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Constance Van Niekerk Poetry

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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

Celebrate Me Now

Poem by Constance van Niekerk © 2020 Celebrate me nowYour tears I won’t see when I’m goneYour wails I won’t hear when I’m no moreWhen I’ve gone before youOn a celestial trip with no companionNo guide, but never getting lostNot ever returningOnly my cold, lifeless limbs remainingCelebrate me nowThose ‘I love you’s, don’t keep them … 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

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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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