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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 ūüėćCyber hugs ūü§óCyber kisses ūüėėWho knew of their existence ūü§∑It just might be love ‚̧ԳŹ From a distanceIt looks promisingNothing can dampen the spiritsPerhaps except a low batteryūüĒčAnd the frequent loadsheddingThat can really be frustrating!Love … Continue reading

A Season of Grief

Tell me,What it is like, on the other side…where the stream of consciousnessceases to flow and silence ensueswhere thoughts of shared joy andsorrow, song and verse,are carefully tucked awayin memoryburying it all in a sandy heap,where ‘nothing’ reigns andeverything is forgotten,And Youinto ‘The Fading Sun’ you disappearleaving behind a trail ofblank-verse, whispering…‘I Don’t Know Why … Continue reading

I still love you

I still love youThe same way I’ve loved you since I fell in love with you I still love youThe same way I’ve loved you since I first laid eyes on you I still love youThe same way I’ve loved you since my first‘I love you too’ I still love youEven through the storms and … Continue reading

I am not judging you

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Good old acts

took time to hateloving easilybook promo’ fatewriting daily speak out the muteshouting quitelylook south for foodthe craving hungry smoke some you shouldthese words art cigarshome streets are rudeteaching one kindness there now and inhaling itfriendly gas ton to the ozoneshare then with one mateanyone considered your own let someone promotegood old acts for a changelest … Continue reading


from the mother continentvictims overshadowedto the ones now troubledvulnerable globe at hand sour sorrow makessweet sense nowpast tears our gainrain from above follow that tweetdigital know howworst fears sweetbees to their hive mere words on a pagedivas angels on wingsan act afro mid stagewords lords of rings as i watch the children playwondering why we … Continue reading

Morning Glory

morning gloryink to a scrollparts one bodyready to roll feeling sorryhearts as hard as rocksfeeding manysouls dark light knocks making moneylazy bones online trickssensing worryhearing the silent speak lonely hypeempty the homeland streetsthe only typeafro poet on a touching spree local vibemerely ritual instinctswondering whyworthy the lyrical hints. © ISAAC RAMOSHIDI BOKABA isaaclion.bandcamp.com

I Am an African

To celebrate Africa month, here’s a speech by former President, Thabo Mbeki. “I Am an African”¬†was a speech made by¬†Thabo Mbeki¬†on behalf of the¬†African National Congress¬†in¬†Cape Town¬†on 8 May 1996, on the occasion of the passing of the new¬†Constitution of South Africa. At the time Mbeki was the vice president of¬†South Africa¬†under the presidency of¬†Nelson … Continue reading


A poem by Isaac Bokaba full moon wishesno one to rideno longer horsesfor some not i shiver down spinesone too manymusic on phonesthe only remedy coupled with lovethe price is well seta cow for its calfa madam to a pet preoccupied thusfar on a nearby spotsolace our homeslife offers a whole lot a trial to … Continue reading

Ode for mother

The heavens favoured me Indeed, they did Found me a home inside a woman For nine months I stayed Not knowing any hunger or pain My birth was not easy, no Certainly no walk in the park Hours and hours she wailed Enduring untold pain and agony Just a baby I was, weak and frail … 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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