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65 poems tagged THANKFUL


»When I am not«

by Hind Boujghagh, Dec 11, 2017

In peaceful states of being, / Simplicity is all mind can reach, / No speech,… read more »


»The Unsung Heroes of Christmas«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 21, 2016

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


»When I Count My Blessings«

by Bo Lanier, Nov 24, 2016

When I Count My Blessings I count you twice 'cuz it's / a miracle come true that you're even a part of my life / I have so much to be thankful for and I thank God / every day and every night but When I Count My Blessings / darling I always count you twice...well it's true we / often get distracted with…  sign in to read more »


»Is it a bird? Is it an obsession?«

by Thandeka Bathandwa Mavundla, Oct 2, 2016

As I trudged along, / I see a bird, high up in the sky, / It's quiet big, I'm intrigued, I stop! / I hear a sound, the sounds gets louder! / It must be a bigger bird! An eagle maybe! / I'm mistaken! What could that be? I ponder... / The sounder gets louder and more powerful, / An engine? Maybe? I wonder…  sign in to read more »


»Stronger«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 2, 2016

Hear the music beatin' Stronger / Feel the brandy kickin' in Stronger / See me gettin' hotter and a growin' / Stronger / Well and as the candles burn brighter / the dream comes to light once more / faces crystallize but I really don't know / them anymore. / I draw on my wisdom and magic / now, and let…  sign in to read more »


»Martha Berry«

by Bo Lanier, Aug 30, 2016

Pretty and privileged young lady of Rome... / Rome Georgia that is didn't see the world / through her rich father's eyes, no she / saw poor mountain folk struggling to / survive and barely getting by when she / could have anything she wanted and / the best education money can buy / but that only made her…  sign in to read more »


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

by Jacques Sprenkie Mateya, Jul 13, 2016

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


»Born Of God and the Virgin Mary«

by Bo Lanier, Jun 12, 2016

Sweet Prince of peace conceived in love / Born Of God and the Virgin Mary / And in the light of a star bright / Angels came saying: "Behold tonight / In the city of David a savior is born / Most holy, Born of God And The / Virgin Mary / And as the Shepherds who watched / Their flock on a faraway hill came…  sign in to read more »


»For Soldier«

by Bo Lanier, May 19, 2016

To our brave men and women in uniform. / / Well and tonight the candle burns bright for soldier. You are in my prayers and your angels follow you everywhere! I salute you and the red, white and blue. You are my hero and I just wanted to let you know you are honored by measures untold! Whatever road…  sign in to read more »


»We Need A Miracle...Today!«

by Bo Lanier, May 19, 2016

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


»One Lucky Guy«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 1, 2015

Well they say you're One Lucky Guy / I couldn't write like you if I tried / Keep on, keeping on and never let / That fire die...I just shake my head / And sigh...'cuz they have no idea / How little I hoped to accomplish / Thus far, I thought in my early / Teens by now I'd be a big time / Rock-n-roll star…  sign in to read more »


»When I Count My Blessings I Count You Twice«

by Bo Lanier, Nov 26, 2015

When I Count My Blessings I count you twice 'cuz it's / a miracle come true that you're even a part of my life / I have so much to be thankful for and I thank God / every day and every night but When I Count My Blessings / darling I always count you twice...well it's true we / often get distracted with…  sign in to read more »


»They said, and I agreed with them.«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Nov 19, 2015

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


»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 »


»I Am«

by Maria Sharon Moemise, Jun 1, 2015

A sample of nature's wonder / Blemished by earth's anger / Pure of heart, without regrets / For that what I seek, I shall beget. / / I'm a child, spawn of earthly nature, / Heavenly designed, God's creature / No care for scars, lines... life's directions / In His image He made us... no imperfections…  sign in to read more »


»Warrior of psychosocial. (Frans)«

by Fakazile Nkosi, May 15, 2015

You became a friend indeed the day you became a Friend in need, / As time goes by, / Day by day I tend to appreciate / The finer things about you / And the smallest things, / You rescued me from severe grief / And showed me the other side of life / You brought back the light in my pitch black world, / You…  sign in to read more »


»Power of words«

by Shylet Noma Clint, Nov 6, 2014

When I was but a young girl I just loved opposites, then I didn't know they attract. / Defying the odds and always being the odd one out, now I only find out it's what they call gender. / Female, feminine, phenomenal are words I started understanding when I became a young woman. / Pubic, puberty is not…  sign in to read more »


»The Voice, Guess who?«

by Shylet Noma Clint, Aug 4, 2014

I love lonely hearts. / I hate faithful partners. / I love married women and men they are my easy target. / Temptation is my trend. / I hate it when people block me. / I love teenagers who are going through adolescence and life challenges. / I hate it when they abstain. / Guess who? / / I lie but who doesn'…  sign in to read more »


»A Vote of Thanks«

by Kioko Kivesi, Feb 12, 2014

Life is still moving on... with the same pace, although with a different rhythm... / It's been a long time coming and so much has happened that can't be undone, /   / And every time I wake up, I crave for the old familiar faces; / Of those that always put a smile on mine... / Of those who were always…  sign in to read more »


»Mama«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Dec 11, 2013

These words are just a shadow of what you really mean and stand for in my life / Yes an old testament that does not begin to newly testify the woman that you are / / The silence of midnight was broken by your screams as labour stood knocking / On the door of past and present / Each foot on each realm…  sign in to read more »


»The blow«

by Yolande Du Plessis, 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 Mother«

by Darlyne J, Jan 15, 2013

Oh God has blessed me with such a wonderful mother like You / You can never be replaced and I thank you for all You do / There are not enough ways to show You my appreciation / For as we grow older to one day reach our heavenly destination / I do not only give thanks to you on this day / But I will…  sign in to read more »


»Fat boy, Fat girl«

by Abha Thapliyal, Dec 3, 2012

Dear fat boy, / Your trousers don't fit / your ass is too big / People poke you for fun / and they don't let you run / / But I watch / and I know / that you're not a freak show / / Dear fat girl / Your top is too tight / and your figure isn't right / You wear make up all the time / Smear it all over like grime…  sign in to read more »


»Mother«

by Anthea De Bruyn, Nov 19, 2012

Just because I can't touch you like I did before / Doesn't mean I don't feel you, every single day / And just because I wont see you walking through my door / Doesn't mean I've lost sight it was you who showed me the way / / You have lumbered through your fair share of thorns and weeds / But I have never…  sign in to read more »


»It's me after all«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 3, 2012

Am running this race / No more standing on the side / Am facing my bigges…  sign in to read more »


»Teachers day (MBA HR)«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Sep 13, 2012

Every word you said was a devine blessing, / We met perhaps by a God's invisible tracing, / But mark you made will remain forever in action, / deeply engrained by attention, retention and motor reproduction. / / Learnings are what that brings light in darkness, / unfortunate are those who are untouched…  sign in to read more »


»Hey Woman«

by Shylet Noma Clint, Aug 20, 2012

Hey woman, wonderfully and fearfully made. / A flower that blossoms in all seasons, areas and atmospheres. / / Your scent gives breath of fresh air / Your presence brightens the day / / Woman your range and brand does not end / uprooted and planted elsewhere it does not change you, it makes you even…  sign in to read more »


»Free Style«

by Edward Iacona, Mar 28, 2012

It was in ninth grade English class / And my teacher was Miss Joan Frank / It was because of her love of poetry, / That I now have her to blame or thank. / / Poems came alive in her classroom / As we absorbed Lewis Caroll's whimsy / And many years later I still wonder what / And why, Borogoves are mimsey…  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 »


»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 »


»Dear Diary«

by Lindi Mahlangu, Nov 2, 2011

It's selfish of me to always keep asking... Thank you. / / I say this with a pure heart, one at piece, content and humble. / / I thank You, for always submitting to my requests, all my prayers, the ones I've uttered with my mouth, my mind, my heart and those the spirit has brought forth on my behalf…  sign in to read more »


»Women: Scriptures to Her Majesty«

by Sage PoeticHustler Mokgosi, Sep 13, 2011

It is by far a great sense of retribution that I met you in seas of sorrow, / Maybe to borrow your fists for those detrimental forced on hallow bullets of misbelief, / In you I find peace beyond that sparkle of stars that are born thus from their father's wings... / Their father being our Sun, / He…  sign in to read more »


»At least«

by Jedidah Nuamah, Jul 26, 2011

At least the wind blows against your skin with a soothing touch. / At least the skies open broadly to your existence with no traces of anguished stares. / At least tour presence is acknowledged by the incident radiating sun rays without an ignorant detour to exempt you. / At least the soil underneath…  sign in to read more »


»Deception«

by Bruce Gorton, Jun 14, 2011

There are many people who tell us lies / And many truths we pretend to despise / Because we want a quick path to wealth / Great beauty and reproductive health / / We want to think of ourselves as moral / To stand above all others in any quarrel / We don't want to do the work involved / It is not to…  sign in to read more »


»Isn't It a Miracle?«

by Matthews Radijo Wa Tebakang, Jan 5, 2011

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


»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 »


»Trickling Love«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Dec 6, 2010

Allow me into your heart / I want to get to know you better / Why not? Just try me / I promise to do no harm / / But I will wash out the walls of your heart / With fruity smelling liquidy red tingly trickly love / Till the heart beats brand new / then you will give me your soft warm hands and I will…  sign in to read more »


»Pray«

by Karabo Matthews Ndlovu, Dec 2, 2010

when days are dark and friends are few, / isolated, not knowing what to do, / nothing seems certain but you're left in doubt, / and scuicide seems like the only way out. / / do not pretend as if you're gay, / just bow down and begin to pray, / for He is able to set you free, / all solutions He'll make you…  sign in to read more »


»What if I stole a moment...?«

by Tshego Moiloa, Oct 21, 2010

What if I fell into a deep sleep, not knowing the depth of my capacity? / What if the darkness that surrounds, transcends into shadows I've followed / What if this reality exists in a dream, I have awoken from before / What if my words, my thoughts, my dreams are a vision pronounced / What if this force…  sign in to read more »


»Despair«

by Mojalefa Dominic Papo, Oct 8, 2010

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


»Wally Serote«

by Lethal Poet, Sep 21, 2010

From the eyes of u - Wally Serote / / I saw the desire to be free / So / To inspire the masses with words of fire / Courage was your only inspiring attire / For fate showed you no affections / Constantly / You were blocked from Public expression / Like a dove locked inside the cage / / Yet / Freedom could…  sign in to read more »


»"Forgive Me Father" for I am Human!«

by Lethal Poet, Sep 18, 2010

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


»In Her Arms«

by Maureen Direro, Jun 30, 2010

Those are that comforted me in a time of need... / Those arms that comforted me in a time of shame... / Those arms which caried me after my formation... / Those arms which I / waited to see before my formation... / I could trade everything for Those arms... / and I shall never trade anything else... / And…  sign in to read more »


»Evergreen«

by Taahir Chagan, Jun 4, 2010

She took care of everything / She withstood all your kicks / And all your somersaults / And she'd do it all over again / / The snipping of the cord was irrelevant / Because by that time / The unseen psycho-cord was formed / The one that can't ever be snipped / / She shared her very existence with you / Which…  sign in to read more »


»FIFA World Cup«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, May 6, 2010

The nation stand / Bow of vuvuzelas' / Booing and ushering the boys / Taking and breaking the ears / Dancing at soccer city with the Mexico / Calling of the boys with vuvuzelas / Seeing the Zebra at Mbombela / And turning our hands to Mosesi mabhida / Bowing for the good man, Mandela / / It's the time to…  sign in to read more »


»A true friendship«

by Gcinile Mdletshe, Apr 28, 2010

A strongest force I've ever known / A friend in need / A friend indeed / First on my speed dial / / My love for you is always rising / Instead of falling / While other friends may come and go / You have stood by me through thick and thin / / You make me smile when I'm feeling blue / You make me cry when I'm…  sign in to read more »


»The Cottage«

by Andrew Eaton, Mar 4, 2010

Home away froma household / Escape to, is leaving everything behind / Weekends offer serenity from it all / Freshness prevails over surroundings polluted / An urgency replaced with calm / Dullness fills a world of chaos / Minimal upkeep gives reason to visit / Rustic preferred than perfection / A place of…  sign in to read more »


»thank you«

by Gcinile Mdletshe, Feb 26, 2010

I was created in a being / That doesn't differ much from yours / The days you liked me / To all the days you saw / A different being within me / Were very precious to me / All the time you touched my soul, / The sweet memories are left to be told / You listened to my senseless opinions / And tried to give me…  sign in to read more »


»I am not a fixed outcome«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Dec 23, 2009

Poetry is my sport. / I am a winner. / I win them all. / You come along to tell me I have to lose. / / I see a chance of winning. / At a last minute, I decide to hand my victory. / Though, I could have gone down fighting / it's obvious I lost purposely. / / I am now over with. / You are pleased. / I lose all…  sign in to read more »


»I'm not cruel«

by Emmanuel Mbanjwa, Dec 10, 2009

It is just who I am! / I would love to talk / But scared. / I tried, seemingly no one understands / My language is deep / When I speak / Mysteries I utter / Upper they grasp / Below they slip, / into actions of rejection / Rejecting who I am / Killing my being with words / Hatred they breathe / That why I…  sign in to read more »


»The Lightning«

by Esther Odendaal, Dec 4, 2009

I've been struck by lightning / A bolt out of the blue / Caught me unawares / As through the sky it flew. / / It pierced my hardened heart - / Shot through every vein / Setting fire to baggage / Gathered from past pain. / / Paralyzed pretenses / Denial opened wide / Damaged all defenses / Cracked my paltry…  sign in to read more »


»The Mind-Genie«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 24, 2009

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


»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 »


»A Clear Mind«

by Mary Kettle, Oct 5, 2009

Today my mind is void of fear / rational thinking / my path is clear / neurons are on / jumping well / so much activity / from cell to cell / so full of ideas / the sparks do fly / nothing stopping …  sign in to read more »


»A Daughter Lost, A Daughter Found«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 27, 2009

For years and years I searched for her, after she vanished / Her mother took her from my life and I found myself banished / I searched through Google, and the World Wide Web / I did not know whether she was alive or maybe dead / / Time went by and I was more and more in despair / Wondering and thinking…  sign in to read more »


»Mystery Feeling«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Aug 14, 2009

Once upon a time is not how this one started / It's more like 'Once upon a girl Broken Hearted' / Lost a promise of love, that's now departed / And took the road less traveled, love uncharted / / After years of rejection which caused such pain / In your time of loss, I was your gain / Going through the…  sign in to read more »


»Women«

by Mothibe Johannes Mothapo, Aug 14, 2009

If objectified, / Gold, diamond and pearls are your associates. / Vocabulary, / Allure, enticing and mesmerize are the words drooling before your existence / In Aroma, / Lily flowers gazing through the sunrise, blown by the morning breeze narrate your scent. / In shape, / You are the upside of Africa…  sign in to read more »


»Maybe you never existed«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Jul 29, 2009

Looking at the work done / Staring from the king of sonnet / Maybe you never existed. / All the poems was just a story / And the name was just made up / Why you lived at the 18th? / Maybe it was written by someone to motivate us / / Oh, if you were that good... tell us: / How you made it / I mean how you got…  sign in to read more »


»Our Soldier«

by Jayram Daya, Jul 28, 2009

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


»The South African Farmer«

by Jayram Daya, Jun 24, 2009

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


»Loving you«

by MmaphelaLylian Kgatla, May 14, 2009

If I did not say I love you yesterday, / That does not mean I don't, / / If I did not say I love you today, / That does not mean I don't, / / If I don't tell you that I love you tomorrow, / Don't faint, because that does not mean I don't, / / I love you more when I don't tell, / I appreciate you more when…  sign in to read more »


»Gratitude prayer«

by Shirley Joan Von Weichardt, Apr 13, 2009

I thank you Lord for my mother, / My father, sisters and brother - / For the love of my family, / As well as friends who stand by me. / I thank you for the food I eat, / The winter's cold, the summer's heat, / The trees, flowers, the birds that fly, / The moon and stars up in the sky. / And most of all I do…  sign in to read more »


»That tone of music«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Mar 24, 2009

That tone of dogs: / Is the one that turns her!!! / Make her the legend of Africa / That made her the best of the best / That gives her the name "Mama Africa" / That made her think of tomorrow. / / That tone of birds: / Made her tune on the radio / That made her say "I'm a Diva" / Made her say "I'm a…  sign in to read more »


»Nothing Without Music«

by Helen Griggs, Feb 24, 2009

Songs can take you far away / Like a fantasy, a dream / To another place inside your head / There with somebody unseen / / Lost within the lyrics / Stirred up by the tune / Then the song is over / You're back to earth too soon / / Songs evoke so many feelings / On every kind of level / Or just enhance your…  sign in to read more »


»My Comfort- For Sis' Mpumi«

by Mthunzikazi Mbungwana, Sep 8, 2008

Ten hours away / Away from home / I hope that eventually / I will taste eternal peace / / In the still of the night, / While the city is fast asleep / Fooling me of it's non existing serenity / I'm floating lazily within my sleep / I remain half asleep, / half awake / / The uncertainity of tomorrow…  sign in to read more »