Your Mother’s First Kiss By Warsan Shire

Your Mother’s First Kiss By Warsan Shire The first boy to kiss your mother later raped women when the war broke out. She remembers hearing this from your uncle, then going to your bedroom and laying down on the floor. You were at school. Your mother was sixteen when he first kissed her. She held […]

They Have Killed Sizakele By Jessica Horn

They Have Killed Sizakele By Jessica Horn For Sizakele Sigasa, AIDS and lesbian activist, murdered with Salome Massoa, 7 July 2007, Soweto Where is she in this land of crushed stone? Where is she as morning dresses the day in the dirtied lace of tired gospels Where is she our sister Sizakele in this brittle […]

Finding Freedom By Wadia Samadi

Finding Freedom By Wadia Samadi I wake up every morning scheming my escape But what about my children? Who will believe me? Who will give me a home? Years go by and I am still waiting When will this end? My makeup does not cover my bruised face My smile does not hide my haggard […]

Voice Of The Silent Man By Thobo Tomeletso

Voice Of The Silent Man By Thobo Tomeletso I row and I row with a silent voice … voice of a silent man Thunderstorm! Storm! and Lightning! Cutting thoroughly through throats of ruffled families Families of a mother Families of a father Silent voice of the Man Fathers are no more fathers but feathers Yes […]

Grace Storm - For Women
Grace Storm - For Women

He Bullies By Virginia Phiri

He Bullies By Virginia Phiri Cowards to the core Petty minded Toothless bull dogs Schemers Braggers Enveloped in sick dreams Dressed in inferiority complex Thrive on teasing and threats Weave conflicts to survive Armed with verbal and physical abuse Vampires that suck your shadow and confidence Copyright © by the owner. Discover More Poetry