The River (24 hour)

From the east to west the River crawls

Connecting the south and north

Making life liveable, enduring

Living endearing


Without the River, life dies

Without it, life ceases

This River, this Hope, like a rope

Connects hopes

Homelessness (23 hour)

Homelessness disease ravages nations

Political and religious leaders are lame

Haven’t found a cure for this disease

NGOs and technology are lame too


Asylum seekers and migrants dot dunghills

Wondering like wanderers from one emptiness to another

Bothering about what is a bother

The next homes, and the former homes.


How long will this homelessness torment?





Aha! Pizza (22 hour)

No pizza for me!

That is the response from a friend

At the end

Of a birthday celebration


No pizza for me!

She insisted outrightly

She would not taste the pizza

Nor smell the aroma



She crushed the

crunchy pizza

with her canines



Can we stop running, please? (21 hour)

Why am I running away if I am not guilty?

Why are you running away if you are not guilty?

Why are we running away if we are not filthy?

Why are we running in perpetuity?


Why am I running away if I am not a runner?

Why are you running away if you are not a gunrunner?

Why are we running away if we are not convicts?

Why are we running in perpetuity?


Can we stop and hop

Can we stop and drop

Can we stop and chop

Can we stop running, please?




Ritual (20)

Making the journey from

my abode

to my code

Was a ritual until I bridged my fellowship


Then it turned into

A joy

A toy

A ploy


A ritual.

Tiny bit of Truth (19 hour)

Rich and endowed we are

But not endowed enough to make the Rich List

The beauty of our house cannot cover

of Forbes magazine sit


Our home was CNN’s news centre

The other day, it aired my point of view.

My face and quote splashed on the TV screen.

For lunch my banker stopped over.


My surroundings are unworthy.

That is a tiny bit of truth


Haunted (18 hour)

Darkness blanketed the house.

Silence sat in the sitting room.

Breathing heavily, a figure ran across the room.

Window shattered!


Footsteps ran across the lobby

Could not see.

It was eerie.

It was thisclose to me.


I was scared!

Bleeding! Blood dripped down my temple

It gave me the creeps

It had been a bad two weeks.

Colours (17)

Cannot see you because you are moving

constantly in a kaleidoscope of colour.

Your last dance moves were better.

That is my verdict.


The fine dancer in you is distorted

by the kaleidoscope of colours I see

Or is it me?

The colours are all I see.




You should Know (16)


have arrested

a murder



the mastermind

behind the

killings of

the president


and other





Especially the


disappearance of

your father.

Meet my Wife (15 hour)

She would not serve the cup

She would rinse it

Dry it

Hit it and serve it


That is my wife.


A control freaks

The meat is not tender enough

Not seasoned enough

Not broiled enough


That is my wife.


A perfectionist

The wedding is not perfect

The setting is not perfect

Until she gets in.


That is my wife


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