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FOREVER WITH ME

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 ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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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Eternity

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

My Lily

Like a lily in the water you stood out,In the middle of the river you stood firm.Against the flowing debris of life you didn’t budge,Mesmerizing to look at you were,Yet so sad to think of the bygone days. Your petals struck off,To tarnish your beauty they did,Unbeknown to them that inner beauty remained.Or maybe to … Continue reading

Much much more

Poem by Connie V Journeys I’ve embarked onnear and far I’ve goneplaces I’ve visitedvariegated locationsevoking divers emotionsbut none could quite duplicateall the sensationsI feel when I’m with you Love-love can almost depict itbut not quiteharmonious shadesand dulcet soundscan almost describe itbut it is much moreyes, much much more! This ardourunselfishnot boastfulwinningly consideratenever keeping records of … Continue reading

Down the Streets of Harare

A poem by Connie V We ambled the streets of HarareMeandering aimlesslyFleeting past wide-eyes scanning us enviouslyHand in hand we walked into the restaurantLeisurely on Second StreetOur hunger awakenedOur appetites heightenedAt almost closing timeWith no one in overtime modeA signal that here we could only dine on another day Joina City was our next stopUp … Continue reading

As I wait for the day…

As my uncontrollable mind wanders away,The vivid picture of horror resurface.The picture that brings never ending torture,Torture to an already tortured soul.I can’t stop regretting about my life,A precious life I wasted,Precious chances I flushed down the drain.Too ashamed now that I can’t even face the Lord,So ashamed that I can’t even ask for for … Continue reading

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Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection by Constance van Niekerk