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363 poems tagged PERSONAL

»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 »

»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 »

»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 25, 2021

find yourself / in your isolation / in your quarantine / because loneliness / is a gift sometimes / / there are a lot of things / about ourselves / which are yet hidden / which are yet unknown / we have a whole universe inside us / / like rainbow / we have so many colors / of our soul / some colors are so bright…  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 »


by Albara Almerf, Apr 10, 2020

When i saw her for the first time, love is the word that came up to my mind, i was asked to describe love, her unexampled personality I chronicled, then they asked me if love had a face, yes I replied closed my eyes and, oh lord what a beauty when she smiles, and if love had a second name it would…  sign in to read more »

»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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»I will always remember«

by Jamal Abboud, Aug 24, 2018

I will always remember, / to persuade myself to forget, / something of random regret, / for ancient images still linger. / / Distilled from dreams of days, / When I was silent and younger, / creeping dearly to be a stranger, / Thinking I decided novel ways, / / Images those meddle duly in vain, / To bring…  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 »

»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 »

»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 »


by Williamsji Maveli, Oct 30, 2017

After you grind your mind, / You create to centre on / For a sensation, emotion; / That occurs on a surface. / A sensational radiation / Brings the body and mind, / Then, you begin to perceive / All energy on or in your body / This is temporary in nature / Every feeling such as stiffness, / Lack of mood,…  sign in to read more »

»Strive for success«

by Williamsji Maveli, Oct 4, 2017

Length of a day dream / is neither short nor long, / same as our own life time / which is immeasurable. / The road to triumph is not straight. / There is a hindrance called breakdown, / A sphere called uncertainty, / Be strong and be determined. / Success is waiting ahead... / The depth of a calm ocean…  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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»The Black Demon«

by Brendon Tawanda Takarinda, Dec 5, 2016

Deceived by its evil / Ways, I walk alone in / A shallow grave, hallucinations / Of angels guiding me to heaven, / But alas... / The sight of this creature / Obstructs my path, its beauty both / Blessing and a curse, with none of / My emotions of fear rehearsed, / For my final performance I take / A bow,…  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 »

»For Soldier«

by Bo Lanier, May 19, 2016

To our brave men and women in uniform. / / Well and tonight the candle burns bright for soldier. You are in my prayers and your angels follow you everywhere! I salute you and the red, white and blue. You are my hero and I just wanted to let you know you are honored by measures untold! Whatever road…  sign in to read more »

»What Kind of Love is This?«

by Peter Maleka, Apr 12, 2016

The cynic my generation have towards love is both scary and heart breaking. / Let alone breath taking. / / We are flying in the hope of perceiving stocky seeds like a desperated dove. / Truth is we never knew how to love. / / All we know is throw ourselves at people and hope they don't hurt us badly.…  sign in to read more »

»Tell Me«

by Bo Lanier, Jan 26, 2016

Well if you think I'm cute and charming TELL ME... / Don't be shy, look me in the eyes and just TELL ME... / Don't be afraid to say what's on your mind, you / Just might be surprised, if you think I might be what / You need and you might wanna get to know me / Better, well TELL ME, just c'mon now and…  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 »

»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 »

»Brown Bottle«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Jul 16, 2015

His eyes sunk in their sockets / less drunk like other days / but his spirit is low / fading with his dim eyes / / 'Son, give me the brown bottle' / He reaches out like a beggar / all he wants is his last sip / out of a life lived in agony / / It was never a life / after all the money is made / and many…  sign in to read more »

»When letting go is a struggle«

by Nonhlanhla Dlamini, Jul 16, 2015

Life is more beautiful when we have peace. / We can enjoy having peace when our minds are uncluttered. / Every one is entitled to having peace but not every one accepts peace. / How sad it is when one loses peace over of self-conflict. / That thin line between you and peace, when letting go is a…  sign in to read more »

»To Mr. Sean Taylor...«

by Street Knowledge, Jun 2, 2015

...My hopes and dreams are officially gone / long gone / gone with the wind / I mad as well hang myself from a rope…  sign in to read more »

»I Am«

by Maria Sharon Moemise, Jun 1, 2015

A sample of nature's wonder / Blemished by earth's anger / Pure of heart, without regrets / For that what I seek, I shall beget. / / I'm a child, spawn of earthly nature, / Heavenly designed, God's creature / No care for scars, lines... life's directions / In His image He made us... no imperfections…  sign in to read more »


by Maria Sharon Moemise, Jun 1, 2015

Cast in concrete, memories of when / I became a woman, forced by men / All I feared became a reality just as / the traces of childhood ran past / / Shadows, wafting a stale sweat smell / Grabbing at me just as I fell / No one heard me shouting, screaming / No! They pushed, breathing, heaving / / A child ran…  sign in to read more »

»...The system is a set up (p.2)«

by Street Knowledge, May 20, 2015

...Gimme a little space / So I can tell you about the facts / The facts of life / Cuz ever since a youth / I never had guidance / and I never had advice / As time moves on / I happen to find myself to be dealing with a rage / unfortunately the cards that were dealt / Were dealt with bad intensions / So I can…  sign in to read more »

»The system is a set up...«

by Street Knowledge, May 20, 2015

...Here's the situation and here's the deal / Am not looking for a hit / or record deal / But in fact what I am looking for / is a piece of mind / So I can really stop / Stop looking thru the blinds / After so many years / It's not easy being an all-niter / I been thru it all / Collect calls from the county…  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 »

»Mindless Me«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Jan 27, 2015

I love to eat, I love to drink, / I love to sleep, I love to dream, / The more I think or so it seems, / There are no end to my love it seems. / / I have always thought, at times a lot, / but then again I soon forgot, / For me a life never quite ends with a dot, / For it soon changes like a wild moth.…  sign in to read more »


by Maria Sharon Moemise, Dec 12, 2014

I long for the freedom of the landscape / Where I can allow myself to escape / When the walls are closing in on me / And Hell seems the right place to be. / / I reach out to touch the untouchable / I dream of reaching the impossible / I count the sand grains through the hour-glass / Knowing my fate will…  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 »

»I believe«

by Fakazile Nkosi, Oct 11, 2014

I believe that this day is the beginning / Of the rest of my life, / / I believe that I've gained happiness / by admitting and changing my mistakes / / I believe that every step I take paves / My better tomorrow / / I believe that I am worthy of being loved / And loving / / I believe my efforts are never…  sign in to read more »


by Dzumbu Mmbara, Aug 22, 2014

Walk walk walk / dry earth patches / some frown / some smile / / Green leaves are no more / but sweet memories / the path long walked / the only fresh sight / / Talk talk talk / silence is the loudest / birds, rivers and fires / rushing in silence / / Only a mind left / to stare at the self / there is no sunshine…  sign in to read more »

»Living my life in dreams«

by Zandile Mboneni, Aug 14, 2014

I have lived my life in dreams; / Colourful plains of endless rolling hills, / Passion driven, with endless hope. / / I have lived my life in dreams; / Calming seas, blue waters, / The endless sky filled with stars. / / I have lived my life in dreams; / Music, love, cries, and strength, / Babies, bees,…  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 »

»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 »

»I wanna be a poet«

by Thomas Mpho Ndlovu, Jun 15, 2014

I wanna be a poet! / Yes I! A poet / Wanna write about all the pain & hurt / About all the love, hapiness & faith / I wanna be a poet! / I hope I'll be great / Be great like the great Shakespeare / Eish neh! I wish! / Wish I had the worda of Shakespeare / Combined with those of 2pac / And maybe I could be…  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 »

»I cheated myself«

by Ahmet Murati, Apr 20, 2014

I cheated myself / believing you would be my perfect wife, / I never thought my life would be wonderful alone / and unhappy with you / because it seems that you are numb / never listening to my words / even when you were sick you behaved like a pig, / is it worth thinking about you / that made my life…  sign in to read more »

»I drank soup for breakfast.«

by Proffesor Tshuma, Mar 25, 2014

l drank soup for breakfast this morning. / It smelt like God's kitchen would. / An indulgence that drums up thoughts of gardens in spring. / the delectable thing told the tale of a brighter day ahead. / / I drank soup for breakfast this morning. / The aroma soaked through my passages, filling my lungs…  sign in to read more »

»My Brother, The Artist«

by Judith Thandi Jama, Feb 9, 2014

Singers sing their sorrows, / Instrumentalists play their woes, / Dancers dance their sadness, / Actors play heroes that conquor their real fears, / Poets recite their melancholic verses, / Writers write their tragedies, / My brother burns the midnight oil / Painting pieces of His shattered soul. / He…  sign in to read more »

»Undying Love Reborn«

by Judith Thandi Jama, Feb 9, 2014

Too soon / Like sudden death. / My heart weeps dark blood with / every beat, / Grieving. / I've been a stunner stunned / In a love-affair / Of lovers and friends / Laying on daisies / Away from the world / Dented into wreckage by its own / envy. / We gave our hearts away / Exiling ourselves into…  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 »

»Do They?«

by Michael Strydom, Jan 17, 2014

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


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 »

»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 »

»Her lovelessness«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 25, 2013

Her pearly eyes could not betray / what the November night could not contain / a heart empty, a gaze not passionately fiery / / With a grace untold / she to…  sign in to read more »

»Not as Bewitching as HER Beauty in HIS Eyes«

by Nasnin Nasser, Oct 25, 2013

Seething pressure cooker and scintillating coffee fumes / She raises her hands to the cupboard in search of sugar / "Why you up so early?" / His voice still embracing the late night's sleep / Still sniffing to get a whiff of her scent. / "Take me to the park" / "Longing for a walk?" / "Longing since…  sign in to read more »

»My life, a song...«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 18, 2013

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

»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 »


by Phiwe Mbatha, Jul 29, 2013

Foolish African woman / Has no respect for her man / Forgotten her African ways / Cannot even plough maize / She doesn't know power of her hands / Just because she drives a Benz / She treats her elders like dirt / She no longer wears a skirt / Her friends think she has style / Admirers think she is versatile…  sign in to read more »


by Rana ElBowety, May 3, 2013

The raw fragrance / Of his soul's fragments / Still lingers on her fingers / His silence, overwhelming, / Betrayed soft anger / Her charade unveiled / The broken masquerade / Her lies derailed / Laughter died, they cried / Hollow moans were sighed / Time slyly crept / Weaving nets as they slept / Apart, ties…  sign in to read more »

»Me as I always am«

by Uddalak Banerjee, Apr 18, 2013

For me my life was always aimless, / and yes at times I find myself in the crowd faceless, / but yet with dreams that are often baseless, / I still believe sun, wind and rain to be priceless. / / Yes and truly life is a race for countless by countless, / and it does run on and on tireless, / but I have…  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 »

»To my future Queen«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jan 21, 2013

Time and distances / The only disturbances / Keeping me away from you my love / Hence I am tense as I am writing this and pouring my heart trying to free it like a dove / My ultimate gift from above / Without you my heart aches and my days turn blue / I can't wait to hold you / Nevertheless lay my eyes as…  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 »

»Just A Person«

by Natachja De Weber, Jan 11, 2013

Some find me a complication. / Cause I use my heart, / as a respiratory system. / Yeah, I breathe through my feelings - / I'm such an odd composition, / Always looking for a reason. / Where there's a 'note', / there is transition. / / I am just a person, / Too deep for your ocean. / And I breathe in…  sign in to read more »


by Lungile KaDlamini, Jan 11, 2013

Not enough words define me, / No book, no matter how big knows me, / No amount of money equals my worth, / My heart swells with abundant wealth. / / The words from the world hold no meaning to me, / Life is like gold, more precious than a few characters put together, / Should I receive the world's…  sign in to read more »

»My Equilibrium«

by Natachja De Weber, Jan 2, 2013

It hurts so bad that I've gone numb - / My equilibrium. / Scars so deep that I don't feel a thing - / This pain, My anesthetic. / / I've killed myself, with giving much / And the patience, the suspense / Which I ease into... / I took it on, Helped it along / I knew that it be damaging to my soul…  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 »

»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 »

»Poet at sunset«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Oct 19, 2012

The sky wrinkles on the west's horizon line / As daylight draws to its end, changing sky's design / And looks as if gods are coming, in their scarlet beauty, / / The sky's lantern drifting out of sight / On the mountain cliff side- / Many more and other events occurring simultaneously: / Water vapor…  sign in to read more »


by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 11, 2012

Sick, I choked in your grasp, / Not knowing whether I live or die / and when in admonition / I wipe the last remorseful tear from my eye / You are lurking somewhere / In the depth of my deceitful heart / I wish to wash my soul clean / And in the Blood find my essence / But when in a sunny day I dry up / You…  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 »

»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 »

»Monologue (Libera me)«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 4, 2012

This is not silence; / The words that rush through my veins, / erupting into syllables full of venom; / Killing every idleness. / It cannot be a silence; / When I am quacking, / trying to find a fine breathe; / to keep my soul intact. / I am talking, in furious metaphors / at war with my indigenous self…  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 »

»Just BE«

by Nkululeko Seby Makhoba, Sep 11, 2012

Be strong enough to face the world each day. / Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone. / Be generous to those who need your help. / Be frugal with what you need yourself. / Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything. / Be foolish enough to believe in miracles. / Be willing to…  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 »

»I am me«

by Nkululeko Seby Makhoba, Aug 23, 2012

I might not be someone's first choice but I am a great choice. / I don't pretend to be someone I'm not, because I'm good at bieng me. / I might not be proud of some of the things I've done in the past but am proud of who I am today. / I may not be perfect but I don't need / to be. / If you are…  sign in to read more »

»My troubled soul«

by Tayyeba Irum, Aug 2, 2012

Behind the winning smile on my face, is my inscrutable sadness / his rudeness and impolite stubbornness left me astonished / his blue eyes had a power to impersonate a serene sky / but, now all I see in them is a strange silence / the exquisite beauty in his words once made me mad about him / but…  sign in to read more »


by Edward Iacona, Jul 29, 2012

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, / Or so the old cliché goes. / But, there was something missing / As our loving relationship grows. / / We both knew what that was / And what would make us smile. / If only we could find a way that / Makes our connection more tactile. / / Even on the World Wide Web…  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 »

»Secretos de la magia«

by Tayyeba Irum, Jun 29, 2012

wandering in the desert at the night / I looked at the sky / no moon present there at all / my disciple asked me why / ignoring him I concentrated above / seeing the constellation of love / a beautiful pattern made of stars / seeing me so focused, my disciple said to me / O master! O master! where are we / I…  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 »

»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 »

»Living gloriously without purpose«

by Bruce Gorton, May 3, 2012

The cartoon speaks of some great destiny / And the priest calls for his eternity / That desperate scramble time feared / To survival they say we are geared / And yet I do not feel that strange yearning / For that purpose they spend life burning / / The sun falls in red tea skies / Darkness falls over our…  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 »

»Free Style«

by Edward Iacona, Mar 28, 2012

It was in ninth grade English class / And my teacher was Miss Joan Frank / It was because of her love of poetry, / That I now have her to blame or thank. / / Poems came alive in her classroom / As we absorbed Lewis Caroll's whimsy / And many years later I still wonder what / And why, Borogoves are mimsey…  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 »

»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 »


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 »

»My Poet Tutor (For Alison)«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Jan 27, 2012

I read your mind, so intelligently / As I sat like a philosophers in meditation- / Sitting on my half burnt stool, in my sub-Saharan home, / You so far away in Bristol city / Transferring your wit in virtual lectures- / Now I am you; a mature poet. / Your sketchy notes still brims me now- / / Leading me…  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 »

»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 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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»Earth is a lonely place«

by Lindi Mahlangu, Oct 22, 2011

Sometimes, all I want to do is look up to the heavens, and call out your name. / / Earth is a lonely place! / / An uphill walk, with steep emotions. / / "Heaven, open up your gates, embrace me. / And let me, like a child, dance to your melodies. With no care in the world. / / I have come to sit on my…  sign in to read more »

»Mystic dialogue«

by Constantinos Grigoriadis, Sep 29, 2011

There are some dreams that you don't see during the night / You can just imagine. / There are some words that you don't hear / You feel these if you look somebody in the eyes. / There are some loves that you don't get with a kiss or a hug / You can touch these with your soul. / / If you can see what…  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 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 Paballo Neer, Sep 7, 2011

To you, oh vulture of the living / You are hunting on the living / killing them slowly and surely. / your diseased head and beak / pierce through my skin as your / deadly bacteria slowly eats / me from the inside out. / At every beat of my heart your / deadly pathogen is pumped / and pushed deeper into me…  sign in to read more »

»Epilogue to the dance«

by Zandile Mboneni, Aug 30, 2011

The mirror reflects beauty, a smile, a tear. / I laugh as I stare at my reflection, "Girl you've come so far." / I brush away the tear, before it can mess up my makeup. / The memories come flooding back, all those tears, the scars, my esteem broken to pieces. / I choke up, "damn, breathe girl, this is a…  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 »


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 »


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 »

»The voice«

by Rofhiwa Netshiavha, Aug 13, 2011

I refuse to be still and articulate no word, / Like a soundless bell placed for adornment. / I refuse to conceal a seed that cries to grow out, / And furnish the land with its abundant fruits. / I refuse to coat the rays of the sun, / That shines and fabricates colours of my inner thoughts. / I utter my…  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 »


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 »

»These Things«

by Edward Mukwakwami, Jul 21, 2011

They are everywhere these things / I visualise them as extraordinary species / Moving in circles at an incredibly high speed / Mysterious shadows maybe the devil's angels / Like humans with animal features / Cat claws and vampire teeth... / / These things...only visible to my eye / Whose eery sound only…  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 »

»For a friend«

by Natachja De Weber, Jul 18, 2011

Where I last left off, / I find myself back on the page, / Hanging out... / and I think of you. / Words are still, / but emotions are overpowering, / And I feel; / / You take my fear and make a ball of power, / Handing it to me. / I take it knowing, / that when my sanity dries up, / and self-doubt drowns me,…  sign in to read more »

»If only I could write the world«

by Paul Gerard Day, Jul 1, 2011

If only I could write the world / I could write the pain away / I would write a different future / And I'd write a new today / / I would write away the suffering / And write away disease / Then write punishment for evil / Bringing Satan to his knees / / If only I could write the world / I'd write a new song…  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 »

»Finding Lonely«

by Professor King, Jun 27, 2011

I tried so hard to have you / I hated being alone / I wanted you so badly / All I ever dreamed of was you / But now. / But now my feelings have changed / I have gotten to know you / And now you have turned out to be so EVIL / My boys are always bringing me the stories / But I tried not to believe / and now I…  sign in to read more »

»Are We There Yet?«

by Edward Iacona, Jun 24, 2011

Feeling again that you've found "the one" / It is difficult to try and assert / That you or yours can love and trust / As if you've never been hurt. / / There may be a tall wall made of fears. / And all the symptoms of Excuse-itis, / Mixed in with memories which may have / More pains than osteoarthritis…  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 »

»The Dance«

by Zandile Mboneni, Jun 20, 2011

You take my hand and lead me to the stage. / As you place your hand on my waist, you whisper "Hello beautiful." / I smile, resting my head against your chest. / The music starts, but my feet cannot move, you whisper "let me lead you." / With eyes closed I let you take me for a spin, I feel light in your…  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 »

»Writing as a Process of Discovery«

by Ruramayi Mwaita, Jun 14, 2011

My pen is my Pal / my safe guard in a world made of hell / I explore the mind / only to find empty speech bubbles to tell / my character is faceless / in suspended motion I am pace-less / why does time move so fast / "theory of relativity" / when in actual fact I just search for the inner me / a perfect…  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 »

»Svelte and Surpassing«

by Sergio Coto, May 31, 2011

He swats those snug feelings / and dances above this eager relieve, / deciding to reencounter himself again / preparing to fall to the rhythm of a rapture. / / He reaches again to rarefy himself / mire himself to become rational, / pry to belong to purity / before a numb and numerous miscarriage. / / He…  sign in to read more »

»In many places«

by Bruce Gorton, May 18, 2011

I find peace in many places / In the sunbird's quick flittering / Wings amongst red bells glittering / In the field of blowing gold grass / Shimmering as clouds above pass / I find peace in these spaces / / But you come with your theology / You proclaim this but biology / And with this you make war / On the…  sign in to read more »

»The story of my life«

by Sergio Coto, May 17, 2011

Again fell down to the floor / sobbing my way down after you, / Felt stupid and unconcious before / feeling heartless and remorseful today. / / Do you know why I drown? / Do you know why I fall? / Do you know why you call? / Or am I the one that is gone? / ...I'm fed up at all. / / But before my demise comes…  sign in to read more »

»Who are you to judge?«

by Maureen Direro, May 12, 2011

Imma say it as it is / I am not perfect, I won't judge / I was made perfect but sin indulged through my soul / and put on my white soul a stubborn wine stain / / How can you see my stain and fail to see yours? / Judging, condemning and forgiving are like two-edged knives longing to cut something / The…  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 »

»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 »

»Oh Wine!«

by Rafeel Wasif, Apr 4, 2011

I want intoxication and the wine / A season of reason this world be yet passion is divine / / In the night of darkness, Hearken I the symphony of the nightingale, / Yet why might my heart see what my eyes didn't dare? / / The discord of its tears, smooth like a stream / And the beauty with which they…  sign in to read more »

»A dream, but what a dream!«

by Rafeel Wasif, Mar 26, 2011

From modesty was born virtue / From decency were bred me and you / / Yet why this vile garb of morality / This noosed cloak of chastity / / That hastens to kill the dreamer, not the dream / That chastens and murderers all we deem / / That derides love of revulsion and calculated rationality / That…  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 »


by April A., Mar 23, 2011

I'll paint your sweet portrait with tightly shut eyes / With pleasure whenever you ask. / Though hands ever shaking and colder than ice / Do find it a difficult task. / / I'll cherish the portrait and hang it above / My empty not warm enough bed / To guard all the secrets of mystery love / And clear the…  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 »

»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 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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»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 »


by April A., Dec 15, 2010

I'm riding the cloud of bright blanket dreams, / The coconut smoke entwines with the mist, / The potion of madness in violet streams / Is carving the urge that I cannot resist. / / The mysteries find me still lying in bed, / Enjoying the pleasures of drunken grapefruit. / Just several gulps, and a room…  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 »

»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 »

»True At Heart«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 7, 2010

To attain success one must work hard, / Make a goal and aim to score, / Reach for the sky but touch the stars, / Be you rich or poor, / The further you go, the harder things get, / And everything gets in your way, / Clear your thoughts, keep it on set, / No matter what the devil may say, / All along, / The…  sign in to read more »

»A Life of Choices«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Dec 6, 2010

We each will come to a four-way stop, / A choice you must make, one of three, / You know where each road will lead, / So which one will it be? / You know full-well you can't go back, / The road behind is no more, / Now you try and stall your decision, / That you must make in the end for sure. / An eternal…  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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

»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 »

»From The Heart«

by April A., Sep 20, 2010

I'm here in the corner, devoured by cold, / My little ribbed shell hides a desperate sigh, / It holds an enigma for you to unfold / Until I'm asleep to your breath's lullaby. / / My soul is rushing beyond the extremes, / Revealing the vibe that is hard to appease, / But once you discover the door to my…  sign in to read more »

»These are my feelings«

by Puleng Monare, Aug 18, 2010

You throwed me out / out to cold streets / while you sleep on a comfortable bed / I live on the pavement / while you are wearing warm blankets / I wear dusty cardboards / but I still love you! / / You just watch me while being raped by dad / you enjoy heearing my painful cry / I never hear your "no, stop it…  sign in to read more »

»Finding Meaning«

by Anesa Dindar, Aug 12, 2010

In search of meaning, I evaluated my life / In search of purpose, I questioned my priorities / In search of significance, I reset my goals / In search of value, I analysed my wants / In search of sense, I assessed my needs / In search of a calling, I listened to my heart / In search of conviction, I…  sign in to read more »

»I am me«

by Sakhile Koaho, Jul 26, 2010

Am a reflection of a humble guy. / Am that simple guy who does things the simple way. / / Am on point like a hungry hunter trying to get something to eat. / Am permanent like my house stand. / Am personal like a personalized number plate. / / Am wise like a street kid who eats street wise to every night…  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 »

»For Me«

by Maureen Direro, Jun 30, 2010

He bought me that shoe, / I have always wanted, / oh he is so great / and then, / on my birthday he came again, / I said to him,for me... / He smiled because he has bought me that phone I have always wanted... / I thought he loved he loved to hear me say, / ...for me... / But then he started being nasty,…  sign in to read more »

»Let Wednesday Come«

by Bhaskaranand Jha, Jun 30, 2010

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

»I Don't Care«

by April A., May 31, 2010

You detest me. The reason is clear, / And your welcome is always so cold, / But the core of my perfect idea / Has been stolen by the whole / Heartless cruel rotten world. / / You all promptly discovered the sense of surviving / And at last started thinking what means to be free. / Full of envy, consumed…  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 »

»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 »

»The Dark Ages: Questions of Existence«

by Taahir Chagan, Apr 7, 2010

21 centuries / no answers / I ponder man's oldest curiosity / I ponder, but to no avail / / when pondering upon this curiosity / meaning dies away at a fast pace / in rebellion I choose to dwell / in an attempt to unlock the secret of the human race / / as I ponder deeply / and while meaning dies / I…  sign in to read more »

»Sleepless Revelations«

by April A., Apr 6, 2010

The news has said it's getting better, / But who on Earth believes in it? / Now, when all dreams are bound to shatter, / I laugh at such a lame deceit. / / And I don't care this place is dying / Beneath my own fallen sky. / It is your life that I'm denying, / As you have taken mine awry. / / I tell myself…  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 »

»Holding the pen...«

by Tonya Marye Cockerell, Mar 25, 2010

I need some inspiration / To get me through the night / Words carry my heart away / I'm waiting for some lightning / To come crashing down on me / Longing for that beautiful thunder / That always seems to make my hands / Tremble with excitement / Too impatient to close my eyes / But too restless / To keep…  sign in to read more »

»Think before hurting«

by Tonya Marye Cockerell, Mar 25, 2010

And when you open your saddened eyes, / Only to stare at your falling shadow, / Tears of your own hurtful words, / Are hidden behind walls of sorrow. / / And curled up in your secluded corner, / Protected by your dark, unstable wall, / You look up to find your sky is starless, / And you wonder if you were…  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 »

»The Words Of Anguish«

by April A., Mar 11, 2010

Surrounded by my past, / I have discovered a lot. / I have discovered at last / The anguish of loss in my chest. / This anguish is all that I've got. / / Surrounded by this gloom, / I only want to break through. / I only want thoughts to bloom / Like weeds by a foreigner's tomb. / He fought for the word,…  sign in to read more »

»Old Women's Perfume«

by Laura Arman, Mar 5, 2010

Out of tough skin I battle with my emotion. / Tearing through the layers, of self despising motion. / Brought upon by devils strain, thoughts I can't control. / Perpetrating every bone and rinsing out my soul. / / Whispering like jealousy, tormenting brutal fears. / Calling on anxiety to wipe away the…  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 »

»Fate And Fortune«

by April A., Feb 25, 2010

This northern city with headlights-eyes / Has buried me in its cold and gloom; / You'll see this place in a dreadful guise / And once sweet home will seem a tomb / Once you're aware there's no way out, / Once dreams of youth say goodbye and grin. / It goes farther and makes me doubt / In all the things I…  sign in to read more »

»Living my own life«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, Feb 12, 2010

Proclaim, we all do / To which extend, yours maybe not for me / Expectations rules our hereto / Your rules that does not apply to me / / Questioning, not those around me / Can I for once meet my own expectations / Borders that befalls me / Where I set my own rules / / Not yours but mine / Nowhere there is a…  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 »

»Moving apart«

by Bartho Geldenhuys, Feb 7, 2010

She moved out, sorry to hear / Yes, I admit, again / Is she coming back do you fear / No, this time there is no gain / / She moved in with another man / Sorry to hear, how long she knows him for / Does not matter, long the damage has been done / He happened to be there for her / / Will she be content this…  sign in to read more »

»Till May«

by Andreas Buchholz, Jan 27, 2010

I cannot sleep, / I cry and weep / an ocean deep / and blue. / / So cold's the night / moon's just in sight, / shines golden light / on you. / / Well, I look up to the stars in the sky, / once you'll get there, but the mountain is high. / Like an eagle, in my dream I can fly, / still I wake up in the bed where…  sign in to read more »


by Mbuso Mkhonto Kumalo, Jan 21, 2010

1. I see you've wiped your tears, / 2. I'm glad to see you smile, / 3. It brings tears to my eyes, / 4. when I see you've learnt to smile. / / 5. You laugh instead of cry, / 6. What change has brought this light? / 7. What magic made this right? / 8. Or, did death die during the night? / / 9. It warms my…  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 »

»My Creative Writing«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Dec 23, 2009

I would like to explore my purpose in this world. / I have a legacy to fulfill, not to be silly, I want to know what it is. / I want to be called on a top assignment by the government and / it has to do with my creative writing. / I want to go where my rainbow takes me in unlimited skies. / I time…  sign in to read more »

»Madness Callin'«

by Andreas Buchholz, Dec 18, 2009

Times are slow, / I just go / ahead. / I don't know / where to go / instead. / / Roses grow, / they just show / the dread. / I feel low, / I've been so / misled. / / Sadness is fallin' down on me / and there's no light. / Madness is callin' now for me / but that's alright. / / Come what may, / one more day / defined…  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 Lightning«

by Esther Odendaal, Dec 4, 2009

I've been struck by lightning / A bolt out of the blue / Caught me unawares / As through the sky it flew. / / It pierced my hardened heart - / Shot through every vein / Setting fire to baggage / Gathered from past pain. / / Paralyzed pretenses / Denial opened wide / Damaged all defenses / Cracked my paltry…  sign in to read more »

»The Fighter (final fight)«

by Mary Kettle, Nov 30, 2009

A fighter I used to be / No battle no war would ever get me / The demons the people who dressed their best / attacking the young and innocent / They had no affect on me / I was made of rock and stone / but now that she is all alone / she has no one to fight the battles for / She has always gotten up once…  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 »


by Ashok Kumar Madhunlall, Nov 19, 2009

Their hands are clasped, / Smiling - for the gift of time / Has been granted to them. / She is dressed in a snow white sari, / He in an equally hued kurtha. / Into the temple they gingerly enter / And their daily obeisance / To The Lord offer. / They emerge - still holding hands, / Smiling, greeting, just…  sign in to read more »

»A Change Of Strife«

by Edward Iacona, Nov 18, 2009

She said that she'd "changed" / On a journey for her gnosis. / Was this a real spiritual walk? / Or form of psychoneurosis? / / She was gentle and kind, / A true modern Isis. / Then she screwed up our world, / Could it be, MID-LIFE CRISIS? / / As many get older / Some folks will insist, / That there's more to…  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 »

»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 »

»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 »


by MmaphelaLylian Kgatla, Oct 16, 2009

I fell yesterday, but that does not determine my today, / I fell today, but that does not determine my tomorrow. / What is falling then? / Is it not equal to failure? / Does it mean I can't stand again? / No, it means I can stand up again. / It does not mean I'm stuck. / It's so great to know that falling…  sign in to read more »


by Vivekanand Jayasankar, Oct 14, 2009

I believe the sunshine will never let us down this time / I believe we had cherished all our time together / I believe my heart is all set out for new memories / I believe my watch wants to count only the happy moments / / I can feel when we are together I can beat all the blues around me / I can feel I'…  sign in to read more »

»Cheerful Memories«

by Vivekanand Jayasankar, Oct 12, 2009

It's hard to forget the past, / cheerful memories, heartfelt laughter. / yes I know...I can never bring them back. / I wish I could live the moments again / no tears back then, my eyes would never sweat! / / It's amazing that life could change so fast / now I'm at a point where I barely remember where it…  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 »


by April A., Oct 5, 2009

This open book without an ending / Is everything my life reminds of. / You, shallow souls, were just pretending - / You're out of touch, I'm out of mind now. / / I was a slave of my devotion, / A pillow for your worthless tears, / And you just played with my emotions, / Then in a moment disappeared. / / I…  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 »


by April A., Sep 28, 2009

I'm the light, but for different shadows, / I'm a shadow of different lights, / A perfect muse for an hour, / The one with no past for a stranger, / For the others - the one with no life. / My destiny has been so cold to me / That my tears have turned into ice. / / When the dream of tomorrow died, / Giving…  sign in to read more »

»The Child«

by Mary Kettle, Sep 22, 2009

A child is crying inside of me / Ever so ever quietly / No one knows that she is there / I doubt that anyone truly cares / Why can't anyone else see / This child crying inside of me / She is invisible and out of sight / This child that wants to run not fight / From all the ones who cause her pain / I tell…  sign in to read more »

»Bitter Revenge And Sweet Tragedy«

by Josh Hay, Sep 9, 2009

My scars remind me that now are better days. The tides are rising. Believe in me, take my hand. We can make it. We can still survive through this. Dry your eyes my dear, we won't drown tonight. We are above the waves. We will never say goodbye. / This bitter revenge, this sweet tragedy. My heart…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Sep 9, 2009

My pen is bleeding on the paper, / As love is bleeding in my heart. / Each word's the bare truth - / Put these words to music, / Play this music on the strings of my soul, / If you don't tear them, I'm yours. / / If you see me dying, / Will you hold my hand through this hell? / Will you save me like you…  sign in to read more »


by Josh Hay, Sep 9, 2009

Stygiophobia takes over. How can my heart beat without a pulse? Veins turn black, as I watch my skin dissolve in front of me. I don't breathe this air, as my word is corrupt. I am forever alive, I hold my hand to my eyes. I keep the angels since. Thinking of a world where I exist. Burn me into you,…  sign in to read more »

»Reflections And Reality«

by Josh Hay, Sep 4, 2009

Take cover, run and save yourself. Don't worry, your going under. Lie to my face, trust in me. I'd rather die than see you get away. Shut down my system, the best part is over. Oh, burn this world down. Your cards won't save you this time. Your grim smile, has gotten you too far. Let me burn into…  sign in to read more »

»Kings And Traitors«

by Josh Hay, Sep 3, 2009

My scars have bled. Turn my world inside out, and close the curtain and open the book. Show my secrets to the world, and murder the living. Let the song play. Cover my wounds, and throw it all away, this night will end soon. I reap my own soul, I call upon the darkness to take over. Sorrow is my…  sign in to read more »

»Last Night«

by Larry Lenwell, Sep 3, 2009

The way I feel is very strange and something I'm not used to / Could it be the booze last night and the hotel room I think I have checked into / I kind of remember as we danced and laughed and talked throughout the night / Her hair of red, eyes of blue and a body that to look at, was a delight / / Then…  sign in to read more »

»My Wish«

by Larry Lenwell, Sep 3, 2009

Has it been a week or a month, I can't remember / I do not know if it is October or November / The days they come and the weeks they go, the months are never ending / The time I spend inside my mind continues my pretending / / I know I'm right but think I'm wrong to ever start life changing / Until I…  sign in to read more »

»The Habit«

by Larry Lenwell, Sep 1, 2009

I wake in a fog after the night before / And swear yet again, it will happen no more / The bottles are broken and the tables in disarray / My habit I'm afraid is growing more each day / / The pills the booze and the staying up all night / Have taken my soul and there's no answer in sight / I fight with my…  sign in to read more »

»Woe Is Me«

by Larry Lenwell, Sep 1, 2009

The cold grey dawn comes through the window as I get in the bed / The night has been long, and right now I feel as I was dead / The tequila they poured, and the vodka that followed / I cannot believed that it was a fifth that I swallowed / / My head is in misery and my body is aching / I try to get warm…  sign in to read more »

»A Thought«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 31, 2009

My life sits still between real and what is not / I sit here dazed at what I think about a lot / Crazed and ruined by life's experiences / Tells me now that I should not have kept those acquaintances / / Woe is me that I stand before you / Shall I ask forgiveness, or bid life adieu / I tell you now that…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Aug 31, 2009

The candle has gone out, / My dream's deceived by fate, / I'm standing at the bound / Of 'then' and 'now', / But it's too late / To turn back, / Walking on the edge of razorblade. / Eternity is close, / It knows no time, / But through each silent night / I hear your voice / Implore "Don't die..." / / The…  sign in to read more »

»You Know Better«

by April A., Aug 31, 2009

Every time the darkness reminds me of you, / Of those mysterious evenings, / When, walking down the narrow street, / I was listening to our favorite song / Speaking of what you had saved me from, / Again and again. Still walking alone / I knew you were there, waiting for me / By the fork of the way to…  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 »

»My Fault«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 29, 2009

In the still of the night it looms, its way of ever knowing / The wisps of wind and chilling air you feel it ever blowing / My bones they ache from head to toe, and sometimes feel so brittle / My tattered clothes and worn out shoes and blankets do so little / / I feel so bad and broken hearted, with my…  sign in to read more »

»Relativity of Darkness«

by Josh Hay, Aug 29, 2009

I am a foolish man, filled with butterflies in my chest. Pages of thoughts rush towards my head. Creating dreams in my thoughts, my heart beats in a rhythm of passion as lighting splits the sky. These nights end in a fury of light. I create passion in my heart. My dear, I will fight to the death for…  sign in to read more »

»Congratulations and Applause«

by Josh Hay, Aug 28, 2009

Congratulations for making my world a scene, let this be your last. I can't take this pain, this battle of my heart. This is to the death my dear. Tear my sky away, and show me the darkness of my eyes. My imagination is a dream without answers, seeping into the darkness, beyond my thoughs, I was in…  sign in to read more »


by Larry Lenwell, Aug 28, 2009

These devils and demons that rush through my brain / Night after night, they come again and again / I try to erase them and still they come in the night / They chase me, they haunt me and give me such a fright / / In the mornings still sleepy, my head aching all over / I wish for once in my dreams, I…  sign in to read more »

»Reality of Life«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 28, 2009

As I sit in this room of darkness, hiding from my past / I stop and look around me and think - my life has went so fast / It has been some 64 years ago I came into this life / And from the age of 21 have had wife after wife after wife / / Drinking was my downfall, it happened from the start / I never…  sign in to read more »

»This Life I Have Endured«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 27, 2009

As I sit here all alone in a time of life's reflection / I look at things and realize, it never had a direction / Though decided by me that path I chose to journey / Sometimes ended up with these lone words, "you have the right to an attorney" / / Shunned by many for what I have forsaken / There have…  sign in to read more »

»Imaginations are a Battle«

by Josh Hay, Aug 26, 2009

This is the darkest part of my imagination, my battle, I hold my own. I stand still in time, and watch my memories fade away. This cure to my sickness, I believe in a cure, I believe in a remedy, I believe in the truth. There is no relief for the living. Take my hand, and take my side. Cross the…  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 »

»Living Today«

by April A., Aug 13, 2009

I've torn all the beautiful letters, / Each writing love just as a script, / These odes to the hopeless romance, / The shield and the sword for the broken, / For real - a couple quick notes, / Saying that everything ends. / / I've buried my once cherished dream - / I'm tired of living tomorrow, / Tomorrow…  sign in to read more »

»just go, please«

by Robert Matthews, Aug 7, 2009

why can't you just go away? / why won't you leave me be? / youre always in my nightmares, / your face is all I see. / / you tore my heart to pieces, / you even saw me cry, / but even though your far away, / I feel you're so close by. / / It doesn't make me happy, / it makes my heart ache more, / to know that…  sign in to read more »

»Consider Me Alive«

by Josh Hay, Aug 5, 2009

Just consider me alive, I can see your perfect world, as I try to keep myself alive, I've been here before, as I dreamt of this place, in my head. In my small world, I can't let go, all this suffering, just consider me alive, And I will be there for sure, and this moment is heaven. This is the place…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Aug 5, 2009

The same nasty job and the same decorations, / The desperate faces of helpless sweatpals, / Bright shouting ads at half-dead metro stations, / Then evenings with you in a dark empty cell. / / The price of ten dollars for some inspiration, / Some spirits, some sex and a pointless nightmare, / Brain…  sign in to read more »

»Charm And Poison«

by April A., Jul 27, 2009

For every wrong step that you take / I pierce your heart thrice on a bender. / However, my fury is fake. / You bleed your remorse - I surrender. / My sharp poignant words of no shame / And spirits are such a bad mixture - / I've never been easy to tame - / They paint such a frightening picture, / They…  sign in to read more »


by Maryka Jansevan Rensburg, Jul 26, 2009

Dear God / / I don't deserve to be here no more / Please take my life Lord this is to sore / For I am too much of a coward to do it myself / I'm sorry if I'm starting to sound like a bore / / I'm sorry that I need to ask you this / There are a few things I would greatly miss / I'm sorry that I'm…  sign in to read more »

»Pretty Lady«

by Ryan Gordon Penn, Jul 26, 2009

You deserve more than you give yourself pretty lady / Deserving more Yes's than Maybe's / You don't deserve to be used pretty lady / You deserve to be loved unconditionally / / You've lost the sparkle in your eyes pretty lady / Maybe it was just a reflection of your love for me / You certainly don't shine…  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 »

»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 »

»Alice, Queen of Hearts«

by Coenraad Vlietstra, Jun 15, 2009

My queen of hearts, / You're as lost as Alice, / And this is leading you nowhere, / No white rabbit in sight, / No guides and no help, / I stare through the pages, / Wish there was something to say, / You don't know what love is, / I don't know what to tell you, / So I hope you find, / Exactly what you're…  sign in to read more »

»Imaginary You, Delusional Me«

by Coenraad Vlietstra, Jun 15, 2009

Driving through the country side, / Dark forest and dirt ridden roads, / Open up to flats of grass, / And I thought I saw you, / Gold halo and hair dance in sun beams, / I suddenly rush the car to a stop, / But you disappear as fast as you appeared, / I pull away slowly staring at the silver split sky,…  sign in to read more »

»June 16«

by Lebohang Ramatswi, Jun 9, 2009

As June 16 unravels / / As we teens are about to go through / a road less travelled. / / As we are still treated like rebels in our own native land / and not given a helping hand. / / The youth of June 16 sacrificed their lives / so that I became a proud teen to witness these times. / / The green eyed…  sign in to read more »

»A Cursed Cycle«

by Josh Hay, May 25, 2009

I'll keep you close, so you won't leave, you are the fire in my heart, just stay awake, we'll make it out alive, you will remember my love for you, don't close your eyes, you weren't meant to do this alone. Your cries will stop your life renewed by a guided light from my heart, don't turn your eyes…  sign in to read more »

»Invisible Scars«

by April A., May 25, 2009

The poison of spring has dissolved in my veins; / A second is worth both my future and past. / The more I denied my becoming insane, / The sooner insanity touched me at last. / The silence we hear is the laugh of my fate, / The soundless laugh at the one I forgot - / The yesterday's me - and the force to…  sign in to read more »


by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 21, 2009

The love I feel for you slaughters me / With every beat of my heart / The thundering pumps germinate / Sharp, stabbing, striking throbs / You leave me here lying lifeless / Surrounded by dark red staining ink / You are the one I think of / Yet, you leave me here...unknowingly / / The love I feel for you…  sign in to read more »

»Tears of Blood«

by Emmanuel Ekale Esambe, May 20, 2009

When you walked up to me / I saw an angel in you. / I looked up to you / And let the guard in me / DOWN!! / / I let you in / I let you into me. / I gave it all to you / I gave you my heart, my soul and my life... / But you broke the bond in me / When you let me down. / / Like a rag, you used me / And tossed me…  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 »


by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 16, 2009

As I wait for your car / To pitch up outside, / I dread the words / That I've cried. / Into my heart / A knife has been stabbed, / It's easier for me / To just be mad. / My heart is breaking, / My tears are running, / My world is shaking, / My friend isn't coming. / / I know it's hard / To look in my your eyes…  sign in to read more »

»still holding on...«

by Laura Arman, May 15, 2009

I guess you never said you needed me, / you never said you'd be there, / it didn't happen in a second, / but it ended in a glimpse. / You couldn't live without me, / but now that's all you do, / and I'm frightfully trying to hold on, / to all the memories of you. / / I shouldn't even bother, / because I can…  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 Man I Fell For«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 12, 2009

With heartless eyes he loved me, / With hands gentle to the touch, / With a smile to brighten my day, / With a hug to heal my broken heart, / Cold and hard inside, / He loved me on the outside. / / To you I gave my heart, / And took a chance, / To you I opened up, / And fell for a man, / To you I was a nice…  sign in to read more »

»What Would Happen To You?«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 12, 2009

I lied today, / I had the truth from you / I pretended not to know / But somehow you lied for me today / / I cried today, / I sobbed my heart out / I let all my tears disappear / But somehow you cried for me today / / I died today, / I watched my life fade / I finally closed my eyes / But somehow you died for…  sign in to read more »

»Meditation I: Truth«

by Gorki Skanke, May 8, 2009

Function is truth, / Form, a lie. / / Between the poles of artifice and artifact somewhere / there is me, who writes this, / and you, who reads it. / / Each of us struggles to pluck the truths from among the lies. / / The lie I am told is less dangerous than the lie I tell myself. / The truths I am told…  sign in to read more »

»Lonely for You«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 5, 2009

Outside I watch / I see the thunder, / Flash and crash, / I think of you / Of your eyes, / Sparkling and gleaming, / The joy that filled your heart / Your heart made of love, / Feeling and emotion, / You stand and smile / Smile at me with hope, / Kindness and patients, / I watch crying / Crying inside from…  sign in to read more »

»Murdered and Stolen«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 5, 2009

Your hand bears the spade / Dirt fills your fingernails / As you fight with the frozen ground / To hide what you annihilated / / Unknowingly you're watched / Her eyes stab into your back / Anger no longer forms part of her life / Pity and sadness is all she feels / / A box is what she stares at / Standing…  sign in to read more »

»One Special Stranger«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 2, 2009

A cup of coffee / A place away from here / One special stranger / The warmest hug / The comfiest new couch / The strongest smell of fresh popcorn / A horrible car crash / A hysterical trip to see a doctor / A brand new black dress / Could everything as I knew it have changed / / Having a cup of coffee / In a…  sign in to read more »

»Would You Cry That Tear For Me?«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 2, 2009

If I went to sleep tonight / And closed my shadowed green eyes, / If I went to sleep tonight / Never again to see the beautiful blue skies, / Would you cry that tear for me? / / If you woke up tomorrow / And I wasn't there to love your heart, / If you woke up tomorrow / And I wasn't there to stop the dart…  sign in to read more »

»Our Little Secret«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, May 1, 2009

I know this might seem weird, / I know this might seem dumb, / But whatever I tell you now is not be repeated, / It needs to stay our little secret. / So if you would please, / Be sure not to tell, / The one you love most, / Or anyone else. / It is of great importance, / And needs no introduction, / That…  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 »

»Just Fish«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Apr 30, 2009

Under the sea, / Where the fishes roam free, / Fish in different shapes, / Fish in different sizes, / Fish in different colours, / And these are fish, / Just fish, pure fish, / Blue ones, pink ones, / Yellow ones, green ones, / All living in contentment, / Life is cool, / In the big blue pool, / No rules, just…  sign in to read more »


by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Apr 29, 2009

I'm trapped, / Locked in a cell, / No way to get out, / No way to excel, / All alone, / I sit on my own, / I think about you, / You and no one else, / Bars surrounding me, / Dull and gray, / No colour / Too brighten up / My day, / A ray of light / Shines through my window, / The light is bright, / Free and happy,…  sign in to read more »

»Distant Places«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Apr 29, 2009

They say life is so great, / Well what happened to mine? / Where are the flowers in the spring, / And the loving friends? / The sun doesn't shine anymore / Its just rain, always rain, / No warm bright days / To swim in the pool, / Always cold, windy days / No place to go. / / I fell isolated in a cold dungeon…  sign in to read more »

»He isn't You«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Apr 29, 2009

My phone sings a specific tune / Your name staring back at me / While I lie next to him / I stop for a moment to catch my breath / Your voice puts a smile on my face / Your eyes make me turn to jelly / Your hugs wrap me in comfort and security / Your smile, identical to mine / Yet...the man I'm kissing…  sign in to read more »

»The Concept Of Lying«

by Josh Hay, Apr 29, 2009

Remove myself from this, and tear me away, I settled into the sky, and burned away the scars that were beneath my skin, the clouds covered my face, and I shed tears away from my past. I'm haunting by the waste of my life, the lies I have said, I won't let up, I can't let up. You know, I'm taking…  sign in to read more »

»The Abused«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Apr 27, 2009

A silent cry with no reply / deep inside from the inner hearts / of the abused. / Maybe a mother a woman or a child. / The loneliness and silence / so deeply intense, full of different / emotions, / that no one understands the feeling / the look in the eye sometimes wild. / Who can understand to reach a hand…  sign in to read more »


by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Apr 23, 2009

A tricky situation / Is something I'm in, / I just wish this creation / Didn't feel like a sin. / / She is a part of you / In one too many ways, / I wish she would just do / Something to change these days. / / I bared my soul / To you, my heart as well, / Now I feel like a doll / And I'm living in hell. / / I'm…  sign in to read more »

»Reverse Coda«

by Josh Hay, Apr 23, 2009

This moment is fading out, our memories fading into the darkness, our last hope remains in the the shadows, we can't go on without a remedy, we needed a cure. Our minds we're burning, spreading through our body, pain without release, our minds are slipping through the sand, with blood on our hands.…  sign in to read more »

»the perfect thought«

by Casey Samantha Boshoff, Apr 23, 2009

My thoughts / Break me down / And build me up, / They give me hope / And shatter my dreams. / My dreams of words / The words / That start off good / And end up bad, / They tell the truth / And state the lies... / The lies, / That tear me apart / And break my heart, / That cut me deep / And put me to sleep. / To…  sign in to read more »

»The Suspense Of Waiting«

by Josh Hay, Apr 22, 2009

I want to stay alive, I want to live till the end of the life flow that is in me, is this the end for me? We are meant to fall, to fall astray from the portraits of life, that we see in the mirror, that we made with our imaginations, our minds are slipping, for the potraits we used to portray, using…  sign in to read more »

»Relentless Burden«

by Josh Hay, Apr 21, 2009

I am not a burden to heavy, this is not a burden to heavy, you are the one in control, see pass the mirror, look into yourself, and see these words have not healed you now. It is you who controls, it is who you decides. This hate will not subside, this is what life tastes like. This is your world on…  sign in to read more »

»The City Is Cold«

by Josh Hay, Apr 21, 2009

Take my breath, and tear it apart, screaming, so crystal clear, and they tear against me, hurting me, breaking me, I stood alone on these streets, shedding my tears against the pavement, it was myself against this burning world, I thought we we were joking like clowns. I've had enough of these…  sign in to read more »

»Caught between the two«

by Lebohang Ramatswi, Apr 17, 2009

I'm lost and caught between the two. / / I subconsciously open my eyes, and to my surprise it's not U! / / I'm blinded by this blur vision that clouded my heart, as I feel my clouded heart being ripped apart beyond existence, I still apply persistence and believe that I'm still patiently loved coz…  sign in to read more »

»Chapters Of My Life«

by Josh Hay, Apr 17, 2009

You are the flame that cleanses, me, mind and soul the same, your heart guides my way, I will always be what you see, I can see you are the flame I see in my soul, I can see through my tired eyes, that you are the one, I wanted all along, this is what life feels like, you are the flame that carries…  sign in to read more »

»the enhanced de-javu!«

by Lebohang Ramatswi, Apr 17, 2009

You might ask "What's that got to do with u!" / Walking through the road of discovery, I've been / enticed by delusions and illusions of poverty struck / individuals building corporate ladders, enhancing the / wide spread feathers of the sophisticated class. / Does beauty really lie in the eye of the…  sign in to read more »

»Took Me All Day«

by Sergio Coto, Apr 17, 2009

I'll be your liquor, / the shores of daze / I'll be your father, / the plagues of grace / I'll be your brother, / the leeches of blaze. / / I was flooding extasy to the day, / maybe resistance will fade... / propelling the traces I refused the great, / sad is wrong and I've been waiting for too long. / / Baby…  sign in to read more »

»If you turn the pages...«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Apr 15, 2009

Take a glance at my draft book / And you'll see the lazy spider / who does not finish web poems / whose lines hang out loose / collecting the proverbial dust / that many a writer complain of. / / You'll see tired tantrums, here, / of lines lining the lonely pages / And, there, a standing stanza / waiting to…  sign in to read more »


by Shirley Joan Von Weichardt, Apr 14, 2009

I remember when I was but a child, / I had freckles and hair curly and wild. / I used to pray to God every day / Not to let me grow up looking this way. / The nuns at school maintained that it was true / To each of us God's given a virtue - / Some of us are clever and very wise, / While others have…  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 »

»To my capetonian girl«

by Keagen Van Sensie, Apr 14, 2009

You need to get somebody real, such as myself / I promise not many will do as much as myself / for a mooi kin as yourself / I may not have the Benz to drive u around all night / But I'm to loose my cool & walk with u under da moonlight / I'm getting tired of the interviews / I really just wanna be with u…  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 »

»Before the Day«

by Deon Thomas, Apr 9, 2009

When I woke up this morning, as peer across the room I see the sun as it bounces off of the wall. I sat up in bed and I wiped the sleep out of my eyes. I got out of bed and had a big stretch. I slowly walked to the bath room and washed my face. Then the aroma of bacon, eggs and toast drew me to the…  sign in to read more »


by Sergio Coto, Apr 9, 2009

I flatten down my hopes / a scarce escape for what would be, / plough into me... I'm a newcomer / I pray for foolishness. / / I pull you up and push you down / I've been somewhere in between, / sorting out the bruises / can't stand still... is so certain. / / By tomorrow I fall down again / recognizing that…  sign in to read more »

»Set it off like a trigger«

by Josh Hay, Apr 8, 2009

I felt myself drifting away from the light, the shadows danced around me, as I crept towards the light, I began to feel the darkness flow into me. My mind is slipping, breathing in deep, my mind was slipping, I was sleeping in my room, enclosed in darkness, I watch the light being drained from my…  sign in to read more »


by Sergio Coto, Apr 5, 2009

Have to Afford to bristle yourself / with a new tragedy of life beautiful, / brighten yourself with a breezy lie / and forgive your being. / / Conceive and compare myself / and pour a determination below, / devaluate your isolation princess / and confuse the foreword me. / / Howl of joy for appraisal baby…  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 »


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 »


by Sergio Coto, Apr 4, 2009

Round and round arise at all / hide behind thy arousal, / of faith and fear completed / against this childish love. / / Chine the edible arrogance / that gads inside her head, / you... Further intensify my desire / to be amongst the bearers. / / Amend my flaws of blessing...my love, / bring me to concern and…  sign in to read more »

»The Knocking Woodpecker«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Apr 3, 2009

I am the nonentity poet- / a prodigy of poetry, / a voice in the wilderness, / a pest in the ear of humanity! / / I am the unheeded songster- / whose sonorous voice's never been heard, / whose meaning's imbued in doubt, / whose tendentious verses intrigue the mind! / / I am the unknown voice- / that echoes…  sign in to read more »

»A Falling Leaf«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Apr 2, 2009

I let my hand touch / a flower one day / when a leaf fell to the ground. / With no hearing / I look at it / and there it is falling / softly, without any a sound. / / I look at that / beautiful flower / and a thought came into my mind, / there are so many / beautiful memories we have, / without realizing what…  sign in to read more »

»The love story that has happened«

by Steven Roberts, Mar 31, 2009

From the first day I saw you, / Your eyes was clear as the blue sky, / I saw in her eyes was magic, / Magic that fantasy truths to reality, / We kept on looking into each others eyes, / Knowing that we were in love with each other. / / Both of us were experiencing love at first sight, / That both of us…  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 »

»When I'm with you«

by Ashley Fancher, Mar 28, 2009

When I'm with you I feel alright / But without you / It lasts thru the night / / The feelings I've got for you / I can't believe they're actually true / When you hold me in your arms / I feel like I can touch the stars / / But when I look into you eyes / Nothing can stop me from being yours / Words can not…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Mar 25, 2009

I'm wild and sometimes even heartless-can-be, / I'm fond of collecting illusions to ruin, / I'm breaking the rules life has written for me, / "Create to destroy" best describes what I'm doing. / I'm scarily dangerous, silently loud - / A walking disaster you'd better ignore, / The pain in the neck of a…  sign in to read more »

»Eye In The Sky«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 22, 2009

When the skies are blue / Over the mountain, over the sea, / The eye's shinin' bright, / My ol' blue eye, too. / / Come dark clouds or rain, / Heavy and pourin', hard as can be, / The eye keeps the light, / I don't mind the pain. / / Eye in the sky, / Ruler of my spring, / Songbirds they fly, / Let the new…  sign in to read more »

»black boy«

by Rupert Ruel Nonyane, Mar 18, 2009

dark clouds are looming outside, / lightning strikes, "is it a bad night, it could not be worse than yersterday", he thinks to himself, / / what worse could beat the pain faced but not conquered, the misery goes way back before his birth, / / his mother was the mother of pain, had a cracked womb,…  sign in to read more »

»For You«

by George Cozett, Mar 18, 2009

I look across the room / And see you there / My focus drops before anyone sees / I get in a stupid smile / Yet it is a call to you / / My movement is towards you / And the longing to feel your touch / I know it will be wrong / / Just to feel the taste of your kiss / The warmth of your embrace / My heart…  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 »

»In Love«

by Zandile Mboneni, Mar 6, 2009

My heart skips a bit... / This is how I feel when he lays those tired looking eyes upon me. / / Man, you make my blood rush! / / With flirtering kisses on my forehead, you just layed your hand in my heart and those wall I've built so hard just crumble. / / Closing my eyes with every tender touch. / My…  sign in to read more »

»Irrelevance of the past«

by Zandile Mboneni, Mar 6, 2009

We are born into sin / Yet we are Angels in our beloved / mothers eyes. / / We grow up with smiles and tears / in our eyes, but yet we grow up / to forget those hurts and pains. / / Teenagers so care free, yet so cautious. / We would not dare to stand in corners with boys, nor hold hands in public. / / Now…  sign in to read more »

»Family and Friend«

by George Cozett, Feb 25, 2009

You were family and friend / Our friendship was one / I thought / Would never end / Our bond was everlasting / This I thought. / Then one night out of the blue / It changed for me and you / / You were there beside me / Then you were gone / I heard the stern knock / They took me away / For more than one day…  sign in to read more »

»I've Just Healed«

by Thabiso Kevin Mlondoloza, Feb 25, 2009

For wrong you have done in my life I forgive you / For every scar you coursed in my heart / Through the love I gave and still giving to you my heart will heal / Being angry to you is unnatural / It just course more pain / Is like burning in a fire I can't stop / But now I just want to let it go like a…  sign in to read more »

»Time of today«

by Thabiso Kevin Mlondoloza, Feb 25, 2009

Without saying, without talking but thinking / About my time of today / / In my heart asking questions, getting answers / That I'll put them into practice in my time today / / Still feeling pain / But my mind can't stop praying / And can't stop looking for honey where the is no bees / Because with faith…  sign in to read more »

»A Simple Twist«

by Melinda Smith, Feb 24, 2009

(homage to Bob Dylan's "Simple twist of fate") / / When I asked you to cross the line / it was just an idea of mine / in a head too full of wine / to think what it would mean. / Now, knowing where we've been / I know not what I do / skating on a river full of you. / / I'll have to pay for all this lying.…  sign in to read more »

»I am not a poet«

by Thabiso Kevin Mlondoloza, Feb 24, 2009

I am not a poet / I am just a poem / That was written at the beginning of heaven and earth / That was written at the beginning of evolution and civilization / At the beginning of creation / I was written by the strong hand of the almighty / His intelligence and wisdom of his words is just me / So he just…  sign in to read more »

»Only God remembers (that's all that matters)«

by Marlene Cozett, Feb 23, 2009

You may remember her / You may even know her name / But she is gone now / She is out of the game / / She did what she came to do / She made a difference like she was meant to / There may not be an accolade / Or a post in a hall of fame / / But she remembers / And she even knows your name / But she is gone…  sign in to read more »

»Life Goes On«

by George Cozett, Feb 20, 2009

I know you're hurting / And there seem no cure / Is it part of life? / Or just what happens to some / / Life goes on it seems / Without a care / Of those that have been touched / By something hard to share / / Lies and deceit is part of life / They say / Yet the damage it does / Is hard to repair / Still…  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 »

»My angel is not well«

by Rantikwane Legwale, Feb 19, 2009

My angel is not well, / So things are not swell. / …  sign in to read more »

»Every Single Evening's Plot«

by April A., Feb 17, 2009

I closed the door of my dirty old flat, / I went outside for a short evening stroll. / I bought some cheap hooch and a condom instead. / I'd only arrived when I heard a phone call. / It was so persistent, so deafening loud. / Who failed to forget me? I wanted to know. / I took a deep breath for a…  sign in to read more »

»I broke free«

by Michelle Clark, Feb 15, 2009

I was 18 years when I met you / A man I thought will carry me through / The bed of thorns in life to come / A man so gallant, a man so strong / The perfect man, so what went wrong? / / I was in your hand, a tender dove / That showered you with honest love. / I gave it all, the best part of me / Two lovely…  sign in to read more »

»The day The Angel saved my life«

by Michelle Clark, Feb 13, 2009

One quiet August night, / My life changed forever! / The four men approached, quiet and so clever / A moment too long, a split second too late, / The end of one bullet, that became my fate. / / I felt no shock, I felt no pain, / "I've been hit" rushed through my brain! / I saw the bleeding, I knew the…  sign in to read more »

»My friend called 'Me'«

by Michelle Clark, Jan 30, 2009

I once had a friend called 'Me' / A peculiar but jolly and funny gal, / She made me laugh out loud, / She helped get lost in a busy crowd. / She's truthful honest and dear, / Always have time to listen, think or hear, / She never let me down / Or end the day with an unwelcome frown. / She's humble and quite…  sign in to read more »


by Marlene Cozett, Jan 28, 2009

Never is a long, long time / And the pain lasts just as long, / That's what they say / so what am I to do?, what am I to say? / At the time the pain was so bad / That never seemed like the best option, the only option / And the longer never lasts, the longer the pain lasts / I want it to be over, but I…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Jan 28, 2009

It is just another sleepless night, / It's the breath of spring that we await. / One more gulp of wine, and I'm all right, / One more secret till it's way too late. / / One more song for no one's reached your ears, / But you think it's happened by mistake. / Every time by chance you see me near, / But you'…  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 »

»The Gold Digger«

by Hettie Van Zyl, Jan 27, 2009

Deep in the Belly of the Earth, / the Digger digs for Gold. / Always hoping to find this precious stuff, that he can have and hold. / Already forgot how hard it was so early, just getting out of bed. / Also of his morning thoughts, that maybe it was the last goodbye he said. / / The…  sign in to read more »

»Regret, Regret«

by April A., Jan 26, 2009

We used to be like Jack and Rose. / "You jump - I jump" - a stupid oath. / But they all failed to figure out / Who had survived and who had drowned. / They all have taken me awry, / They call me she-who-loves-that-guy. / They wait to see how far I'll get, / And I just quit with no regret. / / You fall - I…  sign in to read more »

»Burst Bubbles«

by Ruramayi Mwaita, Jan 22, 2009

Burst bubbles take control, / Overflow, let the wide, whole world know, / Spoken thoughts, unspoken quotes, / Hidden gestures, hearts desires, / Minds treasures, lustful looks, / Internal inquisitions, / What's full, what's missing, / What's found, what's lost, never to be seen again, / But remembered, not…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Jan 18, 2009

The day is revealing its new morning face, / And I've disappeared - without a trace, / Without a sound, without a sign, / As you'll never care. Well, dear, it's fine. / I left half to midnight for reasons unknown / To make half the way to nowhere by dawn. / I come back to earth or I drown in your eyes -…  sign in to read more »

»Reflections At Four In The Morning«

by April A., Jan 15, 2009

All days are the same: morning, city, the crowd. / Life's not going forward, it's moving around. / And masks of all shades on those ignorant faces, / A few made-up stories in cheap street newspapers, / Sluts looking like stars, dirty queens of attraction, / Gross idols of so deceptive perfection / Are…  sign in to read more »


by Ashley Fancher, Dec 17, 2008

Why do I put up with the shit? / He walked out the door / He was fed up with it / I take it all in like that's what im supposed to do / The screaming, the crying, she lets it all out / The question is, on whom? / She takes it all out on the ones closest to her / So for me here comes the emotional…  sign in to read more »

»The Game«

by April A., Dec 14, 2008

My mind is poisoned by my dreams, / Forbidden thoughts, forbidden themes. / My lips are sewn, my hands are tied, / Well, I deserved it. It's all right. / A chance of being understood / Just stands no chance, as no one could / Unlock two always open doors - / You turned the keys and locked them both. / / A…  sign in to read more »

»Not Now«

by April A., Dec 4, 2008

In silence my lips have been drawing the shapes / Of phrases, so vague and deprived of a meaning. / My dreams are about to find an escape / To where the end always meets the beginning. / My black and white fears have got an excuse: / I still have the world - in my heart and around. / I'm no longer free -…  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 »

»I'm Fine«

by April A., Nov 6, 2008

Love is only some sense / Of the absence of sense, / It invades our lives / When we have other plans. / It devours your days, / Then it eats you inside, / It erases your face, / But you don't really mind. / It is gradually making you blind! / / October is counting time / And turning to dust all the letters…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Oct 31, 2008

She's sitting, sitting alone / With brandy and Winston in hands, / Devouring with her mischievous wild glance / Her already coupled-off friends. / "I'm fine" - her red eyes shout loud, / "We see. What the fuck?" - says the crowd. / She sets her lust racing around the hall, / But no one hears this hopeless…  sign in to read more »

»The Extremes«

by April A., Oct 13, 2008

She's wearing a plait and a plain floral dress, / Her skin is so pale, and her fringe is a mess. / She can't link three words in the simpliest phrase, / And ignorance left dirty marks on her face. / Her look is so frightened, her thoughts are a dump, / She's shallow, naive, indecisive and numb. / She won'…  sign in to read more »

»And I learnt to beg«

by Mamello Monageng, Oct 12, 2008

I was taught to beg / I was no born beggar / I grew up in the world of made beggars / / They took it all from my ancestors / And left me with nothing / I can only make up the pain they went through / For I am prompted not to blame the past for my todays / Those who were made beggars and now made to…  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 »

»Words From A Broken Heart«

by Sivuyile Godongwana, Oct 2, 2008

I might have been unfaithful / But you know how much I love you / When no one approved our relationship / Saying all the bad things about you / I stood tall by your side and loved you / Until the all accepted you for whom you are / / When things did not go well for you / I was always there by your side / I…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Sep 23, 2008

Deceptive freedom. Honest lies. / A charming, yet so dreadful guise. / Forgotten memories. Two hearts / Are in my chest, both torn apart. / Strong weakness of a wilted rose. / My two reflections, one disclosed. / A shadow of changing shapes. / The sorrow of different shades. / A bleeding wrist of…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Sep 23, 2008

I'm walking alone / In dark empty lanes, / Each trace is well-known - / Each belongs to no way. / Here I'm a stranger, / My home is far. / Somewhere my heart waits - / It's right where you are. / Streets meet me with rain, / And cold winds bring just dust. / They know - on this way / There is no one to trust…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Sep 11, 2008

The queen of the sleeping beauty. / A thorn in my heart - loneliness / Has left me a beautiful mess. / The fear of my misty future. / Can't you see that I'm dying, love? / Would you give it a try - just to save me, / For I am too lost in you? / / The beauty of sorrow reigns, / And my pride has been washed…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Sep 8, 2008

The heart in my chest is bleeding, / But blood never shows a stain. / If only behind this mask of tranquility / You could see a soul that is grieving... / My heart has the same ability / To suffer - to drown in pain. / If you knew how much one word could mean... / If you only saw me falling / Apart right…  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 »


by April A., Sep 6, 2008

My days remind me of the endless autumn rain, / The fascinating, charming melancholy. / The sky is crying for my bitter loss - / The loss of one hour's eternity. / And I know the rain is bound to cease, / But my sorrow will shape just another rain cloud, / And the steps on our crossing ways / Will be only…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Sep 6, 2008

The yellow and frayed eternal pages / Are crying, just with ink, still of the same. / The years turn to words and seem like ages / Of grief in such a thin and subtle frame. / / This memory-evoking prose of sorrow / Is life... or scattered pieces, left of it, / Of looking forward to the damned tomorrow…  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 »

»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 »

»Father the great«

by Jahangir Kashif, Jan 1, 1970

Father the great, yes father the great. / Known as G.A.Jahangir, known as G.A.Jahangir. / The name of his , meant the king of the Universe / Father the great, father the great. / Thought us the respect and guidance for all of us. / We the seven siblings, are proud to be the son of him . / He had 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 »

»My Wish«

by Andray Drokez, Jan 1, 1970

Sometimes I really think, / That I should be another me, / That what if life was so different, / The ones that I really love have, / The guts to love me back, / The ones I care about can really / show me their gratitude back. / / Some days I just wished that / I could live a life I yearn for, / Having…  sign in to read more »

»Young Love«

by Judith Thandi Jama, Jan 1, 1970

The night forever young / In our youth thrills / We wear darkness like the cape / Embellished with stars / When they shoot we board them with sweet wishes / Into the land of our desires / Where luring whispers / As crisp as the Sunday breeze / Drones the Voice of Caution / Echoing: "YOU'RE STILL YOUNG, YOU'L…  sign in to read more »

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