Category: Poetry

Poetry, Tale Africa

Your Hands

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Your hands strangled the young women’s neck for denying you Your hands teared a baby’s diaper and violated her womb Your hands whipped another woman’s child until her internals bled Your hands slapped the beauty out of her Your hands stabbed the girl for having a good time with her friends Your hands snatched her […]

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Letters from the Body

By Chido Nyandoro, Zimbabwe They may cut me, defile me, Mock me, shoot me, Rape me, starve me, Throw me in a cage, in the gutter, in a grave, For simply one thing, the colour of my skin; Yes they have tried, To dishonour me…to kill me But still, here I stand, Tall; Strong, Still able to bear fruit; to […]

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Sad Memories

By Chido Nyandoro, Zimbabwe   Each sad memory you endure, I dry them out in the warmth of your joys. I plant them in the soil of your subconscious fields, So that they may bloom again into new hopes and dreams. 240 total views, 2 views today

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Secrets

By Chido Nyandoro, Zimbabwe You tuck them in my pocket sleeves Like tiny beach shells Those little secrets But each time you taste that wine Out they spill for anyone willing to hear 152 total views, 2 views today

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The Wandering Boy

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe   A boy I was A man I wanted to be Or maybe more than a man But what is more than a man, I wondered Nothing. So I would be a man.   A man I was And glory was it to me The rage, the honor, the deceit, the strength All were within me […]

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