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Life not lived by Louis-francois Smit

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]Life is nothing If there are no risks Life is worthless If fear guides your heart Life is meaningless If there is no love Life is shallow If you doubt in your heart Take the...

silence the monuments by Be Nyamezele

we'd scream and rebel as blood flooded our minds and young girls would hide in shame as reality seethed from their cores. bitumen memorised grief and the buildings that protrude these city streets recorded every secret desecrated through shameful whispers....

Fortress by Saurell Boyers

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]As I child I would not sleep Till I was able to complete The painstaking nightly task Building a fortress around my bed Teddy bears and dolls stand guard Against monsters and trolls Now I'm...

Born Free by Carol Ronaldson

Born free! It's June 16! They crow like cocks proclaiming a new day to the child that stands before me clutching at her mother’s skirts as the traffic light turns red, she stares full of knowing. As I look in...

June 16 2011 by Su

A dusty gust of wind In a dry cold June I look at the remnants of you The stone-throwers As I confidently stride On a cobbled highway Laid by your discontent Complacent As the infinite choices And countless vices Of...