My day by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] Today is my day, Elijah. Tread carefully so not to sully your holy shoes. For your war with the king Ahab, and the souls you’d abuse, and the innocent casualties in the middle. Such thaumaturgy: calling the mountains...

Black problems and the democracy by Hazel Tobo

[tabby title="Poem"] Black problems are in English, Black problems are heavy, Oozing with pain and tears, Chilli and alcohol. Black problems are death, Broken promises, Missing fathers, Drunk mothers, Hungry stomachs, Knives Poison Drugs Poverty Free education. Black problems are...

Yellow Glasses by Sethu Nguna

[tabby title="Poem"] Won’t you paint me again? Allow me the role of muse to rogue promises and swollen desire. Dotted reference to past passions quenched and dried on frames. Wide strokes to set romance and rehearsed hues of sentiment. The...

Poem of the Day: 2012 by Sihle Ntuli

[tabby title="Poem"] A Poem A Day writing prompt: Surely the Second Coming is at hand In 2012 “Making a living” is not just breathing and existing, Profits are called “killings” Madmen in suits are the rulers; I wonder how they measure...

poem of the day: Young Bloods by zamantungwa

This is a poem for the youths of '76 and all the ages who did more than what was expected of them... our heartbeats stampeded on Vilakazi Street it was Biko's call Black is Beautiful Black is Beautiful ricocheting off...