Dear South Africa… a letter from Thandi Gamedze

My friend Thandi Gamedze is an exceptional poet and wordsmith and her 'Dear South Africa...' comes in the form of a poem Beloved South Africa, I bless you to let loose the oceans of tears that you have carried, and cry For your sons that have been trodden down and stripped of their dignity And your daughters that have been raped, abused and dehumanised For your fathers that have turned to unfeeling stone, under weight [...]

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

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

A poem: On Point

 On Point   “I didn’t do it,” she said, as she pointed at someone else’s  parent’s parents. “I didn’t do it, “he said, “and I have NEVER used that word.” “We didn’t do it,” they loudly declared, as they counted out the coins to pay the lady who was busy raising their children.   “I didn’t do it,” she said as she gestured towards her black boyfriend who she had decided to name ‘Justice’ because [...]

Poem: the nature of it

the nature of it stunning sunset casting its fading light across the valley trees gently shaking their arms in the breeze farmyard animals searching for the perfect harmony from cacophony as they raise their gravelled voices as one flies buzzing creepies crawling tiny birds picking at their nests the beauty of nature [as long as it keeps its distance] [For other poems i have written this year, click here]

By | 2015-10-20T14:46:41+00:00 October 20th, 2015|poems and other creativity|1 Comment

A Poem: Turning the Tide

Turning the Tide one white hand calling to another to tear itself away from the clenched fist it has become accustomed to to step away and towards the sea of black faces looking on exhibiting so much welcoming grace forgiveness patience but at the edges one can start to see the restlessness is beginning to show [For other poetry i have written this year, click here]

Poetry with Erik with a K: Father William by Lewis Carroll

Heidi Segal selects the poem 'Father William' by Lewis Carroll and invites Erik [with a K] to give it his best: https://youtu.be/jPVGAADuO8s Did that deeply move you in places you didn't even know you had places? What poem would you entrust Erik [with a K] with if you were given the opportunity? [For more of the classics read by Erik [with a K] in his special way, click here]

By | 2015-09-10T12:25:22+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Erik [with a K], fun, poems and other creativity, silly things|1 Comment