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My Sad Reality

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Thoughts of a revolution

Squeezing together like penned rabbits Are thoughts of a revolutionThoughts that form a necklace of green lagoons in my headThoughts that become a net for castaways and rebels Like river rats Each thought has a territoryYet forced into the fringeOr go their seperate ways The ones that the swamp dosen’t swallow Are bred into a … Continue reading

In Prison

By Obey Chiyangwa We sleep on thin sagging legs,wobbling, weary-sodden sticks,we still fall fast asleep while afoot,very scary dreams on our sore feet,bunk beds are for seniors in rank,the chamber pot is a serious stink,food morsels are coarse and stale,they trickle the bluish-grey of bile,our cell floors remain water-logged,we swim both the foul and the … Continue reading

More confused than amused – a poem

More confused than amused, a poem by Xolani Somaca, Constance van Niekerk and Shaka Ndlovu.
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Aluta time

Candles on the candelabra burned out
forming waxy mountains around their feet,

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A Love like this

A Poetic Conversation between Constance van Niekerk and Edward Dzonze Continue reading

Distant lover

Distant Lover – Poem by Constance van Niekerk Continue reading

Graffiti Portrait

When the sun gets hot, the shepherd sips the tears of his flock

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leaving (to the emigrant)

sometimes leaving is not easy,it’s different from when the baby cries all nightand you pick a stray blanket and pillowto find a space for your tired body on the couch.with this kind of leaving you have to un-cremate memories,make them live and tag along with you,make them lug the landscapes that make them realto paste … Continue reading

It just might be love

A poem by Constance van Niekerk ©2019 From a distanceIt looks like loveSending each otherEvery love emoji in the phone 😍Cyber hugs 🤗Cyber kisses 😘Who knew of their existence 🤷It just might be love ❤️ From a distanceIt looks promisingNothing can dampen the spiritsPerhaps except a low battery🔋And the frequent loadsheddingThat can really be frustrating!Love … 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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