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Falling …. And Rising

. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela Though the graveyards are full and the city dumps are full and my mind is so full that thoughts cause... Continue Reading →

Want to be a Writer?

If you’re crazy enough to want to become a writer of books of poems then welcome to this delicious insanity To a place where you will stare at nothing ...for ages .... longing for inspiration And when you find it-... Continue Reading →

The Food We Eat

Can bitter words poison the bearer? Do sweet words nourish? Is a silence that is no longer quiet filled with the acrid taste regret? At any given time on any given day there is flavour to be found in every... Continue Reading →

The Pilgrim Poet’s Progress

On the way to purpose is a road paved with plans -with potholes of mistakes and puddles of complication And just to add some spice.... are a myriad of land mines that are guaranteed to blow up your life But... Continue Reading →

The Ecstasy of Silence

When I sit with you under an oak tree that is preoccupied with tending its errant leaves -I enjoy our companionable silence that doesn’t shy away from breath between words It is a silence that is content to remain pregnant-... Continue Reading →

O heart, prepare!

Passing through life’s clouds that part for me I ready my feet for bravery When words are gone but leave long shadows ….for all to see… my heart skips, and saunters readying herself for victory ©Vivian Zems

Day 28: Where Have all the Saints Gone?

Would that words never wore disguises or found the need to lay on lying tongues Would that integrity still had the same cachet and a straight path was the only one of its kind Would that being a person of... Continue Reading →

Day 25 : The Liberty of Words

Never before…until now had I appreciated the power of living words that fall- squirming onto paper or glowing screens then crawl through windows unto the canvases of souls where they sing and dance…....forever I never fully appreciated the liberty of... Continue Reading →

Day 24: Spear a Word

I need not journey afar for  weapons of mass destruction I simply incline my ears to the weaponised diction we use on each other to spear and to kill our futures …now that’s where the real tragedy is ©Vivian Zems... Continue Reading →

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