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Blue Valentine by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Say, Blue? Where you headed?Off to see Lady Cherub,playing cupid with her love bow and idleness arrows,with her candy-heart-filled picnic basket? Will you say hello for me?and tell her to tend to my broken heartthat she keeps in...

The Lies Railed into Her Ears by Choolwe Lubaya

[tabby title="Poem"] That she should sway her hips—a woman—this way and that.That it is for extinguishing herhusband’s burning eyes.That she should sweep the yardevery morning, like the way heused to sweep her off her soreswith his lovely mess of words.That...

The beautiful scene by Ibanez

[tabby title="Poem"] The beautiful sceneMakes me stop and wonderI need to get back on the path again [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Ibanez is retired. He has published in Odd magazine. More information may be found at the following address: https://ibanezliterature.blogspot.com/?m=1 [tabbyending]

The burden of culture by Wadzie Tads

[tabby title="Poem"] When they come into your houseYou greet them with a smile on your faceEven when it is raining in your heartAnd your thoughts are so far away in the distanceEven when you know that their presence will kill...

What You Tolerate, You Incentivise by Shivani Pillay

[tabby title="Poem"] “If I do not think about it,it does not hurt me,” she told me.“If I choose to ignore the truth,I feel no pain or sadness.”I could not believe how someone could choose ignorance to ensure peace of mind.You...