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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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Distant lover

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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 😍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

Zodwa Wabantu blows a fuse on social media

When people fall in love, they have a tendency of shutting their eyes, then they say love is blind. It’s not. Love’s eyesight is perfectly okay. It sees imperfections and decides to overlook. It sees everything and sometimes ignores. But it does see! The heart maybe, decides to operate free from the mind… who knows … Continue reading

About idle minds

This morning, I was wondering how things went down in the Garden of Eden. I realised that it’s really about idle minds! I’ve asked myself many times, where was Adam when Eve was busy being cozy with Satan? This morning, I thought he must have been busy in the garden, “And the Lord took the … Continue reading

Life lessons

Life has proved to be a classroom, full of tests and lessons! As I grow older, I realise that some of the things I have come across were simply lessons. The reason why they kept on happening to me is becasue I kept failing the tests. Here are some of the lessons life has taught … Continue reading

5 biggest turn offs for women

Women are not as complicated as men say (every chance they get)! We’re the simplest beings and quite easy to please. Let me tell you the 5 biggest turn offs for women, from my own experience. 1. Lying For me, lying is top of the list. Women have this 6th sense, even if we can’t … Continue reading

When a woman is fed up

Constance van Niekerk in Vereeniging, SA A woman knows when she is loved, when she is needed, when she is being lied to, used and abused. Every woman in the depths of her heart knows when she must be staying or packing her bags. Why then are the women staying when it is as clear … Continue reading

I’m sorry 

​By Constance van Niekerk  There’s nothing as irresistible as a man on his knees. That’s probably why men propose on their knees. Sometimes it’s not literally; sometimes it’s emotionally on bended knees. At times it’s just verbally, like just saying, “I’m sorry”.  An apology is not an admission of guilt. It’s not a statement of … Continue reading

What you allow is what will continue

By Constance van Niekerk in SA  I think some women have simply become helplessly stupid or altogether crazy. The previous generations of women were made of sterner stuff. They dealt with their marital woes in silence and made their decisions after consultation with a few chosen family members and friends. Whether these decisions were right … 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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