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88 poems tagged DOUBT


»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 »


»The Bible«

by Tshepo Direro, Jan 26, 2017

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


»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 »


»Another Gospel«

by Buduziri Owhonda, Dec 5, 2016

may god forgive my impertinence / as it is no fault of mine / only this freedom that he's given me / it made me do this / that I tell it as it's been: / / intact were our abilities as we were led / on empty stomachs and unkempt visages / purging our souls of what sanity is left / and looking on the brethren…  sign in to read more »


»I Have To Know«

by Bo Lanier, Feb 19, 2016

I have to know why you swore you'd love me forever / And then tried to lie about cheating on me, why you gave / I a ring to wear then told your friends we weren't a pair, / Why you took me to Heaven then dragged me through / Hell Well I Have to Know 'cuz I'm still under your spell / I thought we had…  sign in to read more »


»Under Betray«

by Williamsji Maveli, Feb 7, 2016

Judas was one among the twelve, / to whom Jesus poured his true love; / Offer fixed for thirty silver coins; / High priest…  sign in to read more »


»Despair«

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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Who I am?«

by Rahul Negi, Oct 15, 2014

Who I am, why I am here? / I am very happy when I saw my past, / I feel happiness when I saw the nature, trees animal. / Then I saw in the deep blue sky, I feel depth of life, / I ask myself who I am, why I am here? I feel the god. / There are many questions in my mind, but no one satisfied me. / I see…  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 »


»Is It Still Africa?«

by Blessing Ntsaluba, Jun 25, 2014

Is It Still Africa, where we preach the word of equality but practice non society? / Where youngsters preach equality towards their elders? / / Respect lost, Elders speechless while we lose our sense of humor. / Is it still Africa where lives are lost and joy is reaped?, / When men walk in fear of their…  sign in to read more »


»Our Cultures Forgotten«

by Blessing Ntsaluba, Jun 25, 2014

Our Cultures Forgotten, / Mother Tong Never Spoken, / Equality never shared and Friendship never cherished. / / We are lost by our fathers, abandoned by our mothers / laughed at by our neighbors, taken grant-age by our friends / and even killed by our loved ones. / / Our Souls are no more treasured, Money…  sign in to read more »


»Running after the dream«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 25, 2014

I've been living off the edge, / crosing rivers, floods, and sometimes all dries up into droughts. / I've been living with changes, / watching trees burning down, while once they were sprouts. / / I've seen life coming to me, / showing me how pleasant how meaningful it's going to be. / I've heard it…  sign in to read more »


»Speak of Politics«

by Blessing Ntsaluba, Jun 25, 2014

Speak of politics then you shall be speaking about a nightmare without a shield of protection. / It is humans who are politicians but men still fear. Politics is a definition of government in control, / government who works for the people and not supposed to be feared by the people but men still speak…  sign in to read more »


»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 »


»Icarus«

by Michael Strydom, Jun 5, 2014

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


»Self-exaltation«

by Siyanda Nkosi, May 2, 2014

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


»Unsolicitious«

by Siyanda Nkosi, May 2, 2014

As repose / On this stool / And listen to my / Heart cane. / / I persist all the / Judgement that is / Bestowed to me / By my kindred. / / As I persist / The judgement my / Temper gets electrified / Like an intense tempest. / / I confer without / Contemplating and say / Encroach things at an / Encroach…  sign in to read more »


»Why? Thank You!«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Jul 29, 2013

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


»The Shore Awaits«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Jul 28, 2013

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


»Destitute«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Mar 28, 2013

I'm the untold story / Awaiting a good story-teller / To tell it to the good ear to hear / I'm an unheard long story / That needs no telling / Everyone knows me! / / The lips that tell me / Courts the scourge / Of being labelled: liar! / For who wants to hear / A common story like me. / / Let them who tell…  sign in to read more »


»Today«

by Gits Lopez, Mar 16, 2013

Today different thoughts. / / Longing, missing. / Deep down feeling I try to resist / but then tell myself to hold on to it and feel the intensity. / And when I do, it goes away so quickly. / / Leave alone…  sign in to read more »


»Dangerous Beauty«

by Shiva Kiran, Feb 17, 2013

I stand at the edge of a cliff / In a wind blowing strong and stiff / The brilliant blue water ripples beneath / enticing and foreboding is the glimmering sheath / / Do I leap / Will I fall in a heap / do I dare / To jump without a care / / Will I hit the water / And soak in the thrill / Or is there a rock…  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 »


»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 »


»He came to me with a broken heart«

by Maureen Direro, Nov 19, 2012

He used to be the sweetest guy ever, / used to love me more than any other, / an angel at dawn, / a hero at night, / but somebody clipped his wings and gave him a halo, / now his heart renders shallow, / he used to not care of detail, / not obsess about me, / but someone just decided to hurt him and leave…  sign in to read more »


»He was never mine...«

by Maureen Direro, Oct 8, 2012

He was never mine, / it's just that my heart deceived my entire being, / making me believe that he was mine. / But truth is he was never mine. / My heart spoke in his behalf and never stopped, / his bitter words started sounded sweet, / but he was never mine, / making me feel like am the one hurting me,…  sign in to read more »


»Got lost at the cemetery«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 4, 2012

feel lost, I am lost / / today in search of you / I went and I couldn't find you / have you turned your back on me / so much that you can't reveal yourself to me / / I saw all shade of black stones / gray and white ones / but couldn't fint yours / saw all names and surnames / nations and clans / / but couldn…  sign in to read more »


»My love has left me«

by Maureen Direro, Sep 13, 2012

My love has left me, / He saw the fool who thought loved him, / Returned no more, / I bet you all he wanted was just to get inside me, / My love has left, / he took my heart and turned it to stone, / it was so hard, / got clean my face and hide my heart from the world... / My love has gone, / I felt so…  sign in to read more »


»A Crooked System, Part 2«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Aug 20, 2012

A dry skin appeared on thy torn garment, barefoot they walked on thy stony streets, a smile is always miles away, heartless leaders oozing with pride, they step to the podium and make empty promises while they can't even fulfill the ones made four years back, they say a black man is always a suspect…  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 »


»Sextet«

by Edward Iacona, Jul 29, 2012

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»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Beyond The Limitations Of Gods«

by Mohamed Amer, Jan 2, 2012

I tell you, there will forever be / No pain, no gain for free / Trapped in endless circulation / Seek the same pixel, in better resolution / Different story, yet the lesson unlearned / All the enlightment, yet the truth undiscerned / To set a course, and to consign that way / To oblivion, all in the arch,…  sign in to read more »


»Thine Love Hath Healed«

by Mohamed Amer, Dec 11, 2011

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


»After All...«

by Mohamed Amer, Dec 5, 2011

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


»Aporia«

by Mohamed Amer, Dec 4, 2011

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


»Bowing down to my fears«

by Gcinile Mdletshe, Sep 27, 2011

Bow down, / Kneel down, / My life is dragging me down / My soul is seeping towards the groung / My life quickly pray to the Creator / Approach the Man above / Tell Him I depend on His love / To destroy death / And let me be / I still have a lot to live for / Thousand things manifested in me / To be adored…  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 »


»There is no God«

by Bruce Gorton, May 30, 2011

There is no God - isn't it rather odd / How that is said with despair / Like a wound beyond repair / When it sets us free? / / This statement is taken as meaning / There is no need to help one another / Yet who is going to help us now / When there are none but each other? / / There is no rod with which to…  sign in to read more »


»You know... I know«

by Sergio Coto, May 25, 2011

Don't embrace what's beautiful, / don't come over when the glass is full, / don't hate love when is empty, / is so easy mistaking... / / Reality is embraced over, / look around / force over the latitude, / I change duality, / come over when you know I know. / / Step down to feeling, / water's over my entrails…  sign in to read more »


»Unity in division«

by Bruce Gorton, May 13, 2011

We argue with shouts / That the inner child outs / Taunts we know to be wrong / We make in order to sound strong / / We seek to understand each other / We speak of our difference / / In my belly it won't subside / The confusion born inside / A struggle to find out more / But my reason's a closed door / / We…  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 »


»Exodus«

by Ilka Caireen Buttrick, Feb 23, 2011

Winged, buzzing, / like a plague of / locusts rushing / in one direction / away from the adults / that carry light. / My creations / move in mass / entanglement / scrambling through / the forest floor, / their survival / determined to get / to the dark side / of the moon. / So there they / will live. / My imagined…  sign in to read more »


»Tainted«

by Kusain PoeticHustler Mokone, Feb 16, 2011

I ran rampant wild chasing a phantom's dreams / Caught in a spider web fantasy of stringed love / I crumbled to the brink of ashes / In the name of the life dubbed normal / / Crazed infections of life / Adrenaline broken reaches freedom's own free fall / truth / Grazed on the sands of barren belief / Filled…  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 »


»A New Dawn«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 27, 2010

Why me? Why now? When all was finally on track, / Why is that the time tragedy decides to attack? / When the world is perfect and everything is well, / Is when the convenient twist comes from hell. / What a time to attack, what a time to distract, / Evil exists - That's the greatest fact. / Or is it just…  sign in to read more »


»The Search Goes On«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 20, 2010

"What is happiness? Is it something you can find?" / Why are we all to that answer so blind? / Happiness is not bought of some shelf, / Go, search eternity, prove it yourself. / / We crave it so much, but do we know what it is? / Our hopes are crashed by broken promises. / We think of it as a life without…  sign in to read more »


»When Leopards become Tigers«

by Anesa Dindar, Jul 26, 2010

The paradigm that 'leopards don't change their spots' / always rang true / until this leopard / grew tired of her spots / wanted something different / longed for something new / / until this leopard / threw off that oppressive spot / that before would never change / refused to change / / until this leopard…  sign in to read more »


»Father's Day«

by Esther Odendaal, Jun 24, 2010

Never mind the presents / The cards nobody bought / Are you the kind of father / Who acts the way he ought? / / This special day is nothing / But time we set aside / To focus on the gifts / That fatherhood provides. / If you cannot smile / And sense the love you brought / Remember all the fun / The lessons you…  sign in to read more »


»The Silent Nile«

by Berto Kamp, Jun 21, 2010

Gliding floating down / As if you are Aladdin / But not touching the ground / Your bed of foliage that you have / You sit like Queen Cleopatra on her bed / Moving fast past the boats / The Nile is your only hope / No one can experience this / A story about Aladdin with a twist / Not a flying carpet in your…  sign in to read more »


»Meaningless, everything is worthless«

by Gcinile Mdletshe, Apr 23, 2010

All the time that I spend my life mourning for you / All the times when I thought I had lost you / And the moments I thought I'd never see you again / All the while I let my heart believe that you're the one / All the sufferings and pains I've been through / All the emotional blackmail I went through…  sign in to read more »


»Light in the Darkness«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Apr 8, 2010

How do I grab your attention, when my hands are tied / How do I learn the lesson, for which, these tears I have cried / How do I keep my head above the ever rising water line / When my baggage is strapped tightly upon this leg of mine / / Darkness is not scared of you or I / Darkness collects us all when…  sign in to read more »


»The Dark Ages: Questions of Existence«

by Taahir Chagan, Apr 7, 2010

21 centuries / no answers / I ponder man's oldest curiosity / I ponder, but to no avail / / when pondering upon this curiosity / meaning dies away at a fast pace / in rebellion I choose to dwell / in an attempt to unlock the secret of the human race / / as I ponder deeply / and while meaning dies / I…  sign in to read more »


»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 »


»The broken-hearted boy«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, Feb 24, 2010

If I could write better / I could write a love note, / With only six sentences / And I would feel no bitterness. / If I could feel love inside / I could love you better / Only with my heart and soul / If I could, I would. / / For love so sweet / Harmonizing two birds everyday / Without sweat, I love you.…  sign in to read more »


»Last night I came across a woman without wisdom...«

by Adnasis Egnahs, Jan 7, 2010

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»Heavenly Panorama«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 18, 2009

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


»Let us explore«

by Meryl Klanfar, Nov 18, 2009

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


»The Evil Twin«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 18, 2009

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


»Healing Dawn«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 16, 2009

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


»Within Without«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 12, 2009

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


»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 »


»Cooking Boogies«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 12, 2009

Based on actual events- As I lay here, in the dark. Staring up at the ceiling. Trying to force myself into sleep. I begin to hear them. The ghosts of the night. I hear the soft footsteps of the dead coming to life a mere five feet from my bed. I hear them in the kitchen. The drawers that hold the…  sign in to read more »


»Right Now - Right Here«

by Esther Odendaal, Oct 9, 2009

Right now I feel so lost / Not sure which way to turn / Unhappy where I am - / Which bridges do I burn? / / Everything that held me / Has strangely lost its grip / I'm totally alone - / And tears refuse to drip. / / I need to haul my mind / From where it wants to go / Thoughts it has been thinking / Just make…  sign in to read more »


»Secrets«

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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Don't wanna write anymore«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, May 26, 2009

Why do I write? / When my poems are not worth a cent, / When no top poet recognizes my job. / The only reason I write is... / To be commend by those who are near me, / To be pointed by those who read my poems / That does not make me happy. / / Don't wanna write anymore. / Because my poems make people fall…  sign in to read more »


»Never loved you better«

by Happy Towers Mhebheru Mhlongo, May 26, 2009

From the time I thought you were mine, / To the day you spit in my face. / And told me to back off / I had never loved you better / Never showed you my true colour of love / And never reveal my code of love to you / Because I knew you never love me / My cleverness didn't let me down / Although I don't love…  sign in to read more »


»Meditation III«

by Gorki Skanke, May 25, 2009

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


»Meditation II: God«

by Gorki Skanke, May 14, 2009

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


»Meditation I: Truth«

by Gorki Skanke, May 8, 2009

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


»My Story«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 14, 2009

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


»Commercial Gossip«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 5, 2009

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


»A Little Hope«

by Raine Lariza, Mar 19, 2009

Hiding from the shadows / Trying to conceal the feeling of sorrow / Alone and thinking why I am always left behind / Still the emptiness fills my disoriented mind / / Heart as cold as the lonely night / Feelings of encumber grasping me with tight / I try to scream but no voice came out / What I can feel…  sign in to read more »


»The 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 »


»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 »


»Troubled Waters«

by Shimano Patel, Oct 1, 2008

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


»Lashing out«

by Ramasela Matlala, Jan 1, 1970

Can I just get over you already. / Get a guy who likes me and not have to compare him to you / Stop hunting me in my dreams already / I'm ready to let you go, have been for a long time / Can I just get closer and move on Lavious. / / Can you please leave my thoughts / I want to think about anything…  sign in to read more »