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21 poems tagged BIRTH

»Dear Jesus«

by Tshepo Direro, Jul 22, 2019

Thou hast given me hope from the womb / Thou hast also given me gifts / Whatever I put my hands on turns to gold / I love thee Lord / Thou art Wonderful / / What can I do to bring glory and honor to thy name / Thou hast also written the number of my years on the palms of Thy hands / My desire is to see…  sign in to read more »

»2,000 And Something Years Later«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 7, 2015

2,000 AND SOMETHING YEARS LATER / We still need him more than ever... / Of course his wasn't the best of times but / Things just keep getting worse and now / It's here to you're and mine... / Well and I just can't stand to hear the all / The children crying tonight from going / Hungry and as soon as…  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 »

»She Will Know...«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jan 20, 2014

With a broken birth, childhood and potentially breaking youth / I will accept her and colour her world vividly / With crayons as I animate alphabetical notations that proclaim hope and healing / From my heart to hers / / With a broken heart, spirit and potentially breaking trust / I will embrace her and…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»My life, a song...«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 18, 2013

My life is a song, / A music track / Track I'm running the race of life / God my composer / Mixes of scratches, low key registers and noise fluctuations play along but I still keep my beat / Pause, / Angels my backup vocals / Family my drums and bass / Friends my strings, orchestral arrangements / Enemies my…  sign in to read more »

»The Devil's Shame«

by Lindi Mahlangu, Jan 27, 2013

See, this is not for you. / / I'd give you the praise and glory but I'd be a bigger liar than you. / / I'd bow at your feet but I'd only be wasting lastnights dinner. / / We've had our fair share of lies, greed and deceit, thats all we had going. / / Enjoyed it while it lasted? / / Here's to the past…  sign in to read more »

»Hey Woman«

by Shylet Noma Clint Mncube, 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 »

»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 »

»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 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 »

»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 »

»The beginning of the end«

by Maureen Direro, Nov 7, 2011

Here it is, / just seems so, / it has ended, but leaves in it emptiness from within, / waiting for something to close the gap of which my heart has seen, / here it is, just beginning, let it blossom let it grow, / yet, I don't want to see its fruits, / for I'm not sure of what I sowed this time, but I…  sign in to read more »

»The Last Door«

by Constantinos Grigoriadis, Sep 29, 2011

There is a door. / A unique door. / It is our personal door from our small home, / in our small neighborhood. / We use this door only twice. / Once to come and once to leave. / / This door takes us outside to the big world. / When we go out, / The door closes and never opens again. / Maybe somebody can…  sign in to read more »

»She wasn't the only one who lost her boy...«

by Maureen Direro, May 14, 2011

I really had accepted that I was gonna be an aunt / I really looked forward to changing his nappy and feed him / Just to look at a child's eyes captures your own soul / Innocent as he was / I loved him more even though I haven't seen him / It's a bit strange / / A child has this ability to make one happy…  sign in to read more »

»From Beginning To End«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 12, 2010

A very long awaited, phenomenal miracle, / A bundle to cherish and flood with love, / That noise-making little screamer, / Sent steadily from above. / Nine months he had to crankily wait, / To open his new-formed eyes, / Though when the moment finally came, / All that was heard was his cries. / The…  sign in to read more »

»Virtue of the child«

by Ntombizonke Happiness Mehlomakulu, Oct 8, 2010

I am a child born of good intent / But, am I wrong for being here? / I need to know if this is true. / Who can answer me? / I really need to know who am I / I am young yet, feel besieged / Why is this so? / Where's my virtue / I'm raped of my being and feel voiceless / I'm consigned to darkness / Far from…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»The New Leaf«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 19, 2009

The new leaf sprouts into existence, greeting the universe / Uncurling, revealing, playing out to nature's wishes, / The warm rays of the sun touches her veins, she stretches, / Her siblings try to reach her in their attempts to nurse. / / A caterpillar too submits to nature's insistent laws, / Chewing…  sign in to read more »

»Soul's Next Stop«

by Andreas Buchholz, Apr 1, 2009

The silver train will soon roll in, / arrive at this one earthly station, / you come from where you once have been, / to take a new time of vacation. / / We travel through eternity, / sometimes we all have to be resting, / 'cause that's what the creator, he / our Lord up above is requesting. / / Dear…  sign in to read more »

»Sunday Afternoon«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 14, 2009

You came into my life on a Sunday afternoon, / My ol' mind and soul had sadly gone astray. / You came into my life like a stranger from the moon / On that cold and rainy fifteenth day of may. / / You came into my life on a Sunday afternoon, / When I held you in my arms I had to cry. / You fell into my…  sign in to read more »

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