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Poem: This skin

If I stay out in the sun long enough Can the red hide the pain of past injustices? If I poke my head over an electrified walled property on the slopes of Camps Bay Will the green be enough to disguise my own wealth I struggle to even keep track of? If I host a sad movie marathon with tales of war, missed out romance and dying people Might the blue cover over my own [...]

By | 2017-11-14T09:17:17+00:00 November 14th, 2017|pain and Hope, poems and other creativity, race vibes|0 Comments

Poem: There is no “I” in death

If you are looking for someone who actively supported apartheid You will always be faced with a quiet room The sudden hush of the crickets who rapidly flick their eyes around the room Desperately hoping somebody else will claim responsibility for that one   For a new nation to be born out of the ashes of the old one Something needed to die Systems, structures, attitudes and behaviours…   “Even words?” The fifty-eight year old [...]

By | 2017-11-14T07:54:31+00:00 November 14th, 2017|poems and other creativity|0 Comments

A Frikkin Hashtag: #ThisPoemDontRhyme

Do you like to poem? We know that some of our Hashtagger friends [and nemeses, yes looking at you K Dawg] don't like poetry tags so we thought we'd help them out a little by removing that elusive rhyme... and you had a whole lot of fun with it. The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6 am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people [...]

Poem: pushing back

try as you might you just can't seem to push open the lid of this cardboard box they have you trapped in doesn't make sense though as cardboard should not be such a worthy adversary yet here you are time to sit back and take a moment to try and remember how this all came to be how you ended up passing time doing time when they was no crime not one you can remember [...]

By | 2017-07-13T09:55:01+00:00 July 13th, 2017|poems and other creativity|0 Comments

Poem: The Block

i want to write but i cannot because there is a big block upon my desk not sure what it is made of it is just there sitting nonchalantly as if it owns the place [can a rock sit nonchalantly? this one can. or so it seems]   i have tried writing around it but it consumes all the space and leaves little room around the edges for even a feeble scribble or a nuanced [...]

By | 2017-02-10T10:02:21+00:00 February 10th, 2017|poems and other creativity|0 Comments

help me understand

i don't get it, you know... i really don't understand how day in, day out you seem to make everything about you and by doing that you lose sight of everything that this thing could have brought to you in terms of helping you grow, to learn, to change to unlearn, to discern, to know and finally understand   [breathe.]   it's as if by making it about you you completely make it not about [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #PoemYourLife

Roses are red Violets are blue I poemed some Hashtags AND SO. DID. YOU. That's right - we decided to dig into the poetic nature of the @AfrikkinHashtag community and you guys pitched up [and some surprise guests and visitors who we hope will be back!] - had a few of the Unnamed Community [my secret back room of hashtag elves who appear every Wednesday and secretly make sure that the game runs to perfection [...]

A Poem: as i stand

as i stand - by brett "Fish" anderson    as i stand before mountains i stand looking up completely overwhelmed by the enormity of the peaks towering over me threatening to topple down on me crush the very existence out of me at any moment they so choose   i wonder is that a small rock i see starting to fall one that will hit into another of similar size and set it rolling too [...]

By | 2016-04-26T11:49:43+00:00 April 26th, 2016|poems and other creativity|3 Comments

Tandem Post: Just one of those paradoxical observations

Welcome to the last week of our seven writer, four Tandem Post blog series. This week's tricky title was audience-sourced and provided by Tim Van de Venter. = = = = = = = = = = JUST ONE OF THOSE PARADOXICAL OBSERVATIONS "I'm the Doctor." "Doctor... who?" "If you like. And tell me good sir, who might you be?" "The name's Watson. But you can call me John. I'm a medical doctor, formerly in [...]

Tandem Post: Too Much For You

This week’s Tandem Blog Title [seven writers producing a blog post from the same title] is ‘Too Much For You’ and so without much further ado about nothing, here is my version of: = = = = = = = = = = TOO MUCH FOR YOU   Am i too much, for you? Is that, it? Is that what's going on here? Every time you hear the creak of my footprint on the passage floorboards [...]