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89 poems tagged GROWING UP

»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 »

»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 Abhinav Kumar, May 18, 2020

Take me back to those times of antiquity, / where there was no rancor nor acrimony / / where the life was so insouciant, / with neither to advertise nor to dramatize / / where the meal was to consume not to promulgate, / and no ostentatious attire to equate / / where label was not the reason to acquire,…  sign in to read more »

»Memoirs of my Father and Me«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Feb 20, 2020

Peace you give is cherished. / The love you give is truly pure. / Memories we hav…  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 »

»If words could make wishes come true«

by Albara Almerf, Jan 30, 2019

If words could make wishes come true, / That lass beneath the bridge wouldn’t be too blue. / Waiting every day sluggishly watching them decay, / Northern lights nigh is where you find me pray. / But only if words could make wishes come true, / My endless love for you is not an issue. / But only if you…  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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»In the name of God«

by Hind Boujghagh, Dec 11, 2017

Some hated, other loved, / Some harmed, other helped, / Some killed…  sign in to read more »

»Autumn of the soul«

by Hind Boujghagh, Nov 20, 2017

By the autumn tree, / Let all dead leav…  sign in to read more »

»The tree of creation«

by Hind Boujghagh, Nov 17, 2017

Through the veils of creation / I saw one tree, / One root, countless branchs, / It said that all differences, / Lead back to same source. / / Magnificient beauty is hidden, / Wit…  sign in to read more »

»Prayer To Self«

by Buduziri Owhonda, Jan 24, 2017

If they've filled you with hate / Then it can only be fate / If you expend it on them, / But may mercy tug at your hem. / Live above it. / / If they've filled you with lies / Causing you to descend from highs / Only remember to draw nigh / And disillusion yourself with truth; / Then you are unfit to be a…  sign in to read more »

»When the young miss the old«

by Sbusiso Manqa, Jan 17, 2017

There rests an old man / By him a bottle of Scotch on his right / A bag of tales on his left / To share with the young before his grave / / Days and weeks and months pass / With no energetic life in sight / What could've happened / He wonders in curiosity - / / Just before a selfish answer / There he sees a…  sign in to read more »


by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Nov 28, 2016

Swallowed by my thoughts, / Digested by my feelings and / Consumed by the mind, my / Guilty conscience is devouring / At my flesh, as a carcass of my / Former self remains. / / I aim to obtain the knowledge / Of this vast world were lions / Are weak and impalas are strong, / The rich serve the poor, the…  sign in to read more »

»My hands covered in blood«

by Maureen Direro, Aug 16, 2016

My hands were covered with blood, / I killed a life, / I killed an innocent life... / It wasn't the kill of knives nor guns, / But it was of words... / I worked hard to harbour this feeling of inadequate inside of me, / But it has always been there... / My beauty, my style, my sense of humour was never…  sign in to read more »


by Vivek Verma, Apr 25, 2016

There is no one, / who knows tomorrow. / but there everyone, / knows today. why? / because what we did yesterday, / we became today. / and now, what we are, / going to do tod…  sign in to read more »

»The Memory«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Feb 18, 2016

I meet the memory of myself on the old roads / Sometimes young. sometimes old. / is he coming or going? / from where to where? / All mixed up / The right time on the wrong road. / The right road leading to the wrong place. / He wont tell me / There is daylights left in me / He still got a chance / Don't loose…  sign in to read more »

»Blood on the Floor«

by Bo Lanier, Nov 19, 2015

Well my mother might be almost sixty / But she's still one damn good-looking / Woman, inside and out she's has such / A kind heart and her feelings run deeper / Than any ocean can and such a beautiful / Beautiful woman who could have any man / But why she settled for you I'll never / Understand, you low…  sign in to read more »

»Kid and life«

by Milad Khk, Sep 17, 2015

I was a little kid. / A kid was full of need. / A need was full of heed. / A heed was full of beet. / A pure feel, a healthy mind. / A little keen, a wealthy rhymed, / there was not money in my little hand. / there was not funny out of land. / A little land, out of other hand. / A little land, found by no…  sign in to read more »

»Mama had a secret lover«

by Ntombizethu Simphiwe, Aug 4, 2015

Mama had a secret lover / telling us she did not bother / Mama had a secret lover / who can never be our father / Mama had a secret lover / or shall I say secret lover…  sign in to read more »

»#1 Fucked Up Society«

by Thomas Mpho Ndlovu, Jan 27, 2015

We live in a society where pedestrian love is no true love, / In a society where sex before marriage is no more a sin but before money is, / A society where I wanna be the 1st one to post pics of my neighbor's burning house and not the 1st one to help, / A fucked up society where funerals are now…  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 Dzumbu Mmbara, Aug 22, 2014

Dare you cry for me / It was always a love full of hate / bitter sweet childhood memories / and sad days when we parted. / / Yours was an ugly love / though you loved endlessly / much love you took from us / only to leave us stuck in solitude. / / The sun is yet to stand still / it rises in the hills of…  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 »

»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 »


by Siyanda Nkosi, May 2, 2014

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


by Siyanda Nkosi, May 2, 2014

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


by Dzumbu Mmbara, Dec 11, 2013

Brotherman, you were born not to make it / all odds stacked against you / They marveled when you heart grew faint / not knowing the future inside of you / When life knocked you down / like a giant you emerged strong / We laughed at your tears / When they dried up / and you were still standing / Some don't…  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 »

»I Write«

by Mafoko Bua, Aug 15, 2013

I write so to know truly the connection between the words I fuse / I write so to fully understand why my pen gives me love but at times I refuse / I write to disclose the agenda between pen and paper / I'm forced to remain comfused because I can't these words untangle / I write written words printed…  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 »

»Tall Tale«

by Richard Thomas, Apr 18, 2013

I feel an urge to dance and cheer, / To shout for all the world to hear. / Today I stood against the wall / And found I measure five feet tall! / / My nose is farther from the floor. / My clothes don't fit me anymore. / I'm medium instead of small / Now that I've grown to five feet tall. / / No more can…  sign in to read more »

»R.I.P To my love for you«

by Maureen Direro, Jan 21, 2013

Do you believe that love dies? / Well mine did, / I don't know what went wrong but it did, / I saw myself enslaving my feelings / and all I got was, / "it looks fake" / Now the knife to say that is given to me and I do just that... / I really thought we gave birth to something good, / But now it has grown…  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 »

»Fated and Ineluctable!«

by Nasnin Nasser, Nov 19, 2012

Her shadow falls / On the smooth surface / And she felt it came with a slither / A fluffy lightness / Of a beautiful white light / Ethereal and undimmed, / Defying the shadow logic! / / "If it were a little dense / A little dark / A little less queer" / She wished and turned around. / Her cheeks blushed.…  sign in to read more »

»Inconvenienced for your convenience«

by Sakhile Koaho, Oct 4, 2012

I can't / can't do this anymore / sacrifice my happiness for yours / what I need is put aside / while your wishes are been considered / / Inconvenienced for your convenience / / I can't / can't put a smile to your face 24/7 / nor provide for you sll the time / while you sit there and do nothing / you hardly…  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 »

»Not easy«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Oct 3, 2012

Never wanted this / Never want to see you hurt / I know it's not easy / It ne…  sign in to read more »

»I love you but you can leave«

by Maureen Direro, Sep 18, 2012

I gave you the one thing I treasure the most, / >My heart< / and here you've come to rob me of my joy, / robbing me of my dreams... / Why me? / I didn't choose this ok!... / Why you acting like a fool and blowing me off? / You know am a weakling, / but I can't come back, / when you came to me I listened to…  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 »

»A poem to you«

by Mothibe Johannes Mothapo, Jul 29, 2012

It was only dark, no lights, no sight but curiosity / Curiosity of what would happen if there is sight, if there is light / You wake up, wondering who is who, / They are all smiling at you, kissing you, calling you with sweetest names / You then learn to know them, yes they are your family, your mama…  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 »

»Seeing the Fish shoals«

by Mashell Chapeyama, May 3, 2012

Years have turned into centuries / In my living time, / When memories reel back the wheel of time / / I have come home / To see the Limpopo still flowing / The sand banked on its shores / Not in beachy volumes, but in scattered tide-pushed heaps. / / Flashing back, / I mirror a brother fishing / A mackerel…  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 »

»Dick and Jane«

by Bruce Gorton, Mar 28, 2012

There is nothing more decadent / Than how we portray innocent / Fifties ideals, white picket offence / White skinned white washed fence / Marriage with father writ large / The family under his charge / / He's the doctor, she plays nurse / Replicating misogyny's curse / Sheeplike youth prepare to be led…  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 »

»Climbing the mountain with my mother«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Jan 24, 2012

What is on the mountain summit, if not just space? / A lazy heaven mountain, unmoving / Smart, unthinking ...just a place to rest on, on calm day / "Let's climb it father, hold my hand- let's us climb." / / A father still protects a grown up son, now an adult / Protection from the slip of the cliff-…  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 »

»The candle of life«

by Leo Long, Jan 9, 2012

Fresh from the incubator... we come out a box, / Newly born and eager to burn. / The doctor's smack lights the wick, / A weak flicker is the start. / / In his teens the wind bends the flame to go with the flow, / But flickering moments of dark then light / Teach it straight to grow / And that the way of…  sign in to read more »

»The candle of life«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

Fresh from the incubator... we come out a box, / Newly born and eager to burn. / The doctor's smack lights the wick, / A weak flicker is the start. / / In his teens the wind bends the flame to go with the flow, / But flickering moments of dark then light / Teach it straight to grow / And that the way of…  sign in to read more »

»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 »

»The usual meeting«

by Zandile Mboneni, Aug 4, 2011

Corner café, table for three. / Waiter, please get me some wine! / I loosen the straps of my sandals, / as I heavily sit, banging my knee on the corner of the damn table. / Hey gals, what's up! / I get back a mournful greeting / and a grunt from the other. / Okay, I say as I greedily eye the waiter…  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 »


by Joanna Clarke, Apr 5, 2011

Living in fear-hope death is near / Battered and bruised-so confused / Object of lust-self disgust / Happy Birthday 4-child whore / Feeling li…  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 »

»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 »

»From Beginning To End«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 12, 2010

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

»Grown Ups«

by Zithelo Mnguni, Dec 3, 2010

I yearn, I yearn for the days when we played / When we would never think of going to bed before we prayed / The only stress being a worry over a lost toy, but never lost hope because / Daddy would buy me another one and here is another one / Another one of those poems that makes you yearn / Yearn for the…  sign in to read more »

»Culture Shock«

by Edward Iacona, Oct 8, 2010

Surprise! There's a new love interest! / She stole my heart but there's some Angina. / Like many things found here in the states / My special lady was also made in China. / / In learning about each other there's / The "getting to know you" game. / And, it is quite apparent that / Our backgrounds are not…  sign in to read more »

»Will you be there?«

by Bulara Samson Monyaki, Sep 9, 2010

Weaned, / Umbilical cord cut; / Eaglet thrown off the edge, / Will you be there? / / Released from your fold, / To forage and fend for self; / Unclasped from your grasp, / Where danger meant none, / Will you be there? / / Will you be there, / When there challenges mound, / The mountains rise? / When the road…  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 »

»He who calls himself "my father"«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 29, 2010

He who calls himself "my father" / Doesn't know my second name / He who calls himself "my father" / Remembers that he is my father on father's day / He who calls himself "my father" / Never held my hand and looked into my eyes and said don't go there / I tried impressing him through merits / But he knows…  sign in to read more »

»My own chains of pain«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 22, 2010

My brother my sister, / who shall I call upon today when there is nothing but pain in my heart? / mother and father who shall I come back to when the world shows me it's downside / / Neighbour who shall I call upon if I lie awake all day thinking about tomorrow / My significant other who shall I talk to…  sign in to read more »

»Route 66«

by Kay Wikajovich, Jul 6, 2010

Enroute into the 'tomorrow' / A gleaming adventure of darkness / / Floating / No falling / / I will not lead these feet to sorrow / / portray that picture of beauty / With paint of true emotion / / Not that of ambiguous Mona Lisas / But a solid concise depiction / / Looking beyond the sunset / Compiling the…  sign in to read more »

»Father's Day«

by Esther Odendaal, Jun 24, 2010

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

»happy new you«

by Puleng Monare, Mar 11, 2010

Just like spring day / you blossom into colour / you boast your good characters / and the brightness of the time. / Like the flower of the spring day / you become the happy you. / / Resolutions, determination of the new u / dreams that have not been achieved / roads that have not been walked on…  sign in to read more »

»The Cottage«

by Andrew Eaton, Mar 4, 2010

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

»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 New Leaf«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 19, 2009

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

»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 »

»The Journey of Life«

by Tiema Muindi, Sep 30, 2009

I made mistakes / In the journey of my life / Some decisions I made / Believing I was right / Some were wrong / And left me wonder why / That I couldn't see them / Even when I saw others cry / In the journey of my life. / / I have gathered wounds / That can not heal / And the scars too / That cannot be…  sign in to read more »

»Life's Journey«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 29, 2009

Years ago when I was young and "dumb" and looking for some fun / I knew in my mind, it would not be long before the excitement begun / Drinking and carousing was an every night thing and soon I got used to it / Not realizing that as I went along, my mind was decaying slowly, bit by bit / / Oh those days…  sign in to read more »

»When it's over, let me know«

by Tiema Muindi, Aug 26, 2009

Would you let me know / When the flame of your emotions / Is burning low / That my relation with you / Is now but just a show? / / Would you let me know / When the river of our love / Is drying up / That in your heart / My thirst of love / Cannot be quenched? / / Would you let me know / When the lyrics of my…  sign in to read more »

»something about the first rose«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Aug 5, 2009

There is something about / A comforting hug and a tissue at a funeral / That brings contentment to a devastated soul / That brings contentment to a plight when sadness, pain and death prevail / / There is something about / The fear of a black thunderstorm / That brings knowledge of the peace to come / That…  sign in to read more »

»Ode to Wacko Jacko«

by Mamello Monageng, Jun 27, 2009

We got to know you through your voice at 11 years old / You led a life that we could not understand / Whilst others chose to judge you / Many chose to cherish your talents / For as much as a man lived his life / He too can give something valuable to the world / / You started with the man on the mirror…  sign in to read more »

»Poetry Chose Me«

by Lebohang Ramatswi, Jun 17, 2009

Significantly, poetry chose me. / I thought to my self how could this be? / Words that blasted into my mind like Spanish words that uttered "pardon, disculpe no elentendi" I mumbled to myself: "Poetry a ngi ku understandi". / / Could poetry be a biological anthropology that sucked my energy to write…  sign in to read more »

»Growing Up«

by MmaphelaLylian Kgatla, May 14, 2009

Yesterday I forgot about your birthday, / That does not mean we are no longer friends, but that I'm growing up, / Today I forgot about your promotion, / That does not mean we are no loner family, but that I'm growing up, / I'm still the friend, partner you know and appreciate, but just grew up, / If I…  sign in to read more »

»Loving you«

by MmaphelaLylian Kgatla, May 14, 2009

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

»The Witness«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, May 4, 2009

The Daddy hit the Mommy and the Child felt the pain / The Daddy hit the Bottle and the Child will do the same / The Mommy cried at night and the Child got the blame / The Mommy became reclusive and the child was ashamed / The Daddy lost his job and the Mommy had to find work / The Mommy had only brought…  sign in to read more »

»Young and Innocent«

by George Cozett, Apr 21, 2009

Your eyes met mine / And sparked a feeling. / A feeling not known before / We were both young and innocent. / / Soon breathing we're close / An unknown passion took over / We became slaves of our feelings / We we're both young and innocent / / Away from each other / We could not stay / The craving for…  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 »


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 »

»There is a first time for everything«

by Zainab Salim, Mar 31, 2009

There is a first time for everything / So don't be scared / There is a first time for everything / Learn to take some risks / / You are here to live only one time / And ofcourse to die only once / So don't fear... / / I know there are fears of every kind / Still take risks as many as you can / Whatever…  sign in to read more »

»What A Small World«

by Ashley Fancher, Mar 28, 2009

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

»My Class«

by Laura Arman, Mar 20, 2009

One day I walked into my class, after a funeral and with a broken heart and a troublesome mind, with a miserable glare and morbid smile, I taught my students. / / And I realised... / / One would be a serial killer, planning details to the last degree, / One would start a porn website and make his bucks…  sign in to read more »

»Meet Me Halfway«

by Marlene Cozett, Jan 27, 2009

I am here / I would come all the way if you would let me / I don't mind, My love is blind / But it is not without feeling / So please be kind / / I am here / I will always be here / I love you now, I will love you then, / I will love you forever / Again and again / I will not stop, I cannot stop / You are too…  sign in to read more »

»It ends here«

by Mthunzikazi Mbungwana, Aug 6, 2008

I am not giving up / I am cutting loose / Just letting go / I have thought things through / / I am letting you win this race because / I have my own marathon to run / It's not about being weak or strong / Neither brave nor fearful / / It's a matter of a realisation of a mission in life / I can't spend…  sign in to read more »

»Now and Then«

by Michael S. Hofer, Apr 2, 2002

As I stare into / the rear view mirror of / my BMW / And watch my baby daughter / sleep / I think of summer approaching / And where and when the next trip on / my Harley / will lead me / / As my wife pushes buttons on / her mobile phone / And chats with a girlfriend / I remember the times when / there wasn't…  sign in to read more »

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