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426 poems tagged EMOTIONS

»When Love Visits Again«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Jul 6, 2023

When the aromatic whiff of love tickles / the nostrils who can resist? / Just the soft bite of love and / the taste of emotional confectionaries that / touches the soul and you wil…  sign in to read more »

»Prayer for you.«

by Jahangir Kashif, Jul 3, 2023

Good morning my sweetheart, / Praying for you for your life to rise like a sun today, / And remain as …  sign in to read more »

»My poor Nation, need helping hand«

by Jahangir Kashif, Jan 28, 2023

My heart goes into vein when see the pain in my poor people eyes. / My heart goes into rumbling when see my people desperation for food. / Wish I could be their helping hands for the need they need / My leaders are so cruel, they intentionally crushing the country. / My leaders are so un human,…  sign in to read more »

»Happy birthday in heaven«

by Louise Isaac, Jun 22, 2022

Happy birthday In heaven / never gets easier so say, / You should be here with us / To celebrate your day. / / What I would give to hear you call me / daughter, Or here you tap at the door / And shout SCHOOL.. Emelia / Come on, let’s go. / / There’s no sound of your walking stick / Or over excited dogs…  sign in to read more »

»One year.«

by Louise Isaac, Jun 22, 2022

One year ago / 365 days / My suit is ready, / Your on your way. / / You pull up I break down, / Earth swallow me whole. / In my tears I could drown, / Coz This really ain’t cool. / / To the crem I follow, / My heart is broken. / Sad, Empty and hollow, / My fears have woken. / / But your coffin I carried,…  sign in to read more »

»Heaven called«

by Louise Isaac, Jun 19, 2022

Three sixty five days times two…. / That’s another year without you. / My heart is still empty, / I could scream… don’t temp me…. / Since the day heaven called out your name. / / You brightened the day / with the things that you’d say, / your humour was one of a kind, / I inherited your twisted mind…  sign in to read more »

»I sat at your bedside.«

by Louise Isaac, Jun 19, 2022

I sat at your bedside, / my heart was crushed and sore, / but I did my duty to thee end, / til I could do no more. / Holding back tears I watched you sinking, watching you fade away. / And although my / heart was breaking, / I knew you could not stay. / You left behind some aching hearts that…  sign in to read more »

»Some days«

by Louise Isaac, Jun 19, 2022

Some days I don’t like my reflection, / or the colour of my hair, / I don’t like what the scales say / and I can’t find anything to wear. / Some days I get too quiet / and no words will leave my mouth. / When my world feels like it’s ending / and my life is going south. / When days feel like their…  sign in to read more »

»butterfly kisses«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, Jun 13, 2022

when I close my eyes / drifting away is so easy / safe space that I am in / no-one can hurt me / only love projected / waking up with butterfly kisses / aro…  sign in to read more »

»To you«

by Louise Isaac, Jun 9, 2022

To you. / You aren’t nothing, you are something to someone, you are everything to someone. Stop believing you have no worth. Step back and look at what we’ve overcome! Your not looking!!!!! I know you!!! Now think about it, all the things we’ve gone through that should have destroyed us, it’s been…  sign in to read more »

»Helping Hand«

by Jahangir Kashif, Apr 24, 2022

Respect, admire, encourage the needy person with love, kindnes…  sign in to read more »


by Jahangir Kashif, Apr 24, 2022

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»Chin Up... Shoulders Back«

by Susan Cooper, Oct 27, 2021

Chin up, shoulders back, spine straight, eyes watching and assessing. / You are the Queen my darling, not a simpering little princess waiting to be saved; you will do the saving and you will ride your horse into battle leading the charge and forcing your enemies to bow before you on the field of…  sign in to read more »

»I cry for you, my beloved daughter«

by Mduduzi Cedrick Mokoena, Sep 22, 2021

I do not owe my family a thing / For they’ve raised me with affronts / And frowns / When I remember their soft / sweet jargon that impaired my soul / rain drops within my face. / / hated and banished as an outcast / In that midnight winter with wavering / And shivering of my body pleading for / For mercy…  sign in to read more »

»Making music together«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, May 11, 2021

I have fallen in love, I said / that I have managed to lose my heart / that I found someone to wake up with / where I can hold her and time stand still / / what makes her so different - the question is / different is the first answer - that she is / our souls meet, we reach out to each other / we make…  sign in to read more »

»A must... but without you, Is just dust.«

by Mphela Audrey, Apr 28, 2021

As soon as everything was approved / We packed our things and moved / We have not gone far / This note is to let you know where we are / We would be honored to have the pleasure / Of your company at our new treasure / / This treasure gets suddenly cold without a warning / Is that not a call for a…  sign in to read more »


by Bint-a-Saeed Ii, Apr 21, 2021

accept the flaws / the beauty / the uniqueness / the difference / / imperfections have / their own beauty / your scars are your medals / my failures are my experiences / / one day this face will become / dull and ugly / why dont you see my soul / why dont you feel my heart / / only compassion will last / in this…  sign in to read more »

»Life is shining«

by Jahangir Kashif, Mar 16, 2021

A star is rising, a star is rising. / Just imagine glory of the star is rising. / The darkness of the sky makes the star shining. / The view of horizon makes the star shining. / Now the morning glory comes and sun is now shining. / The darkness of star changes in to the glow . / And the sun at its peak ,…  sign in to read more »

»Even fame fades«

by Fonvick Momanyi, Jan 27, 2021

It has been awhile now, that need to be clarified better, / a clarification that will lead to sunctifuction of many souls, / after clearly focusing on this term I do term it as a cache, / a term that has made me think out of my box but after all getting no answer, / indeed even fame do fade... / it is…  sign in to read more »

»A second ago«

by Ntokozo A Rivombo, Jan 4, 2021

A stroke of hair / Is only enough but a share / Twilight rendezvous so fair / The only reminder - memory is the fare / Highly payed for, no dime, none to a spare / A second ago is in its essence rare. / / Upon the Damsel’s Bloody cheeks / Antiquity plays the harlot / Wit’ tender a lip that its lure…  sign in to read more »

»Lakes of Admiration«

by Louise Joyce, Dec 24, 2020

They were like lakes of admiration, / The soft blur of tear glossed eyes, / Made the night look almost melancholy. / It was like staring into an abyss, / Of which brought me more pain than th…  sign in to read more »


by Joie Cawsey, Nov 19, 2020

Bittersweet / You found me from the start of the Saturday morning blur / I could not would not control urge / I told you early I fell submerged / You were like a treacle thick / I did not know you would feel so / Walks on the beach and balconies seemed ago / You are something I don’t understand it went…  sign in to read more »

»We are Driven by Desire«

by Rithwik Sharma, Nov 16, 2020

We are all propelled by an ambition, / To ultimately reach fruition. / Be it some goal we want to reach, / Some item we wish to possess, / Some title we want to be known by; / It is desire that provides us with an objective, / Giving us wings to reach the same, / And it is only desire that pushes us into…  sign in to read more »

»A Southern Proverb«

by Anonymous, May 25, 2020

You paint your face in pale shades, / Transform your skin, / Fake hair, / Fake nails, / Fake accent / Because you were told you are too black. / / Society convinced you do not fit in, / Yet from the ancestral origin, / You were born with the rising sun. / But you chose to settle in the west. / Adopted a life…  sign in to read more »

»2020 (requite year)«

by Abhinav Kumar, May 11, 2020

The day I went home, / I forgot how to ramble and roam / / In this scenario- / The universe became rude, / with bitterness in its truth / / The world unites for social fight, / with hope to heal and have everything right / / Some have shelter, some still starve, / some are with family some still desire…  sign in to read more »


by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, May 5, 2020

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»All’s well«

by Jayram Daya, Feb 20, 2020

Do not increase / your love for me / I am a vagrant / wondering like a lonely cloud. / / Changing shapes / in troubled times. / Carried away / by the winds of change / / Looking down / having no permanence / lost in thoughts of my wisdom. / How can I / support your love / when I am in pain. / / Like a…  sign in to read more »


by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Aug 6, 2019

Silent pain creeps through the / chest. Anxiety is a sweet symphony / that plays in the background. Tears / that tend to serenade a broken soul. / Bitterness tha…  sign in to read more »


by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Aug 1, 2019

Hatred and love seem to be similar. / We seem to cherish our scars and neglect / the happy moments. The silver lining / between the actions of our loved ones and / our e…  sign in to read more »

»I am a dedicated teacher«

by Sava Hassan, Jul 26, 2019

I am a dedicated teacher / Who acts as a guide rather than a preacher / I look forward to seeing my students every day / Eager to listen to what they have to say / I know each student by his/her name / I love them all the same / I help them during class / With obstacles they have to surpass / While learning…  sign in to read more »

»The deterrent Chambers of the Heart.«

by Ntokozo A Rivombo, Jul 23, 2019

Listen to them... / They are only an imitation / Buried with seclusion .. / You say you are normal / You say a lot of prayers, choral / You only need mercy.. / / They never told me you scatter / Let me not to the chambers of charter / And you will not my blood lick latter / These are denigrations of…  sign in to read more »

»The shadow of lust«

by Ntokozo A Rivombo, Jul 23, 2019

If only I could talk / And through your ears walk / Then you could hear the footsteps / Of regret echo through character mishaps / If I could only talk and walk , walk the talk. / / Or could I have listened to the silence of order / Observed carefully and louder / Only then, would I not ponder / And…  sign in to read more »

»Last Night«

by Anonymous, Jun 11, 2019

I spoke to you today, / Though we vowed not to. / We just don't see eye to eye. / But... / Last night I had a dream, / It was vi…  sign in to read more »


by Emily Standall, May 25, 2019

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»Shall thou wilth remember«

by Benjamin Chikezie, May 17, 2019

Shall thou willfully remember / Those blessed and entwined moments / With pairs of hands across over the leg / Thoughtlessness of love invaders / With bored wrinkles on lips / Passing warmness In between. / Thou who growth in thy thorns / Who wallows in thy own very shadow / Once ever in history shall bend…  sign in to read more »

»Missing You Always«

by Casey Allin, Mar 14, 2019

I miss you / everyday / I know that you never / wanted to go away a nan in a million / and nan as bright as a rose tree / you were always there for me / you were the lady / that kept us together / for many years / a woman so precious / who meant the world too all of us / a woman so kind and trusted…  sign in to read more »


by Albara Almerf, Feb 3, 2019

Wasn’t it peaceful when there were no guns but love. / Now behind every love there is a hidden gun under or above, / Finding the peace is useless when its the hearts that needs the grease. / Stop judging me its the love that you need to release, / Now is that the gun who needs the cease or the gunsmith…  sign in to read more »

»Alive but not together«

by Albara Almerf, Jan 30, 2019

She left he left, / Memories that stayed. / Still makes the heart feel betrayed, / Ones heart was theft. / True love turned into torture, / While the other one focused on the future. / Memories that remained alive, / Everyday teases that they’re still alike. / Each one is in a different weather, / Still…  sign in to read more »

»Scent of the Divine«

by Danae Glauka, Jan 12, 2019

Lost in my thoughts I was and she came / Among the crowded stink an oasis of scent / Calling my eyes to look for her / Awakened by the shock she made I search / Staring between dark clouds of nothingness / A quest of the Light’s rift I so long for / I am coming closer,i feel it / Blood on my veins is…  sign in to read more »

»You are beautiful«

by Albara Almerf, Dec 20, 2018

Roses are red, / Violets are blue, / Love is strong, / And so are you. / / Relationships dies, / Leaving behind gloomy goodbyes, / Mud is brown, / And so are your eyes. / / Souls are dark, / Bright ones are rare, / A shadow is black, / And so is your hair. / / Roses are pretty, / Sharks are killer, / And so is…  sign in to read more »

»nothing much for minors«

by Sahaj Sabharwal, Dec 19, 2018

Minors are given just pen and page, / Their life is not more than a cage. / Holiday is not given even on sundays, / As their age is negligible for fundays. / Parents are worried not to get blame, / From minors they just want their fame. / Circumstances are same for every minor, / Parents are just their…  sign in to read more »

»It Hurts«

by M CSB, Nov 16, 2018

It hurts, / So much that the pain has become too prominent to hide / Too unbearable to even forge a smile / / I can literally feel the ruptures resulting from my heart break / I can hear the nerves ripping apart / What remains are ruins of what used to be my heart, a heart that used to love / / Why do I…  sign in to read more »

»Mind Caliber: Heartbreak«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Sep 24, 2018

Locked and Loaded. / / You came along, we laughed, we kissed / and we cried together. We danced, we touched / and made love to each other. / / You made me cum. And we made each other / pretend that we are both in love. Maybe that / could have been the dilemma. You left me and / took my heart as well. I…  sign in to read more »

»Monsters Under My Bed!«

by Aiswarya Mohan, Sep 20, 2018

There are monsters under my bed, / I don’t believe they are fake, / As I know their pain as I know mine! / / There are monsters under my bed, / And they are very, very real! / / There is a monster of Love there, / A monster of Lust! / May be a monster of Hatred, / A little one of Greed, Jealousy and / A…  sign in to read more »

»Mind Alchemy«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Jun 28, 2018

Life is Simple. / Thoughts of negativity constantly / clouding the brain. Change of scenery / changes the energies from within. / Once negative thoughts are broken / down and transformed by positive thoughts, / golden thoughts are created, positive energy is / true alchemy. Time alters all reactions…  sign in to read more »

»Real Love«

by Tshepo Direro, Jun 23, 2018

Real love does not lie / It is always honest / Real love does not speak / It reveals itself / Real love is not heavy / It lightens the burdens of life / Real love does not use people / It is always just / Real love does not hurt / It relieves the pain / Real love is without fear / It removes all the doubts…  sign in to read more »

»Great is thy faithfulness«

by Maxine Smith, May 15, 2018

Don’t apologize for who you are / Don’t apologize for where you come from / / Don’t apologize for where you are going / Don’t apologize for your greatness / / Don’t apologize for your achievements / Don’t apologize for leaving, those behind who didn’t believe in you / / Don’t apologize for being honest…  sign in to read more »

»Getting Old Yet Remain Young at Heart«

by Sava Hassan, May 4, 2018

Looking at my face in the mirror / Fills my heart with horror / A face that is old / Through it, a story of agony is told / Yet my eyes show wisdom that is gold / / A heart is pure and young / A well power that is strong / A desire for happiness that is profound / A mind that is always sound / / Getting old…  sign in to read more »

»The unselfing wind«

by Hind Boujghagh, Apr 1, 2018

Spirits on the roads to nothingness, / Humming through voices of yesterday, / Savouring the tunes to be play the day, / All memories vanish in utter forgetfulness! / / In the long lost kingdom of despair, / Where shapes of being all uncolored, / Heavy rain came, then transformed, / Holes of darkness into…  sign in to read more »

»Goodbye my love«

by Pride Mguli, Mar 1, 2018

With a joyful heart I leave thee, / to the next willing buyer taking you home. / For my journey with thee has come to an end, / an end I never thought possible. / / So, here we are today, / my soul crying, “no more”; / My mind nodding, “no longer”; and / my lips saying “no ways”. / Look at me, / I am not…  sign in to read more »

»Here in my bubble«

by Manie Van Tonder, Feb 8, 2018

Here in my bubble, I am all alone, no one but me... / No noise can I hear, if only my bubble can be a dome / Bigger is bet…  sign in to read more »


by Victor Ugochukwu Akpokwe, Feb 6, 2018

Some say love is like a river / That overflows the tender ridge. / Some say love is like a razor / That leaves the heart to bleed. / Loves takes a man from his comfort zone, / Leaves him in a state of desolation. / But I say love is like a man, / That comes to you with a sweet tongue. / Talk you to the…  sign in to read more »

»You have come back power«

by Shylet Noma Clint Mncube, Feb 6, 2018

You have comeback power / / Most of the times when things happen to us, we tend to allow them to define us and we eventually get lost in them, as it happens we have the choice to allow it to control us or we do otherwise. In that process we feel useless but the recipe is in the process. / / I am a…  sign in to read more »

»You matter, No matter what!«

by Shylet Noma Clint Mncube, Feb 6, 2018

I was thrown on the ground, rejected & cast away / they thought I did not have value / in a dumpsite where my kind belonged as they said / I was rejected / But I knew who I was and what I possessed / what I was carrying inside of me, was greater than to care about what they say. / Dirt pilled on me, day…  sign in to read more »

»The gate to new years«

by Hind Boujghagh, Dec 23, 2017

Cold weather, c…  sign in to read more »

»A doorway to love«

by Hind Boujghagh, Dec 18, 2017

Until the heart merges with eternity, / it can never love, nor truly live. / Until the heart welcomes, surrenders, / Breaks free within the pain, / It can hardly ever deepen itself. / All its feelings are only glimpses of its depths, / Human is nothing but a reflection of form, / Carrying heavy chains to…  sign in to read more »

»Illusive duality of creation«

by Hind Boujghagh, Dec 18, 2017

The world is both pure and unpure, / Beautiful and unbeautiful, / Inspiring and limitative. / When looking deeper into it, / …  sign in to read more »

»When opposites unite«

by Hind Boujghagh, Dec 12, 2017

The ego, an opposite of love, / The first turns joy into pain, / Needs more  incessant complain, / While the last is magic in the void, / The surrender to fear and pride. / / Far too wise to wall away, / In eternal love and respect, / Than stay to witness another, / While they gradually shape the road…  sign in to read more »


by Hind Boujghagh, Dec 4, 2017

The skies, countless galaxies alive, / Dancing the music of the one Love, / Shining to perfect the final carving. / / In that note is found the root wisdom, / Some have named guidance, / Speaking pure words in silence. / / There, souls tire of the form, / Thus cease to follow the map, / Shape new paths in…  sign in to read more »

»Love beyond words«

by Hind Boujghagh, Dec 4, 2017

A mind seeking completness, / To what is beyond its realm, / Gathering evanescent glories, / Hoping to ease eternal gaps. / / Words reach the soul, / As the offing meets the sky, / How deep is the touch, / When the join cross not the shuck? / / Wordless heart wander, / In the mysteries of cosmic love, / How…  sign in to read more »

»Sweet Misguider«

by Hind Boujghagh, Dec 4, 2017

Sitting next the trone of love, / The book of existence unfolding, / I saw myself back on the path of duality, / Where being is the only cure to thy redemption. / / Few teachings flow from the heart, / When soul is caged in golden holes, / The star is besought to uncage it, / For her love mysteriously…  sign in to read more »

»Feel and heal...«

by Williamsji Maveli, Dec 1, 2017

Find out your dwelling place, / Close your both eyes, / Take a deep breathe, / Your heart will start seeing / …  sign in to read more »

»Heaven's Gift«

by Williamsji Maveli, Dec 1, 2017

I owe you my soul, thou love is a miracle, / As my soaring soul belongs to your circle, / I am an inner child of divine life creation, / Human body is built for a holy recreation. / / My simple life flows for its own purpose, / Accept it in any way as it comes to dispose, / Body is not everlasting, birth…  sign in to read more »

»Memories of Love«

by Williamsji Maveli, Dec 1, 2017

Sweet and lovely memories of you still reside, / when it reflects, I cannot keep my thoughts aside, / A sense of the vibe in my life, ahead of a pride, / And a flavour of those nostalgia in me abide. / / Of a long time in my life, years transferred, / Taking a wise turn of brilliant days retrieved,…  sign in to read more »

»My longing for thee«

by Hind Boujghagh, Nov 27, 2017

The mysteries of my Beloved unveiled, / In brief spells of timelessness. / / In my old longing for thee, / My sou…  sign in to read more »

»Sweet longing«

by Hind Boujghagh, Nov 27, 2017

Your soul is familiar to me, / Yet I never met you. / In the presence of your love, / I lost all self image of me. / I have seen you beyond the stars, / Now I wonder: / Why is it the only t…  sign in to read more »

»Love letter to the limitless«

by Hind Boujghagh, Nov 18, 2017

When on that fountain with my beloved, / My chest secretly whispered, / I love you until I can love no more. / / He smiled a…  sign in to read more »

»Trapped and freed«

by Hind Boujghagh, Nov 17, 2017

On an air train to that bright fountain, / I saw people trappd in cord cages, / Each with different color and shape, / All with only one key to open. / / Fully concerned with seeking the key, / Few realized the cage was not, / Those are the flagrance of the divine, / On the road to ascend beyond...the…  sign in to read more »

»New Love«

by Williamsji Maveli, Oct 30, 2017

Unknowingly / I fell into a eccentric illusion, / Just to fool around lost and found / searching for / the thrilling mystic elixir / where dreams come true / and love rules / Bound by gravity / I pause and retreat to / where I Am / Suddenly / a golden globe / kaleidoscopes into a moment of reality…  sign in to read more »

»Love for you«

by Michael Mujera, Oct 5, 2017

This love is from me to you. / This love for you is true. / You walked into my life and brought me hope. / Slowly I trusted and learned to cope. / / You opened the doors of my heart and eased in / Now my love has a purpose and a reason. / You are the fairy in my tale. / The reason to each breath I inhale…  sign in to read more »

»Dwell in My Heart«

by Williamsji Maveli, Oct 4, 2017

Embrace me not, my sweet girl / But hold me tight in your pearl / Every dreams are rainbow beams / Of light and shades in light fumes / Come and dwell in my heart… / Be my own tender body part… / Scattered around like colorless rays / When will you show you novel ways / Life is a half broken-winged bird…  sign in to read more »

»Legacy for my unborn child«

by Anonymous, Jun 9, 2017

You will not see my name in history books, / Nor will a statue be erected in my image. / / No road will be written in my name, / My home will not be an attraction for Tourists. / / My contribution will go unrecognized, / And my existence will befriend my flesh. / / I have endured hatred and disbelief, / To…  sign in to read more »

»I Love You«

by M CSB, Jun 7, 2017

Love is a cliché / only when done wrong. / A stage set right plays out / the best act of love. / / My love for you is tattooed / in my heart and etched in my brain. / I thirst for your love like a Vampire / thirsts for human blood. / / In your absence, I miss you but / I look in to the skies as they try…  sign in to read more »

»Those memories«

by Sneha Dogra, Feb 10, 2017

"Please don't ignore me sister" said she. "Little did she know, her sister just pretended to be…  sign in to read more »

»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 »

»Gertrude wash your dirty hands«

by Pride Mguli, Dec 1, 2016

They are not dirty Klein Missus, / They are black, like the rest of my body. / My face, my legs and my breasts - that's black. / Not like you quipped the other day: / As black as sin; as black as a thief; as black as a killer. / Not like how your ancestors taught: / Black as night. / / These hands have…  sign in to read more »

»My Wounded Spirit«

by Tlholohelo Ramatlhape, Nov 24, 2016

I see and hear, the dripping of the rain, it is in tandem with the beating of my heart, as I watch its drops fall on the thirsty ground and flow hurriedly, washing away the dryness and cooling the stifling heat in the dry air. / The rain is ironic in its similarity to the tears falling from my eyes,…  sign in to read more »

»A letter from the Soul (Seeker)«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Nov 7, 2016

Alone laying on the bed starring / At the ceiling fantasying about / Dreamcatchers and wolves, while the world / Rotates around me and life seems perfect. / At times I try to figure out my purpose / And look like a fool. During weird hours of the / Night insomnia uses me like a tool to search / Within…  sign in to read more »


by Bo Lanier, Nov 7, 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 »

»Unfortunate symphony«

by Pulkit Hindustani, Nov 3, 2016

Devastated by the love, that conjures my heart / The betrayal of beloved, that tore me apart / Tore me apart on the ramparts of hatred's castle / I then shred into pieces, still thoughtful of the hustle / Figuring the culprit of this war, the melody that bewildered agony / Where had we lost our symphony…  sign in to read more »


by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Oct 18, 2016

Listening to the sound / Of the breeze that directs / The movement of the leaves. / Every sound my body makes / I can hear it! / / Sitting alone in a dark / Corner wondering if I / Fear being alone or left alone. / The conversations that are loud / In my head are making me lose / My sanity of the real world…  sign in to read more »

»Bridge Burning Down«

by Bo Lanier, Oct 8, 2016

Well you ain't been nothing but a thorn / in my side since you came into my life / I thought by now you'd take a hint / I don't really want you in my life but / still you insist on coming over to my / house every dang night... / Well I know my mama told me not to / burn your bridges and so I guess it's / my…  sign in to read more »

»2016 - This Bitch of Year«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 6, 2016

It's not a boy's dream / this bitch of a year, boay / to wake up fatherless / longing for the better days / when bitter and better / didn't dwell much further apart / / It's not a father's dream / this bitch of a year, boay / to walk to your daughter's lifeless body / It's no a sleep she is not waking up…  sign in to read more »


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 »


by Victor Ugochukwu Akpokwe, Sep 28, 2016

My country, my mother land, / O'my country Nigeria, / The giant of Africa, / Rich in mineral resources, / O Nigeria, the pride of Africa, / Full of cultural heritages, / A country of brave men. / / River Benue beautifies her, / River Niger adores her, / Amidst her cultural diversities, / Is United by…  sign in to read more »

»Playing With Fire«

by Bo Lanier, Sep 15, 2016

When I first met you I thought you were cute / but after that I didn't think too much about it / 'til you started coming around asking me out / and texting me everyday, I thought hmm well / ok why not we can go out for dinner and let / that be that but you were so charming and / sweet you swept me off my…  sign in to read more »


by Dzumbu Mmbara, Aug 16, 2016

It's getting dark, hold me / I am just a little child longing for your love / It was never a journey / But a hell full of hate / to live destitute even in abundance / tell me you love me / maybe love is stronger than pain / stronger than memories / of a bitter path walked in abeyance / can I wake up from…  sign in to read more »

»Jo"hustle"burg (Johannesburg)«

by Fernando Antonio, Aug 7, 2016

The city streets that goes up-hill / In order to succeed it gives you a feel / A university of life that resonates with obstacles of steel / It grinds and pounds until success is real / / Takes you to the hills with a huge amount of hassle / Many strive until they give up the struggle / Some persist to…  sign in to read more »

»Lay Down Your Armor.«

by Fakazile Nkosi, Aug 7, 2016

You've worn your armor for too long, but I / Refuse to accept the truth. I continue Wearing my 1000 masks, walking tall chinned up but deep within me I know this isn't love. / / You've worn your armor publicly. / / At times I feel like a little girl taken by the / Sweetness of candy and you're cavity…  sign in to read more »

»Bad Ass«

by Bo Lanier, Jul 7, 2016

Oh yeah uh-huh you're such a Bad Ass / Deep down inside I bet you're just a / Frightened little child and behind closed / Doors you're not such a Bad Ass... / You try to bring everyone down, down / To your level and if it isn't one crazy thing / It's something else, oh my God I bet / You can't even stand…  sign in to read more »

»You Know Me«

by Bo Lanier, Jun 16, 2016

Well YOU KNOW ME and what makes me smile / YOU KNOW ME and what makes me cry / YOU KNOW ME and you still love me all the while / YOU KNOW ME and how quite difficult to get / Along with sometimes still you stand by my side / I guess it's 'cuz YOU KNOW ME, YOU KNOW / ME better than I know myself and still…  sign in to read more »

»You Are Who You Are«

by Bo Lanier, Jun 5, 2016

Don't feel insecure 'cuz / If someone's gonna love / You they're gonna love / You for who you are / Don't you know it's not / What's in the mirror but / What's in the heart so / Dry your tears and let / Go of your fears stop / Tearing yourself apart / Because if someone's / Gonna love you / They're gonna love…  sign in to read more »

»Am I Still Your Boyfriend«

by Bo Lanier, Apr 20, 2016

Well we've been through a lot these / Past few years...on again, off again / And again but I still love you / Baby...Am I Still Your Boyfriend / Well I know you've been faithful to / Me when I'm not around don't ask me / How I know but I do and it gives / Me a reason to believe you need me / As much as I…  sign in to read more »

»Falling In Lover All Over Again«

by Abdul Milazi, Mar 29, 2016

I drank from ancient rivers as old as time / But never so sweet as the nectar of her smile / / She was just a girl named Jazz / Her beauty I could not capture in words / / Her eyes spoke truth / She said her real name was Ruth / / She cried a melancholic tune / Serenading the intoxicated moon / / Night…  sign in to read more »

»Free Love«

by Williamsji Maveli, Mar 14, 2016

I cherished you first; later you vanished; / I touched you early, later you diminished; / We lived in love which made for each other; / As drowned, a gracious word from mother, / Who owes who the most, our love was pure, / And yours one moment seemed to grow rare, / With separate body in mind, free love…  sign in to read more »

»Leap Year«

by Bo Lanier, Feb 15, 2016

Leap Year and Jupiter in good favor / Everything is changing now for the / Better...all the dreams I've dreamed / Forever are all finally coming together / Just like a heartbeat louder than thunder / In the icy wind of late Winter...three decades / In the making no longer standing in your / Shadow now…  sign in to read more »

»Walking Out the Door«

by Bo Lanier, Feb 8, 2016

Well all my friends tell me I should leave you / But that's something I can't seem to do / I've come to need you with every breath I / Breath and my love for you deeper than any / Deep blue sea! / I've heard all the rumors and story that you / Are not the faithful kind and you'll come to take / Me…  sign in to read more »

»The impossible dream«

by Sava Hassan, Feb 1, 2016

Am I allowed to dream? / / My last chance as it may seem / / Did I finally find my soul mate? / / To fulfill my destiny and fate / / Hand on hand, we will venture into the future / / While enjoying the mesmerizing beauty of nature / / We will whisper into each other's ear / / The romantic words we are…  sign in to read more »

»If I Had Wings«

by Bo Lanier, Jan 25, 2016

IF I HAD WINGS I'd be with you tonight / I wasn't looking for love when I found you / But now you are the biggest part of my life / Oh so IF I HAD WINGS I'd take you to / The stars and back and keep you safe and / Warm, feeling your body so close to mine / Well IF I HAD WINGS I'd wrap you up in / In a love…  sign in to read more »

»Love is an illusion«

by Sava Hassan, Jan 25, 2016

My heart is as pure as that of a child / / My passion is hot and my temper is mild / / I do have love in abundance / / To share it with you, I have no resistance / / Then why can't I find someone to love me? / / A special lady to set my emotions free / / To open my eyes and let me see / / How…  sign in to read more »

»Why can't you be yourself?«

by Sava Hassan, Jan 25, 2016

Can you accept the fact? / / To be yourself and attempt not to act / / To impress a member of the opposite gender / / By being romantic and tender / / Can't you see that soon the truth will become clear? / / How will you explain your lies my dear? / / You may attempt to justify your pretentious actions…  sign in to read more »

»Broken Spirit«

by Anonymous, Nov 9, 2015

I used to be creative, / I used to write what I feel. / Now I have no character, / I have no feelin…  sign in to read more »

»F. M.«

by Josphat Lebepe, Nov 9, 2015

You were lazy and I was wrong / and I loved your laziness but yet I was wrong / So you're gone now and it's all my fault / I should learn to let you go because / the heartbeats are not longer heard or felt / I am stuck in between wanting to tell you how much I love you and not wanting to regret…  sign in to read more »

»This kind of love«

by Abongile Gwele, Sep 7, 2015

A love that will never end. That will never be changed. / A love so deep it entangles and marries souls in melodies of hummingbirds and orchestras of the universe's heartbeat. / A love so unconditional the coldest days of June and hottest of November are mirror reflections. / A love so pure the moon…  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 »

»Little One«

by Ntombizethu Simphiwe, Aug 13, 2015

Little one, little one / all she needs is someone / someone who can treat her as if she is the only one, / but then there are these streets which mistreat / young girls for a trick or treat / with their deceit / with HIV/AIDS they compete. / / Come in he said, so as I ate the cakes / that daddy baked I…  sign in to read more »

»Subconscious Emotions«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Aug 13, 2015

I'm immune to hypnosis / but your voice does things that / my mind and body are not in agreement with, / you light up my day even when / Eskom does what it is known for, / your existence create in me the belief / that probably angels might exist, / like a sponge your smile soaks all my worries,…  sign in to read more »

»...I truly wish«

by Street Knowledge, Jul 14, 2015

...God Jesus Christ Almighty / Am down on my luck / Looking at the wall / Watching people fall with a trend / Am stuck like chuck / Dealing with a spell / That will never have an end / For the simple fact that situation is untold / This is really cold / Am buried in a hole / That's why am here writing putting…  sign in to read more »

»Without You«

by Fakazile Nkosi, Jul 14, 2015

I'm a devotee of you, / Your love is essential to me / But you're so far away / And my days have became / Lonely without you. / / You dwell in the deepest parts of my heart, / Life became easier with you by my side / We conquered so many obstacles. / / Now you're gone / / And I am lonely without you, / I…  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 »

»A Man Of No Identity«

by Musa Gift Masombuka, Apr 24, 2015

Born by mistake, / den…  sign in to read more »


by Fakazile Nkosi, Apr 20, 2015

I wish I can buy back the time we've spent apart / Mom I know you had to work on your career / But I don't understand why today / We are strangers to each other. / / I know you had to live your life away / But I don't understand / Why I was repeatedly raped and you were never aware. / / 14 years and…  sign in to read more »

»A Birthdate(dead) Girl«

by Tumisang Ivan, Dec 12, 2014

I paged the books of life / Hoping to find her life sentences, / But I forgot that she died on her / Birthday, so she never had a chance / To write about her existence / / Hence her footprints were / Washed off when the water broke, / And faded with the smoke / Of celebration candles blown away / When she…  sign in to read more »

»Power of words«

by Shylet Noma Clint Mncube, 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 »


by Mmemezi Khumalo, Nov 6, 2014

Spare me a thought / Have you no consideration for my sole? / Or feel too the tension of my inner linings as you fill me heel to toe? / To the cutting limits you stretch my leathery skin / Do you not notice these scars and scales? / I have taken stones and thorns for you / Thorns painfully wedged in the…  sign in to read more »

»You loved me never!«

by Choene Alley Semenya, Oct 15, 2014

When I doze off and forlornly recite from my sleep / That I am but with true love so fine and so divine, / And weep as I discover that we're not in love, dear, / But I am; what pain is this, that on my cheeks freezes a tear? / O, admit that all these sentiments were fake and asinine ... / That love has…  sign in to read more »

»They can read all about it!«

by Lindi Mahlangu, Sep 29, 2014

Maybe we're a little different, but that didn't stop me from falling for you nor you falling for me. / / Maybe the truth was forbidden and we broke all the rules but today we both know... It was never meant to be. / / Maybe I was a little ashamed at what our peers would say if I left, maybe I was…  sign in to read more »


by Choene Alley Semenya, Sep 16, 2014

How jejune is a wish per se when it remains but just a mirage, / Lest for love alone my heart desires without adventure and courage? / How dull can a wish be if it has no intentions of being achieved, / And let my soul rather with mirth rejoice instead of being grieved- / 'Twixt honesty and truth, of…  sign in to read more »

»From the unrequited love«

by Choene Alley Semenya, Sep 11, 2014

I'll be there when you succumb to my love, to gloat, to see you weep; / I'll catch your tears on the flow, / Yes, I'll wipe off your cheeks below. / I'll be with you and you'll not have to see me limp or leap or creep. / I'll be waiting for you to touch me; to smile, perchance to pout your lips and sigh…  sign in to read more »

»My World, My Music«

by Anonymous, Aug 22, 2014

Singing along to the blissful melody of jazz rebels / as I inhale red paint from the dripping wet brush of employment, / the eye of heaven looks down on me / sizzling on a winter afternoon barefoot in contempt. / / Alone in my world / I would sneak a dance or two before / the shades of darkness are drawn…  sign in to read more »

»Just gone with no goodbye«

by Moipone Tsoka, Aug 7, 2014

News of your passing has arrived / and I can't help but to feel even more angry with you / angry with the fact that I feel robbed / how can you be just gone without any goodbye / / I am still furious with the fact that you broke my heart now that you are just gone / who do I scream at? / now that you are…  sign in to read more »

»The Voice, Guess who?«

by Shylet Noma Clint Mncube, 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 »

»Ugly Duckling«

by Keerthana Prabhakaran, Jul 17, 2014

She enters the class... / Full of hustle and bustle, / She finds her corner, / Where no one can see her drizzle, / When everyone else floating in the gossip air, / She is all left with loneliness, / Her only friend in despair! / / Bullying and teasing were never new to her, / She is always followed by a…  sign in to read more »

»Let it go«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 27, 2014

The break of dawn in beautiful / did you ever wonder? / The dusk is the promise that brings it, / equally full of beauty & splendour. / Goodbyes are sad & melancholic / but do you know? / The happiness of meeting again is precious, / you wouldn't know if you don't let go. / Let go of them, set them free…  sign in to read more »

»Is It Still Africa?«

by Sibusiso 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 Sibusiso 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 »

»The love of my mother«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 25, 2014

They laughed at my hair / She played with my braids / / They picked on my clothes / She called me a princess / / They asked me not to scream / She tickled me when I was quiet / / They stalked on me everyday / She held my hand very tight / / I was never & never will be / The same girl that I used to be / A…  sign in to read more »

»Just Word'ing...«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jun 20, 2014

Hark! Someone grant me INK / And a blank thin sheet with lines parallel / Let me begin to write / Recite / World my sight, / So bright / Words elevate me-take to flight / See me through prisms / Rrrrrhythms!!!! / Travelling through my dilated veins / Pains, / I have kept for years now withering / A new being I…  sign in to read more »

»South Africa«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jun 20, 2014

Beat the drum / Sounds of the Djembe drum / Sounds the call to come together / / Summoning the elders, / Guardians of the great Africa / South Africa / My land / My place of birth / / Summoning the great, the small / The BLACK, the WHITE, the GREEN, the BLUE, the RED and the YELLOW / The interweaved colours…  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 »

»Fleeing the darkness«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 15, 2014

I have been there in the dark / I have seen the black all around me / No rays, no hope not even a spark. / / I have prayed for days & nights / For someone to dig me out of it / But no one ever - addressed my plight. / / It was scary I was bewildered / I wept & kept walking in nothingness / I found the doors…  sign in to read more »

»The celestial bird...«

by Williamsji Maveli, Jun 11, 2014

Look! / the bed room lamp / has opened its eyes; / drops of dim light / flows on your / spicy body; / the celestial bird / stretched her wings, / let us sing / together! / / Look! / the prayer room candle / has melted its shape; / wax of pure sins / spreads into / the dark soul; / the pleasure bird / stretched its…  sign in to read more »

»The first Sin«

by Williamsji Maveli, Jun 11, 2014

It has become really a burden / If this is a mistake, please pardon; / to worship you in my own alter / and lust for you in my shelter / Let me be soaked in your / warm, soft, wet / rain showers / and it has become / a never-ending love / My thirstily lips are eager to taste away / the sweat that drops down…  sign in to read more »

»The Goddess«

by Williamsji Maveli, Jun 11, 2014

You are like the Greek goddess / Without wearing any silky dress / Neither of spring nor the winter / I appeared like a natural painter / / Your Blue eyes depicted shyness / Carving the shadows of godliness / I have no more splendid colors; / Nor with any fresh cut flowers, / / Evening sky covered us in…  sign in to read more »

»The One«

by Suman Malekani, Jun 11, 2014

Somedays out of the wild & blue, / I knew there'll come a day when I find you. / I knew this deep inside my heart, / When it's you & I we'll never be apart. / You'd smile & I would fall in love, / You'll come in my life like a blessing from above. / Than you came across & even better it was, / I was so…  sign in to read more »


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 »


by World Dream, Jun 4, 2014

Once I was determined to search out the exact meaning of beauty, / I got dispatate definitions from different people, / this increased my curiosity, / I hammer away but couldnt find the answer, / Found a lush green garden extremely pleasing to the senses, / this seemed to be a part of a dream, / In a…  sign in to read more »

»Taxi Service«

by Siyanda Nkosi, Apr 23, 2014

Taxi crowded. / Gun shot sounded. / Small boy wounded. / Old ladies shouted. / Small girls got scared. / Small boys got fascinated. / Old men got shocked. / / A car went past fast; / Chased by police; / A transgression / In procession. / / Wounded boy screamed / With pain. / Taxi stopped. / Boy looked at his…  sign in to read more »

»Obstacles in life«

by Thabo Simon Motsoeneng, Feb 12, 2014

Road of obstacles and mountains to climb / Life that I live / I act simple and stupid / See me now I am nothing to your eyes, but my happiness count / Seeing thoughts of human kind and their behaviour / / I am so scared of pains they could cause / Believe me I see cruelty of humans / This is Life…  sign in to read more »

»The final words«

by Kioko Kivesi, Feb 12, 2014

She lay on the little wooden square wobbly bed in a remote hospital in the middle of nowhere, her body gently sipping away water of life from the drip that towered above her, supported by a crooked hurriedly put up structure. Her breath and time were quickly fading away, her heart was also losing…  sign in to read more »


by Maviyo Nkosi, Feb 6, 2014

I pray that u will wake up wit a smile that I and your family sculptured together, I foresee you blushing as you hear my voice linger around, I feel your touch from the air breath, I foresee your face in every reflection I come across, the very moment I wrote this words I felt such enormous emotions…  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 »

»When Love Loved Her Back«

by Abdul Milazi, Nov 12, 2013

She gathers seeds of winter tears / As harsh winds weave a tapestry of pain / Her heart recounts fears born of years / Where the sun courted the rain / / She dreams of a lover she once loved / When love loved her back / Her name in his heart he carved / Promised never to turn his back / / She yearns for his…  sign in to read more »

»Late At Night (Sleepless Am I)«

by I Am Myself, Nov 3, 2013

It is late at night, / Sleepless am I. / I'm getting annoyed, / So I let out a sigh. / / I've tried the sheep, / The glass of water, too. / I've tried all the old tricks, / But I'm still awake, so pooh! / / I've listened to silence, / And music as well. / It doesn't appear to be working, / 'Cause I'm still…  sign in to read more »

»Come back my way, Love«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 31, 2013

The eighth hour catches her by surprise, one morning / As she stands on campus's balcony / A norm proceeding to her daily hustles and struggles, awaiting a lesson / For, ambition knows and calls her by name / / Eyes in natural position / In no real attempt to defy laws of science / Gliding down the fourth…  sign in to read more »

»Sowetan girl breaks my heart«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 31, 2013

In the beginning / This is me, now reminiscing / It was me and her - Pearl / Our hearts dark, void and without form - like Genesis'™ Earth / Life had just pulled one of it mysteries on us / Life, Love and Time had been kind us thus no fuss / / As I turned to gaze at the beauty on her / I saw that the…  sign in to read more »

»Whispers in the Wind«

by Abdul Milazi, Oct 25, 2013

In the dead of night / The wind whispers to the rain / Freedom is dead / His throat slit from ear to ear / Justice lay in his arms / Fast asleep / Two damned souls / No Saviour's blood could save / / In the dead of night / The rain whispers to the wind / Somebody killed a sparrow / With a bow and arrow / The…  sign in to read more »


by Mafoko Bua, Oct 13, 2013

As I stand and stare, stand and stare / starring at the standing alphabets in my book / assemblying themselves into twinkle twinkle little rhymes of scratched faces / In my heart and mind many an emotion moving at various paces, / Slowly adjoining laces of fabricated see through thoughts and unending…  sign in to read more »

»She was half broken glass Pot!«

by Williamsji Maveli, Sep 18, 2013

She was half broken glass Pot; / He used to drink her like wine; / the wine of love; the fine of lust; / Being paid by a gentleman; / Only to be honest about him / is that he wants to be with her / just for fun sake; time pass. / He stands bare before / the blue mirror with her, / During late nights / So…  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 »

»We Need Another«

by Tshililo Khanari, Jul 6, 2013

We've come so far yet the past seems so close. Yesterday & today look like twins from the same umbilical cord. Young & old, they all seek one more peace accord. / / Their blood was shed then, but its smell lingers on to this day. But its life; never to be recouped again. / / That June 16, 1976 was…  sign in to read more »

»Prince of Darkness«

by Yolande Duplessis, Jun 28, 2013

Prince of darkness / Hear my call / Feel the ache of loss in my soul / Bring me back from the light / Take me into your darkest night / / I felt the passion / I felt the lust / I could see the love / Before it fell / / Light takes it all / Darkness prevails / Take my soul / / I cannot breathe / I cannot eat / I…  sign in to read more »

»The blow«

by Yolande Duplessis, 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 »

»Beautiful Bliss«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Jun 5, 2013

My heart stood still as the thought of you popped in, my voice changed seasons by the flick of your smile, emotions vacated via your soft gentle touch / / Dreams left as dreams, smile appeared in the meanest frowns, picture faded in a capturing scenario, something landed on ma forehead with a soft…  sign in to read more »

»Big log«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Apr 23, 2013

I smile, you don't; mind in deep thoughts / I laugh and you don't; you have hypertension / You are a big log, big logs don't peep, / Big logs don't converse; big logs don't feel: / / You meditate over a house of wealth / Aiming to undo the house of hunger / Huge plans stretch in your mind- / Over the…  sign in to read more »

»Faces in the tiles«

by Leo Long, Apr 18, 2013

Obscure, drawn, demented / With mouths a gasp / We blend in wishing to stand out / / The mop that sloshes / Keeps us clean / But below its dark and dingy / / Our screams of pain / Aching to be heard / Are masked by the ever shiny wax / / Too long have the feet of oppressors trodden us down / The scuffs that…  sign in to read more »

»My friend's window tale«

by Gits Lopez, Apr 1, 2013

I stare out of my little window / Inside and yet an outside show / My window is my second secret eye / Telling and knowing that I peer / / When I lay on my bed wrapped / The window opened just a tiny crack / It's deep winter and I breathe / The cold air seeping in to feed / / Before the builders came / My…  sign in to read more »

»Mirage of a Blue diamond«

by Mothibe Johannes Mothapo, Mar 16, 2013

Assuming that we wake up first and then sleep, / Is opposing that we sleep then we wake up. / The notion as to why the sun rise in east and set in west, employ the question of why not rise in west / Question "why" always drive my curiosity and the purpose is always vivid until lucid / True beauty never…  sign in to read more »

»Who is this woman ? AKA She is in me!«

by Shylet Noma Clint Mncube, Mar 1, 2013

She's confident, she confides. / Her skin is black and it aint going to crack. / Her body is not of an hour glass but she has class. / She is bald but that doesn't stop her from being bold. / Is that her face and I thought I was blinded by the sun. / She walks the talk and when she talks you can't help…  sign in to read more »

»Hope For Us«

by Natachja De Weber, Feb 17, 2013

I don't mean to be abrupt, / This Funny little thing called love. / Wanna know what I'm thinking of, / A funny little thing called "us". / I can't say it all out loud, / Maybe ima little too proud. / I wanna run into your arms, / Cliché, but it can't do harm. / / Darling, I got hope for us / Gotta…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»Purple hearts«

by M CSB, Feb 17, 2013

Purple hearts make idle hearts / When the heart breaks / Tears need to be shed / Have had heart breaks and / Been responsible for some breaking / / The more I don't drop a tear the more / The ice builds inthe heart / But how do I really say goodbye / Without being able to cry / / They say men don't cry / But…  sign in to read more »


by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Feb 17, 2013

My soul reflects a woeful ether, / An arid plain borne of dust, / Landmines go as dominoes fall, / Ever wavers but never to rust. / / Cold hard steel on bare flesh, / I flit back to "reality," / Icy climax then ceaseless low, / I flit back to fantasy. / / I layer all worlds but exist in none, / Sworn to both…  sign in to read more »


by Leo Long, Jan 18, 2013

I swung wide my shutters this morning at dawn, / To witness the beauty as another day was born, / Too early I'd risen for the dark of night yet hung there, / Her eyes still sparkeled and indigo graced her hair. / / Slowly as her cheeks flushed with rose / And periwinkle adorned her face at night's close…  sign in to read more »


by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jan 18, 2013

"Happiness", an understatement / Just no words to precisely express my sentiment / Words at large simply fail me / / Forward the "tic tacks" of time / Hearing your name at play to my ears awakens the senses I never knew I had / You are my music / Rhythms play / Spasms my heart gets / Beats it skips / Trips…  sign in to read more »

»My World«

by Darlyne J, Jan 18, 2013

I rather go to sleep and dream of my peace / nothing bothers me, my sleep is so deep / I try to always look on the bright side / hoping that I can smile at my bad times / but I watch people laugh and enjoy life / especially the nice man and his pretty wife / Everything you know about me is a lie / you hear…  sign in to read more »

»Facebook Love«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jan 15, 2013

Fingers dribbling across the keyboard, / "Qwertying" rapidly as they try to keep up rhythm, pace and space / With my pounding heart as I sincerely pour it to her. / / A sense of security rests on me / As I suddenly behold Love in its purity while I deeply search and express / Portions of my emotions…  sign in to read more »


by Mary Kettle, Jan 10, 2013

so many crayons in a box / so many colors too / you pick out your favorite ones / the ones that bring joy to you / the dark ones they don't get chosen much / they lie dormant inside that box / for who wants to draw with darkness / when there is a gold one on top / so many to look at / so many to see / I chose…  sign in to read more »

»The Future Looks Like Summer«

by Natachja De Weber, Jan 7, 2013

It's kinda foggy outside, / But the rain has dripped dry. / Looks like heaven is all cried out. / I went from hurt and despise, / To feeling lost and deprived. / It looks like hope has finally made its way round. / / And the air smells like flowers, / And the grey skies turn to blue. / And the future…  sign in to read more »

»A Broken Heart is Worse Than That«

by Natachja De Weber, Dec 19, 2012

Sleeping with a broken heart, / Is like, / Resting your head on a pillow that chokes you. / Is like, / A ghostly apparition that squeezes so hard that you can't breathe. / Is like, / A coil spring piercing your side. / / Sleeping with a broken heart is worse than that. / / Its waking up to the pain…  sign in to read more »

»Going to the Grave«

by Natachja De Weber, Dec 19, 2012

Yesterday I went to the Grave. / I mourned. / I grieved, / What I had put to death. / and buried... / / Today I visited the Grave, / I put fresh flowers on the wet soil. / The soil still soaked by my tears. / It wasn't too long ago, / That I grieved, / What I had put to death, / And buried...…  sign in to read more »

»Like a Memory«

by Natachja De Weber, Dec 7, 2012

Bounce off his reflection, / Mirror of rapport. / Virtual vibes insatiable, / I prefer his presence more. / / I've gotta say it's just - in; / The writing's on the wall. / It couldn't be no clearer, / I bet I'm about to fall. / / The truth lies behind smoking windows, / So it can't be that obscure.…  sign in to read more »

»The Girl... Who hears music in her head«

by Natachja De Weber, Dec 7, 2012

The girl, / With premonitions. / And these visions. / I see door knobs, / While they open, / When I close them. / Revelations, / Chapter's closing. / / I'm the girl, / Who hears music in her head. / I'm the girl, / Who'd choose the pain instead. / / The girl, / The universe speaks to, / In riddles of…  sign in to read more »

»Do you blame me«

by M CSB, Dec 3, 2012

Oh yes I blame myself,led you on but not intentionally loved you passionately but not whole heartedly, you did everything for me yet I treated you like quid. Never know what you have till it's gone. / / Oh yes I blame myself went for the moment neverminding the future, You loved with no…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»Do You Remember?«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 11, 2012

Do you remember when we first met / words were exchanged / presence felt, beauty appreciated / no numbers yet / target was marked and I knew what to do / / next thing we're smiling / am on my bird eye view / I must have been flying / / cloud nine! something was in the air / / you made me feel brand new…  sign in to read more »

»Watch what you say«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 11, 2012

Watch what you say around people / because what you say affects me / choose your words carefully fool / because I end up looking like you / / what you feeding people / you messing up my reputation joe! / those small pieces of bad info / paint a perfectly wrong description of me / / so what what you say…  sign in to read more »


by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 8, 2012

It seems you grow cold / As you grow old / Stuck with broken dreams / And a mute pursuit of happiness / There is not much to marvel / Your solitude is a blinding darkness / And friends grow fewer / As the coldness looms large / / Is it the broken dreams? / Is it life's arid emptiness? / Is it the man within…  sign in to read more »

»Letter to her«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 8, 2012

Firstly I love you more today / than I ever did in my life before / / You have intensified all colors / heightened all beauty / deepened all delight of being with you / / The thought of seeing you / and being around you / touch of your nose with mine / to recapture the electric current / the blood rush / oh…  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 »

»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 »

»Lost Love«

by Kioko Kivesi, Sep 11, 2012

She ran towards the pale wall with clenched fists, / Fortunately, the wall managed to hold her from passing through / As the tears slowly cascaded down her ruddy face, it all started coming back to her then / The sun was setting and her love sun seemed to have tagged along for an early set too, / She…  sign in to read more »

»Just Remember«

by Nkululeko Seby Makhoba, Aug 23, 2012

Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain, / Teardrops and laughter, / Pleaser and pain / Remember / There was never a cloud that the sun couldn't shine through / / Let your past be your building block to being a better you / Do not let it become something that'll let you down / Or stop you from being the…  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 »

»The real creator«

by Rabi Ul Islam, Aug 13, 2012

Nothin' is small, but / God made it / / The best example is human, but / God made it / / Whole universe to a little atom / We can't count, but / God made it / / I'm thinking about all these creations (Of God) / That he made it, then / How big is God / / All those things that God gave us / Are proof for being…  sign in to read more »

»Time Tells True«

by Edward Iacona, Aug 3, 2012

There's a popular time worn belief / That older people have a hunger / To date or have a relationship with / A person that's much younger. / / At the risk of sounding sarcastic, / There may be a concern to mount. / That, "Age is just a number" relates / To what is in one's bank account. / / Now, dear…  sign in to read more »

»House of Peace«

by Stevano Yusuf, Jul 29, 2012

To: Patrick Vespereza Andrada's house of peace / / The black cloudy sky standing on the chocolate stony house / The lightning thwacking whirlwind storming / Blue, oh blew and grew / The great explosion on the roof of the house / The lightning thwacking whirlwind storming / The electric power's touching…  sign in to read more »

»World Destruction«

by Stevano Yusuf, Jul 29, 2012

To: Patrick Vespereza Andrada's World Destruction / / / The chocolate houses are dancing on the sky / On the hurricane of mind / Go / Strike / To the big building hotels-houses marching / Go / Strike / To the top of fabulous city / The roof is on / The door is gone / Windows' shivering / Walls' rolling / Like a…  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 »

»Yes ... Just like that«

by Edward Iacona, Jun 18, 2012

One can love you with the intensity of / The BIG BANG when it ignited. / One can love you until our Sun fades / And our planet Earth is blighted. / One can love you with the simple joys / That can make a child delighted. / One can love you and defend you / And offer comfort when you're slighted. / One can…  sign in to read more »

»Trust me. I love you«

by Nancy Addo, Jun 16, 2012

"Trust me, I love you." / Those words echo in my mind every time I think about the hurt you caused me. / / The pain and shame I feel every time I think of how much I trusted you and loved you in return. / / This is what I get for my trusting and loving heart. This is what my tears try and drown every…  sign in to read more »

»Greeting Tomorrow«

by April A., Jun 11, 2012

My love-jaded heart will no longer respond to the sound / Of whispering raindrops in fall or a train passing by. / I've got brand new wings, yet so frail; I lose touch with the ground / To take to my fantasy velvet mysterious sky. / / I'm fine in my bulletproof shell and I quit endless waiting / Like…  sign in to read more »

»The Blacksmith«

by Ewen Carmichael, May 17, 2012

A blacksmith in my village / Cruden Bay / the Smiddy was warm on that cold December day / I was a boy / fashioned by youth, fascinated that HE so old could bewitch cold metal to radiate / to listen / for he hummed 'diddley diddley come what may' / and he pushed the bellows to play / a poor man / dressed in…  sign in to read more »


by Bruce Gorton, Apr 23, 2012

Muscular emotion branded in his face / His jaw tense his eyes wild / At his temple the pulse does race / Tongue clipped to all things mild / / To be an adult means to stand / And be at your own command / Just between urge and action / Facing bloody attraction / / The fingers of reason are now broken / Sanity…  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 »

»Sacrificed myself«

by Moipone Tsoka, Apr 15, 2012

Sacrificed my heart for you / Sacrificed me for your happiness / It was always about you / Never about me not once always about you / Tried to make you happy / Always apologized to make you happy even when it was your fault / Putting a smile on your face became my fulltime job / It consumed my life…  sign in to read more »

»Closing the chapter: The heart in me«

by Nonhlanhla Dlamini, Mar 28, 2012

It wasn't me but the heart in me / I surely would have known, but not the heart in me / Yes I would have walked away but the heart in me refused / Now here I am with the heart in me *rising again* / / Just when I was peacefully enjoying my life, you decide to show up / Caring and simple as I am I decided…  sign in to read more »

»For your title is queen«

by Shylet Noma Clint Mncube, Mar 28, 2012

Born of royalty, wisdom and unfading beauty, / Patient, loving and caring is what you are, / Problems do not bring you down they make you stronger. / / Born of different cultures and nations, / We lay in different wombs, / We are of different colours, but we're still the same. / / The world may beat you…  sign in to read more »

»My resignation«

by Lindi Mahlangu, Mar 15, 2012

"A strong girl keeps her stuff in line-and with tears running she still manages to spit the simple words "I'm fine."" / / I've done that too many times and right now all I can do is sit here and look as hurt as I feel. / / I'm out of tears to cry or maybe my shell has just gotten so tough not…  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 »

»Prison break«

by Hanli Mostert, Mar 8, 2012

Oh Lord, this morning I pray to Thee, / to set this captive free. / Free from these bars surrounding me, / free from bondage, so I can also be! / / My prison is not built with iron and steel, / it is self-imprisonment with which I have to deal. / My problems binding me, I have to face, / and realize they…  sign in to read more »

»Women abuse«

by Hanli Mostert, Mar 8, 2012

I so much want to love you. / I so much want to be loved by you. / I so much want you to care for me. / I so much want you to see my heart, the real me. / / But, your love for pornography stands between us. / Your love for naked women, your visible lust. / You act as though we are merely men's toys. / With…  sign in to read more »

»Behind the shades«

by Michael S. Hofer, Feb 25, 2012

You been convicted of an act of treason / But it ain't no crime to me / I love you for a whole different reason / So keep on being what you be / / You been dumped for what you believed in / But it seems that love served you well / Not to completely give in / to a business phoney as hell / / Rise up from the…  sign in to read more »

»Scars of the past«

by Zandile Mboneni, Feb 18, 2012

I bear the scars of the past; / not visible to anyone, / but my mind and my soul. / / Sometimes these Ghosts / would torment me all night, / not willing me to sleep. / They shouted, they screamed, / insulted me for just being me. / / Sometimes a gesture, / words said harshly, / a raised voice, / a door…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Feb 5, 2012

When loneliness pierces your heart like a thorn, / When memories seem to replay all your past, / When some contradictory feeling is born / To remnants of love that was not meant to last, / Your temple of hope is about to fall, / The shade of your sun is about to fade, / The wheel of your life is reluctant…  sign in to read more »

»Pearls To Diamonds«

by April A., Feb 5, 2012

I've changed black pearls of cherished then / To sparkling diamonds of today, / It's all arranged, I've got a plan, / At such small price as love to pay. / / I'll sell my dreams as plain free verse / To any weekly magazine, / With no fear or remorse / I'll break the bounds of routine. / / If my heartbeat is…  sign in to read more »

»The long (After the Rape Case)«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Jan 26, 2012

The journey has just started / Of the head aching at its apex, / Eyes itching from hotness of blood- / Blood coursing inside me. / But why can't unwrap these pains / Translocating them to a tree on the yard's edge / Otherwise I remain a person? / Why can't dish out these feelings / From inside me, that they…  sign in to read more »

»The Ghost of Henley«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Jan 23, 2012

Theres an apparition of a man standing outside that house in Henley drive / He stares at you as you go by as if your dead and he's alive / / He is waiting and has been waiting for 101 years patiently / For his love to return from the Shirtwaist Triangle factory / / She was slight of build but big on…  sign in to read more »

»Where Did You Go?«

by James Inocencio, Jan 23, 2012

Heavy like lead is my heart sunken in goodbyes / / I will leave in yesteryear and I shall leave you in disguise / / Those euphoric memories shared, / remembered, you shamed me through bitter tears that won't blend, and broken hands left to mend. / / Fret not, my return will be swift like death I wait…  sign in to read more »


by Rofhiwa Netshiavha, Jan 13, 2012

I was given dirty looks; / Fingers pointed at me, / I was labeled "a disgrace"; / Because I had no knowledge of their practice; / My tradition taught me morals, / We had our own believes, / But never expected anyone to conform, / I understood we are different. / I was also taught respect from an early age…  sign in to read more »

»Digits Of Love«

by April A., Jan 12, 2012

I'd send you a dream in another e-mail / And open my heart to attach, / But it would be hard to explore and unveil, / Since digits and feelings don't match. / / The digits of love are a changeable thing / Without a permanent code, / However, the vivid emotions they bring / Still fill the handwritten plain…  sign in to read more »

»Boundless Sea«

by April A., Jan 11, 2012

You just say you will always be there / When I need you right here with me; / I am trapped in the wave of despair, / Dreams escape to the boundless sea. / / I indulge in the sense of December, / In the cinnamon scent I inhale; / This tranquility makes me remember / My old sweet Scandinavian tale. / / It's…  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 »

»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 »

»In my mind«

by Leo Long, Jan 6, 2012

In my mind I see them, children of the land, / Black as darkest Africa, standing with an outstretched hand. / I see their stomach's bloated, signs of despair, / Yet on I go with my life and couldn't even care. / / I smell the stench of flesh as vultures have their meal, / Yet my heart's turned hard...…  sign in to read more »

»Think of the little children«

by Leo Long, Jan 2, 2012

So many times we've decided, "It's time we split up!", / But then we find we just can't give up. / It's not for each other; it's for the children we care, / On them it's unfair, / They stand in the corner helpless and bare. / / There's so much to remember my daughter, my son, / But all I can think of is…  sign in to read more »

»Drowned in hate«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

I felt the stab of pain / From a brother in the hood / One seeking to rise to fame / I thought he understood. / / I taste the bitter in what he said / As he spits the words out / "I wish you were dead" / He just verified my doubt. / / I hear the cries for pity / In our own neighborhood, / Not across the…  sign in to read more »

»Teardrops from heaven«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

Pitter-patter; tears on the roof, / The world sleeps knowing not the grief, / And in dawning hours the gage is proof / Of a tear shed for life... oh so brief! / / The face of the sky is darkly troubled, / Unnoticed by the sleeping world below / Unconcerned nor woken by the tear drops doubled / Weeping o'er…  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 »

»Without my glasses«

by Leo Long, Dec 15, 2011

Worn... the scenes are vivid / Of angry protests, / Scowling faces, / And the sharp knife that rips the flesh. / / The gash of hate that wounds our nation / Clear stares me in the eyes. / There's no mistaking the gun he's wielding, / As in another hi-jacking a mother dies. / / Removed... the vivid scenes…  sign in to read more »

»Daddy won't be coming home tonight«

by Leo Long, Dec 14, 2011

The steam that rises from the shell / Mists up the scope lens / A steady hand etches a heart / Through which the other bleeds / / A tattered pass absorbs the flood / Inches from the silent hand / That reached beneath his thread bare coat / A white flag not received / / The towel-head becomes another scratch…  sign in to read more »

»Tears of ink«

by Leo Long, Dec 13, 2011

"To my Love"... I start the letter / Which I know will be a curse, / For we said we'd be together, for better... / And for worse. / / Each line that I pen / Forces a tear from my eye, / For I reminisce of back-then / Before I knew I was about to die. / / Ah, the warmth of summer days, / Before receiving the…  sign in to read more »


by Leo Long, Dec 13, 2011

... they are the nameless / the suggestors / the invisible advisors / because if "they say", then that's how it is / / ... no faces / yet resounding words / they echo in our heads / are they conscience? / / puppet masters / influencing our actions / we'd stake our lives on it, / ... because they say…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Dec 11, 2011

My pen is bleeding on the paper, / As love is bleeding in my heart, / These words are bare truth, / So sing them to your music, / And play this music on my trembling soul strings, / In case you manage not to tear them, I'm yours. / / And if you ever find the answers / To questions I have never asked,…  sign in to read more »

»Together Apart«

by April A., Nov 28, 2011

I'm dissolved in the song of the rain - / In the echoing beat of your heart. / It's you pulse that still feels in my veins / Every day spent together apart. / / Autumn alters the shades of the days, / Seasons change - we remain all the same. / An immaculate image portrays / Sheer grief in a beautiful frame…  sign in to read more »

»From the heart«

by Nonhlanhla Dlamini, Nov 19, 2011

Dear Mind / / It's been weeks now, trying to keep it together. This tension between us has got to end. / / Now I admit 'yes you were right'. All those days when you were warning me of how bad, the move I was making. Stubborn me, I never to listened to you though I knew that you've got my best…  sign in to read more »

»Don't write anymore«

by Moipone Tsoka, Nov 16, 2011

Don't write no more as I have no inspirations no more / Have no thoughts, just emptiness fills my soul / My well of words has gone dry / Where am I? / What have I become? / Used to be full of life but now / Nothing matters / Used to be a dreamer even a poet / Now even words can't soothe or embrace the…  sign in to read more »

»I hope u smiled«

by Nonhlanhla Dlamini, Nov 16, 2011

When I saw you for the first time, I knew you already. / When I looked at you, it felt like I had seen your eyes before. / When you opened your mouth to talk, it felt like I had your voice before. / Knowing you before meeting you, made me feel like I've known you for years. / Genuinely I hope it made…  sign in to read more »

»Part of me«

by Moipone Tsoka, Nov 8, 2011

Part of me has let you go / and another part misses you so much / I want to forget about you / but it is hard / because my heart is still yearning for you, / your love, your touch and mostly my lips long for your kiss / / Sometimes I dream about you / sometimes I shed a tear for you / and sometimes I wish…  sign in to read more »

»Changes Part 2 (November)«

by April A., Nov 7, 2011

I'm looking around - a year has passed, / The moment I seized is forever to last, / The secrets of cherished November / Still live in the imprints of soft fingertips / You left on my key, in your eyes that eclipse / The various colors of amber. / / The waters of changes surround my shore, / The eyes of the…  sign in to read more »

»Loneliness is a state of mind«

by Maureen Direro, Nov 2, 2011

Loneliness is a state of mind, / that harbours around those who lose reality, / loneliness is a state of mind that might as well lead to insanity, / nobody wants to be lonely nor seeks it, / but most of us dwell under its cold wing, / and hope we find comfort in it, / we learn to accept it without…  sign in to read more »

»Slip of Fingers!«

by Nasnin Nasser, Nov 2, 2011

I live in my fingers / The fingers which deck my haughty eyes / The fingers which tickle my ears, / With the turning of the forbidden keys / I dart out to the forbidden space / To be ravished and chiseled by the rain / My anklets unquiet / Drenched and dripped / With the pattering piercing downfall / When…  sign in to read more »

»Bound To Leave«

by April A., Oct 28, 2011

It's half past eleven, he's bound to leave, / She's holding back tears, she whispers: "just stay"; / He cannot reveal any reason to grieve / And says: "I'll be back, I will see you some day". / / Some day in Novemer is meant to be spring / That comes after February's damn thirtieth night, / When fantasy…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Oct 22, 2011

The pleasure to speak is my lost privilege, / And now insanity dwells on a page, / However, it's changing the color in days, / Revealing the truth my white pencil portrays. / / But I'm getting sick of the poetess' fate, / I only enliven the worlds your create, / Denying the myths you don't want to believe…  sign in to read more »

»White On White«

by April A., Sep 26, 2011

Blank papers of bitter today / Do treasure the words white on white; / If they are forbidden to say, / Then my privilege is to write. / / I choke on the poison I've drunk, / The root of my love is in grief; / I'm learning the foreigners' tongue / To perpetuate my belief. / / The strength of my weakness…  sign in to read more »

»Love, if it's true you exist«

by Moipone Tsoka, Sep 24, 2011

Love, if it's true you exist / how come I never had you / or felt you in my life / / People speak of / how amazing you are / and how beautiful you are / / They use mighty words / to describe you / yet I never had the experience / / All I had was heartache and pain / I don't speak of you now / and never…  sign in to read more »

»Tamed Lioness«

by Moipone Tsoka, Sep 12, 2011

Feel like a tamed lioness / barred from the wilderness / moaning in a cage that I am trapped in / the scent of freedom / makes me rattle and roll my cage / my capturer fears my hunger for freedom / I am a lioness and the wilderness is my birth right / you can't change who I am / / Feel like a lioness…  sign in to read more »

»Love Secret«

by April A., Sep 9, 2011

The level of pride in my blood is too high, / And shatters of passion are trapped in a shell, / I'm growing older, I cannot deny, / And something unique fills my heart's every cell. / / Love sacred, love secret, love ably disguised / Is tormented, ever forbidden, but still / It speaks for itself, it is…  sign in to read more »


by Edward Iacona, Sep 7, 2011

There is some things we do in life / We wish we could retrieve. / The one action that triggers another / Having a result we can't conceive. / / That includes a hope or dream / That does not come true. / Or, just not in quite the way / In which we would like it to. / / One of those moments I'd take back…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Aug 29, 2011

I used to compare myself with a fire, / So sudden, so restless, so hard to predict - / A definite danger from miles to admire, / The gamut of colors one couldn't depict. / / The flame is extinguished. The reason is clear - / I crave for love fuel and only one match. / I'm stronger than every invisible…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Aug 29, 2011

I am breaking the vast glassy surface of make-believe seas, / As the moonlight is cutting the throat of scarlet sunrise, / I am screaming my heart out loud, I need to release / All my silently bitter emotions. I pray to the skies / To remain in this world for a lifetime and ruin it then, / In this…  sign in to read more »

»Slip of Fingers!«

by Nasnin Nasser, Aug 29, 2011

I live in my fingers / The fingers which deck my haughty eyes / The fingers which tickle my ears, / With the turning of the forbidden keys / I dart out to the forbidden space / To be ravished and chiseled by the rain / My anklets unquiet / Drenched and dripped / With the pattering piercing downfall / When…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Aug 16, 2011

I've turned into an actress, regardless my will. / Life's poignant, scenario brought me the skill. / Performing, I find the salvation / In changing my costumes and masks. / It keeps my true guise ever changing in turn, / The art of arranging's not easy to learn, / It's more than just bright decorations.…  sign in to read more »

»Insatiable Sensations...«

by Nasnin Nasser, Aug 16, 2011

I plucked out my sensation beyond sensation / And gave it you... / "Where's the root?" you asked / Well...the root was steeped in mud / It could have dirtied your hands / "But I wish to see the roots..." / It's from the roots the sensation has grown / The fair palpability of fragrance / Feel it! / Inch by…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Aug 13, 2011

The smell of Kent / Failed to bring me to life, / I felt almost nothing, kept silent like dead. / The poisoned blade / Of a sharp kitchen knife / Was bound to cut me, I dropped it instead. / / It wasn't meant / To take place then, alas, / My memories, lurking, denied suicide. / My guise would fade / In a…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Jul 28, 2011

I miss the tune of my ringtone / That no one except us knew; / I went to bed with my cell phone / And dreamt of hearing from you. / Your voice became my sole salvation, / Your breath - the sweetest lullaby. / I miss the waiting at the station, / Observing people passing by, / And then - your smile, a hint…  sign in to read more »

»Only For Lonely Hearts«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Jul 27, 2011

I do not want to sing their songs / Sung with heightened jaunts / Underlined by drumbeat thuds. / / I want to sing solemn verses- / The songs that lie deeper in my heart, / Unaccompanied by chanting choruses / No jingles, saxophones nor pianos, / But a lone voice that echoes sky-high / From under bushes of…  sign in to read more »


by Zandile Mboneni, Jul 21, 2011

"Failure is staying down when you fall..." / I keep tripping over my own feet, / but yet I stand again and again. / In every…  sign in to read more »

»Going home«

by Zithelo Mnguni, Jul 20, 2011

I cease to breathe / I cease to breathe at the thought that I have to leave / I am seized, left, right and centre by emotions that I don't want to believe / I have been sitting here, camping here, dwelling here / Among the graves waiting for our resurrection / Thinking that somehow I could revive this…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Jul 20, 2011

The times of the rhyming sensations are ceased, / It's no surprise evil love has deceased - / My heart is a chamber with limited space, / Indifference got all my feelings erased. / / Frail fibre is used to the memories' blade, / My thirst for your love is about to fade, / Deceiving myself is revealing the…  sign in to read more »

»Life Replaced«

by April A., Jul 19, 2011

I am drenched in silver smoke / With my weekend brandy mates, / Laughing at the same old jokes, / Taking part in drunk debates. / / When my forces get united, / I will leave the noisy bar, / Soon to find myself invited / To a ride in someone's car. / / Midnight dates, adventures, strangers, / Mad ideas for…  sign in to read more »

»My Cry«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 19, 2011

And so shall my words fulfill / what I so wish, / and so shall my hands vow onto what I dictate, / so as to show what I hate, / and always act deliberate... / And so shall my feet take me to some undefined destination, / and make sure I belong. / And so shall my eyes help me see what I was meant to see.…  sign in to read more »

»Broken Ties«

by Heather Keogh, Jun 29, 2011

My days are lonely the nights are so sad. / I pretend that I'm glad we ended it this way / Why didn't you say, the things I needed you to say? / I can see you so clearly but your no near around / My heart is empty and no one knows it but me / I miss your smile, I miss your touch / Do you still think of me…  sign in to read more »

»Crimson And Black«

by April A., Jun 21, 2011

I'd sell my heart in paperback, / In verses for perverts to read. / The crimson lines look good on black, / Just like the world behind my lids. / / For crimson is my poisoned blood / You'd never want to mix with yours, / For black is my denying heart / That's stained with lies and dead remorse. / / Erase my…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»One Moment«

by April A., Jun 20, 2011

The imprints of your fingers / Have marked a half-full glass. / The sentiment still lingers, / The moment's due to pass. / / Your glance can still appear / In my Campari drink / Like blood that's mixed with tears, / Or passion's scarlet ink. / / My hand's already missing / Your gentle velvet skin. / My heart…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Jun 20, 2011

I raise my swollen eyes to reach your sight, / I try to guess the song that's in your head, / I'm only thinking / Of how I will dream of you tonight, / While looking through the window from my bed, / As always drinking / Plum wine with morning flavor from the glass / You drank from when you came and made…  sign in to read more »

»Forbidden love«

by Moipone Tsoka, Jun 16, 2011

Miss you so much somedays are worse than others / / I see you everytime when I close my eyes I long to hear your voice oh the memory of your smile makes me weak at my knees / / I wish I could reach out to you but our love is forbidden like the forbidden city in China / / Today I heard a song from…  sign in to read more »

»Him to Her«

by Ruramayi Mwaita, Jun 9, 2011

His tongue is swift, brisk like glades of wind through an autumn wheat field, / His kiss is sweet, sweeter than the sweetest honey combs Africa's finest bees have to pride, / He knows where to kiss, you can tell by the way She closes her eyes, / His lips are cut smooth, you can tell by the words that…  sign in to read more »


by Ruramayi Mwaita, Jun 7, 2011

each day spent apart / meticulously represented by each hour spent away / is a reflection of all these minutes / that pass like seconds through the hour glass display / sand grain by sand grain / thoughts harboured are still the same / sunset by sunrise / feelings harboured are still the same / If speed…  sign in to read more »

»Up Yonder«

by Taahir Chagan, May 17, 2011

I'm taking to the road / I'm going home / Up yonder / Far up yonder / / The dust-ridden sandy trail / Is lined with reddish orange leaves / That fall gracefully from the big tall oak trees / Which parallel the long winding way / / I'm welcomed by the lively Sunday market / On the cobble-stoned town square…  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 »

»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 »

»Life sentence, no parole«

by Joanna Clarke, Apr 4, 2011

The cloud of depression once again starts to descend, / Victims get life sentences, not those who offend, / A couple of months and they get to walk free, / You should lock them up and dispose of the key, / Paedophiles rights? That's all that we hear, / Where's the child's rights to grow up without fear…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Feb 28, 2011

I'm breathing the smoke of fruit cigarettes, / One's already burnt; I am craving for more. / I'm lighting the last one with no regrets - / If you were beside me, it well could be four. / / I'm slowly turning the key in my lock; / It usually takes me two minutes or three, / But I have been blind to the…  sign in to read more »

»Lands Of Forever«

by April A., Feb 28, 2011

Discover the lands of forever - / Of harmony, beauty and peace; / Your reverie's worth the endeavor / Of searching a moment to seize: / / A moment to linger for years, / A perpetuated romance / Of two ever different spheres / That twist in a passionate dance. / / This madness and charm are a whole, / As…  sign in to read more »

»Mixed Emotions«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Feb 25, 2011

I wait patiently on the quiet corner slowly downloading your inner soul / I felt my heart maneuver with a heartbeat faster than that of a beat-boy / The moment I laid my eyes on you I felt them drooling as a circus striper's body, / when I got closer to you, all I had in mind was misconceptions and…  sign in to read more »


by Kusain PoeticHustler Mokone, Feb 16, 2011

Why does it happen for a person to lose / Whether it be an object / Or / A love close to the heart / Why do we have to endure your pain / / It elaborates it potency in its threshold / It reprimands us / It reminds us of the beauty of things and life / To say goodbye is something I never want to do / again…  sign in to read more »

»What is it about you?«

by Johan Campbell, Feb 8, 2011

I stare at your photo next to my bed / and wonder at the images / that flood through my head. / / What is it about you that stirs me so? / Why is it that when you're not here / my tears want to flow? / / Is it your smile, / or the softness of your eyes? / What is it that causes my emotions to rise? / / Well…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Feb 7, 2011

I'm looking around and searching you there, / The bright prospect lights only frown as I stare, / My heart's getting lost in the shatters. / I know you'll pick them all up when you come, / And I'll never mind if you steal at least some, / Just keep them, and nothing else matters. / / Those white and green…  sign in to read more »

»Shouting a Silent Lie«

by Matthews Radijo Wa Tebakang, Feb 7, 2011

When you have something to say and you don't, / When you think of something worth doing and you don't, / When you have a vision but don't let others see it, / And when you withhold any good from those who deserve it, / You are shouting a silent lie. / / / When you see a gap and you don't fill it, / When…  sign in to read more »

»Meaning of Tears«

by Rakesh Kumar, Feb 1, 2011

What name should I give to tears / Should I call them precious pearl / Or sweet innocent baby girl / / Are they an early morning dew / Or result of undefined unknown view / / Are they sign of bleeding heart / An output of strongest intention thwart / Or form of a crushed dream for many years / Resulted in…  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 »

»Call off the Search«

by Anthea De Bruyn, Jan 24, 2011

I dove into the deep end of a fantasy, for real / I would only have myself to blame for the loss I feel / Each word was false, oh but the betrayal was true / Sometimes it feels red, sometimes black, sometimes blue / / Wasted time, dashed dreams, needless sorrows, / It seems there are no colder crimes…  sign in to read more »

»Merry Questmas«

by Edward Iacona, Jan 3, 2011

Once upon a Christmas time / That was now many years ago / I was thinking about my Christmases past / With a warm and nostalgic glow. / / I wanted to share my childhood / And all the things I did. / It would give some depth to stories / That start, "Well, when I was a kid..." / / A vivid memory of my youth…  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 »

»Heroes In Uniform«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 12, 2010

Not heroes who have the ability to fly, / Not those with special sight, / Not those with unreal powers many, / Not those with power to fight. / Not fictional men with superhuman power, / Not those from books or fiction, / Not those from film and other realms, / Not those from superstition. / Heroes…  sign in to read more »


by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 7, 2010

Release yourself from the modern Earth, / Find a place that is of worth, / Write a poem, engage in art, / Release your feelings from within your heart, / Create a world entirely your own, / A place where you can escape alone, / Be free of the dreaded world of crime, / An enter your world of timeless time…  sign in to read more »

»What to Be?«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 7, 2010

Be strong, / In life you'll find the road is long. / Be brave, / Keep your courage when walls cave, / Be just, / In equality and fairness strive and trust, / Beware, / Dangers lurk, take caution and care, / Be wise, / Deal in neither deceit or lies, / Be free, / Don't lock yourself without a key, / Be there,…  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 »

»Living Beyond Herself«

by Jeton Kelmendi, Dec 2, 2010

"To have faith means to live... Faith is the only thing that is ours by any means." / Mother Teresa / Presently has arrived in herself and is living with the Angels / / For those many years / From the great past / A marvel named Albanica was living beyond herself / With two spirits / One for God and…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Nov 13, 2010

Taste remorse bleeding from my lips, / Feel the pain of my dreams unleashed. / Shooting stars struggle to eclipse / One last flash of a perfect wish. / / Make the way with me, / Help my spirit flee, / Set my soul free, / It is smothered. / Let me find my place / In this tempting haze, / In the night's embrace…  sign in to read more »

»Falling Long Distance«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 9, 2010

Somewhere in New Mexico / There are radio telescopes / They scan the heaven 24/7 / With extra terrestrial hopes. / / I can't search the universe / But I have wished upon a star. / I would like someone on earth to love / Another world is much too far. / / Finding someone has truly changed, / From the days of…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Nov 1, 2010

I say: "Good morning everyone", / Turn on the light. The morning sun / Will never choose to greet this place / Of greed-trapped minds and sheer disgrace. / Some beer into inner space / To sink reality for instance / Is just the way of my resistance / Within this suffocating maze. / / The fussy crowds in…  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 »

»If the music could keep on playing«

by Sibusiso Blessing Ntsaluba, Oct 8, 2010

If the music could keep on playing, sweet are the sounds and / Bells of the song that is filled with a sensational rhythm. / Jazz it is but not as lazy as it sounds, as it fills an innocent soul with hope for a better life. / / Sweet is the sound of the music as it puts me in a station where fantasy…  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 »

»Our Love«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Oct 5, 2010

I dream of you when dreams are dreamt I love to love only you / When I look at the sky I see the color red / Open a megazine see our picture / Listen to the news to find out we the talk of the town / Dedicate a song not showcase our love to let you know how special you are / Our love is like grass we…  sign in to read more »

»I fell in love«

by Elias Wessie, Oct 1, 2010

Kisses and cares I enjoyed, / The love of infatuation and infertility, / Sweet surrendering words employed, / The child of nature beheld serenity. / The sweetest game of innocence, / Cheesecake compliments of adoration, / My salad days had no conscience, / I swooned, swayed with admiration, / The moon rose…  sign in to read more »


by Sibusiso Blessing Ntsaluba, Sep 27, 2010

IF I could make my dreams come through, My Sins go low / I would stand up with joy that fills my heart into the fullest and regret no new day as a new / day is a Blessing and I am a Blessing and was named Blessing / I am the light above the sky and fly within the / universe which carries an everlasting…  sign in to read more »

»Message to your Heart«

by Sibusiso Blessing Ntsaluba, Sep 24, 2010

Rain in me your tears of joy / As your lips die in mine, / leaving a sweetest taste of strawberry and pineapple. / Juicy they are without a doubt, / Enjoying every moment of them. / / I may not be your nation within a nation / but your lover within your heart. / even losing you might mean the world to…  sign in to read more »

»...Essence (of a beautiful Soul)«

by Lethal Poet, Sep 22, 2010

Ever wondered how it feels to be blind / live life in the dark... / And never get to see the loveliness of a Blossoming Flower / Or the Beauty of the Sun set? / / Some say "Dark is Beautiful" / Some say "love is blind" / And / Some write "ignorance is Bliss" / / "Pause" / / Through you / I have seen all of…  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 »


by Lethal Poet, Sep 18, 2010

She let me lick into / Her being, completely / Got a taste of her / Innocence, truthfully / / So, I plunged in deeply / Into her...Faithfully / I touched... / As I was touched / / I traced... / As I was lead / To deeper mysteries / Of life - Like a little boy / / I chanted for her charms / Slowly but surely…  sign in to read more »

»I never told him that "I love him"«

by Maureen Direro, Sep 7, 2010

He was the pride and joy of my life / He said he loved me all the time / Safe to say "I love him too" / But I never said it to his face / He made me laugh / I made him insecure / You would ask how? / I never told him that "I love him" / Oh how cruel I was, / Oh how cruel I still am, / Just to say those three…  sign in to read more »

»Know me, See me, Recognise me«

by Anesa Dindar, Aug 12, 2010

A question on my mind / I've been quietly contemplating / The question is, "Do I need people to clap?" / / Remember the words of the song / "Sometimes you want to go / Where everybody knows your name / And they're always glad you came" / / I crave the attention. / I need the affirmation. / I need people…  sign in to read more »

»A woman strong«

by Puleng Monare, Aug 11, 2010

Her heart is full of scars / yet she can still love / Cried a lot in this life time / but the teare are not yet over / she tried many times to leave / but the love she has always stops her / She is abused everyday / yet she doesn't play the victim. / / She covers her scars her bruises / with a big smile on…  sign in to read more »


by Puleng Monare, Aug 11, 2010

Nobody understands how I feel / My family does not understand my feelings / I'm alone in this world / My friends do not understand my feelings / They think I'm exaggerating / I'm alone in this world, I'm forever alone. / A loner I am / I dream, I think and stress alone / Cause I can't let anyone in my…  sign in to read more »

»The talent of lying«

by Anesa Dindar, Jul 29, 2010

Like poetry, / Like musical ability, / Like painting, / Like sport, / Lying is a talent too. / / Some have the inherent ability, / To create a fictitious life, / That is grander than necessary, / Larger than life. / Never mundane, never ordinary, / Always fascinatingly different, / And appealingly new.…  sign in to read more »

»Frozen like iceland then crushed like ice«

by Sakhile Koaho, Jul 27, 2010

like a prayer I was targeted, / your plan was to play me and leave me depressed. / first word out of my mouth was AMEN. / not knowing that the last sentence would be "that was hell man" / / you left me breathless for a while, / couldn't believe my eyes but that didn't stop me from giving you my love,…  sign in to read more »


by Puleng Monare, Jul 26, 2010

You killed the spirit / You killed the faith / You have taken away the joy. / Good girl gone bad. / You have slaughtered like an animal / Slit the throat of hope / Stabbed the heart with the sharpest dagger. / Crushed dreams and goals. / / You have taken fathers from their children / Mothers from their…  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 »


by April A., Jul 21, 2010

The cradle of despair. / The ever-winter air. / Is anybody there, / Beneath this dreadful moon / Evoking thirst for tears? / I'm screaming - no one hears. / I breathe the same old fear / That I'll be dying soon. / My soul strays and hovers, / My heart is under covers, / My lonely secret lovers - / The clouds…  sign in to read more »


by Mary Kettle, Jul 8, 2010

A mask of beauty and mystery / so beautiful it appears / I wonder what is behind that mask / that you have worn for years / I think if you could take down the mask / and let others in to see / that the beauty is inside of you / your spirituality / You have away of caring / like you truly understand / You have…  sign in to read more »


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 »

»Euphoric Embezzlement«

by Kay Wikajovich, Jun 25, 2010

I learn to fall in love with myself again / and have candle light dates with my shadow... / Converse with my cerebral cortex and hope that the sound echoes off the walls like a bat / And like this creature, I will find my way in the dark / when I am unable to see by listening to my instincts / / I feel…  sign in to read more »

»Dictionaries can't describe a feeling...«

by Kay Wikajovich, Jun 22, 2010

I have tested the finest wines / I have experienced the greatest dines / I have explored the beauty of taste / But nothing compares... / / I have traveled the Middle East / I have encountered Africas wild beasts / I have been fascinated by the salty seas / Still nothing compares... / / I have bathed in…  sign in to read more »

»Sea of Morality«

by Kay Wikajovich, Jun 22, 2010

Never a matter of superstition / Nor a matter of dillusion / / As these salt hit the ground / May it cleanse my soul from your turmoil / / Wash away / Like the tides of the current / / Sync my rhythm to the moon / Never to be swayed by you / But to be guided by the wind / / Euthanasia / In every depth lies…  sign in to read more »

»I refuse to give up«

by Mbalenhle Thandokuhle Xulu, May 18, 2010

I lie awake in my bed / Helpless, hopeless / My future suddenly doesn't look so bright anymore / All my childhood dreams and aspirations dead / Doesn't look like there's much for me, I am told / But I won't give up, at least not yet / / / Everyone's busy with their own stuff / Everyone has their own…  sign in to read more »


by Berto Kamp, Apr 30, 2010

Images flashing through my mind / Thinking who will see this kind / What I have become, one that cannot experience fun / Why is it so / Maybe you can tell me I do not know / Tried over and over to forget / Thought that maybe I could beat the rest / You took hold of me / Thought you did comfort my needs / No…  sign in to read more »

»Midnight in Fes«

by Berto Kamp, Apr 29, 2010

Children that play out there on the street / Shouting and kicking the ball till there is defeat / What is it that I see / From my magical balcony / The streets below that shine so bright / Strange with the minimum light / Narrow walkways and the roof not so high / The medina is where I dwell tonight / The…  sign in to read more »

»Misery loves company«

by Joel Greenup, Apr 29, 2010

Why spend days in my room in loneliness? / People wonder why I'm miserable / They cannot seem to understand the mess / I can't clean up, I'm just not capable / Sometimes too dark to even see my thoughts / The sensation always overwhelms me / Understanding when I connect the dots / Don't they understand I…  sign in to read more »

»Piteous sight«

by Berto Kamp, Apr 28, 2010

Face full of frowns / You stand alone with no one at your side / Dirty faded rags / Your cloths you wear holding a plastic bag / Resting heavily on you crutch / Barely holding you up / Bent buckled back / Arched soon waiting to snap / Like a branch that once was subtle / No as if folded double / Hands…  sign in to read more »

»Destroy Thy, Destroy Thee«

by Josh Hay, Apr 9, 2010

What happens when my social fabric breaks? What am I left with? Will you make this easy on me, or will you fake your way out of this one? You won't know what you had, until it's gone. I showed you how I loved, and you rejected it, as if it was nothing. My love was more than just empty space, I fill…  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 Age of Colour: "Companionism"«

by Taahir Chagan, Apr 7, 2010

a non-believer at first / as a result of a dark age / it was a lonely existence / a dark existence / / I could not understand / having someone / not as a means to an end / but just to have someone / / until one day a colourful enlightenment / came my way / she appeared out of nowhere / I am now a believer…  sign in to read more »

»The Dark Ages: A Philosophy on Human Interaction«

by Taahir Chagan, Apr 7, 2010

contemplate deeply / I do / try to understand / I do / / but I do not / for better / or for worse / know why we engage in such insanity / / I speak here of matrimony / the tying together of two / the shutting out of the rest / the so called gods test / / in captivity / suppressing our urges / we will lose our…  sign in to read more »


by Cashca Viljoen, Apr 1, 2010

Feeling so lost and all alone / I want to bury all the memories / Leave no trace that you ever existed / / Maybe then I could sleep at night / Maybe then my eyes will be free... / From all the tears / / Don't want to have to drag this pain with me / Everywhere I go... / I want to be normal again / / But…  sign in to read more »

»Silence is an answer«

by Tonya Marye Cockerell, Apr 1, 2010

I'm still / I'm quiet / Out of sight / I'm silent / Don't crowd me / Don't stare / Don't hurt me / Just care. / / I break up / I crumble / I follow / But stumble / My direction? / Just one / You're my leader / You're my sun / Take me to calmness / Take away my pain / Be my stillness in restless winds / Dry my tears in…  sign in to read more »

»background colors«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, Mar 18, 2010

pleasant it's not, I should know / on your knees, facing only yourself / knowing the reflection, / the mirror always stares back / / edged in red hurt / when you dare to explore excuses / red hurt always seep through / justified in focusing / / edged in background colors / reflecting on broken promises…  sign in to read more »

»Cherry Is The Square Root Of Pie«

by Josh Hay, Mar 15, 2010

What have you become? Your excuses mean nothing to my ears. You dance around me, my eyes move with your feet, I cant breath. I can't stop dreaming. This demise is so surreal. Mark this day with blood on my hands. I have committed a sin. Your drowning in your silence, what happened to your smile?…  sign in to read more »

»why am I doing this to myself?«

by Puleng Monare, Mar 15, 2010

I never learn from my mistakes / Never listen / Listen to the advice of those who care for me / Care enough not to want to see me hurt / Care enough not to want to see me cry / And say I should have listened. / I never listen to wise words / I never listen to my mind / But only to my heart / To the heart…  sign in to read more »

»my father«

by Puleng Monare, Mar 11, 2010

For a long time I thought I had none, / for a long time I did not think of him / It was as if he didn't exist. / I didn't pray for him, / didn't wish to see him, / didn't want to know him / simply because he abandoned me / simply because he wanted nothing to do with me / sometimes I wonder if he ever…  sign in to read more »


by Aeron Manabo, Mar 8, 2010

Do you remember my promises? / The night I said those words. / My grip on your hands. / My knees on the floor. / / I promised to stay, / and never leave. / I promised to love you, / no matter what happens. / / I'll never break that. / Do you believe me? / I'll always fulfill that. / No matter what it takes…  sign in to read more »

»The dark night of the soul«

by Anesa Dindar, Feb 17, 2010

Darkness covers her / Loneliness washes over her / Stifling desolation and misery pushes through / / Worry overcomes her / Anxiety rattles her / Overwhelming sadness and pain pierces through / / The dark night of the soul has returned. / / Then, / / Brightness envelopes her / Calmness surrounds her…  sign in to read more »

»Treacherous Words«

by Anesa Dindar, Feb 17, 2010

His words are more dangerous than his blows. / His words remain long after the cuts and bruises have healed. / His words, like poison seeping through m…  sign in to read more »

»A comfortable life...«

by Anesa Dindar, Feb 12, 2010

A comfortable life ... / / like comfortable shoes chosen not for the thrill of wearing but for ease and convenience. / / Single lady seeking anything but a comfortable life - for the security and contentment of comfort is merely adequate but certainly not sufficient. / / So, she courageously sheds the…  sign in to read more »


by Anesa Dindar, Feb 12, 2010

Seeing it beside me, / knowing I cannot have it, / wanting, / needing, / craving, / is Torture. / / Feeling it beside me, / knowing I cannot have it, / hoping, / dreaming, / wishing, / is Tortu…  sign in to read more »

»Words of a mixed race girl«

by Anesa Dindar, Feb 12, 2010

What are you? / / They ask, 'What are you?' / looking at me strangely - / wondering, whispering, enquiring, deliberating, / / Assessing me keenly - / hair, nose, skin, colour, / / Appraising me openly - / race, creed, culture, ethnicity / / Evaluating me eagerly - / mixture, combination, concoction,…  sign in to read more »

»The Mirror«

by Amy Boucher, Feb 8, 2010

Smash the mirror / break it and leave it lying on the floor broken and dead / smash it until you are sure you have killed the face that resides in there / the face that taunts you "you will never be beautiful no matter how hard you try" it says trying to hurt you in a mocking tone of voice, well I…  sign in to read more »

»Red Rose For You«

by Jayram Daya, Jan 27, 2010

Red rose for you my dear / We are near this year / Fresh from the morning dew / I am due from the few / / With such a pretty face / You have the grace / Wishing that you are mine / A thought so divine / …  sign in to read more »

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

by Adnasis Egnahs, Jan 7, 2010

Last night I came across a woman who could not reason or stand her ground, her perceptible and obvious confused mind resembled childishness and idle mind. / / I found her irritating and I could not stand her, she was the opposite of me, I really could not bear to be in her presence any longer, her…  sign in to read more »

»The Phoenix«

by Yolande Duplessis, Jan 7, 2010

Slowly I rise from the ashes / Like a Phoenix / my flame is renewed / my wings are still new / and tight / I stretch them out / prepare myself to take off / on my new journey / BUT / I cannot, not yet / Like a giant enemy of freedom / life forces me to stay still / I cannot move / I am caged in / My wings are…  sign in to read more »

»The Best For Me«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Dec 10, 2009

Sunbeams creep through my curtains / To tickle me awake / Another day is born and waiting / For me to come out and play / / You know Jesus made the sunbeam / And Jesus sure made me / So I'm related to sunbeams / Let me shine, let me shine / Happily / / Walking on the beach that day / The ocean kissing my…  sign in to read more »

»Giving Thanks«

by Edward Iacona, Dec 4, 2009

There's a little tradition on Thanksgiving / In which the family and each guest / Takes a turn before the dinner / To tell how their lives are blessed. / / Each person speaks of gratitude / Within their minds reflection / As she listens and waits what does she think / In her personal introspection. / / Does…  sign in to read more »

»The Women I've Loved«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Dec 4, 2009

Thinking back to the time before / Wondering why you walked out the door / Was it I or was it what I lacked? / Never once thought you wouldn't come back / / Love is not quite love, when its not spelt right / Love is not quite love, when it is does not bring delight / Loving you was all I had, Now all I…  sign in to read more »

»Putting A Thought Out There«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 30, 2009

Putting pen to paper makes / Inner voices very clear. / Of a desire no longer secret / For the cosmos (plus one) to hear. / / Positive thoughts are focused, / Projected strong and true. / Encouraged within my spirit, / By the joy of knowing YOU. / / Some logic here for you to see, / Although…  sign in to read more »


by Edward Iacona, Nov 26, 2009

As I walk the dog each night, I stare into the sky. / The stars alone bear mute witness to my daily weary sigh / I still ask the heavens of what went wrong to love that went awry. / And I think of the things we could have done but she would not even try. / / Writing rhymes about our problems is a great…  sign in to read more »

»Staying Power«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 19, 2009

When the going gets tough, the tough get going / That's a proverb we've heard before / That doesn't mean for your marriage / You should be quick to use the door. / / You made a lifelong commitment / And life isn't always sweet. / Marriage is not like computer spam / You just can't click on DELETE. / / You…  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 »

»The Nagging Dusk«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 16, 2009

The tired sun barely whispers "Goodbye" to the distant hills, / Than they turn from green to orange and then to silhouettes. / That insidious nagging thought my mind cajoles and flirts, / And like the water from my shaking hand all the days hope spills. / A vicious cycle - the knowledge of the…  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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»Information Trafficker«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Nov 6, 2009

Is it wrong to use whatever title you like? / It's whatever you make it to be. / I have a parenting responsibility over my work. / You would know I excel when it comes to this. / I am not superhuman; I want you to think that too. / I hold the magic and my life's work is the miracle I see more every day…  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 »

»Find The Joy«

by Desiree Chapman, Nov 5, 2009

Life is a never ending circle that continues no matter how hard the day may seem / We tend to dwell upon the hurt and pain that we in counter rather than the joy / Find the joy in your life / / Can you not stand up and decide that today is the end of the tunnel of negativity / No one can bring us the…  sign in to read more »


by Berto Kamp, Oct 28, 2009

Silently I walked alone / Carrying my burden on my way home / Crouched over I was bent / My troubles alone had I spent / All these years bundled up into one / This was no idea of frivolous fun / How many times did I try, over and over again? / To release myself of the inner pain / What I had been through as…  sign in to read more »

»Inside My Soul«

by Desiree Chapman, Oct 24, 2009

Tattered dreams soon disappear / Inside my soul there is no fear / The mask removed I know see / Inside my heart it's meant to be / / Alone I walk my head held high / Inside I know I've lived a lie / It's not too late to dry my tears / Inside I know I wasted so many years / / Searching for my other half…  sign in to read more »

»How I Loved You«

by Desiree Chapman, Oct 22, 2009

No matter what you said or how we fought / How I loved you / Whether you cut me off or broke my heart / How I loved you / Through the lies and the pain / How I loved you / Whether or not it would ever be the same / How I loved you / I gave you my energy and my pride / How I love you / Wanted to be a family…  sign in to read more »


by Bartho Geldenhuys, Oct 19, 2009

colourful I am not / painting myself, I can convince you / smiling at all, at everybody / at everybody that wants to see a smile / how are you they ask, fine I say / it can only get better / then you walk away, maybe you believed me / did you really believe me? / when I replied and said fine! / how dare you…  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 »


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 »

»Dance of my Soul«

by Tiema Muindi, Sep 28, 2009

What I wish for died before / Perhaps not / Or may be / Not of this world / Or shall not be so / What I wish for / My happiness to be / / I have tried and failed / Many times before / Choices I made / Turned upside down / Not that my hand made it be / Not that my heart / Loved her not / Perhaps what I wish for…  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 »


by Bartho Geldenhuys, Sep 10, 2009

Old am I, middle-aged is what I am called / On the bench is not where I wanted to be found / Being disillusioned was never planned for / Dire straits now seems to be taking over / / Tomorrow, where will I find myself to be / Day by day I wonder, will I get there / When the horizon is all but bleak / Where…  sign in to read more »

»Tell me the secret«

by Tiema Muindi, Aug 27, 2009

I wanted to ask you / Even when in turmoil / Of your life / And all doors closed / That tomorrow's tunnel / Seemed to have no light / I wanted to ask you / Why did you still smile / / I wanted to ask you / When your dreams / Have no glimmer of hope / When your efforts / Are just a drop / In the ocean / But still…  sign in to read more »

»At Any Rate«

by April A., Aug 21, 2009

Kill the cops, / Destroy the gooks, / Break the wall / Of vice-shaped looks, / Break the rules, / And do it twice, / It's your life - / You've paid the price. / / Cock the gun / And change the orders - / Mess the puppets / In this show. / Speak your mind / Beyond the borders, / Win to live - / It's all you know…  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 »

»Cupid's weird way«

by Kelly Attrill, Aug 13, 2009

A killer in disguise, it has no face. / It can happen anytime, in an unexpected place. / Your dreams flash before you...your heart begins to race, / "No this can't be happening! So all of this was a waste." / Rejection is worst feeling in the world. / Love was the reason, that your world twirled. / Now he…  sign in to read more »

»Remember to heal«

by Mthunzikazi Mbungwana, Jul 29, 2009

It restricts your movement / Sets you in a solitary confinement / You become the warden / The prisoner of your own prison / It presses your puffy heart hard like a stone / It eats your inside slowly like cancer / Brings that uncomfortable feeling / It causes hiccups, nausea / You can't puke and help…  sign in to read more »


by Roberta Williams, Jul 7, 2009

Where can you go when there is / nothing let but yourself. / life is hard and so much to deal / with I just don't know. / So many problems and worries. / Sit and thinking about where to / go when there isn't noone around to / talk to. / What can I do. / I have lost so much in life. / Sad to think that no one…  sign in to read more »

»Nerve Disease«

by Roberta Williams, Jul 7, 2009

Peripheral Neuropathy. / / I have peripheral neuropathy. / I suffer everyday with this nerve disease. / I deserve a better life. / Then to have to suffer with this problem that I have. / It used to be just in both of my feet. / But now it is in both of my legs. / my arms. / Had to have a shot yesterday…  sign in to read more »

»Pesticides got me petrified«

by Lebohang Ramatswi, Jul 7, 2009

Pesticides got me petrified. / Feelings still scrutinised. / A kiss I've longed for; / Got me yearning for more. / I felt your heart beat, / I climed and unthinkable feet, / running awya from pesticides that / clouded my lungs and left me petrified. / / I love you, you love me. / so, let it be. Hold me and…  sign in to read more »


by Roberta Williams, Jul 6, 2009

Just something I thought of feel free to comment. / / I cannot buy any time and I cry for all the times I was lost in love. / My love can never buy the times we lost and please don't say bye to me. / I'm lost in love and in life but for now all I do is cry. / / Don't take your love for granted. / Always…  sign in to read more »

»Saying Goodbye One Last Time«

by Diane Brents, Jul 6, 2009

It was meant to happen different, / He wasn't supposed to die, / It wasn't meant to happen so soon, / I wanted him to stay a little longer, / I didn't want him to leave us. / I didn't get to say goodbye to him, / I wanted him to come back home but not like that, / I want to turn back time and make him…  sign in to read more »

»What Counts«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Jun 12, 2009

The Butterflies tip tap / their dance on the roses, / and the flowers are full of / honey making Bees. / The breeze of the wind / softly blowing, / high over the top of / the ever wrestling / leaves of the trees. / All those are made / so extremely pretty / to enjoy through the eyes / of you and me. / But it…  sign in to read more »


by Jayram Daya, Jun 1, 2009

When hatred invaded a weak thought, / The mind was prepared for defeat. / It was the will that fought, / Anger attacked without retreat. / / Sad to hear the screams and cries, / Violence was the force that dictated. / With bleeding mind and denies, / Anger left the body negated. / / Shame returned when all…  sign in to read more »

»My Eyes«

by Themai Tercia Sibanyoni, May 19, 2009

my eyes / my vision / my window to the world / my beauty / / they define me / although some cannot see it / they define the true me / / I can do a lot of things with them / I can love / I can hate / I can talk, cry, lie / but most of all / I can seduce / / I haven't altered their vision / cause I appreciate them…  sign in to read more »

»My One Heroine«

by Lauren Diaz, May 8, 2009

A void resides in the depths of my mind, / Something is lacking; I can't figure out. / / And then you emerge, you leave me spellbound, / Your presence, I can't stand a day without. / / Your sweet aroma, it captivates me. / The radiance in your eyes hypnotizes. / / Your smile is my lifeline to sanity,…  sign in to read more »

»Minus-Minus, Plus-Plus«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, May 5, 2009

In the absence of light, why should there be dark / If you're not with me, it doesn't mean I'm alone / While the fire burns within, without it remains cold / A series of events, join the dots, destiny / Pity the ones that do not know why, how or when / Simply put it cannot be right, but it is / Minus Pain…  sign in to read more »


by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 1, 2009

They search for me / Just like the detectives, / They follow me / Just like the shadows, / They watch me / Just like the scavengers, / Yet / They don't hurt me / Just like you do. / / They utter the words / That crush my spirit, / They whisper the lies / That break me down, / They sing the tunes / That build my…  sign in to read more »


by Sergio Coto, Apr 14, 2009

You pushed and pushed... / seemingly got too far, / interposing your ideals / and grading my judgement. / / Your Roundabout knowledge of my head, / a falling routine fear, / quarintining my foremost desires / to pervert this native habit. / / You hand me to the edge... / forgetting the brilliant hurt / that…  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 »


by Sergio Coto, Apr 10, 2009

I will believe in my convenient fall, / to mind my religious belonging / to your blessed body / full of courageous lies. / / I contained my songs / built upon your fearsome curves, / i endear this gird / that affected me in behalf of you. / / I brighten my flaws / that bred my deafness, / I date my ownself…  sign in to read more »

»The bonds of flesh«

by Byron Coetzee, Apr 10, 2009

We who break the bonds of flesh / and carry deep our ties of regret / are bound to things you cannot see / like all the love we wished would be / / For we are all but simple beings / who find a way to live our dreams / for we who walk this world so cold / will always seem to be alone / / So as I write these…  sign in to read more »

»For me and you«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 5, 2009

Been to heaven and back / to miss your eyes, / been forth and back / to scare my courage. / / Belonging to my serenity / you begin to sob, / believing my lies / you end up billowed. / / you awfully clatter and effuse / though gently run away, / you get up and hunt me down / to tears and I rehearse. / / to…  sign in to read more »

»The River Between«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 5, 2009

I feel drowning / Not that I cannot swim / I feel blown away / Not that I cannot fly / I feel down / Not that I am moody / I feel you / Who cannot be in my life. / / I feel drowsy / Not that I haven't slept / I feel dizzy / Not that I am about to faint / I feel crazy / Not that I am going mad / I feel you / Who…  sign in to read more »


by Sergio Coto, Apr 4, 2009

Adulteration almost complete / understood the posible agony, / amass those blazing insults / intimate with a dream. / / Irresolvable issue to lend / bittersweet blindness to me, / bite abroad again the abdication / hurtle out the single act. / / Adventure myself in the blade / of rushing up above the rest,…  sign in to read more »


by Sergio Coto, Apr 4, 2009

Is it advantageous to breath / ample hours of greed and clutter, / dark moments of affection / make my willful thinking weak. / / Learned to deal with hollowness / to heal this sour rhythm, / direct affection to enrich hate / and ennoble a love-giving heart. / / I entertain my soul / with this handless…  sign in to read more »

»No Man Cry«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 3, 2009

Me heard him cry / Very loud at night / Me asked him to say / Why you cry tonight / No man has seen / Water from your eyes / No villager has heard / You crying aloud. / / You who wrestled / A bull to the ground / You who fall no sick any season / Me asked him again / Why you cry tonight / That man said no word…  sign in to read more »

»Life Is...«

by Raine Lariza, Apr 1, 2009

Life is like a gamble / Where some things are at stake / There are times you may encounter some troubles / There are times where some difficulties are hard to take / / Life is like a basketball game / If you missed the ball / Then an opportunity just grasped out of your hands / And it would be the other's…  sign in to read more »

»Should I know or not«

by Motsamai Mokoena, Apr 1, 2009

I moved from one place to another, seeking answers to the unknown questions. Just wondering must I continue like this seeking the impossible nor shall I remain in suspense. / Moving is fun, seeking the unknown ain't easy where as we are surrounded by haters and threats without forgetting the fears we…  sign in to read more »

»The Married Bride«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 1, 2009

I look back / At the tracks of my life, / Fallen are trees / That had blocked my dreams, / Dry are rivers / That had flooded my hopes, / As you stand there / Who would have been my wife, / With charm and beauty / That would have been my drive. / / I do now cry / For what would have been mine, / The bride, my…  sign in to read more »

»Joyful Tear«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Mar 30, 2009

There is joy in a face, / that is happy. / There is…  sign in to read more »

»Memories Of Yesterday«

by Tiema Muindi, Mar 28, 2009

My life to me was your shadow / When you smiled I laughed for you / When you cried I wept for you / What I loved most / I gave all for you / What you hated most / I absorbed that for you / I wanted no sorrow to touch you / I always had to swallow / Your anger for you. / / You were the faith / That moved my…  sign in to read more »

»My Song Your Dance«

by Tiema Muindi, Mar 28, 2009

If I were water, / I would keep some for you / When in drought and rivers dry / I would hide myself / Beneath the rocks and roots / I shall be there to quench your thirst. / / I would always be there, / If I were a smile / On your lips and dimples / That you may give joy in sorrow / When I look at your…  sign in to read more »


by Motsamai Mokoena, Mar 26, 2009

A feeling which I cannot describe, it fills my inner being with undescribable beauty from within and brings colour to the big, dark and black world. / Happiness glows my inner and outer side of my body, it cleanses me from within. / Happiness does not depend on how successful you are neither by the…  sign in to read more »

»Earth, Water, Fire and Wind«

by Raine Lariza, Mar 21, 2009

Earth is my greatest home / Where every living thing roams / Land that is full of colorful things / That the mankind must unite in nature preserving / / Water for rivers, seas, lakes and oceans / A symbol of life that should not be ignore even for once / It's for everyone's duty and call / Because the…  sign in to read more »

»Finally Home«

by Raine Lariza, Mar 20, 2009

I have seen so many faces / I have been into many places / Different walks of life I have seen / But still confused on what's been missing / / Searching for the empty part that fills my heart / Hoping that one day I will never be apart / Apart from someone I can call "home" / From each sad and happy…  sign in to read more »

»Hand in Hand«

by Raine Lariza, Mar 20, 2009

Sometimes you may feel / Your problems are too much to deal / Sometimes you'll see that the heavy loads are all on you / And you'll say, you're in way too blue / / Try to look up in the sky / Just maybe you can seek some light / Never hesitate to call my name / Always bear in your mind that I am your…  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 »

»My classmate«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Mar 17, 2009

There you were, brown skin / Smooth footsteps and cute smile / I glanced for a minute / Smiled for seconds / Pondered for hours / / You went past me / I froze and paused / An angel had appeared / Tenacious she is / / Ears widely opened in anticipation / To hear a soft gentle voice / Hands stretched out…  sign in to read more »

»Tell me«

by Katarina Olesen, Mar 17, 2009

walk around in madness. / I can't figure out why. / emptyness is blowing my head / / tell me who I am / I don't know why. / make it clear to me. / please, im empty / / hate is a feelin' / I feel it now. / people look at me / like I'm a ghost / / tell me who I am / I don't know why / make it clear to…  sign in to read more »

»A friendly crush«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Mar 16, 2009

28th January 2009 it was / There she was, quietly / Sitting on that chair / I thought to myself, Is / She an angel or what? / / Skin so soft, body so hot / I glanced at her as if I had / Seen a ghost, my knees started / To shiver, my heart skipped / Emotions rose / / Voice so smooth, lips so juicy…  sign in to read more »

»Mistakenly in love«

by Zandile Mboneni, Mar 15, 2009

My breath catches as I struggle not to let the tears run down my face. / This facade am wearing is starting to crack, like the painting on the clowns face who has one more humorless joke to share. / The emptiness in his eyes as he struggles to catch the attention of his audience, is like the emptiness…  sign in to read more »

»Heart Violated«

by Zandile Mboneni, Mar 7, 2009

Snickering, checking if the coast is clear. With steady hands he checks all the doors and non has been left for easy access. / / Shattering the glass, he lets himself in and lets his eyes be accustomed to the dark. Taking in the beauty he sees infront of him and wanting it all, wanting to steal it…  sign in to read more »

»Loving in Circles«

by Anthea De Bruyn, Feb 20, 2009

Why do you heal me, only to bruise me? / Why do you save me, only to use me? / You lift me up, to make me crawl / Where will you be, when I fall? / / My heart is fine where it's supposed to be / Lost in the dark, for no one to see / You cannot find it, safe where it's hidden / I can't allow access, entry…  sign in to read more »

»With Shame«

by Jayram Daya, Feb 16, 2009

A feeling of acute despair, / With fear walking on the nerves. / A lump gathers in the throat, / With the mouth parched, / Words stagnate. / / Solitude is an abode, / With loneliness a friend. / Disgrace sets in with anxiety, / With self pride, / Will alienate. / / Remorse comes from instinct, / With time as…  sign in to read more »


by Mamello Monageng, Feb 15, 2009

the one story of our lives / Boy, girl, meets / Girl loses boy, boy loses girl / But it's seldom happily ever after / And yet the only teaching we get is happily ever after / / at a point when it doesn't work out, / we tend to believe it was someone's fault / When it works out whose fault is it- / could it…  sign in to read more »

»The value of love - what means more«

by Marlene Cozett, Jan 27, 2009

Sorry for you, sorry for me. / sorry that the little we have / is not enough for you / Thank you doesn't have to cost / It's the thought that counts not the price / Love has no price, only what we give it / It can cost nothing but is means everything / / Sorry for the change, when did the price of things…  sign in to read more »


by Marlene Cozett, Jan 26, 2009

Yes I still have some / It's like looking in a mirror so very long ago / When being free, was sitting in a tree / / I get free hugs, free kisses, at every turn / Kisses and hugs without the burn / / Whispering secrets and special stories, / Laughing at mistakes, nothing so serious / / When being silly is…  sign in to read more »

»Midnight Dreaming«

by Abdul Milazi, Jan 11, 2009

in the middle of the night / when the time is right / I find time to cry / I cry because I am alone / in this civilisation of things / treasured friends come at a cost / / I pray at the alter of music / I lose myself / there's music that transports you to fairyland / there's music you hum / sing-along with…  sign in to read more »

»Fake Dreams«

by Ashley Fancher, Dec 17, 2008

Life's not real it seems so fake / More like a dream / Until the moment you wake / Then reality takes hold, turns your world upside down / Your once beautiful smile is now a permanent frown / Theres not a twinkle in your eye / Too many tears have been shed / From a perfect dream to reality it's hard to say…  sign in to read more »

»He Watches us even when we freak«

by Ashley Fancher, Dec 17, 2008

Some days I want to give it all up and quit / And yet I stick thru and bear with it / I'm starting to like the person I'm becoming / Instead of the person I was / From my problems I was running / I always knew at the end of the tunnel there was a light / And now that I am closer / The light is starting to…  sign in to read more »


by Laetitia Smith, Dec 2, 2008

You can cover up your scars with lies and deceit. / You can fabricate fairy tales that seem solid as concrete. / / But you're wrong in thinking, / So wrong in thinking... / That everything you don't have, will make you happy. / / Your whole love's a lie. / She never fails to try, / Not giving in to your "…  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 »

»To Dance With You«

by Raine Lariza, Nov 3, 2008

I maybe new to you / I maybe a stranger to you / But as the music starts / I took a few steps / As my heartbeat seemed to stop / / Who would have thought I'd find you here? / Who would have thought? / A moment like this with you / Is a worth to share? / If you could just hear me say / Oh, hear me say.. / / To…  sign in to read more »


by Abdul Milazi, Oct 16, 2008

Johannesburg my city of sorrow / many a pen has inked a line about you / many an author exhausted his vocabulary / cursing you for dreams shuttered / even praising you for fortunes stumbled upon / / to me you are like an ugly woman / you turn beautiful only by candle light / when night falls you come alive…  sign in to read more »

»Unknown Escape«

by Shimano Patel, Oct 2, 2008

Numbness arouses the very pinnacle of being / Pins and needles from head to toe / For a moment in time I feel no pain / I feel free- / / Letting go a vacant emotion, I sweetly clench / A heart beat lost / Within racing pulse / For I must bear / This is the only way- / / Shimmering sweaty hands…  sign in to read more »


by Shimano Patel, Oct 1, 2008

Sweet memories play childishly / In the play ground of heart / My mind spinning in essence / Of ecstasy once experienced / Now lost in life's life- / / A twinkle catches me / Putting me in those / Moments back in time / But just for a moment / All is come and go / You and I- / / Sadness wiped away…  sign in to read more »


by Shimano Patel, Oct 1, 2008

Time motionlesss / No where to go, no where to hide / Barren I am- / Feelings of emptiness-my friend / / A simple life a loss / Decisions made and unplanned hurts / My soul longs to find its spirit / / My shadow behide a shadow / Knowing only darkness, / As its light / I am who I am... / / Sorrow creeps…  sign in to read more »

»A Story Without An End«

by April A., Sep 6, 2008

"Me, love and you... Three halves of something whole, / If one is missing, everything is clear." / These words can paint the sorrow in my soul, / But once bright colors fade away in years. / Once sweet anticipation of your arms, / A shard of dreams, by now has turned to fear / Of someone else's charm.…  sign in to read more »

»The other woman«

by Helen Reynolds, Aug 13, 2008

Sometime I keep thinking / Of the other woman / It is hard to forget / / I keep on asking myself / Why would he still want me now / Why would he still want me to stay / After all he was looking - wanting more / / Don't fool yourself / Your are not what he wants / Can't you see / You're not what he desires…  sign in to read more »

»Living Long«

by Vusi Chris Venus Malala, Aug 7, 2008

The feeling of being lonely weakens the inner me What more can there be, if not the darkness in my eyes? / The feeling of the world on top of my shoulders, is only when I'm on top of the world / It's ike everyone has turned their backs on…  sign in to read more »

»Loyalty is underway«

by Albara Almerf, Jan 1, 1970

If it was up to me you would have been walking on air today, / Read it out now you’re here the very next day. / What a dunce assumed had gotten for what I prayed,good lord its just an other who wanted to play. / Is it my love that she wants or just a place to stay, / I have got both said the prey. / At…  sign in to read more »

»My thoughts for you«

by Jahangir Kashif, Jan 1, 1970

My love and my poetry. / My heart and my poetry. / My imaginations and my poetry. / My feeling and my poetry. / My love was the passion of my writing. / My heart was the reason for my writing. / My imaginations were the thoughts for my writing. / My feelings were the words for my writing. / All of the above…  sign in to read more »

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