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Listening to my mother lie by Siphiwe Hlongwane

[tabby title="Poem"] Listening to my mother lie,Singing all is well, butThe truth of herPain is neatly hiddenUnderneath the pagesOf her favouriteBible verses.Her blind faithIs a testimonyShe wears a smileLike herChurch uniformOn Sundays,But within sheIs breaking Her back carrying aHeavy cross,Ready...

Poet Profile: Natalia Molebatsi

NATALIA MOLEBATSI is an internationally known South African writer, poet, and singer. In addition to being a performance poet and author, she experiments with jazz and hip hop. Her CDs, Come as you are: Poems for Four Strings and Natalia Molebatsi...

The silence by Machoene Matlwa

[tabby title="Poem"] As a childMy mother would sit me on her lap while brushing my hairCall me beautiful with every brush strokePut me in pretty pink dressesTell me I am the most beautiful girl she has ever seenI have know...

Notes of a Time Traveller by LindiWait

[tabby title="Poem"] This is how it ended ... Seconds exploded...Leaving shrapnel in the space between minutes.Hours retreated across space until time was an abstractionlooking for a home in motion.Hiding from perception But...It was intercepted by a fellow named god who...

To Those Who Walked Amongst Us by Tefo Tlale

[tabby title="Poem"] Spirit beings. Sojourners on mother earth, citizens of cosmic order. Radiant bulbs in an expansive sky. How we miss you. How we need you. How we yearn to feel your touch, your warm embrace. Your kind kisses. What...