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African Renaissance by Tefo Tlale

[tabby title="Poem"] Africa adorned in new reality.A vision long dreamt of by many.The ascension has arrived. Supplanting all doubts, firmly on her own feet, confident and unbound. Her people now awakened, cast off the oppressive cloak of ignorance. Now emboldened...

Message In A Bottle – (A Pantoum) by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] At what point will you hear my patter?Gut-jolting, tear-jerking madnessHead-rearing, spine-curdling, heart aflutterYet there reigns an oblivious stiffness Gut-jolting, tear-jerking madnessSubstantiated by science and researchYet there reigns an oblivious stiffnessSelf-absorbed denial on her perch Substantiated by science and...

Affliction of litanies by Nkateko Tshabalala

[tabby title="Poem"] Eclectic sonder, saunter beyond malignant sunsets Praise, oh hailDamned, oh hell Tides swell, but no one is afraid of drowningHearts flutter, but all fear to floatLove leads, why then vilify the loverThrill of the trail, don’t blame the...

Darvo by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] You started the wars.You whipped the horses.You tore up the land and salted the fields.You called us whores,and evil forces,turning soldiers against us with swords and shields.You chose this way.You built the street.You dug our graves and sewed...

The Shackled by Deena Padayachee

[tabby title="Poem"] I remember so many resistance zealots from the eraof the Apartheid terrorand I look at them now.There is an aura of smugness among many of them.A haughtiness.They are part of an inner circle, an exclusive club,and they know...