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109 poems tagged SOLITUDE

»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 »


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 »

»Lakes of Admiration«

by Louise Joyce, Dec 24, 2020

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

»All’s well«

by Jayram Daya, Feb 20, 2020

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


by Lungile KaDlamini, Feb 28, 2019

when in my sleep, you appear / dressed in purity my heart touched not / leaning on closure you deprived me of / stepping on the love I generously gave you / sipping on a cup of tears I shed waiting for you / pieces of my piece; crumbling in your hands / joy, oh joy; scattered into the air / carried into…  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 »

»Unborn Dreams«

by Abdul Milazi, Jul 25, 2017

The desert thirsts / Where sands of a scorched world / Drink the mirage of a poisoned oasis / Skulls and bones gather stone tears for cairns / To mark mass graves of unborn dreams / / The sun never belonged to us / Neither did the stars and the moon / That light up the nightmares of our dreams / Winds of…  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 »

»Another Gospel«

by Buduziri Owhonda, Dec 5, 2016

may god forgive my impertinence / as it is no fault of mine / only this freedom that he's given me / it made me do this / that I tell it as it's been: / / intact were our abilities as we were led / on empty stomachs and unkempt visages / purging our souls of what sanity is left / and looking on the brethren…  sign in to read more »


by Dzumbu Mmbara, Aug 16, 2016

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

»Me and I«

by Helen Botha, Dec 21, 2015

Droplets of water falling, / gentle, softly / over my whole body / soaking me to my toes. / Standing there with empty mind, / and a very big smile, / hmmm, / I have not done this in a while. / Taking time, any time / some time, my time, / How wonderful it seems, / for just this very moment / lost in my non…  sign in to read more »

»Tourette Syndrome - The fruits«

by Ryan John Cremore, May 18, 2015

No where is where it is - can't be found, so there; / No where is where it goes just sits and waits for your despair; / Scratching your inner most private thoughts, with words of hunger and sadistic retorts; / Knaving away like a millstone on corn, destroying your life before you were born; / Decrepit…  sign in to read more »

»An infamous feeling«

by Choene Alley Semenya, Sep 23, 2014

For Webster Selolo, a dear friend! / / By the time he partook of his love with bliss, / Still more smitten had he without her kiss- / But patiently, he bore, as ever was he fain / To love infinitely; albeit was he driven insane / By her habit that evermore disfigured her attitude- / When she left his…  sign in to read more »


by Dzumbu Mmbara, Aug 22, 2014

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


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 »


by Siyanda Nkosi, May 2, 2014

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

»The final words«

by Kioko Kivesi, Feb 12, 2014

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

»Why? Thank You!«

by Shuaib Yunus Soni, Jul 29, 2013

What is love - pray do tell, / I seek it dearly, but what do I know? / The vision's set, the road's mapped out, / But where do I start, where do I go? / Why do I dare? Why do I care? / Do I care? Oh, surely I must... / Why do I stand? Why here did I land? / Where is the reason, what answer do I trust? / I'm…  sign in to read more »

»The 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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»Memories of the past..«

by Siddhartha Agarwal, Mar 29, 2012

As I write a poem, a thought occurs to me. / I am sitting under a tree, its shadow upon me / And my eyes well up in tears at the thought of the thought. / For it's the mighty shadow that I am most afraid of. / It sits on the horizon beckoning me to come. / But Oh! me the coward, never able to overcome.…  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 »

»Rhyme a hermit«

by Rabu Pagisyahbana, Feb 21, 2012

no moon float. night / when you're finished meditation / former cross-legged stone still warm / and just then the wind / leave her fragrance; / high mountain streams length…  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 »

»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 »


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 »

»Thine Love Hath Healed«

by Mohamed Amer, Dec 11, 2011

In the night a stranger walked by the famous ruins of old / Where folklore stories of horror and pain were told / The moon illuminates the silver light on the statues of gold / He walks between the walls / In the big rooms and halls / Hearing the screams and howls / He slept and he hears those cries / The…  sign in to read more »

»After All...«

by Mohamed Amer, Dec 5, 2011

I renounce you / You brought no mirth to my gardens / I sacrificed my life for your sake / And all what around me is fake / I held to your world in astray / Where I fall to your hell day by day / Where you told me these red flames are paradise / When you lead, I followed with blind eyes / Where you took me…  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 »

»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 »

»Sleepless Night«

by Tom Ridings, Oct 11, 2011

There's something about the night after an empty pillow beside you. / Regardless of how it became, regardless of where you're at. / You find yourself turning into it. / With every breath the smell reminds you of contentment. / Leaving you reaching out. / Restless in the silence. / Only to find yourself…  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 »


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 »

»My Best Friend«

by Michael S. Hofer, Aug 22, 2011

My best friend / Doesn't talk when I need silence / He won't bother me at all / My best friend / Isn't weak when I need a strong hand / He helps me through a hard day / / My best friend / Brings me joy when I need it most / He always does the right things at the right time / My best friend / Isn't forcing…  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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»Grinding the tea«

by Fahredin Shehu, Apr 16, 2011

ls have been assembled / The hour was showing 25.00 after midnight / Seen by the left eye only / The hot chocolate is served with the ginger / The hard workers show their diligence / / The feast is tomorrow / The day of the sleeping beauty / The holy one / The workers are hungry for change / They don't want…  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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

»Nothing to declare«

by Ahmet Murati, Jul 21, 2010

I'm here, I have nothing to declare / I'm not in a customs / You can see my body / but you can not see my heart / I have no fear / to watch you in your eyes and tell you / I'd loved you / but now my love for you / come is just a history / a lost history into / the dreams that do not end / with a smile in your…  sign in to read more »

»To Zviko«

by Absai Gamariel, Jul 20, 2010

Conceived you were in harsh times / Fighting and screaming often times / Your mother, like a brainless chicken / Confused and chased by a kitten / Yet stuck in there you made it! / / First cock crow, you broke the waters / The waters that freed you to a new beginning / A new beginning of hell on this earth…  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 »

»Beyond The Eyes«

by Tiema Muindi, Jun 22, 2010

I know when the winter sets in / There will be cold and flu / Days are short / Nights are long / / I know when I see death / It's cold / It's mysterious / It's unknown / No man lived to tell. / / I know when I see tears / Its pain / Its sorrow / Its heartbreak / At times its joy / Its happiness. / / I know when…  sign in to read more »

»Sea of Morality«

by Kay Wikajovich, Jun 22, 2010

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

»I 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 »

»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 »

»Game or Gamble«

by Esther Odendaal, Mar 25, 2010

Shall we toss the dice / Or draw another card / Are we taking turns / I find this game so hard. / / If one of us must win / The other has to lose / Which one will you be / It seems that you can choose. / / I know the stakes are high / I've tried to play before / Yet all the moves I've made / Don't even out the…  sign in to read more »


by Beaulah Bernice Boois, Mar 5, 2010

Amused at the calm, heart in my palm / Forget about the love, to think about the lust / Matters of the heart, if ever in doubt / Reveal a part of me, that only I can see / Tried to love you like no oth…  sign in to read more »

»The Cottage«

by Andrew Eaton, Mar 4, 2010

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

»Sleepless Night«

by Tom Ridings, Jan 15, 2010

There's something about the night after an empty pillow beside you. / Regardless of how it became, regardless of where you're at. / You find yourself turning into it. / With every breath the smell reminds you of contentment. / Leaving you reaching out. / Restless in the silence. / Only to find yourself…  sign in to read more »

»Song Of Man«

by Tiema Muindi, Nov 24, 2009

If I can't make it tonight / Know that life forced me / To be / So that I could be / A man / Just like others / With smile on their faces / Each day back home / With a loaf of bread / For their family / / If I can't make it tonight / Weep not for me / All your life / Block not / The flow of love / From your…  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 »

»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 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 »

»The Stillness«

by Esther Odendaal, Oct 13, 2009

It is in the stillness / That I can truly see / The beauty of my life / The wonder that is me / Not that I would boast / For no one needs to hear / What's happening inside / For I am losing fear / Far too long I've heard / What others think of me / I want to shut that out / And learn to simply be / Now I hold…  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 »

»Right Now - Right Here«

by Esther Odendaal, Oct 9, 2009

Right now I feel so lost / Not sure which way to turn / Unhappy where I am - / Which bridges do I burn? / / Everything that held me / Has strangely lost its grip / I'm totally alone - / And tears refuse to drip. / / I need to haul my mind / From where it wants to go / Thoughts it has been thinking / Just make…  sign in to read more »


by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 9, 2009

I actually thought you loved me / You told me that every day / How was I so blind as not to see / That you could do me wrong in such a way / / I gave you my love, my heart, and soul / But yet you just tossed them aside / I flew over oceans on wings I feared most / Just to find the deadly secrets that you…  sign in to read more »

»Let You Go«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 8, 2009

Your heart is filled with treason / Turning your back on me / You do not have a clear reason / For why our love can't be / / Your laughs have turned to hate / Your smile is now a frown / Anger from you is what I take / No more up just the down / / People say that true love is real / I actually thought that's…  sign in to read more »

»Hatred's Heart«

by Jamie Lee Plumley, Oct 5, 2009

Frost now covers my once loving heart / Ice replaces my flowing warm core / Hatred is tearing my caring apart / Nothing is the same as it once was before / / All my good intentions have grown sour / My happiness has taken a turn for the worst / My evilness is growing stronger by the hour / My joy is now…  sign in to read more »

»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 »


by Esther Odendaal, Sep 22, 2009

Beginning as a worm / We creep and crawl around / Fighting for our food / And to the ground we're bound / We find our favourite plant / And cling on for dear life / Munching as we go / Our teeth cut as a knife. / We all look much the same / We like to blend right in / All we do is eat / Be faithful to our kin…  sign in to read more »

»A heart that isn't real«

by Robert Matthews, Sep 17, 2009

you never saw the small things, / even now you still don't see! / of all the things I've given you, / the best of which was me... / / "what have you done now? / whats the point of it?" / you never understood me, / and I'm about to hit... / / rock bottom is my heaven, / and your heart is my hell. / of all the…  sign in to read more »

»The Last Journey«

by Tiema Muindi, Sep 7, 2009

The last journey / Is when you shall depart / Not to an exotic island / For a holiday / Neither to a mountain / For a treck / That day when you depart / / The last journey / Is when you shall depart / Not with your spouse / Or Children / Not on a trip / To visit beloved parents / That day when you depart / / The…  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 »

»Near The End«

by Larry Lenwell, Aug 31, 2009

Once again I am haunted by the chilling air that surrounds me / The bridge is long and no traffic at hand as I look into the sea / To jump into the darkness below and have my life flash before my eyes / I know that halfway down I will want someone to hear my cries / / But they won't hear my muffled…  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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»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 »

»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 »


by Laura Arman, May 25, 2009

She walks, / I walk, / She talks, / I talk, / She dances, / I dance / in the ever moving velocity of her mind numbing trance. / In the light of her golden hair she swiftly changed to black, / with the dress she craftly handed, to cover her scarred back. / Through mirror that reflected a glassy persona, / she…  sign in to read more »

»The soul«

by Laura Arman, May 11, 2009

It's the soul that seeks, / words unspoken, / floating angels, / from ships broken. / Happy endings, / captured and forgotten, / anguish forseen / and left to go rotten. / The soul that's alone, / not tied or marred, / desolate but not empty, / left under a pile of scars. / Tugging on strings, / to contend the…  sign in to read more »

»The meaning of loneliness«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Apr 16, 2009

The curtainless window, / Through which my imagination ran out / To collect many waning meaningless yesterdays, / Gapped at the empty tapestry / Of my Sahara harassed life. / / What is it to be marooned / on this island of loneliness? / / It is when we restart conversations / that we never had, and / visit…  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 »

»The River Between«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 5, 2009

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

»No Man Cry«

by Tiema Muindi, Apr 3, 2009

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

»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 »

»Nothing Can't Last«

by Andreas Buchholz, Mar 21, 2009

Ain't got no dishes, ain't got no bread, / Ain't got no wishes up in my head. / Ain't got no nickel, ain't got no dime, / Ain't got no watches, ain't got no time. / / Ain't got no flower, ain't got no sun, / Ain't got no power, ain't got no fun. / Ain't got no ocean, ain't got no earth, / I don't remember…  sign in to read more »

»A Little Hope«

by Raine Lariza, Mar 19, 2009

Hiding from the shadows / Trying to conceal the feeling of sorrow / Alone and thinking why I am always left behind / Still the emptiness fills my disoriented mind / / Heart as cold as the lonely night / Feelings of encumber grasping me with tight / I try to scream but no voice came out / What I can feel…  sign in to read more »

»With Shame«

by Jayram Daya, Feb 16, 2009

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


by Ashley Fancher, Feb 2, 2009

Why do you taunt me with your devilish ways / The demon that haunts me / My mind is where he stays / My dreams become nightmares / I cant sleep at night / So I sit in darkness awaiting his fright / The shadows of darkness that dance when eyes are closed / Play tricks on your mind while your indesposed…  sign in to read more »


by Laetitia Smith, Dec 2, 2008

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

»Things I Miss In Exile«

by Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, Nov 21, 2008

I miss the thunder and lightening / rumbling and flashing across the sky- / the smell of wet soil- / as it summons us to toil / in the wet brown mud. / / I miss the savannah acacias / browning in the spring- / the cicadas serenading the air- / as they welcome with flair / the impending wet summer ahead. / / I…  sign in to read more »

»Me and I«

by Helen Reynolds, Sep 9, 2008

Droplets of water falling, / gentle, softly / over my whole body / soaking me to my toes. / Standing there with empty mind, / and a very big smile, / hmmm, / I have not done this in a while. / Taking time, any time / some time, my time, / How wonderful it seems, / for just this very moment / lost in my non…  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 »

»Eclipse the Soul«

by Abdul Milazi, Jun 10, 2008

one night I saw eternity / an endless sea of light / beautiful and bright / / time floating in hours and days infinite / not a shadow moved / a cloud hung heavy upon my soul / a thick fog born of daybreak / sad eclipses of my soul in apocalypse / I tried to shout / no sound from my mouth / / I saw my…  sign in to read more »


by Abdul Milazi, Jun 10, 2008

I struggle for a little restraint / as the moon and I enjoy pillow talk moments / seduced in more ways than one / by the velvet caress of dancing shadows / moving to the poignant music in my heart / / I lay submerged in the cerebral intimacy / of dusk and dawn / feeling the night's naked longing turn…  sign in to read more »

»Miracle of Silence«

by Abdul Milazi, Jun 10, 2008

I sit near the spring of night / watching the debris of pain drifting by / whispering / / I drink the sun's nectar / and burn my tongue in its golden syrup / I scream above the howling wind and burst my eardrums / the sounds of crickets die / my heart dies with them / singing. / / I stand naked before the…  sign in to read more »

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