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141 poems tagged HOPE

»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 »

»Labour Day«

by Jahangir Kashif, May 1, 2022

Today the Labour Day. / / Have a Good Day with a …  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 »

»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 »

»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 18, 2021

One Day / There will be no Sorrow / No Sadness and No Tears / But only / Delightful Moments and Memories / and Soulful Songs / / One Day / There will be charming Flowers / Whom I can smell my whole Life / They will not Die / and They will not Fade / / One Day / I will cherish my Life / I will cherish it by…  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 Dean Martin Charles Harper, Oct 14, 2019

Do not be afraid / before dawn uncouples the night / the bright …  sign in to read more »

»Dear GOD«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Oct 1, 2019

I stare at the walls while depression / eats away my soul. / Dark times reveal people who / add more darkness than light. / Atheists have shown me the path / to heaven while Christians have been / showing me more of the devil. / / Dear GOD would you please take a second / and hear me out. If I scream…  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 »


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 »

»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 »

»To Be Rightfully Mine In Time«

by Lerato Jahder Mollomabina, Jan 18, 2019

I know, I want to make you mine forever. / I know, Waking up next to you temporarily tortures. / I know, Walking with your hand in mine is limited. / / Saying I love you is our daily food. / Are you really mine though? / I’m starving / The craving opportunity to be each other presence. / The butterflies at…  sign in to read more »

»Dance Of Silence«

by Danae Glauka, Jan 7, 2019

In the ends of the tombs, Silence. It is spread above the fields. Chill wind blows make Silence in motion. / Silence now moves further ahead, eyes staring on it. Only the throbbing of the leaves can be heard. / Even wolves don’t dare to growl. They just join the eyes looking quietly the Dance of…  sign in to read more »

»Before I dissolve«

by Anonymous, Mar 19, 2018

Let me express myself through words. / One night my life shall end, the earth will open, / And the ground will swell, Only to preserve my bones. / / Before I dissolve, / Would I have achieved my all, / Enjoyed a life of mystery and cause, / Or drenched my time in effortless activities / That produced no…  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 »

»Christmas eve«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, Dec 25, 2017

Have things to do at home... / My excuse for wanting to be alone, / How easy she said yes - me too, / Being relieved for being able to leave, / No confrontation, fighting, having words - just having things to do, / Needing my own space, / Having seeing her evening after evening, / Having no real…  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 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 »


by Michael Mujera, Oct 5, 2017

Only time can heal / the scars so real / the brokenness you feel / / Only time can mend / where there is a bend / and were you think it can't / / A little longer, pray / That you may / find your way, / before the final day / / Time moves apace, / as we wait for heavenly grace / to see thy master's…  sign in to read more »

»The Bible«

by Tshepo Direro, Jan 26, 2017

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

»Star of David«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 21, 2016

Star of Zion, White and blue / Shield of the lord, the old and the new. / Star of David, Star of peace, Covenant of the holy / Star of David, Star of light, Shining bright and The / promise of eternity... / Star of David, Star of hope, Miracle star from / Heaven afar, Star of David, Fearless and free…  sign in to read more »

»Let his Love be my Light«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Nov 7, 2016

Walking in darkness and not / Knowing where to go is the / Hardest part of living, afraid of / Walking in my path alone, fearing / No one will be by my side, I wish / Answers would simply fall out of the / Sky. The things I did in the past which / I truly regret constantly playing in my / Head, slowly…  sign in to read more »

»I'm that Woman«

by Maria Sharon Moemise, Oct 13, 2016

The reason I'm feared by those who know me not / or that I'm respected by those who get what I got / 'Cos I'm the embodiment of strength, love and beauty / I'm here for a purpose, and not just out of duty. / / As woman I claim my place on this wondrous earth / Through pain and suffering, to man I gave…  sign in to read more »

»Down at The Station«

by Bo Lanier, Sep 7, 2016

Waiting Down at The Station to catch the 2:05 / I thought I heard your voice calling out my name / but I guess it was just the chatter of the crowd or / the noise inside my brain, my tears begin to fall / just like the Minneapolis rain as I climb up onto / the train. / Well I take a seat next to a window…  sign in to read more »

»Martha Berry«

by Bo Lanier, Aug 30, 2016

Pretty and privileged young lady of Rome... / Rome Georgia that is didn't see the world / through her rich father's eyes, no she / saw poor mountain folk struggling to / survive and barely getting by when she / could have anything she wanted and / the best education money can buy / but that only made her…  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 »

»If You Need a Friend«

by Bo Lanier, Jul 12, 2016

He looks like he could use a friend / Every time I see him he always looks in / A sad, sad way. / Well I try to talk to him but the kinda / Hard to talk to. How do I tell him I think / He's really, really cool? / It just kills me to see him so morose / Every time I see him again I wish I could / Tell him…  sign in to read more »

»We Need A Miracle...Today!«

by Bo Lanier, May 19, 2016

I know it takes money to find cures / For disease but how much more time / And money will it take for these so / Called scientist to find a cure for / Leukemia, Aids and Cancer...I think / They need to get off their lazy asses / And start working a little harder and / A little faster...truth be known they'…  sign in to read more »

»You're My Hero«

by Bo Lanier, Apr 29, 2016

Well and you are one of a kind / There's no one in the world like you / I know 'cuz you lift me up so high / When I'm, down so low... / That's why you're My Hero and I / Know I ain't got nothing to fear / When you are around 'cuz / Not even the Lone Ranger has / Nothing on you and not even / Superman can do…  sign in to read more »

»In The Land of the Red Rising Sun«

by Bo Lanier, Apr 20, 2016

Well and was this another seal broken / As the Pacific Ocean came crashing / Down over the red rising sun... / You stumble around on shaking / Grounds...so much disaster and / Destruction you wonder what else / Is to come as the night sets in... / The darkness is like a Demon you / Cannot escape and every…  sign in to read more »

»Going For the Gold«

by Bo Lanier, Mar 14, 2016

Well now and I'm Going for the Gold / Not standing in the shadows / Giving it my heart and soul / Up the mountain, down the road / New found determination, no / Competition, first edition / Not standing, not standing / In the shadows 'cuz here I go / Here I go going for the Gold / Well and I will not…  sign in to read more »

»2,000 And Something Years Later«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 7, 2015

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

»A Prayer Was Answered«

by Bo Lanier, Dec 1, 2015

Well I've always had faith in Christ / Even in my frustration and sorrows / When I pray to him I know everything's / Is gonna be ok...it is written ask not / Receive not that's not to say I'm not / Thankful for all the blessings in my life / But I hope the messiah grants me a / Little prayer I've prayed…  sign in to read more »

»High Hopes«

by Bo Lanier, Nov 25, 2015

Well I have HIGH HOPES in my heart today / Lady luck is on my side in a big, big way / I just know in my heart and soul certain / Kind of magic is doing a circle dance around me / Giving birth to all the dreams and wishes I've / Ever made, call me crazy but I don't care / What you say, I know, I just know…  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 »


by Maviyo Nkosi, Aug 18, 2015

Paperwork a refuge to one fragile soul, / multiple codes and undefined standards a norm to one unclassified routine, / emotions flee from one numb heartbeat, / mindset a mystery to what they considered a cagey lifestyle, / beauty no longer fazes his needs, / actions firmly fixed on a harsh yet…  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 »

»Per Aspera Ad Astra (A rough road to the stars)«

by Edward Iacona, Jan 23, 2015

I sit here in my bedroom / That now passes for my den. / To write a poem for the one I love / The words flow to my pen. / Comparing our love to things celestial / A cliche one uses now and then. / The visa process is time consuming / And when it's approved I'll shout "AMEN!" / I'll share my joy with all I…  sign in to read more »

»Matilda (Dreams)«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Nov 27, 2014

The streets were dusty / and the village wrapt in delusion / some walked up the road / some worked till dawn / / But Matilda could never sweat / All she wanted was a dark night / To conquer her with dreams of splendor / far away from the village swamps / / Neon lights were forever lit / A stream of cars…  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 Abongile Gwele, Sep 11, 2014

My heart went looking for yours the other day. It drove me to that place where it had agreed to meet yours and mend what we had broken. It sat wondering where yours was parked at that moment. / My heart went looking for yours again today. This time it went to the source. To that place where it had…  sign in to read more »

»For no reason, above the sky«

by Keerthana Prabhakaran, Aug 4, 2014

For no reason I fell down, / So why do I need a reason to fly? / So I set my wings to soar high, / High above the sky! / / For no reason I cry, / So why do I need a reason to smile? / So I shed off my tears, / Laugh above the sky! / / For no reason I give up, / So why do I need a reason to try again? / So I…  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 Divine Touch«

by Keerthana Prabhakaran, Jul 17, 2014

Loneliness pent to my marooned mind, / My somber face veiled by silver screen, / Silence crying out in heart's pain, / Happiness winking like a summer's mirage, / Passion crippling on the road of empty dreams, / Valor holding the hands of rejection, / Wings of fears soaring high, / Beliefs becoming a…  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 »

»Speak of Politics«

by Sibusiso Blessing Ntsaluba, Jun 25, 2014

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

»All hope lost!«

by Gcotyelwa Mnqandi, Jun 5, 2014

All hope lost to defeat / I surrender / all strength lost to competition / I am feeble / all power lost to exploitation / I give in / / What more can I do / I have nothing left in me to fight / I am just a failure / I always quit / I am worthless / why should I even try / / All my life I have worked hard / my…  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 »

»Love Contrast«

by Natachja De Weber, Feb 28, 2014

Every rose has a thorn. / Every someone has a somewhere, / that they come from. / Every pavement has its accident. / Every cloud has its rain, / and a silver lining. / / What am I trying to say? / This could go either way. / Just like each night brings day, / Every Eden has its snake. / Love dont come…  sign in to read more »


by Kioko Kivesi, Feb 22, 2014

There comes a time that we have to make choices, / And now, we are the choices we made some time back / And somewhere along the line, my heart shattered... / My tears fell along as I watched the scattered pieces... / I don't regret the rain or the night I felt that pain... / Or the tears I had to cry…  sign in to read more »

»Life at the other end«

by Kioko Kivesi, Feb 12, 2014

She sat huddled towards a tiny tin cup that was before her / A black veil completely covering her face despite the scotching sun / For a minute one would think she was praying, maybe, for a better life / The circumstances that had forced her there were unknown knowns for the rest of us / A little…  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 »

»Shoulder To Lean On«

by Bongile Langa, Feb 9, 2014

Let me be the shoulder to lean on; / When life has pushed you to rocky edges; / When the only souls to rely on / Have deceived, have deserted you; / Let my shoulder be the shoulder to lean on; / When the world has washed you off from its / Face; / / When your only hope like garbage has dumped / You in the…  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 »

»Woman of substance!«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 18, 2013

A soul on high heels! / Woman of substance / Substance that cannot be seen / But greatly felt / Your presence and power are undeniable / Formidable - Admirable / You make these words understatements / You dance to the brink of new dawn / As the floors pulsate and ripple to your rhythm / Propelling man…  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 »

»Something in me was dying«

by Maureen Direro, Jun 5, 2013

I woke up in the morning just to go back to bed again, / I realized that something in me was dying but there was nothing I could do... / I pushed myself to go see the world, / just to shy away from it... / I didn't understand it but I felt something in me was dying, / I fell in love just to fall out of…  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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»A Crooked System, Part 2«

by Maviyo Nkosi, Aug 20, 2012

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

»Hey Woman«

by Shylet Noma Clint 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 »

»I will carry on«

by Nkululeko Seby Makhoba, Aug 20, 2012

Despite the disappointments / no matter what the lies / and untruths / I do not mind the heartache / sometimes / I will carry on / / No matter that / you promised me the world / although you once told me / that my heart is safe with you / even though today / it is full of holes / bleeding uncontrollably / with…  sign in to read more »

»Untitled 4«

by Maureen Direro, Jul 5, 2012

I can tell tales of why this heart still beats, / I can tell tales of why the river still flows, / But I run out of words whenever I see you... / I can wish upon the stars and the moon to have you see what I see, / I can pray unto the living God to let me have strength... / But everytime I see you I run…  sign in to read more »

»Check - Mate«

by Edward Iacona, Jun 29, 2012

It came in a business envelope / That bore my lawyer's name. / It arrived without any fanfare. / And without any acclaim. / Inside it was the end result / Of a sad and expensive game. / It contained the official decree / That snuffed out a former flame. / It said nothing of the heartbreak, / Brought by…  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 »

»A Rocky Road«

by Edward Iacona, May 31, 2012

My darling sent this quote to me. / She wrote it down in Latin, / A Language that one does not hear / Even in Mid-Town Manhattan. / / "Per aspera ad astra." / Means, with loose translation, / "A rough road leads to the stars", / Which I read with fascination. / / Our challenge is one of distance / And not…  sign in to read more »


by Senora Roy, Apr 23, 2012

All of us are born with a cry, / two hands, two ears no wings to fly, / we all are same accept at least try, / stop all differences, / on this, that and why! / / We all react the same in cold, hot and dry, / we all see from eyes and all equally sly, / all speak truth at times do lie, / fighting for selfish…  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 »

»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 »

»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 Dark Side of the Train«

by James Inocencio, Jan 24, 2012

I am merely a passenger in this train / As it journeys to mountians, tunnels, and beautiful terrain / / / Although tired an weary, moving in an exagerated tone / I am merely a passanger in this train and I am not / / alone / / There are Roses, Paintings, and Knives / scattered all about / / The Roses,…  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 »

»Beyond The Limitations Of Gods«

by Mohamed Amer, Jan 2, 2012

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

»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 »

»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 »

»Alone but not alone«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Nov 8, 2011

Have you ever felt alone / but with people by your side / that's how life feels sometimes / then we yearn for attention at times / I hope life won't end this way / every soul should never feel / left behind, like a lifeless soldier / in a midst of some war / / I pray you never feel like me / my friend / so…  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 »

»I came here to talk«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Oct 13, 2011

I came here with a load / so much heavier than I thought / I came here beaten and alone / just to say / maybe if today is not my day / then maybe a little kindness / would do / / I come to you beaten and bruised / with many troubles I haven't told / and so many worries of old / but I just can't say / oh…  sign in to read more »

»Speak Out Loud«

by Kudyahakudadirwe Voice, Sep 13, 2011

Africa; time has come / Not to mince words, / Not to beat 'bout the bush. / / Time is here now / To call a spade a spade / And upset the apple cart. / / Time has come / To shame the devil / And spit in his face. / / Time is upon us now / To let not sleeping dogs lie / But to wrestle with tyranny. / / Africa;…  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 »

»Stormy Life«

by Natachja De Weber, Jul 19, 2011

Midnight strikes, / and the wind picks up. / The sky - / Dark noon, / Overtaken by black. / The candle dies. / Wrestling trees, / Outside, / Shuddering leaves, / Knock on my window. / A flash of lightening, / I blink to see. / Instead I hear, / Thunder growl. / / The storm breaks loose. / As if Mother Nature…  sign in to read more »

»Cloudy day«

by Moipone Tsoka, Jul 18, 2011

A partly cloudy day / the sun slightly shines through the clouds / / A deep long sigh from my inner thoughts of dreams unaccomplished / years gone by / time wasted / dreams remained dreams / / A parlty cloudy day / the sun shines through the clouds / brand new dreams conceived / As hope make its way…  sign in to read more »


by Ruramayi Mwaita, Jun 28, 2011

Golden, please find the beauty in me, / you are the root to my tree, / possibly, the flower to my blossom, / often, my mind thinks of you, / from various points of view, I admit, / you're golden, please find the beauty in me, / you are what touch is for the blind man to see, / I got my insides stretched…  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 »


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 »

»Love is deeper«

by Lloyd Nabe, May 13, 2011

He loved her... / not enough to sacrifice his life for her, / she believed in inner strength / that black women possess, / she misled herself that / it's a black woman's purpose to suffer / and conquer the pain alone. / / She loved him enough to feed his ego / succumbed to his shenanigans like a concubine…  sign in to read more »

»Desire has found its match«

by Maureen Direro, May 12, 2011

Comes up to me, / knocks at my door / I do not answer / / What a bugger? / It does not quit, it wants me / It longs for me / / Who am I not to feed its grudge / which seeks my heart, / to substitute it with wants and needs / / I resist, over and over 'til I give in / And when I long for it half as much as it…  sign in to read more »

»You Can Be«

by Matthews Radijo Wa Tebakang, May 6, 2011

You can be! / / You can be an achiever you always dreamt to be / The original person you were created to be / The blessing that you were meant to be / The best YOU, you can ever be / Yes, you can be! / / You can be like a minor who upholds the teachings of the elders / A person who teaches good ways worth…  sign in to read more »

»Twilight (inspired by Maureen)«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Apr 16, 2011

I feel in love as love could be / the sadness within me ran like / a thief of night / I miss you now more than ever / like a prisoner in an empty room / / I won't miss you I told myself / but you're more precious than any / love I have in pelf / your love has mended / every hole where hate once lay / like a…  sign in to read more »

»Beating The Odds«

by Kudyahakudadirwe Voice, Apr 4, 2011

I'll rise from the ashes, / Brush myself up / And pick up my bones. / The bonds of failure / Will fall off my soul / When I rise from the ashes. / / I'll pack my conscience / In the portmanteau of the future / And take it with me / To the destination of success / When I rise from the ashes / Of my present…  sign in to read more »

»Madness So Sweet«

by April A., Mar 23, 2011

Pearls of fantasies shine in the waters of hope / That February turned tears to. / We will certainly free weakened hands from the ropes / If wonder is all that we do. / / Let us build a small ship as a shelter-to-be / And paint it in colors of spring. / It is madness so sweet to spend life on the sea; / I…  sign in to read more »

»Gifting A Dream«

by April A., Feb 28, 2011

You're driving across the mysterious lands, / You're making your way to the sea and the shore. / Let go of the wheel and stretch out your hands - / Your secret desires will call you for more. / / Midnight in July. / The boundless sky. / The signs in the violet mist. / The red and green lights / That shine…  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 »


by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Feb 28, 2011

My chick / she is like a lily in bloom / when she walks inside a room / I feel this feeling inside / nothing but love for her / / My chick / she is my compass / the only true north close enough / should I miss the land so dry / and my boat sails astray / cause of tyrant winds and tides / so cruel / / I will…  sign in to read more »

»My pathway«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Feb 23, 2011

It will come I was told / the pathway that will show you the light / the road that will heal the old / they said / but I heard them say / be ware the birds at flight / cause through it all she was told / even though this pain couldnt hear her plight / tell this heart of mine to be bold / oh I beg you she…  sign in to read more »

»Only Dreaming«

by April A., Feb 7, 2011

My arms held so tightly around your waist / Just spoke for me, as I'd got my lips sealed. / At least they indulged in a new better taste - / Embraced by temptations, I chose to yield. / / This night was a blinding exhilarant flash / Of life that's unfiltered, of love that's pristine. / You found 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 »

»Your rain is coming«

by Matthews Radijo Wa Tebakang, Jan 5, 2011

Even though the sun is not shining / And you have no light for direction. / Even though the wind is blowing / And you are not right in position. / Hold on, for your rain is coming. / / Even though the world is full of noise / And it gives you confusion. / Even though there are flashes of lightning / And it…  sign in to read more »

»A New Year«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Jan 3, 2011

At the peak of night, a day will come, / And darkness will vanish in the midst of the sun. / At the climax of evil, light will shine, / The darkest age shall move to a new time. / / A new day is a time to get back on your feet, / Leap and sore out of the pit of defeat. / For now you may be at the end of…  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 »

»Hope To Stand Is In Your Hand«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 12, 2010

Cowardice they call it - those people who don't know, / To commit the act of taking your own life, / But who really knows beside those who have committed, / What really made them thrust that knife. / What went through their minds during that moment? / What could life have thrown in their path so…  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 »


by Karabo Matthews Ndlovu, Dec 2, 2010

when days are dark and friends are few, / isolated, not knowing what to do, / nothing seems certain but you're left in doubt, / and scuicide seems like the only way out. / / do not pretend as if you're gay, / just bow down and begin to pray, / for He is able to set you free, / all solutions He'll make you…  sign in to read more »

»Coolie Miracle«

by Ravi Moopen, Nov 17, 2010

Hey son of the indentured, / Progeny of salvation, / Bringer of hope, / Child of prosperity, / Like slaves we bore the scars of indignation, / In you we vested our sacrifice, the new culture, / Your grooming, / A language lost, a new one gained, / A generation past that scorched in the sun, / A generation…  sign in to read more »


by Ryan Gordon Penn, Oct 21, 2010

There are deadlines to meet, Places to be / Constantly driven by the dark cloud over me / Maybe just one more day then it will go / Maybe just one last effort, Then they will know / Rewards are not forthcoming in kind, only in cash / No rewards, No benefits, No hidden cache / / But at the end of the day…  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 »

»The Future«

by Elias Wessie, Oct 1, 2010

I am the mystery, the enigma, / The unknown galaxy of the far horizon; / I carry with me obscure images, / Dilemmas of despair and pain, / Ecstasies of hope and love, / I am the mystification of life itself. / / I am a dream, an elusive eventuality, / The constant reminder of growth and death, / I bear the…  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 »

»Beautiful Creation«

by Sakhile Koaho, Jul 26, 2010

A beautiful creation is what you are / Opinionative and Sincere / Smart and versatile / You one of a kind / / A beautiful creation is what you are / Humble and trustworthy / Sweet and lovely / Yo…  sign in to read more »

»The Leap«

by Esther Odendaal, Jul 2, 2010

Standing on the edge / About to take a leap / I've tried to fly before / But landed in a heap. / / An angel led me here / As strange as that may be / Told me just to jump / That truth will set me free. / / He opened my tough heart / Amazing there to find / A love so pure and rare / So hidden by my mind. / / It…  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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»Will he give me back to you?«

by Cashca Viljoen, Apr 6, 2010

I'm all alone in bed again / Thinking about the day ahead / Wondering what it will bring / Wondering if the birds will sing / / For tomorrow I'll wake / And be careful of the choices I make / Tomorrow I'll smile / But for now / / I'm all alone in bed again / Holding my hands together I end with amen…  sign in to read more »

»Storm has passed«

by Mary Kettle, Mar 25, 2010

I am okay / I am just fine / Just a lot of things / going on in my mind / the storm has passed / yet once again / the sun is out / time to mend / I will be alright / I just need to stand strong / don't let the pain win / somehow just wanted to belong / now I know that was wrong / I have…  sign in to read more »

»Cautious Coals«

by Esther Odendaal, Mar 18, 2010

A singular sweet breeze / Blew cautious coals alight / The shortest little burst / Fanned flames that burned so bright. / They flushed and danced with joy / Just thrilled to be alive / Sick of simply smouldering / Delighted to connive. / The wind had blown before / With power and with force / This time wafted…  sign in to read more »


by Bartho Geldenhuys, Mar 1, 2010

Visions I have of you / Never been able to describe / How wondrous she would be / That she would make me smile / / Her smiling at me / Eyes filled with tender care / Words that seem out of place / No need to be spoken / / Touched by her soul / Embraced by her being / Engulfed in her longing / Feeling so…  sign in to read more »

»Dear Angel«

by Yolande Duplessis, Jan 7, 2010

Is it true that I can fly / dear Angel? / My spirit rises from body / Freedom fills me up / pushing me higher / I see my body / chained with the shackles that bind / shackles from society / keeping me from clouds high / I labour every day / bosses, colleagues, work / I see me tired / trying to break free. / Oh…  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 »

»Emigre (dedicated to a friend who died young)«

by Meryl Klanfar, Dec 10, 2009

I wing the wind and, as it warms / Draw beam upon the brightening rim / Beyond which, so the ancients lie / Are golden trees that touch the sky. / / Above a vault of fading stars / Encompasses my loneliness. / Below, the ocean, green as time / Rolls to the edge of the abyss. / / The garden at my journey's…  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 »

»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 »

»The Mind-Genie«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 24, 2009

My contented smiles and reverie disturbed by the loud and intrusive pound, / "Who, just who can that be that dares my solitude and bliss thus disturb?" / Barrel-chested, bulging biceps, conceitedly the illusion strikes the curb, / He licks his lips, secure in thought that yet another victim he has…  sign in to read more »

»Heavenly Panorama«

by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 18, 2009

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

»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 »

»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 »

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