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40 poems tagged SURREAL


»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 »


»Dmitri wears my skin on days he wants to smell death«

by Neo Musangi, Jan 24, 2017

1. / / this matatu is a coffin! / / somewhere in Uhuru, she burns incense to musk the smell of underage sex / / and everyone along Keekorok is walking into mirrors in search of freedom. / / what's the english word for someone who has slept in a broken bed with a stranger, / / or, is it awkward to fall…  sign in to read more »


»Mary King's Close«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 9, 2016

Underground spillover of sickness / and the stench of death... / men, women and children confined / and condemned, condemned to suffer / even after the hour glass has ran out / of time, there is an un-natural coldness / down the long and winding dark halls / you can still hear their screams / reverberating…  sign in to read more »


»The World Unseen«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 5, 2016

Well there are many, many / portals and gateways from / this world of the living to / the WORLD UNSEEN / where demons and ghosts / walk among us not only / in the night but in the / daytime too... / Could be they've attached / themselves to you just / because they find you some / kind of an amusing new / kind…  sign in to read more »


»Oblivion«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Nov 28, 2016

Swallowed by my thoughts, / Digested by my feelings and / Consumed by the mind, my / Guilty conscience is devouring / At my flesh, as a carcass of my / Former self remains. / / I aim to obtain the knowledge / Of this vast world were lions / Are weak and impalas are strong, / The rich serve the poor, the…  sign in to read more »


»Different Dimensions«

by Bo Lanier, Nov 11, 2016

Tick tock goes the clock or does it now / could just be an illusion in a world of / confusion in a man-made world built / on lies don't you just wish you could / disappear through a door somewhere / to another world where everything / makes sense and there's never no / more sorrow to make you wanna cry…  sign in to read more »


»Lady in White«

by Bo Lanier, Nov 1, 2016

Well and does she have some kind of unfinished business / Here and What is she looking for? What makes her weep? / And weep? Does she not know she lives no more? / Oh Lady in White in the darkness in the night. / Lady in White of effervescent light. Reminiscing life / And Lovers return by moonlight. Oh…  sign in to read more »


»The Devil's Triangle«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 24, 2016

South Atlantic an ancient and / ominous death trap awaits unexpecting / ships and planes and tonight it has / claimed many lives again...well it is a / mystery that most likely will remain / unexplained buried deep in sin...however / I have heard it's the remnants of Atlantis / and a great and powerful…  sign in to read more »


»Hekate«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 18, 2016

In the shadow of moonlight / My cape pulled up around / Me tight, standing at the crossroads / Under the tree of life, eyes like fire / In the night... / I call upon the spirit of HEKATE / As thunder rolls and lightning strikes / She rises up from out of the underworld / Like a phoenix out of the flames and…  sign in to read more »


»Vampire Toy«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 14, 2016

Well and his eyes are so hypnotizing you just can't turn away / He has total control now over your mind body and soul / He wants you now and what he wants he gets, yes him / Always finds a way... / He says take my hand and give you to me, bid farewell / To the sunlight forever and for all eternity, you'…  sign in to read more »


»New Master Magician«

by Bo Lanier, Aug 8, 2016

From out of a blue mist comes magic / the voice of a meadow lark, a song / straight from the heart... / well it is magic beyond belief like / something out of a dream like nothing / you've ever heard or seen and I still / don't believe my eyes, how the heck / did he make that rose come alive, / how did he…  sign in to read more »


»Judy Garland«

by Bo Lanier, Jul 20, 2016

Hollywood Angel, Somewhere over the rainbow / And on down that yellow brick road through / The years and stage to stage well That's Entertainment / Still going strong, although she's been gone for / So long her spirit still lives on... / Like a journey to a star, maybe once, maybe twice / MGM favorites…  sign in to read more »


»When love makes sense«

by Abongile Gwele, Aug 14, 2015

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


»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 »


»Illusion«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Feb 17, 2013

The years have past like sand in the wind, / Fluttering alone through the dessert of time. / As the rush of life slows ever down, / And recedes to rust and grime. / / The chances that came, like fateful gifts, / Lie littered among the broken dreams, / Wishes and desires that glittered like gold, / Lay…  sign in to read more »


»High Seas«

by Leo Long, Jan 18, 2013

The waves of that night / Were wilder than could be / There was no safe or sound place in sight / And the vessels bobbed like corks upon the sea. / / The churning of the mailstrom with mouth open wide / Pulled me violently nearer with each twist / Deeper still sank i, struggling against the tide,…  sign in to read more »


»From one heart to another«

by Abha Thapliyal, Jun 19, 2012

I don't really know much about love / Things about the heart, I know a few / I know that they jump and get trapped in your throat / And they change shades from grey to blue / / They thud in fear, in excitement and with nerves / They collide with the rib walls when they grow too huge / They can process…  sign in to read more »


»The tallest shadow«

by Abha Thapliyal, May 20, 2012

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


»Living gloriously without purpose«

by Bruce Gorton, May 3, 2012

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


»Lorca Dreaming«

by Ewen Carmichael, Apr 19, 2012

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


»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 »


»Our love...«

by Yasmeen Butler, Feb 12, 2012

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


»The leather bound novel«

by Leo Long, Dec 13, 2011

I pull open the cover, / a trap door to the deck. / "Weigh the anchor!" / and with a splash the adventure begins. / / "Trim your sails!" / and the curtain flaps behind me. / The bow of Old Salt splits the waves / and I wipe the spray from my glasses. / / There's mutiny aboard the ship. / With cutlasses drawn…  sign in to read more »


»Destiny«

by Helen Reynolds, Jun 24, 2011

Born with it / Make us of it, or don't / it always stays with you / through ups and downs / or self denial or deceit. / Can't you understand, / you are born with it / Already in your blood / Waiting in anticipation / for you to move as one with it / Who cares what the world might say / Or what anyone says / As…  sign in to read more »


»Song«

by Rathnashikamani Bijja, Jun 21, 2011

You sing as if from the distant skies; / I take wings as my heart…  sign in to read more »


»I like cats«

by Bruce Gorton, Jun 15, 2011

It creeps through the mud / Low slinking stalking beast / Coiling hind legs power flood / With teeth it claims life leased / / The green eyed predator / Silky moves like its fur / The garden's terror / Sleeps with a purr / / Claws dig in skin as it dreams / Of its day of quiet hunting / A mouse chittering…  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 »


»That faithful night«

by Kusain PoeticHustler Mokone, Feb 9, 2011

That faithful night... / / I found myself within an euphoric mental daze / Reading of your eyes the passion in your soul / One with an embrace my heartbeat became your love / Delighted smiles / / Irreversible dreams captured in a moment between your faith and hope / Bright sparkle flames burning our…  sign in to read more »


»Madness«

by April A., Dec 15, 2010

I'm riding the cloud of bright blanket dreams, / The coconut smoke entwines with the mist, / The potion of madness in violet streams / Is carving the urge that I cannot resist. / / The mysteries find me still lying in bed, / Enjoying the pleasures of drunken grapefruit. / Just several gulps, and a room…  sign in to read more »


»Untainted«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 19, 2009

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


»Heavenly Panorama«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 18, 2009

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


»The Evil Twin«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 18, 2009

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


»Tidal Force«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 12, 2009

Just before dawn on a lonely shore, / I trudge the sands walked by many before, / The water entices me with her cool glaze, / And I find myself swept back by her - in a daze. / I look around me and all I see is ocean and gloom, / Oh! An overwhelming sense of loss and impending doom. / The darkness…  sign in to read more »


»Shooting Star«

by Desiree Chapman, Oct 22, 2009

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


»Today, Tonight and in between«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Aug 13, 2009

I didn't know daybreak was dawn. / You would know dusk to twilight. / I always knew dawn as the early civilization of history. / I was about to take in a new lesson. / As it happens. / I didn't take my sleeping pill- / I woke up after midnight to find myself eating 4 waffles with syrup. / Hey, I am hungry…  sign in to read more »


»Being«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 5, 2009

Have to Afford to bristle yourself / with a new tragedy of life beautiful, / brighten yourself with a breezy lie / and forgive your being. / / Conceive and compare myself / and pour a determination below, / devaluate your isolation princess / and confuse the foreword me. / / Howl of joy for appraisal baby…  sign in to read more »


»Arrogance«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 4, 2009

Round and round arise at all / hide behind thy arousal, / of faith and fear completed / against this childish love. / / Chine the edible arrogance / that gads inside her head, / you... Further intensify my desire / to be amongst the bearers. / / Amend my flaws of blessing...my love, / bring me to concern and…  sign in to read more »


»forgiveness«

by Mamello Monageng, Nov 3, 2008

I do know that we look at the world differently / even when raised by the same mother / The thing is, it sees us not the same / look not at me in awe when I define to you my world / / The way I see it, it is both pain and happiness- / these are the only things that matters the most. / The two creates the…  sign in to read more »


»It worked«

by Mamello Monageng, Oct 12, 2008

They saw a way to stay on top / They created a system that would assure them a place on top / And made others believe their reward is in the opposite parallel life / That death is an opposite parallel life off this world- / for these things are only for the living / They should know- / I guess it suits…  sign in to read more »


»What I learnt«

by Mamello Monageng, Oct 12, 2008

What I learnt ? / / I am born African, I resemble one of the many African / My teachings and acts are grounded in the different world / And this has earned me the label: knowledgeable and clever - / for I was taught all that I was allowed to learn, / I became a clone -half disregarded men half made god…  sign in to read more »