Sunday, May 28, 2017

Poems

Delicious, soul-soothing, and thought-provoking words are birthed here.

“The Forge” by Neil Creighton

The Forge   The golden bird on golden bough first came from furnace fire, dross removed, skilfully hammered into object of desire. The curving razor sword that glints along its lustrous...

“The battle field on my body…” by DE Benson

  The battle field on my body is blooming roses a spring bursts from my forearm and searches for knowledge blood is the colour of victory I do not know...

“Taverner” by Victor Ugwu

Taverner after reading Fidelis Obaseki's "Midnight Cry" What do you trade, Anything strong to flick my resistance? Spirit, Rum Anything for this soul? Milk or a light Quirk of nip From heaven's bar? My...

“Justice or Revenge” by Retshepisitswe ‘Tshepi’ Makhatha

Justice or Revenge   What is fame to a decaying corpse? Limp, Lame extremities on the corner of 5th and main. A coffin consisting of a gravel mattress,...

“We Are Miners” by Shelly Blankman

We Are Miners   Every week has been the same, the end of an ugly paper rainbow of crumpled bills, each arc a different shade of debt, shadowing places...

“OLOJUKOKORO” by Mof’Oluwawo O MojolaOluwa

OLOJUKOKORO   You were given an inch, But you wanted a mile You were given a room, But you wanted a mansion You were given a drop, But you wanted an...

“This evening is not for love poems” by Debasish Parashar

This evening is not for love poems    This evening is not for love poems we can just sit quiet and indifferent you know what I mean ? you...

“Trainstorms in opium garden” by Debasish Parashar

Trainstorms in opium garden   life is high in a garden of trance hash, trash and blue ...

“NYABINGHI” by John L. Stanizzi

NYABINGHI   I shall not remove.  Ten thousand thunders roll, a weeping and mourning, and I shall not remove, which is the prayer I repeat in my foolishness, in...

“GOLDFINCH” by John L. Stanizzi

GOLDFINCH October 20 2016 Backyard 393 Ripley Hill Road Coventry Rain – and then rain – and then even more rain, sound softened by the thick layer of leaves, brown and...
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