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A dream deferred by Aubrey Mgwenya

from dawn to dusk, from morning to evening, from sunrise to sunset, I sit quietly and lonely. with nobody to name of mine. with nobody to embrace me. with nobody to fall in love with. with nobody to stay with....

The Pain and the Promise by Dineo Ramokgopa

Nestled feed in the centre of my being, I nurture the very purpose of my existance. No words to articulate the depth of this desire within of, Patience slowly taking its toll. Still, hope stirs in my heart, A dream...

Dream Deferred by Reitumetse Johnson

It is to defer the retina Of ones true eye, Skewed by chagrin’s Of life’s light residing in our love to be… what we dream of, however pliant there only seems to be the so called “reality” where dreaming is...

My Natural Black Woman by Aubrey Mgwenya

Her chocolate complexion remains dimmed, Like the evening golden sunset of a winter`s day. Her bright eyes glowing like two stars, displayed From the curtains of heaven`s joy. Her pride consumed and refined by the richness- Of both my heart...

A Mother so Warm by Madlu Saladi

So freezing cold outside/ yet warm is how my heart is/for the howl of the wind/is silence next to the explosion of your toothless smile/heat from a roaring fire would comfort me/ far less than your longing needy hands /kneading...