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I AM ME by Cardinal

[tabby title="Poem"] I am meI am black and poorI am meI wear outdated clothesI am meI don’t own a cologneI am meI don’t speak profound EnglishI am me!!! I am talentedI am skillfulI am courageousI am BeautifulI am strongI am...

The Girl at the Window by D.P. Landells

[tabby title="Poem"] She sits silently, distantwith her eyes fixed on the streetand her toes tightly clinched. She sitspensively, gazing out the window at passing cars, hoping,a little but not too much, for the night busto appear round the corner. She...

This day by Christin Smetrijns

[tabby title="Poem"] This morning was colder than the night,for the moon stole the sun.The sky was alien,as rolling grey forces were illumed. The trees they danced and sang their own tune,silencing out all other voices.The animals huddled and fled,as hell...

For my people by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] Weary, wearyWords rise from sawed tongues to cast incantations on deaf thoughtsI too cry with my peopleWith joyful tears in the presence of the spiritsa new light is born without weary thoughts and haunting depressionsHungry for the foods...

My Mother’s Breath by Hazel Tobo

[tabby title="Poem"] My mother's breath has never stopped keeping me aliveLike an oxygen tank invisible to the eyeI know that when she breathes my heart is cleansedNot every eye can see what I have seenIn the magic that permeates the...