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Gone by Eve Chitashu

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]He is gone Gone like a forgotten winter Leaving us behind in a gust of summer. Dust lifted at his feet has swept him away Carried him into an eternal cycle Once again death has...

A Poem A Day writing prompt 5 Oct 2015

this week's writing prompt: "Beware, my son, words that carry the loudnesses of blind desire also carry the slime of illusion" from Random Notes to My Son by South Africa's poet laureate Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile. 1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK...

Three Wishes by Mteteleli Ceza

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]I plant seeds in minds to bear fruits, At times I harvest harboured feelings with weedy roots. It is said a thorn is a twig which resisted to produce fruit, The overly informed fool not...

Unless the Seed by Nosisa Ngwata

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]Unless the seed was buried, It was lifeless Unless the seed was planted, It was dead The seed did'nt want to be buried, The ground was cold and lonely But beneath the hard ground, The...

Bones in Boxes by Jean Wallace McKeown

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]Catholic children learn early - church altars hold relics; shrivelled saints’ bones in boxes, fingers, jaws, toes. When I was a child I believed tight within statues were bodies, bones and flesh rotting, stone figures...