Category: Poetry

Poetry, Tale Africa

Borrowed Roles

By Chido Nyandoro, Zimbabwe Set up on a hidden stage A secret love you’ve always know would one day be gone. He’s not ready and you’re not whole; Yet here you two are, playing these same leading roles w Which other people will come and take. I hope you will listen, I hope you will know, when it’s time to […]

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The Colour of Nothingness

  By Christi Warner, Namibia I have not contemplated an agenda No suicidal mission Neither is this a declaration of guilt No need to hurry your worry My thoughts are a rainstorm There’s a chance of a flood I have to get it out So my brain cells won’t drown Feed it to my loyal pen Ask it to paint […]

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This Truth but no Further

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho, the Mountain Kingdom The truth is I am scared. I am really scared. But I will not tell you that. I will tell you only of how scary the things I fear are. I will speak about them as vaguely as I can. I will not personalise them too much. Because when I speak truthfully, I […]

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The Day Through Her Eyes

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa He was supposed to be her escape, The knight in shining armour that swept her off her feet. He was supposed to be the prince that rescued her, Like Rapunzel she was stuck in an evil tower. Parents forever fighting, Her home felt like hell on earth. He was supposed to be the breath […]

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For the First Time

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda Last night,when you told me you still love me. I felt it, the stirrings of my grizzled heart beat. I knew that under all the hate and pain I still loved you. We had been through too much for you to become a distant regret.   Falling in love with you was so easy It felt […]

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