Poetry Blogs (Growing Up In Africa)
Jason Bayliss on Proud men i know (two short poems for father's day) (1 hour ago)
A snake that wraps
its slimy body
It has a bite
that transmits itself
into the other person.
How to ward off
it’s terrible grip?
Best to stand still
heart - bite your lip.
Best not to move
or show when you're
in its grasp,
though your eyes
are green and all
Monday 25th June 2018 1:11 pm
Your 50 Zambian years means I am 50 years older.
I was at school when you became independent
but your Independence triggered my own at 14.
Not wanting to repeat a year I had just finished,
I refused and found myself a job, instead. My
idyllic childhood safe in Mother Africa's arms
meant we learnt young to be strong, resilient
finding our ow...
Tuesday 19th June 2018 4:05 am