A Trumpet by Samkelo

[tabby title="Poem"] I don't want to blow my own horn.For songs released before I was bornSweet melodies that have stood time's testAn instrument I grew up to knw firstWithering melodies churning out sour tunesSongs to listen to on a trip...

Loadshedding by Samkelo

[tabby title="Poem"] Wet coal doesn't burnThe fire doesn't burnThere is no steamTo drive the turbines.The lights go off;Everything switches off.It's not a dream-It's a nightmare. The sun shinesBut it's not harnessed.The wind blowsBut it's not harnessed.The big river flowsBut it's...

Disturbing Scenes by Samkelo

[tabby title="Poem"] We hear of drug addictsAnd we hear of drug peddlersWe hear of gunshotsAnd we hear of fatal shootings. Buildings were set on fireThe avengers did not tireShopkeepers lost outin the central business districtOf Pretoria.When shops got lootedThe police...

I knew you lied by Samkelo

[tabby title="Poem"] I knew you liedWhen you said you were busyBut I refused to say itA lie is like ropeI now know you are tiedSometimes solitude is a way to cope. You could have taken deeper breaths with us.Among friends...

I see myself by Samkelo

[tabby title="Poem"] The world is a mirror.Everywhere I look,I see myself in them.I see them protestFor a better wage.I see them struggleTo make a living. I see myself in themWhen they protestFor clean drinking water. I see myself in themWhen...