / No white rabbit in sight, / No guides and no help, / I stare through the pages, / Wish there was something to say, / You don't know what love is, / I don't know what to tell you, / So I hope you find, / Exactly what you're…  sign in to read more »

»Imaginary You, Delusional Me«

by Coenraad Vlietstra, Jun 15, 2009

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

»The Voice Of Despair«

by April A., Jun 10, 2009

Triangles of half-open doors / Reveal all the truth that is hidden: / Just condoms and cans on the floor, / Black papers with verses, forbidden - / Unfinished remakes of the song, / Deprived of the right to speak loud / Of wicked intentions gone wrong - / Erasers have muffled the shout. / / The only…  sign in to read more »

»Nothing Else Counts«

by April A., Jun 3, 2009

The streets are embraced by this threatening night, / She's sunk in his warm, not yet sober embrace. / They promised each other that things would go right, / Yet all their hopes stand for counting days. / / The morning will frown - one desperate kiss, / The sign of unfortunate parting for two, / Will…  sign in to read more »

»Invisible Scars«

by April A., May 25, 2009

The poison of spring has dissolved in my veins; / A second is worth both my future and past. / The more I denied my becoming insane, / The sooner insanity touched me at last. / The silence we hear is the laugh of my fate, / The soundless laugh at the one I forgot - / The yesterday's me - and the force to…  sign in to read more »

»Relationship Virgin«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, May 25, 2009

He walks this path alone, / Never knowing what next life will cast in his direction / Gifts of the flesh he has known, / But his gift to Love is forbidden by constant rejection / There's more to life than skin on skin, / There's more to me than smiling and being amusing / This is the story of a…  sign in to read more »


by Laura Arman, May 25, 2009

She walks, / I walk, / She talks, / I talk, / She dances, / I dance / in the ever moving velocity of her mind numbing trance. / In the light of her golden hair she swiftly changed to black, / with the dress she craftly handed, to cover her scarred back. / Through mirror that reflected a glassy persona, / she…  sign in to read more »


by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 21, 2009

The love I feel for you slaughters me / With every beat of my heart / The thundering pumps germinate / Sharp, stabbing, striking throbs / You leave me here lying lifeless / Surrounded by dark red staining ink / You are the one I think of / Yet, you leave me here...unknowingly / / The love I feel for you…  sign in to read more »

»Tears of Blood«

by Emmanuel Ekale Esambe, May 20, 2009

When you walked up to me / I saw an angel in you. / I looked up to you / And let the guard in me / DOWN!! / / I let you in / I let you into me. / I gave it all to you / I gave you my heart, my soul and my life... / But you broke the bond in me / When you let me down. / / Like a rag, you used me / And tossed me…  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 »

»A rush of thoughts«

by Laura Arman, May 15, 2009

I do believe that nothing of value comes at an easy price, / nothing worth believing in is ever thought of twice, / A soulmate is someone who inspires you to go on, / who edges you forward, when all your will power is gone. / Loving somebody is purely a matter of grace, / and finding that person takes…  sign in to read more »

»Growing Up«

by MmaphelaLylian Kgatla, May 14, 2009

Yesterday I forgot about your birthday, / That does not mean we are no longer friends, but that I'm growing up, / Today I forgot about your promotion, / That does not mean we are no loner family, but that I'm growing up, / I'm still the friend, partner you know and appreciate, but just grew up, / If I…  sign in to read more »

»today, tomorrow...yesterday«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 13, 2009

Today I will remember / What it is like to cry / Today I will remember / What it is like to love / Today I will remember / What it is like to darken / Today I will remember you / / Tomorrow I will forget / What it is like to laugh / Tomorrow I will forget / What it is like to smile / Tomorrow I will forget…  sign in to read more »

»The Man I Fell For«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 12, 2009

With heartless eyes he loved me, / With hands gentle to the touch, / With a smile to brighten my day, / With a hug to heal my broken heart, / Cold and hard inside, / He loved me on the outside. / / To you I gave my heart, / And took a chance, / To you I opened up, / And fell for a man, / To you I was a nice…  sign in to read more »

»What Would Happen To You?«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 12, 2009

I lied today, / I had the truth from you / I pretended not to know / But somehow you lied for me today / / I cried today, / I sobbed my heart out / I let all my tears disappear / But somehow you cried for me today / / I died today, / I watched my life fade / I finally closed my eyes / But somehow you died for…  sign in to read more »

»The soul«

by Laura Arman, May 11, 2009

It's the soul that seeks, / words unspoken, / floating angels, / from ships broken. / Happy endings, / captured and forgotten, / anguish forseen / and left to go rotten. / The soul that's alone, / not tied or marred, / desolate but not empty, / left under a pile of scars. / Tugging on strings, / to contend the…  sign in to read more »

»Would You Cry That Tear For Me?«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 2, 2009

If I went to sleep tonight / And closed my shadowed green eyes, / If I went to sleep tonight / Never again to see the beautiful blue skies, / Would you cry that tear for me? / / If you woke up tomorrow / And I wasn't there to love your heart, / If you woke up tomorrow / And I wasn't there to stop the dart…  sign in to read more »

»Heart Like a Knife«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Apr 30, 2009

Your voice / Is like heaven to my ears, / Your touch / Is like peace to my body, / Your smell / Is like hope to my soul, / Yet, / You let me down again. / / I believed / You could achieve your dreams, / I prayed / You got all the big breaks, / I loved / You with all my heart, / Yet / You let me down again. / / I…  sign in to read more »

»He isn't You«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Apr 29, 2009

My phone sings a specific tune / Your name staring back at me / While I lie next to him / I stop for a moment to catch my breath / Your voice puts a smile on my face / Your eyes make me turn to jelly / Your hugs wrap me in comfort and security / Your smile, identical to mine / Yet...the man I'm kissing…  sign in to read more »


by Sergio Coto, Apr 15, 2009

Good-Natured mock / misuse this feelings, / effete edge of this life's will / convict me to never end. / / About soulitude / of this affair's love, / chock this muse / to drizzle this never-ending heart. / / Drape againg this life / with your subtle vanity, / tope it up with a never-ending belt / to never be…  sign in to read more »


by Sergio Coto, Apr 14, 2009

You pushed and pushed... / seemingly got too far, / interposing your ideals / and grading my judgement. / / Your Roundabout knowledge of my head, / a falling routine fear, / quarintining my foremost desires / to pervert this native habit. / / You hand me to the edge... / forgetting the brilliant hurt / that…  sign in to read more »

»Eternal Love«

by Byron Coetzee, Apr 11, 2009

Tears they flow like rivers / to tell you how I feel / that all I have is nothing / compared to my last dream / / That in my heart is passion / no other would ever know / For I was once a lover / and a dreamer for a soul / / We smiled and kissed forever / and I stared into her eyes / that all she was was…  sign in to read more »

»The bonds of flesh«

by Byron Coetzee, Apr 10, 2009

We who break the bonds of flesh / and carry deep our ties of regret / are bound to things you cannot see / like all the love we wished would be / / For we are all but simple beings / who find a way to live our dreams / for we who walk this world so cold / will always seem to be alone / / So as I write these…  sign in to read more »

»Boxed Up«

by Laura Arman, Apr 8, 2009

The clouds are thickening / amongst a wind so chill, / and I am here leaving / an intensified other world, / but I leave behind a memory / that I've packed up in a box, / sealed many times over / because I'm too afraid to lock. / / A drop forms / on the window sill, / where we once / sat to spill, / the…  sign in to read more »

»I Wanted This«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 8, 2009

You have a special way / to remind me that I'm alone, / you remember me, so I can cry / and get to feed my deed. / / I blocked all feelings / trying to forget you, / but your voice dance inside / defying all my will. / / All this time / I took all my strenght to hate you, / you could've been my sin / but you…  sign in to read more »


by Sergio Coto, Apr 8, 2009

I plead to rise / and I beg to get it, / anxiety freely flows through / and dismembers my will. / / To the notes of tears / I play soulful words, / I mingle your subtle intentions / to forgive my sorrow. / / Mildly juggle... forget me / judicious insult... believe me, / intense hollowness / smile to me. / / See…  sign in to read more »


by Sergio Coto, Apr 4, 2009

Is it advantageous to breath / ample hours of greed and clutter, / dark moments of affection / make my willful thinking weak. / / Learned to deal with hollowness / to heal this sour rhythm, / direct affection to enrich hate / and ennoble a love-giving heart. / / I entertain my soul / with this handless…  sign in to read more »


by Laura Arman, Mar 30, 2009

Locked in a cabin on a stormy sea, / captured by my own frailty, / gliding along with shattering waves, / making my mark before I hit my grave. / / I'd have wash the decks and scrub the floor, / if you would have only unlocked my door, / I worshipped you with my every breath, / that surpassses all of my…  sign in to read more »

»Song Of Death«

by Tiema Muindi, Mar 28, 2009

Men have fought battles at night / Others have dug trenches to hide / Women and children ran to the hills / For each one of them a way to be a live / To each one from you the reason to die . / / Two rivers away came the screams / One more is gone, / many other to follow / It was not a dream, / that one we…  sign in to read more »

»Christmas Tree«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 26, 2009

Like a christmas tree, my heart it will burn, / For your warm embrace, my heart it did yearn. / This heart has to die / When blood's runnin' dry, / To live without you, it can't ever learn. / / Like a christmas tree, my soul's shinin' bright, / Wrapped in blue silence all day and all night. / This soul's…  sign in to read more »

»What's wrong with this picture?«

by Zandile Mboneni, 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 »

»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 »

»Took Her For A Ride«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 19, 2009

I took her like my bride, / I took her for a ride / through the desert of my mind, / oh, the way back home / it was hard to find, / oh, the way back home / it was hard to find. / / I took her at high tide, / I took her for a ride / 'cross the river of my mind, / flowin' through green fields / to the end of…  sign in to read more »

»black boy«

by Rupert Ruel Nonyane, Mar 18, 2009

dark clouds are looming outside, / lightning strikes, "is it a bad night, it could not be worse than yersterday", he thinks to himself, / / what worse could beat the pain faced but not conquered, the misery goes way back before his birth, / / his mother was the mother of pain, had a cracked womb,…  sign in to read more »

»Love Is In My Head«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 18, 2009

Love is in my head, / it's not in my heart, / it's not in my bed, / it can't even start. / / Love is in my head, / it's not in my heart, / it's not in my bed, / I wish…  sign in to read more »

»The sad girl on the train«

by Laura Arman, Mar 18, 2009

The sad girl on the train, / must refrain, / from spreading her distress, / to the rest of the domain. / / She cannot let others suffer, / for the ache that grew, / the love from another, / that twisted her heart askew. / / She tries to hold back, / but if only they knew, / they look at the frailty / of a…  sign in to read more »

»Life of the poor«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Mar 17, 2009

There I was on the streets / On a very hot day / Tears pouring down / Like a summer's rain / / Barefoot, walking on stones / As sharp as a razor / As a painful womb / From a dog's bite / / Hairs as rough as stones / Dirty as a city's heap / Stomach as small as one / Of a person who just puked / / Torn…  sign in to read more »

»Still walking«

by Laura Arman, Mar 17, 2009

You said goodbye / I walked. / Tears undefined / but sought. / A heart sill yearning / that fought. / I'm still walking. / / You bought forth hurt / I left. / You were distraught / I dont understand. / You called me back / I said / I'm still walking. / / You left me here / alone. / Time heals you said / go home.…  sign in to read more »

»Summer's Gone«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 17, 2009

Summer's gone, / all the leaves are turning red. / Summer's gone, / birds go south, their wings are spread. / / Summer's gone, / western winds they're gonna blow. / Summer's gone, / where they're headin', we don't know. / / Summer's gone, / so am I. / Got things done, / let me fly. / / When the seasons turn,…  sign in to read more »

»Tell me«

by Katarina Olesen, Mar 17, 2009

walk around in madness. / I can't figure out why. / emptyness is blowing my head / / tell me who I am / I don't know why. / make it clear to me. / please, im empty / / hate is a feelin' / I feel it now. / people look at me / like I'm a ghost / / tell me who I am / I don't know why / make it clear to…  sign in to read more »

»The very last word«

by Laura Arman, Mar 17, 2009

When the very last word is said. / It's all gone. / No feeling. / Only pain. / / When the very last word is a memory. / So distant. / Not capture…  sign in to read more »

»Mistakenly in love«

by Zandile Mboneni, Mar 15, 2009

My breath catches as I struggle not to let the tears run down my face. / This facade am wearing is starting to crack, like the painting on the clowns face who has one more humorless joke to share. / The emptiness in his eyes as he struggles to catch the attention of his audience, is like the emptiness…  sign in to read more »

»the monster«

by Katarina Olesen, Mar 15, 2009

when the moon / shines down on me. / i can't hide myself. / you will se me, / as I am. / you'll run away. / away from the monster, / i am. / / i eat blood. / i enjoy see / someone suffer. / but you. / i don't know. / there's something / that protects you. / i can't fight it. / / i haven't hurt you yet. / but I will…  sign in to read more »

»In loving memory of Justice Thabo Nkosi«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Mar 14, 2009

5th May 2006, night it was / You had to go I had to stay / Like an other ordinary day / I heard a hooter from the police car / Duty calls!! There you went... / / Morning came, a dark cloud had appeared / Tragedy had occurred / Tears fell, pain took over / Dreams fell, young you were / But had to go…  sign in to read more »

»Accept My Demands«

by April A., Mar 12, 2009

These months were a battle / Of love and my pride, / Pride chose to surrender, / But I didn't mind. / I sang my own ballad / Along to your chords, / You failed as my shield, / I kept being your sword. / You asked for the world - / I could give you much more. / True life was somewhere / Behind the locked door…  sign in to read more »

»Picture Of You«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 12, 2009

I can see your face in the mirror ev'ry mornin' / I can see your eyes in the clear blue sleeping lake / When your touch hits me like a hammer without warnin' / My breath away you'll take / All night I'll stay awake / / There's a picture of you in my weeping scars / There's a picture of you in the creeping…  sign in to read more »

»The New Case«

by Emmanuel Ekale Esambe, Mar 12, 2009

As the gentle breeze / Blows by, the breeze from River Messina / / We limped on. / We're a flock of New Israelites / Hoping to cross today's Jordan. / / Others were lucky / Telling officials / Off the Canary Islands / They played soccer like Eto. / Remember the Athenians / Who sang…  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 »

»Dance With The Devil«

by Helen Griggs, Feb 24, 2009

You turn from me and walk away / The end has now begun / I came and begged for your forgiveness / But I can't undo what's done / / And so the fact that you are leaving / Is no ones fault but my own / I betrayed the trust you gave me / Now I pay the price and stand alone / / My actions unworthy of…  sign in to read more »

»Only God remembers (that's all that matters)«

by Marlene Cozett, Feb 23, 2009

You may remember her / You may even know her name / But she is gone now / She is out of the game / / She did what she came to do / She made a difference like she was meant to / There may not be an accolade / Or a post in a hall of fame / / But she remembers / And she even knows your name / But she is gone…  sign in to read more »

»The Choice«

by Marlene Cozett, Feb 23, 2009

Do you even know me / Do you even know my name / Do you even know I'm here / Did you see me when I came / / Yesterday you knew me / You also new my name / I used to be included / In every single game / / Now you don't remember / You don't even say my name / You don't even remember / That I was also part of the…  sign in to read more »

»Loving in Circles«

by Anthea De Bruyn, Feb 20, 2009

Why do you heal me, only to bruise me? / Why do you save me, only to use me? / You lift me up, to make me crawl / Where will you be, when I fall? / / My heart is fine where it's supposed to be / Lost in the dark, for no one to see / You cannot find it, safe where it's hidden / I can't allow access, entry…  sign in to read more »

»Every Single Evening's Plot«

by April A., Feb 17, 2009

I closed the door of my dirty old flat, / I went outside for a short evening stroll. / I bought some cheap hooch and a condom instead. / I'd only arrived when I heard a phone call. / It was so persistent, so deafening loud. / Who failed to forget me? I wanted to know. / I took a deep breath for a…  sign in to read more »

»A Cry Out!!«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Feb 9, 2009

Laying in bed thoughts passing through, / Thoughts of you showcasing deep emotions, / Emotions of pain and frustration, / Frustrated by your actions / / I reach out, you pull away, / You say you care while you keep hurting me... / I'm lost, I'm confused, confused by your actions! / How could you do such…  sign in to read more »

»Broken Wing«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Feb 9, 2009

Like a broken wing of a Swallow, / with no one to cure the pain. / Is a heart that is brutally broken / with no hope of healing again. / And like the Swallow with the broken wing, / that is only been able to flutter around, / so is the one with the broken heart / disseling in his own world without sound…  sign in to read more »

»So alone«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Feb 7, 2009

Days passed, flowers faded, lands became dry, / Water stopped crawling, dreams suttered, tears fell, promises broken. / Still not appeared. There I was, thoughts running through my mind, / Thoughts of you here with me, pictures fading, / Pictures of better, much happier life. / / Tears pouring down like…  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 »


by April A., Jan 28, 2009

It is just another sleepless night, / It's the breath of spring that we await. / One more gulp of wine, and I'm all right, / One more secret till it's way too late. / / One more song for no one's reached your ears, / But you think it's happened by mistake. / Every time by chance you see me near, / But you'…  sign in to read more »

»Price For Peace«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Dec 19, 2008

Is there a price for peace at war as dead bodies cover the landscape floor? And still more will soon increace what is the price for war and peace. No more singing of old folks song All the laughter and…  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 »

»Not Now«

by April A., Dec 4, 2008

In silence my lips have been drawing the shapes / Of phrases, so vague and deprived of a meaning. / My dreams are about to find an escape / To where the end always meets the beginning. / My black and white fears have got an excuse: / I still have the world - in my heart and around. / I'm no longer free -…  sign in to read more »

»Lies Of A Loss«

by April A., Dec 2, 2008

Going away, / I take one last look behind, / And you can't believe those winter days / Were nothing more than lies. / / Knives in our backs, / Dying memories inside - / Maybe I've become so heartless, / Maybe free, or simply blind. / / Dear, we are done, / Drink your tears of regret, / Find the answers by…  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 »

»Fading Hope«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Nov 18, 2008

I started the day / Like a stale cigarette stub / And rinsed my mouth / With flat beer froth / My old worn out shoes / Pinched my horned toes / The bruising day promised / Nothing to be missed / My miserable life lingered / In the jail cell of my black skin / / My pockets sighed poverty / There's mutiny in my…  sign in to read more »

»Romance Is Dead«

by April A., Nov 8, 2008

A glass of cheap vodka tastes just like depression - / It hurts to be sober tonight. / The mirror reflects such a hideous expression / That I promptly turn off the light. / Some porno, then casual sex with my hand... / Oh damn! This is something I shouldn't have said. / Why don't you believe that I need…  sign in to read more »

»I'm Fine«

by April A., Nov 6, 2008

Love is only some sense / Of the absence of sense, / It invades our lives / When we have other plans. / It devours your days, / Then it eats you inside, / It erases your face, / But you don't really mind. / It is gradually making you blind! / / October is counting time / And turning to dust all the letters…  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 »


by April A., Sep 23, 2008

I'm walking alone / In dark empty lanes, / Each trace is well-known - / Each belongs to no way. / Here I'm a stranger, / My home is far. / Somewhere my heart waits - / It's right where you are. / Streets meet me with rain, / And cold winds bring just dust. / They know - on this way / There is no one to trust…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Sep 11, 2008

The queen of the sleeping beauty. / A thorn in my heart - loneliness / Has left me a beautiful mess. / The fear of my misty future. / Can't you see that I'm dying, love? / Would you give it a try - just to save me, / For I am too lost in you? / / The beauty of sorrow reigns, / And my pride has been washed…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Sep 8, 2008

The heart in my chest is bleeding, / But blood never shows a stain. / If only behind this mask of tranquility / You could see a soul that is grieving... / My heart has the same ability / To suffer - to drown in pain. / If you knew how much one word could mean... / If you only saw me falling / Apart right…  sign in to read more »

»A Story Without An End«

by April A., Sep 6, 2008

"Me, love and you... Three halves of something whole, / If one is missing, everything is clear." / These words can paint the sorrow in my soul, / But once bright colors fade away in years. / Once sweet anticipation of your arms, / A shard of dreams, by now has turned to fear / Of someone else's charm.…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Sep 6, 2008

My days remind me of the endless autumn rain, / The fascinating, charming melancholy. / The sky is crying for my bitter loss - / The loss of one hour's eternity. / And I know the rain is bound to cease, / But my sorrow will shape just another rain cloud, / And the steps on our crossing ways / Will be only…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Sep 6, 2008

The yellow and frayed eternal pages / Are crying, just with ink, still of the same. / The years turn to words and seem like ages / Of grief in such a thin and subtle frame. / / This memory-evoking prose of sorrow / Is life... or scattered pieces, left of it, / Of looking forward to the damned tomorrow…  sign in to read more »

»Living Long«

by Vusi Chris Venus Malala, Aug 7, 2008

The feeling of being lonely weakens the inner me What more can there be, if not the darkness in my eyes? / The feeling of the world on top of my shoulders, is only when I'm on top of the world / It's ike everyone has turned their backs on…  sign in to read more »

»Loyalty is underway«

by Albara Almerf, Jan 1, 1970

If it was up to me you would have been walking on air today, / Read it out now you’re here the very next day. / What a dunce assumed had gotten for what I prayed,good lord its just an other who wanted to play. / Is it my love that she wants or just a place to stay, / I have got both said the prey. / At…  sign in to read more »

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