LETTER TO DAD - Poetry by Margaret Wairimu Waweru

It has been one year  Since you grew wings  But the memories are so vivid  The wounds a fresh cut 

I THOUGHT - Poetry by Agaphy Johnson

I thought my tears could wash you away.  I still feel you some- where inside. 

HEARTICULATE - Poetry by Inufin Ayomide D'great

Hear the words of my heart; Endless like waters that roam around the earth. Away of life that leads the...

AFRICA MY PRIDE - Spoken Word Poetry by Botlhale Boikanyo

The winner of SA's Got Talent 2012 Botlhale Boikanyo comes with a poem for her continent, Africa.

THE CHEAP TRICKS OF LIVING – Poetry by Kushal Poddar

She still wears the watch  less expensive than the time it kept  and ceased. By the time the bus...

HOLES IN OUR TICKETS - Poetry by Nalini Priyadarshni

Between guzzling absinthe and walking in circles on frozen ground we dream of unborn summer and sigh and watch it...

MOTHER AFRICA - Poetry by Paciolo Pen Saint

A slave, Was broke loose To enslave herself.  Mother. 

FREED TO BE SLAVES - Poetry by Sam Petros Pen

They say ‘we are free, colonization a thing of the past’ How obvious with the political system in shatters Out...

WHEN YOU FORGET HOW TO WRITE A LOVE POEM - Poetry by Nalini Priyadarshni

You try different places at different hours,  dipping your pen in psychedelic summer skies then switch to inky silence of...

LUCK - Poetry by Joan McNerney

Wearing designer clothes and sleek jewelry, she traipses along willy nilly throwing golden kismet wherever whimsy calls. Some think luck chooses...

YOU LIED - Poetry by Margaret Wairimu Waweru

You said I was the most beautiful girl you ever saw,  that you couldn't stop yourself from staring at me.

I AM CHAINED - Poetry by Eugizy

I am chained, handcuffed  It will be difficult for me to write  I have the writing materials Ready to bring...

A SOJOURN HOME WITH COLOURS | Poetry by Adesina Ayobami Idris

On my way home yesterday, I saw the clouds wearing black At noontide. So I walked in red On brown...

LET ME DIE FOR IT | Poetry by Oluwole Oluwatobi Solomon 

If people feel shy to tell the truth And do what is intolerable I will say it loud to all...

THE DAMN CITY ( ZAMFARA) | Poetry by Ahmad Muhammad Jamiu

Not for days, month or year When fear and grief has been still Not only in our midst...

JUST ANOTHER DAY | Poetry by David A. Estringel

It's been a week  since you left  and tore a hole in my atmosphere, letting in  the gamma rays,  the...

DEATH STROLLS US BY | Poetry by Kushal Poddar

In the laughs of a streetlight a homeless man feeds his kittens before having a morsel, and death passes him...

TEENAGE MOTHER | Poetry by Margaret Wairimu Waweru

I saw her again today  sitting at her usual spot, with palms on her cheeks  Flies and bees surrounding her...

ENSLAVED | Poetry by McGregorPoet

A moment of silence Then twenty one gun salute for our legends Legends whom had visions and ambitions Harambe was your...

IS THIS DEMOCRACY? - Poetry by Junaid Ismail Oluwadamilare

Even in the midst of griefs and pains, When the story shall be divulged,  No matter whose death it shall...

HE LEFT COZ I WAS A VIRGIN - Poetry by Dominique Mthembu

He came to us He looked extremely handsome you know My idea of a boyfriend. He greets the group but...

ODE TO SEA WAVES | Poetry by Hassan Jalal Weshah

O waves, blue waves, you are restless You are the pulses of the troubled sea That moves in a way...

HOW TROUBLE GROWS | Poetry by Joan McNerney

Trouble is patient,  hiding around corners. creeping through shadows,  entering without a sound. It starts as a seed blown by careless...

NOTHINGMAN-ETERNAL | Poetry by Kushal Poddar

Inside this open zoo of birds all exotic  we meet an intruder crow, a nothing bird, common man midst the...

HOW TO SURVIVE SUICIDE | Poetry by Temidayo Opeyemi Jacob

When your neck becomes too thin to carry the heavy thoughts in your head, When your hands become too stiff

THE PITEOUS CHILD | Poetry by Ahmad Muhammad Jamiu

They are the almajiris And homeless boys roaming and wandering around the streets Striving hard for their living Who flounder...

PULLING THE SHADES UP | Poetry by Dah

  There are deserted moments from the past, notes from different worlds that we backtrack in our journals. Then in...

THE HEIGHT OF THE NOBLE | Poetry by Ahmad Muhammad Jamiu

The height of the noble Is the greatest height Easy to settle, hard to reach     A place of survival for...

TRADITION | Poetry by Dustin Pickering

cold and empty steel and faultless we merge the wreck of history with soft eyes who gaze gently  on beauty promising immaculate...

RAPE | Poetry by Dominique Mthembu

I did not agree to it, given no choice or chance to protest My body deprived of an opportunity to...

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