THE PRESENT FUTURE

Classy was my daily desire Beauty to the eyes that behold it Pain was a disciplinary measure Trust like shattered glasses Pleasure was the sexual endpoint Sophisticated regret at last Betrayal hits the limelight of the era Success is measured by pretence Recognition is the reigning flamboyance Depression our new headache Secrecy is the biggest […]

BITTER TOUCH OF WAR

The sun no longer shine like it use to  Nor does the moon provide light anymore  Even the stars are scared  So the beauty of nature stolen Barely can we tell the difference between day and night When it manages to rain all we see is flow of blood  Brothers become murderers of their own […]

WHAT ABOUT

Strange it is how your words I seem to doubt I long to believe Yet my heart yearns away from you You delight in secrecy Betrayal rises like the midday sun Unending are your lies Little wonder you have trust issues Heartbreak from a lover from the days gone by You resent the “L” word […]

SNATCHED

Rain rain go away Come back again another day This was one of the songs we sang While we played in the rain As children, with so much innocence When our presence was still valued And our innocence protected at all cost No matter who was involved Our price was far above what money could […]

MOMENTS OF LIFE… FRIENDS

Walked against all oddsFighting and hoping it was worth itDown on my knees wanting nothingStruggling just so we could smileBelieving the end of this hustle will be nothing but winsDancing like we never failedAfter falling several times to our facesDespite been mocked and pushed by othersGlad we never had to stay downThough the rules were […]

SWEET THORNS

It all started like a jokeHow you would chase me roundKnowing exactly what you wantFinally you decided to get seriousAnd went the right way about itIt felt so good saying yes to youThough sometimes I was scaredBut what could I doYou were my first and bestHad my sweetest of memories with youYour jokes even in […]

KOBITI

This one’s for you The one with the stress-free shy smile With wild laughs and an unbothered persona, Your dark sheen radiating your endless happiness Your resilience self-powering your dreams fearlessly ACU’s Media Lawyer This one’s for you. The child with cute squinting eyes Whose giggles and laughs are oddly simple Chairman’s very own sissy […]

STILL WAITING

Tick tick tick tick tick Goes the big clock on the wall So slowly like it was enjoying itself  While I waited helplessly for you, I laid so quietly on the bed  Staring at the ceiling like something hidden was there Shifting my eyes from the ceiling to the door and back Hoping that you […]

THE UNNAMED ONES

To the unnamed ones  Whose story ended before it began A moment of pain or passion that burned  That decision to never be yours to make Painlessly put away like it never mattered  Forcefully ejected like an unrepentant debtor With bones shattered, to the bin it was sent And dreams intact to the Maker returned […]

FOR COLOURED GIRLS

Somewhere between beauty and Magic Somewhere between fierce and Mild Is a brown skin girl With thoughts unclear As to mankind’s emergence Of her Glow and awe Somewhere between wild and Wonder Somewhere between nature and fiction Is a Coloured girl with dreams so big Yearning for a platform in this world of ours Societal […]