UNTETHERED

In 2011, my uncle was jailed for political reasons. He became unwell in jail and had to be hospitalised. I wrote this poem at his first court appearance. *UNTETHERED* A line in a chapter Of a series commonly called life Waking up to a strange morning – Suspicions, investigations, Buttered with rumours Complete the picture…

WE REMEMBER YOU

WE REMEMBER YOU 14 years ago, at 14  you left us slipped quietly away into eternity you see, nothing has changed you’re still not with us and yet everything’s changed So who does not remember your smile my black beauty your lively lovely singing We remember well the laughter that filled our house We remember…

DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT

O look at the moon So like a balloon As gaily we play It’s bright as the day We’ll look up and sing Dancing in a ring Jumping we rejoice Gladness in our voice Hearts so full of joy Who then needs a toy? These our little feet What a cheerful fleet We revel in…

SEE ME RISE

SEE ME RISE See I rise from the ashes My tattered form isn’t my shame It’s what you do to my name That defines the crown you wear My poorly clad heart encased in my battered body Wrenched twisted and discarded Refuses to give in Sipping brew with a straw In the company of real…

tomato seed

picked from the garden round, red and succulent haggled at the market stall and picked again delicate touches flamed my heart reddened, readied each day but then forgotten started to wither and shrivel the once delicate touch returned as a ruthless throw that cast me to the ground crashing my ripened pulp scattering my seed…

moonlight with age

I look up into your face I wait for the wink But see it not And I sigh Stealing an occasional glance I bask in the warmth of your light Against the chill of the evening breeze Playing hide and seek as Each fluff of cloud passes You tease me as you look down at…

time binds you no more dad

you were right, dad tying you to a date isn’t right time binds you no more so what if you left years or days exact date of birth unknown it only matters you were here your blood in our veins flows who but are mortals with a span living beyond you and us a legacy…