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119 poems tagged SOCIAL

»Imagine the earth«

by Jahangir Kashif, Mar 19, 2021

The sun shine, the moon reflection, the star blinking, / The sun makes the light for us, that is brightness of life. / The sun shows the pathway brightness. / The way we may achieve without the dark side. / / The moon reflection reflecting the life for us. / The reflection show the relation for us. / The…  sign in to read more »

»I am a dedicated teacher«

by Sava Hassan, Jul 26, 2019

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

»Scent of the Divine«

by Danae Glauka, Jan 12, 2019

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

»You 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 »

»Yet It Continues«

by Loku Faglor, Sep 7, 2017

I hear this and that / all is wrong / love is deserted / as happiness already feels lonely / existence has gone to a mess / only Venom is spat / sticky its sounds / togetherness a rememberable history / wars and woos live / then they sing this and that / yet all those they causers / / only this or that / are…  sign in to read more »

»A church bell«

by Loku Faglor, Sep 4, 2017

Tong tong tong / there goes the church bell / on white must we dress / no. leave out that bottle / put off the ciga / Western must be holy / for that blessing is our cry / to the church we hurry / / / Halelu...halelu...ya / praise the Lord today you are worth / there are behind / we did not know it's Sunday…  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 »

»Dirty September«

by Dzumbu Mmbara, Oct 6, 2016

September is a curse / A little dirty anti-black month made in hell / Biko died in September / Now blacks a jollying with White Monopoly Capital / Peter Tosh died in September / Still Weed is a secret / POQO born but died in a way / No wonder we are not free / If its not the chains its the credit cards / We…  sign in to read more »

»There are no black people in the swimming pool«

by Pride Mguli, Oct 2, 2016

There are no black people in the swimming pool / She couldn't wait to put it on, / her new pink dot dress and matching pink dot shoes. / It was a big moment for Suzie, / The day she had been waiting for, for a long, long time. / / She was going to the public swimming pool in Hyde Park, / right in the…  sign in to read more »

»SOLD (Sounds Of the Living Dead)«

by Abdul Milazi, Apr 14, 2016

Johannesburg sings the beauty of our lonliness / The night's heartbeat as fake as the hanshakes exchanged / Ribbons of headlights coarse through the veins of the city / Where we die in search of a better life we left behind / The night whispers its screams from deep within us / / We stand on the edge of…  sign in to read more »

»It really doesn't matter«

by Sava Hassan, Jan 25, 2016

It doesn't matter if you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish or doesn't believe at all / I will always be behind you to catch you if you ever fall / It doesn't matter if you are black or white / I will listen to your views if you are right / It doesn't matter if you are young or old / Hopes toward a happy…  sign in to read more »


by Street Knowledge, May 22, 2015

...Racial profile will never have an end / It will never have an end / Because discrimination / Is designed to kill your spirit / and to destroy your mind / That's why am still looking / looking thru the blinds / and I already know / That I will never have a piece of mind / For the simple fact / That Justice…  sign in to read more »

»Curtain Rolled«

by Fay Mbiwa ThePoet, Apr 15, 2015

We are not freaks, / Not anymore, / I am not, you are not, / Despite the protective colouration, / Us, we, one and one, / Best fitted to live in this world, / World that knows no boundaries, / Dark but not too dark, / Light but not too light, / One universal language, pride. / / Common goal, / Racism, thrown…  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 »

»Save the Children of GAZA«

by Moipone Tsoka, Sep 11, 2014

How can a praying and religious nation be so cruel towards another nation? / You Soldier how dare you point your gun at an innocent child and pull the trigger / How dare you fall on your knees and pray then go and throw your bombs at the innocent people / Somebody save the children of Gaza because it…  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 »

»Unborn Words«

by Keerthana Prabhakaran, Jul 14, 2014

Hearing to the lullaby of your heartbeat, / Sleeping in an enigmatic darkness, / In the capacious pool of blood and water, / Here I am, sunken in thy tender silence, Oh Maa! / My heart beats to your unspoken words, / I don't get to see your face, yet... / I become pink, when I feel your happiness, / I get…  sign in to read more »

»Just Word'ing...«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jun 20, 2014

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

»Penalty Kick«

by Siyanda Nkosi, May 2, 2014

Thousands of eyes / Glued to a sreen, / Breaths held and / Prayers said. / / Towards the ball / He moves. / An extensive breath / He takes. / A short supplication / He says. / / The whistle blows, / He moves without / Hesitating. / He kicks. / Is it in? / / We don't know / The screen just / Turned off.…  sign in to read more »

»Marikana Tears of Blood«

by Abdul Milazi, Mar 2, 2014

Freedom was here / We are told / She stood right there / A sight to behold / Strong and mighty / Like the Drakensberg / / Did we slumber / Through the thunder / That heralded her coming? / Did we blink / And missed her mischievous wink? / / Marikana tears of blood / Mourn the death of the noble tree / Killed for…  sign in to read more »

»A Vote of Thanks«

by Kioko Kivesi, Feb 12, 2014

Life is still moving on... with the same pace, although with a different rhythm... / It's been a long time coming and so much has happened that can't be undone, /   / And every time I wake up, I crave for the old familiar faces; / Of those that always put a smile on mine... / Of those who were always…  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 »

»Joburg by small t«

by Thomas Mpho Ndlovu, Jan 7, 2014

I wonder! / I wonder what is this Jo'burg, / Does it have an oesophogus to swallow? / Coz many went but never came back, / But why is it that when they come back they brag? / Maybe I should also go for a visit / But just in case I don't come back, please take my digits Jo'burg / I wonder what kind are you…  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 »

»Come back my way, Love«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Oct 31, 2013

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

»Tongue of Ancient Bards«

by Abdul Milazi, Oct 25, 2013

tell it like it is / oh you fearless tongue / of ancient bards / lick the wounds / with the soothing saliva / of words many fear to utter / lest they awaken ghosts / of the festering wound / so deep it drowns Africa's thoughts / but the pus of sorrow slowly seeps through / to find the surface where the skin…  sign in to read more »

»Whispers in the Wind«

by Abdul Milazi, Oct 25, 2013

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

»We Need Another«

by Tshililo Khanari, Jul 6, 2013

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

»Faces in the tiles«

by Leo Long, Apr 18, 2013

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

»What Do We Do?«

by Natachja De Weber, Mar 2, 2013

Sweet Anene Booysen, / Just 17 years old. / Her attacker was familiar, / So he lures her off alone. / Invited of his friends, / As if it was for fun. / Violate her innocence, / So you can just imagine. / Tells her not to scream, / As her perception changes. / "Don't hurt me I beg you please" / But her…  sign in to read more »

»It's a man's world«

by M CSB, Feb 17, 2013

A world where insanity prevails / And peer pressure is the father of the nation / This is the world we feel at home to / / It's our world, a world where nothing / Has to make sense but everything has to be fun / It's a world where egos take center stage / And the voice of reason chucked backstage / / It's…  sign in to read more »

»Facebook Love«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jan 15, 2013

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

»I am a migrant too«

by Kgomotso J Kgopa, Jan 15, 2013

Sun of a new dawn / Suspended in mid horizons / Sunlight my guidance into the infinite / Sees me enclosed in a metallic assemble on four wheels / On travel via Mabopane highway / First stop: "Short left" on Nelson Mandela drive / In pursuit of education / A dream that is to awaken the forgotten dreams of…  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 »

»Hey Woman«

by Shylet Noma Clint Mncube, Aug 20, 2012

Hey woman, wonderfully and fearfully made. / A flower that blossoms in all seasons, areas and atmospheres. / / Your scent gives breath of fresh air / Your presence brightens the day / / Woman your range and brand does not end / uprooted and planted elsewhere it does not change you, it makes you even…  sign in to read more »

»On blindness«

by Bruce Gorton, Aug 2, 2012

To the gender blind and the race blind / Those who put difference out of their mind / Thinking to announce themselves so / Does some form of enlightenment show / / Since when was not seeing sight? / Since when was ignorance right? / / Proclaiming so proud, in terms loud / To gain the admiration of your…  sign in to read more »

»Halloween of Mine«

by Stevano Yusuf, Jul 5, 2012

Hello Win. / Who's the winner? / Who does the winning? / Who said they were the winner? / / Halloween is the Light of the ancient Rome, where Nero played violin on the top of the hill enjoyed the sorrow of the blessed Christian burning around his palace / / Halloween is the red-red Jerusallem, where…  sign in to read more »

»Mind mining, mining mind«

by Stevano Yusuf, Jun 18, 2012

To: academic and humanistic value / / Gold bulldozer eco-friendly stamped of humanism moved on the green-black soil / While the pond of blood; fond of sloth students absorbed for the gasoline line of fine / The wide blade moving the green-green soil digging searching the undercover gold of mind / While…  sign in to read more »

»No respect«

by Bruce Gorton, May 24, 2012

You proclaim me lacking in culture / As you defend the vulture / That steals the meat from your bones / Your tooth its beak hones / And ever the keening cry of hunger / Your marrow rent asunder / / The lord you'll support in his manor / His shield is your banner / Until you find that your very home / Is not…  sign in to read more »

»Salvor Hardins' song«

by Bruce Gorton, May 16, 2012

In the halls of ancient gods / Stood men ever at odds / Their hands raised staves / Cursed good with knaves / They told us our morals / In their ancient quarrels / / Let fall the temple / Around their ears / Then build the temple / To our fears / / And the many became one / With much murder done / With no…  sign in to read more »


by Senora Roy, Apr 23, 2012

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

»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 »

»Bury me in Africa«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Mar 8, 2012

If I visit a foreign land / Then fail to come alive / To the land of my birth / Where my mother's menstrual blood flowed / Where my father's voice echoed in ripples / / I grew up in Africa where wasps stung me / Inducing tears from my eyes to fall / To sink down in Africa's soils; / When I labored in cotton…  sign in to read more »

»Breakfast of Tears«

by Mashell Chapeyama, Jan 26, 2012

To wake up to the rumbling / Of a hungry stomach, / Waking up with a starved mind- / Without books to read / Without games to play / Nor music to listen to; / / But a heartache from a broken heart / These unfulfilled hopes piling- / Before me higher than the nimbocumulus- / With every passing day and each…  sign in to read more »

»In my mind«

by Leo Long, Jan 6, 2012

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

»Beyond The Limitations Of Gods«

by Mohamed Amer, Jan 2, 2012

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

»Think of the little children«

by Leo Long, Jan 2, 2012

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

»Drowned in hate«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

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

»Teardrops from heaven«

by Leo Long, Dec 22, 2011

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

»Without my glasses«

by Leo Long, Dec 15, 2011

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

»Daddy won't be coming home tonight«

by Leo Long, Dec 14, 2011

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


by Leo Long, Dec 13, 2011

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


by Mohamed Amer, Dec 4, 2011

Books covered with dust on the shelves of my life / Words omitted, forgotten or not accomplished / / Birds sang no more in the storms of deceit / No leafs left in the branches of the memory tree / / Schizophrenic attitude from lost meanings and definitions / Spending a whole life on or in delusion or…  sign in to read more »

»A fragile me!«

by Fortunate-Hero Lekgetho, Aug 10, 2011

away from you / this heart can't find peace / it's a ship on dry land / like the sun that fails to shine / mourning a heroes love imbedded in / a shrine / / a hero's love is so pure / but yet …  sign in to read more »


by Bruce Gorton, Jun 14, 2011

There are many people who tell us lies / And many truths we pretend to despise / Because we want a quick path to wealth / Great beauty and reproductive health / / We want to think of ourselves as moral / To stand above all others in any quarrel / We don't want to do the work involved / It is not to…  sign in to read more »

»Song of famous men ("Do you hear the people sing" song parody)«

by Bruce Gorton, May 26, 2011

Do you hear pundits sing / Singing excuses for famous men / It is the music of a people / Who will now rape defend / When the beating of verbal farts / Echoes in your tender eardrums / There is another rape about to start / When tomorrow comes / / Will you stand with Straus-Kahn's maid / Or will you stand…  sign in to read more »

»The Polokwane politician«

by Bruce Gorton, May 24, 2011

All power begins with the power to disagree / That is the truth forgotten by one so eagerly / When he notes the skin and breasts he slams / Not the words but that they are "the madam's" / And when the skin is darker in its tone / He calls her tea lady, traitor to her own / And in the ground there spin…  sign in to read more »

»Killing honour«

by Bruce Gorton, May 15, 2011

The rose pink upon her breasts / Her lover upon them rests / To hear her heart beat powerful / In the glow of love she is full / She sings never was the course / Of true love smooth / / For those who loves one of different caste / When pride comes first and love comes last / Speak in poems to raise these…  sign in to read more »

»Love is deeper«

by Lloyd Nabe, May 13, 2011

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

»Egypt Revolution - Our Gift to Humanity«

by Omar Refaat, Feb 13, 2011

"Nothing on this earth can stop the collective will of man.No force of evil can withstand the harmony of a people's revolution. Egyptians have spoken...And we will be heard" / / Don't despair fellow humans there is surely a better way. Don't give up on the human race; somewhere lies a brighter day.…  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 »

»Isn't It a Miracle?«

by Matthews Radijo Wa Tebakang, Jan 5, 2011

When two souls make one heart, / When two minds make the same decision, / When two people make one being, / When two brains see one destination, / Isn't it a miracle? / / When ordinary people are made vessels of love, / When despised people are made channels of blessings, / When rejected people rise to…  sign in to read more »

»Ignorant Bliss«

by April A., Dec 31, 2010

Describe me the pleasures of ignorant bliss, / When life's like a train you are bound to miss, / When casual trifles appear in pink, / And wonders untouchable instantly shrink. / / You don't want to alter reality frail, / So every bold thought finds itself in a jail. / You welcome no changes, you…  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 »

»I fear you my people, my heart you cripple«

by Karabo Matthews Ndlovu, Dec 2, 2010

crimes we commit, / ourselve we defeat, / women and children we abuse, / all the above we still refuse, / respect we have lost, / we live in a thick dust, / our children backchat, / they're unstoppable, that's a fact. / I fear you my people, my heart you cripple / / the youth is busy engaging, / in alcohol,…  sign in to read more »

»Where Were You...?«

by Lethal Poet, Nov 10, 2010

Where were you / Humanity / When the songs of hate / Started / / When the dance to kill / Commenced / Where you there / / When I needed your touch / Of protection / Where were you? / / Were you with me on that fire? / Or you were part of the mob / / -Lol- the "Rainbow nation" / / Were you trapped down / on the…  sign in to read more »


by William Andrews, Nov 6, 2010

everyone must know / who they are / every one must know / the pric…  sign in to read more »


by William Andrews, Nov 5, 2010

society makes most of the monsters / we see to day / clear and presa…  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 »

»Man on the Moon«

by Abdul Milazi, Oct 15, 2010

one small step for man / one giant leap for mankind / now the world is dying / we are dying with it / man is on the moon / / hippies saved the world / a peaceful revolution / flower power / free drugs / sex and rock and roll / they all died hugging trees / man is on the moon / / religion said the answer was…  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 »


by Rupert Ruel Nonyane, Oct 5, 2010

Who changed the keys? / and locked all ther rooted ideas, / so much as went, / the caged is bigger now. / / Rise of the microchip, / cyber fool, blocking my language of true, / I'm deep down unseen, / money making scheme, / have me trapped in the L.O.L / like this mind controlled f.o.o.l / / I can't help…  sign in to read more »


by William Andrews, Sep 29, 2010

by our pen / we can crown you / by our pen …  sign in to read more »

»One day«

by William Andrews, Sep 29, 2010

we…  sign in to read more »


by William Andrews, Sep 28, 2010

the intetelligence / of the tenants…  sign in to read more »


by William Andrews, Sep 27, 2010

common sence is ilegal / compliant you must be / if you wish / to survive in the lands / of the …  sign in to read more »


by William Andrews, Sep 27, 2010

look at me / tell me / what do you see / is it something / that you want / is it somet…  sign in to read more »

»walled eyes«

by William Andrews, Sep 22, 2010

the smoke that comes from your car / could that not be classed / as passive smokeing / or the chemicals you spread around your house / could that not effect your childrens breathing / or the chemicals in your fridge / that you feed to your kids / / could that not effect their thinking / so could you please…  sign in to read more »

»every one«

by William Andrews, Sep 20, 2010

every one must know / who they are / every one must know / the pric…  sign in to read more »

»free download«

by William Andrews, Sep 20, 2010

are you missing a firewall / that line o…  sign in to read more »

»In The Gutter«

by April A., Sep 14, 2010

You say you are braver, superior, smarter, / Your pride, ever swollen, has poisoned the air. / In fact, you are already deep in the gutter, / You've merged with the shades of the earthly despair. / / Your crave for respect, much more cash, a career, / But luck's velvet fingers won't grant you a touch,…  sign in to read more »

»Am I beautiful?«

by Puleng Monare, Aug 11, 2010

I'm beautiful only if you like me / ugly if you hate me / but I'm neither ugly nor beautiful if you have nothing against me. / Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder / I was told I'm beautiful! / / I may hve a well built body / but that doesn't make me who I am / I'm not my figure / but my thoughts / my…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Jun 17, 2010

Your husband, unfaithful, and five stupid kids / Do grow the seeds of despair; / You water them amply, chain-eating with greed / Cheap sweets. Listen, quit it. Stare. / / Your husband detests you. Accept it, it's true. / He needs ironed suits and your dinner. / However, he had kind of feelings for you…  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 Truth«

by April A., Feb 26, 2010

You are not the ones for love to know, / You are not the ones for life to please, / All you hunt is dirty euro dough, / It's, in fact, a terrible disease. / / Your infected ego is inflated, / It will burst and poison all your veins. / Even when the beast is saturated, / It is still your helplessness that…  sign in to read more »


by April A., Feb 25, 2010

Dive into your own damned lake, / Take the turn - I'm going straight. / Your intended failed mistake / Has defined your only fate. / / No, I cannot stop the herd, / I can't drain your ego's gall. / I can neither beat one nerd / Nor by words defeat them all. / / But my keen and poignant phrase / Does…  sign in to read more »

»...it's how you see the world«

by Mbuso Mkhonto Kumalo, Jan 21, 2010

Be glad, be joyful, but be humbled by your neighbors' surroundings, / Be jolly, smile broadly and honestly, but allow yourself to show humility, / Be happy, stay honest, uphold integrity with a gently ironed fist, but be true to yourself first. / / Because in the end, a volatile spirit will corrupt and…  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 »

»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 »

»At My Tech And Call«

by Edward Iacona, Dec 4, 2009

Modern technology's a wonder / Just amazing this I know / If I get lost there's my GPS / That will tell me where to go. / / If I am bored at home alone / And want to have some fun, / I can play against Nintendo Wii / Although I have never won. / / For my mathematical prowess / I realize there's no flattery…  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 »


by April A., Nov 16, 2009

You're shallow as a pool of dirt, / In which your semi-force has drowned. / Your words are pointless and absurd; / You spread your helplessness around. / You hide behind your ego brand, / You contradict your each demand. / / You're freedom-proof, yet still aware / Of all the grieves of your position.…  sign in to read more »

»Information Trafficker«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Nov 6, 2009

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

»Love Lost«

by Filiberto Rodriguez, Nov 6, 2009

The weirdest thing happens to me. / Every time I keep hitting rock bottom hard. / People seem to take advantage of my generosity. / What am I doing wrong? / Cut on your loss I figure. / What does that mean really? / I can see in people's eyes they do not care. / For me is like biting off a huge chunk of…  sign in to read more »

»Dirty Opinion Whore«

by April A., Oct 16, 2009

Close your eyes and describe what you see. / Nothing, I bet. You mind it? / Open them up, it will nothing still be. / Cheers! They've got you blinded. / / Poison or wine? / Taste and decide, / Dull thoughtless swine, / Make up your mind! / / Make a small gulp. Taste the drunken grape juice. / Swallow. Wait.…  sign in to read more »

»Political Menus«

by Tiema Muindi, Oct 13, 2009

They spoke / Sang and danced / The virtues of their political menu / Spiced in promises and hopes / Of free housing / Free education / And of jobs to earn our living / No crime, no corruption / And we applauded / / That leaking shack / They had it repaired / The cross of debts / That too was lifted / From my…  sign in to read more »

»Identity Crisis«

by Thabani Ray Ngwenya, Oct 1, 2009

What really defines personality? / Is a name, character, and credentials, / Or there could be more to it? / Do I posses the qualities / To be or not to be? / Is fate attached to a name? / Could who they say I am be true? / Who am I? / / Did I choose life my well? / Are my prospects the right ones? / What is…  sign in to read more »

»Discovery of Self«

by Thabani Ray Ngwenya, Sep 30, 2009

The quest for self discovery / Is along term obligation / Actually, you have what it takes / And more of what is needed / So adjust your mind to suit perfection / And you will see how much you can. / / There is considerable satisfaction / In knowing what the society thinks about you / But this is an alley…  sign in to read more »

»I am an African«

by Sinovuyo Mafanya, Sep 21, 2009

I am an African / A proud South African / Who was born in Africa / Living an Afrrican life as her roots are rooted in Africa / / An african who is living in Africa, a democratic country of South Africa on the other side of Africa I mean the foot of Africa. / / The black country full of Africans who live…  sign in to read more »

»Africa's scourge«

by Keileng Junior Matjila, Sep 14, 2009

My tear ducts are dry / I can no longer cry / Africa is mourning my despair / Both the young and old are perishing / Not from hunger or crime / / But of greed and corruption / We rob the poor to get rich / We advocate renaissance / Yet pilfer state coffers / Offer immunity to perpetrators / And crucify the…  sign in to read more »


by Romano Van der Walt, Sep 11, 2009

In a corner crouching / Underneath the shade / Her fragile body hurting / Dripping dry tears fall upon the cement / / Listed as a married / Confessed as lost / Tamed to behave / / The missing puzzle within her soul / Screaming to be found / Sacred is the time as we / Fall upon words / / She breathes so hard…  sign in to read more »

»Gloomy Crowd's Man«

by April A., Sep 10, 2009

He lived his days by someone's rules, / He broke his hands, became the tool. / He played the game with life at stake. / He won. He made a great mistake. / / Life is action, / Don't surrender / When the heartlessness decides / Who are fighters and defenders / On the different inner side. / / Some beer in…  sign in to read more »

»Shattered Hopes & Dreams«

by Tiema Muindi, Aug 28, 2009

Can you pick up the pieces / When the glasses / Are broken / And pieces / Are scattered / / Can you pick up the pieces / When the ashes / Of your dreams / Are blown away / And spread / Across the land / / Can you pick up the pieces / When the horizon / Of your dream is blurred / The sky of your life / Is cloudy…  sign in to read more »

»At Any Rate«

by April A., Aug 21, 2009

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


by April A., Jul 28, 2009

You wake up at six: intercourse with your spouse. / You're under the blanket with tightly shut eyes. / At seven a postman arrives to your house / With two printed portions of scandals and lies. / / You turn the TV on. Your damn daily dose / Of lies is exceeded with fresh morning news. / You firmly believe…  sign in to read more »

»Ode to Wacko Jacko«

by Mamello Monageng, Jun 27, 2009

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


by Isaac Ntabankulu, Jun 18, 2009

My approach to it / Might be different from yours / I have my own culture / And my own language / / My view of intlonipho / Might not be the same way / As your view of respect / / Intlonipho was instilled into me / From day one on this planet earth: / 'Respect elders and strangers, my son / Regard every…  sign in to read more »

»Welcome To Fail«

by April A., Jun 18, 2009

Work, Friday parties, chores, spouses, kids, / Fashion to follow and patterns to be - / Standards of living. And now repeat: / "This is my life as I want it to be". / / You think you're perfect, you swear it's true, / But nobody is, you are nobody then. / You're welcome to Fail - population is you, / Enjoy…  sign in to read more »


by Shirley Joan Von Weichardt, Apr 14, 2009

Snowy white walls, sloping green lawns - / Childrens' laughter as they play - / Handsome father, pretty mother - / Wouldn't you like to live this way? / / But if you peep behind closed door…  sign in to read more »


by Sergio Coto, Apr 14, 2009

Deaden my fear dear / and dastardize my head, / envelop my heart / to engrain my soul. / / Embellish my fear love / to inweave over yours, / irradiate this nobleness / to pluralize my serenity. / / Stale far away the trouble / effuse me on your scent, / scald my soul / to unloose it, / and not go far away.…  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 »

»A Desperate City«

by April A., Feb 1, 2009

Hello to you from the gray gloomy city, / Where crowds unconsciously worship despair, / Indulging in dangers of constant self-pity / With naive belief in the world's being fair. / / They have no trust in a man's inner power, / And fortitude sounds like something unknown. / They have no poets, just ones of…  sign in to read more »

»Woman (Celebrate her)«

by Abdul Milazi, Jan 9, 2009

for years we have defined woman in numbers / 34-24-34 / 44-34-44 / perfect ten / we never asked her to tell us who she is / / in boardrooms we have charted her supposed limitations / against our intellectual limitations / never allowing her to speak her mind / / we have compiled lists of what she should be…  sign in to read more »

»Mental illness«

by Mthandazo Lucky KaDlodlo, Jan 3, 2009

Yesterday, I was my own man, / Full of life and fertile semen, / A powerful job, the pecks and the glitz, / A powerful car, a happy family, / A good wife, a good social life, / A big condo, a brood of a happy off-spring, / And an untimely grandchild to add to the…  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 »

»Tomorrow's Exceptional Hero«

by April A., Sep 13, 2008

Dissolve all your pride in your misery, guys! / It's only your pathos that shines in your eyes. / Your words are important just devil knows where, / Your mirth in the voice is a sign of despair. / You've never seen life, as you've been colorblind; / It's painted by poets in all undertones / While you…  sign in to read more »

»Moment of weakness«

by Michael S. Hofer, Aug 25, 2008

It's money that matters / When I walk these streets of old / Money matters when we're growing old / Many times these stories have been told / / And still we face it / any time / any place / in letters typed bold so / anyone can see it better - / It's money that matters / / I built this garden around us / Am…  sign in to read more »

»Footprints Of Sorrow«

by Abdul Milazi, Jun 10, 2008

bleeding hearts scream inside burning huts / hurried footsteps outside vanish into the forest of darkness / fear tugs at the mother's heart / her child glued to her bosom / hoping to see the sun and praying for a tomorrow / that may never come / / the tropical African heat beats the drums of war / village…  sign in to read more »


by Abdul Milazi, Jun 10, 2008

in the chill of the night / hunger, despair and death surge like a shadowy tide / speaking in tones quieter than quiet / the sound of a siren slashes the canvas of black silence like a sword / / a cigarette glows in a corner / somebody is there / probably homeless / a garbage can falls / a shin is bruised…  sign in to read more »

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