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16 Million Sticks of Dynamite by Thabang Ngoma

For the chance to learn in plain English Be afforded equal opportunity to accomplish For a father to dream better for his son, how I wish For a people to destroy another’s culture, how selfish When the world summarily defeated...

A Poem A Day writing prompt 10 Aug 2015

this week’s writing prompt: “A woman walks an endless path…” the opening line of Walking by Phillippa Yaa de Villiers. From her debut collection of poetry Taller Than Buildings. 1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK use the form below to submit or click here...

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...

Taking a Life by Drew Magie

Dear heart forgive me, It’s sad, but this is your way to rest, And this is my key to flee. But why does this knife feel so cold against my breast. I guess it’s ok to quit… I’m suffocating, I’m...

for all that is worth it by Philani Nombika

So roses are red and violets are blue. Orange sunsets make you feel like you have seen eternity. My feet and heart seem to whisper symphonies to each other. My earphones have figured how the world sounds. My mother’s knees...