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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 am not judging you

A poem by Constance van Niekerk Continue reading

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

Falsehood

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

Come softly to me

A poem by David Mungoshi ©2015 Come softly to me sweet dewdropLike the rain after a prolonged lullLike sweet nothings from a whispering breeze Walk gently by my sideHold my hand like you’ll never let goLike one whose dream has come true Make life a perpetual walk in the parkMake it a song about never-ending … Continue reading

The End – a poem by Zizwe the Poet

On day my pen will stop bleeding,My hand will stop scribbling,The paper will be dry,A lot of people will cry,And I will be no more,Things will never be like before,Four corners of the soil will be ready to swallow my body,My soul will be from somebody to no body,It will be taking it destination,Leaving this … Continue reading

Freedom fight

freedom fightthe pen at warkingdom knightserve my lord stress let passaim for peacewhile it lastsstay at ease that is whenvulnerable you are deemedan uncut gemadorable how it all seemed cut later then highly pricedincluding its remnantsset minor backing more liesenjoyed the dividends freedom fightwords on showday to nightthe seed i sow. © ISAAC RAMOSHIDI BOKABA

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

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 ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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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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