Monday, March 28, 2011

Missing You by Fungai Tichawangana

i am missing you
in agonized moments
that tick by
in painful tock motion
ants that never stop
neon signs
that won't go off
flashing always
keep waiting- soon
keep waiting- soon
as noisy interruptions scream
hang on- forever!
hang on- forever!
a cacophony of mind dances
words that make make sound
of their own accord
in my restless head
if you were here they'd escape
through my lips
in soft breaths of loving you
through my smile
in impromptu stanzas
of telling you
as if for the first time
that that very head
that formed those words
revolved in its madness
around your beauty

i am missing you
in mornings that dawn
before i can dream enough
about your presence
in evenings that set
before i can tire enough
to sleep so deep
that i won't see those pictures
in my slumber
of you, of your smile
of your sienna brown skin
in days that meander
always into paths
that flow to your memory
yearn for your aura
crave for your footsteps
upon their brickness
in afternoons that burn
hot sweat
off my memoried scalp
attempting to drip
the thoughts away
but they remain
in a painful, sweet
that translates
to deeply, darkly, delightfully

- Love, Fungai

Half Sleep by Nhlanhla Mkhonto

Yesterday I woke up dead in my sleep
 I stared at the slow descending 
 bright beautiful beginning  called my life
I woke up with my eyes closed
 and a heart that smiled endlessly.
I woke up lying next to my soul
and I listened  as it taught
and showed me the divinity of my life
My body froze  in times  of pure joy
and my heart  smiled again. 
Yesterday I woke up to a new kind of fresh air
I woke up surrounded with love from the world
I woke up silent and could only understand
the world through emotion and slight movements
that depicted the world I  lived in before  I closed my eyes
I woke up with an open mind and the willingness to say yes,
Yes to all that brings joy to my world.
Yes to all that tingles my spine
and leaves my soul with positive vibrations.
Yes to my defeats that I have conquered 
while my sleep danced in the eyes of bewitching hours. 
Yesterday I woke up never to close my eyes
to the world that left my soul lying uninspired  next to me.
I woke up to a loud beating sound of my ecstatic heart
that sings with glory anticipating a better world that is yet to come. 
Yesterday I woke up smiling in my sleep.