Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: When

When I painted time, And mapped out seasons When I sketched days, And stretched out poles When I colour’d the night, And twinkled the ether And foamed the seas And trimmed the lea And vexed the gale And freed the dew And sunned the day. When I ensigned across the wet sky, And made a […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Yesterday

Yesterday is a story of love, a story of war Of my deep-seated affection for And my battle with desires, Lord   Yesterday is when I used my pen To write words, not hope Yesterday is when my heart pumped blood, not love When my feet trod roads, not dreams   Yesterday is the awakening […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Sisi

**first in a short series. Stay tuned**   I have heard about you. I have been shown how to identify your type.   They say you will have your wares loaded and set. Like a beautifully crafted letter, punctuated in the right places.   They say I need to take heed ‘cos my head will […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Strong

They put loads on you Each person, his own little parcel You’re strong, they said You’ll make it through…that’s what you’re made for The water was deep Cold and unloving It called out to you Promising peace Promising to unburden It called, you answered It seduced, you fell Cold hands pulled at you Burdens dragged […]

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Poets’ Thursday: Lifeless

I knew a girl once, a real fire-starter Zestful Zeeba, petite trouble-maker I knew a girl once, Feels so long ago The passion, the adventure; where did it all go?   Isn’t the essence of life to live? Isn’t the essence of love to give? Isn’t the essence of hate to inflict wounds so deep, […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Dear Leader

Dear Leader,   Some call it conscience, Others call it the voice of God; Whatever it is, dear Leader, Has your wicked hand twisted the tongue of that tiny voice So much that you hear it no more? So much that ‘heartlessness’ is now your watchword?   Since the days of your amoral forefathers, Naming […]