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Where did the spirit go? by Chestlyn Draghoender

[tabby title="Poem"] The hypocrisy and the prejudice. The injustice of a gift unutilized. Its undeniable effect on the body. They lie, and steal, and cheat, without an ounce of guilt. Preach the gospel without consulting the spirit. The love letters...

Song by Chestlyn Draghoender

[tabby title="Poem"] In the stomach of your mouth was a song. A song you burned by the bridge, a long time ago. It was meant as a gift to your "favourite" mother- in-law; A fresh wind. Then it died in...

Enemies by Chestlyn Draghoender

[tabby title="Poem"] I am not bothered by the shape of my enemies. Each one has their own vulnerabilities. It's just a matter of time before all is revealed. In my quiet time, I can no longer hear the nagging. The...

Ek sê altyd JA by Chestlyn Draghoender

[tabby title="Poem"] hy kom al oor 'n maand vra uit oor my prestasies - of ek nog top is in my klas. Ek sê altyd JA. hy kom al oor drie maande (ek is 15 jaar), koop n koeldrank en n...

Mother by Chestlyn Draghoender

[tabby title="Poem"] Mother, he should have been here, but he never stayed. Not for long. Anyway, You've made sure that my heart was in the right place. That I never grew bitter or resentful. You've brightened up my days, with...