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about 21 Poems: Dear South Africa

Dear South Africa, You are not a child anymore. We should have thrown you a huge street bash and handed you your key to adulthood. But we couldn't. There’s not enough to celebrate. You see, we’re not sure you deserve...

When War Left Us Behind by Fasaha Mshairi

for A Poem A Day writing prompt... [tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]When war left us behind Our skins still sang songs of rage, We hated ourselves outrageously out of lack of knowledge about our forefather’s thrones And the royalty...

Here A Pain Oozing by Fasaha Mshairi

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]I have been writing for a while, I am still trying to pen better poems. My fingers have adopted a fashion of wearing pins and needles. I'm hurting... Sometimes pain is hard to scrape off...

Where I Live by Fasaha Mshairi

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]Where I live… Sadness is just a walk away. It overcomes you every time you walk its way, But that’s not the only thing that resides there.. There's Anger, Solemn and Cold. They overcome you...

When Words Leave Your Mouth by Fasaha Mshairi

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]When words leave your mouth Send them away with nothing but truth. When words have grown maturely into sentences, Stanzas, Prose, Poems, Love songs And have packed for their journey to ears and all sorts...