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Being a Father To You by Thabang Ngoma

From even before you were born A hope to mend what was torn You twisted and kicked up a storm Too eager to come into this home You heard my screams and shouts My verbal abuses and insults To you...

A Poem A Day writing prompt 21 Jul

this week’s writing prompt: freedom songs 1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK use the form below to submit or click here For more info about A Poem A Day, click here.

poems for freedom

“Freedom? You’re asking me about freedom? I can tell you about what freedom isn’t…” …Assata Shakur speaks at the end of the song that Common dedicated to her Song for Assata. What do we know about what freedom is? We...

Maya Angelou

(poet, writer, dancer, singer, teacher, producer, playwright, activist 1928 – 2014) Born Marguerite Annie Johnson, Maya Angelou was a multidimensional human. A multitalented woman and a gift to us all. She lived a life so full, so true to herself,...

Naledi Raba – poetry of self-determination

I meet Naledi in her hotel room, it is the morning after she won that national Lover + Another Poetry Challenge hosted by Drama For Life at the Hillbrow Theatre. “It is Naledi Raba, right?” I ask checking that I’m...