Utopia

by Zahraa’ Khaki   “Utopia” They said. Utopia i believed. Then I heard Your mutilated cry And echoed scream Rush through a portal From an unseen realm Of dead embers and red smoke and bones clinging desperately to shreds of

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Two poems by Nabeela Kajee

Freedom Let them not say we did not try that morning we awoke to a new country it was the inauguration of the day the softest blossoms lined the streets in the background dawn ushered in a new awakening crisp

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The Past

by Sarah Frost   What were you thinking, mother When you handed me the slim rectangular package containing a watch, for my tenth birthday as I came to your bed that lonely winter morning? I was mute with my longing

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Czardas

by Noel King   Dust dances in the light above my son’s violin. I am recalling the days I never heard him practise. Being a CEO, I was busy, away a lot, when I was at home it was down-time

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Poems by Tichaona Zindoga

Hero who never came back Time was when you were fire. In speech: your words seared the enemy, Struck fear in his heart. And fire from those hands boxed and fought. Also the fire of romance That burned women’s hearts;

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