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27 poems tagged EXPERIMENTAL


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Do They?«

by Michael Strydom, Jan 17, 2014

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


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Some silence«

by Bruce Gorton, Jan 19, 2012

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


»Beyond The Limitations Of Gods«

by Mohamed Amer, Jan 2, 2012

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


»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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»Let Wednesday Come«

by Bhaskaranand Jha, Jun 30, 2010

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


»Realization«

by Bhaskaranand Jha, Jun 30, 2010

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


»One more thing«

by Mothibe Johannes Mothapo, Jan 7, 2010

Bereavement continues to be my socialism / Or must I say my socialism have embarked on bereavement / I have persevered to walk through the hills, / Preserved to climb over the mountain / Defenselessly squashed all the thorn before me / Leaving traces of blood / Hoping to be traced by my forefathers / And…  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 »


»Another bet«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Nov 6, 2009

How deep do you want me to go? / All the time you're talking about this other friend / coveting your things for $50.00. / For what it's worth, you might as well hand it over. / You are not thinking straight. / I gave you a good deal and it's not the deal! / You're actually thinking twice to make another…  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 »


»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 »


»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 »


»This World, Our World«

by Coenraad Vlietstra, Jun 15, 2009

Politicians, / Despots, / Prexies, / Evangelists, / Naturist, / Legislators, / Capitalism, / Communism, / Anarchism, / Extr…  sign in to read more »


»LIFE«

by Sifiso Barry Maseko, May 6, 2009

LIFE is the Language Infinite For Expression / It is the ruler of all destinations / The truth and reality for ones imagination / LIFE is Literal Interpretation For Entity / The one and only propeller of equity / It is the fuel by behind courage and liberty / LIFE is the mother of all kinds of humanity,…  sign in to read more »


»What A Small World«

by Ashley Fancher, Mar 28, 2009

Its amazing how small the world really is / I've met a lot of people in my life / Only a few take life for what it is / Not many people really get to know me / The ones I let in, get the real story and get to see / My life's story unfold / Right in front of many, still only a selected few see the stories…  sign in to read more »


»Word Sex«

by Abdul Milazi, Oct 17, 2008

I kindle your desire with carefully chosen words / as you let me enter your secret world / I light the incense of verbs to put you in the mood / because what I am about to give you is soul food / / Sounds like sex / But is it sex? / / I peel off the foreskin of my pen and ejaculate black semen / as you…  sign in to read more »