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the truth about love by Sizakele Phohleli

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]They should have told you that as beautifully dressed in petals love is, so is her wrath pleasantly drenched in thorns, guns and knives, that her peace matches her turmoil that the making up equals...

A Poem A Day writing prompt 16 Mar 2015

this week's writing prompt: One leg in Another leg out Tight me out... These are the opening lines of Botsotso a poem by Isabella Motadinyane (New Coin Vol 30 No. 1). This is the poem that inspired the naming of Botsotso...

Dear Meneer, by Thabang Ngoma

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]As I land, You hold my hand As I fall, You stand me tall You opened my eyes Removed my icecap of blindness To expose my inner core And showed me that I’m worth so...

A Walk to Eternity by P.H. Nair

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1] I have walked a long way On the way to freedom, yearning to feel light Amidst the crowds in a bazaar The urchins running along me Along the fields, across the forest, I have...

Born Frees by Jeannie Wallace McKeown

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe,” he says, and they don’t believe him, or anyone else, although they pretend, being well brought up. Under the desks they are fingering their smartphones, speaking to friends...