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World Book Day

Everyday should be World Book Day especially in this digital world… And the shortcuts replacing real words…. brb

Celebrate Me Now

Poem by Constance van Niekerk © 2020 Celebrate me nowYour tears I won’t see when I’m goneYour wails I won’t hear when I’m no moreWhen I’ve gone before youOn a celestial trip with no companionNo guide, but never getting lostNot ever returningOnly my cold, lifeless limbs remainingCelebrate me nowThose ‘I love you’s, don’t keep them … Continue reading


I found our picture from forgotten years agowhen love and happiness was all we knewwe looked like we were blessed by the hands of foreverbut here I am now reminiscent over our dusty picture tears flood my sad face for my brain is storming with sensitive memoriesI can still hear the sound of terror when … Continue reading

Memory lane – poem by Tapiwa L Munyari

Going back memory lane,The familiar path we used to walk together,Hand in hand like teenage lovers we went.Alone and teary I trudged along the path,Reminiscing about bygone days,Bygone days spent in bliss. Going back memory lane,My heart had stuck onto yours,A match made in heaven I believed.The world I had promised to give you,Your future … Continue reading

This Valentine

This Valentine – poem by Gerry Sikazwe ©2020 Five days to Valentine’s Day, wishing all our readers, editors, sponsors, admins, contributors, graphic designers and fellow bloggers a week filled with nothing but LOVE. You’re appreciated ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Five ways to make World Read Aloud Day fun and engaging:

Today, February the 5th is World Read Aloud Day. The day hasn’t ended yet, and the reading continues. If you didn’t do it today, you can also do it tomorrow and the day after and the day after … Switch off your cellphone and dedicate 15 to 20 minutes reading to your little – even big – … Continue reading

What Simon Did (And I Didn’t Do)

A poem by David Mungoshi

Black and Proud

Living in a country like South Africa is very challenging for people with dark complexion. Many have been called names because they are dark. I wrote this poem for everyone who has ever been called Shangane, ‘umnyama’ ‘baie swart’ ‘motso’ ‘mashale’ or any other derogatory names or belittled just because of their complexion or race. This is how God made us, this is how we’ll die. We are black and proud. Never bleach your skin to please other people. Be proud of your uniqueness… Your originality. Be black and proud!

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A poem by Mumu da poet, Mpumalanga, SA I would be happy if you marry meI would be honoured to wake up next to you for eternity Serenaded by the sound of a heart that loves me,I would love to spend every second of my breath with you. I do not know how much lives … Continue reading


I was in the library a few days ago and stumbled information I thought was too interesting to not share. Did you know that the Sunday following Easter Day is known as Low Sunday? Which one is Easter Day, you might wonder. Easter Day is Easter Sunday. Easter happens to derive its name from a … Continue reading

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Connie V

Connie V

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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