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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

Lost Passion

Not a thing under the stars just happensAll things bright and good happen for a reasonAnd the reality of it all sharpensLike the aura of the blooms in season Each moment there is to liveHas a million and one things to learnWhether  to giveOr to yearn For what could have beenBut could not be seenBecause … Continue reading

Dede pens an ode to women

Constance van Niekerk, SA Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019 has been an inspiration to many, especially the African black woman. A South African poet, Dede, has penned an ode to women inspired by Miss Tunzi. Zozibini is the total package, beauty, brains and heart. Her answer to the final question in the Miss Universe Pageant … 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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