Short Kwansaba Poems
Short Kwansaba Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short Kwansaba poems by PoetrySoup poets. Search the short Kwansaba poetry form by poem length and keyword.
LUCKY TO HAVE ME
so think twices
before dis repect
and don't forget
all i have for you too
just let me be
to my heart you have the key
LUCKY TO HAVE ME...
life, nature, philosophy, places,
Can a word be just a tree?
Is a forest any form of poetry?
Where the soil adds imagery of style,
Rains make the flow of each line.
Light the feeling that reader reacts too.
Warmth of summer the deep rich stanzas,
Winters frigid ways the ending of strength.
Pops Barbecue Grill
black african american, food,
Each morning just before lunch at eleven,
I can see the black smoke rise.
Pops has his large grill fired up.
Chicken and ribs sizzle over the flame.
Just come here to satisfy your hunger.
Pops is not skimpy on his sauce.
The man is the boss for cooking.
books, children, together,
Come around, gather all the little ones
I will read you a bedtime story
About a wolf and a little girl
Who met in the woods one day
In her basket she stowed baking apples
On her merry way to Gramma’s house
Fetch that Little Red Riding Hood book
Fall of a Lion
black african american,
Great lion who once ruled the land,
you are a serf to your lord.
Gone is your kingdom where you reigned.
You now serve new masters these days.
You fell from your once proud throne.
Your home is now humble and plain.
Among those who serve, you’re not alone.
'Kisses of the Rain'
After a night of rain, the sun,
its shimmer, a welcome like no other.
A new day starts with such promise,
an array of flora across the pasture
a gazelle leaping all over the place.
The kisses of the rain still visible
a delight for my eyes to behold.
adventure, culture, fish, funny,
Asked for fresh trout from the menu
Server brought it hot to my plate
Pronto take it away, to my horror
Two vile beady eyes stare at me
And they do not look very pleased
Should have stuck to pasta or soup
Neither would dare to glare back
Submitted this February, 2018...
Red X 'Trane
Red x trane
(a black arts movement kwansaba)
Garvey greased Harlem struttin
Baraka bluuuue New Ark floats
Chicago ‘sippi blood thick
Watts fire ibeji badd
Big Eazy polyrhythmic
Dee stroyed broadsided lovin
A red X’d Trane flyin home…
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Haunted House on Top of the Hill
Haunted house on top of the hill
Scares many kids that sure walk by
Ghouls and ghosts make their display known
Deep inside this hold there’s all sorts
They moan and groan and carry on
Loud enough so many others may hear
They bring life of misery to all
(a Kwansaba for Eugene B. Redmond)
For him Miles is not god
Just irresistible kool
Yet he claims ancient ears
Sips Dunham’s golden legged dance
From Dumas’ Ra thick gourd
Ejaculating ink first
Our regal splendid swag…
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bolts of thunder light up the sky
splash of colour visible as rain fall
rain supply its own kind of music
lyrics the trees sway and dance to
as flowers smile after months of drought
one thing on nature's mind is renewal
it is time to enjoy every facet...
fear, kids, life,
Laughter, fun, joy for all the world!
Not just holiday time, forever and ever!
When kids can play, mum, dad too!
From fear, much-needed respite, all happy!
Two weeks of opulent, tender loving care!
Back home, fear faced again, real life!
Family can look back, all fun, snapped!...
Easter on the Cape Flats
easter, easter, drink, fish,
On Good Friday after church we eat
curried pickled fish and hot crossed buns
and drink black coffee because we share
in the painful agony of the Lord.
On Easter Sunday after church we braai *
meat and drink like fish and rejoice
in the victory over death and grave.
* (rhymes with "bye" ) - barbeque / barbecue...
Is There Any Peace
Weeping willow growing outside my office door
blows in the wind like angel wings.
Each wing unfurls as though taking flight
to some haven where there is peace.
And with this peace comes perfect rest.
The kind of rest given by God
as His gentle breeze blows this tree
Kwansaba- 7 lines with 7 words per line
and no word has more than 7 letters....
africa, destiny, home, life,
At the silted banks of river Nile,
I'd sung to the glory of Lucy;
I'd soared high over the echoing Savanna
and fought and bled for Shaka Zulu.
I was first to push back abyss,
the last to be ripped away. I'll
return one day, I'll bring the rest.
Date: 12 / 01 / 2016...
The deer shake off the headlights
adventure, growing up, youth,
The deer shake off the headlights
We sat in the car outside the
liquor store peering like deer, our eyes
following Pinky as she went in to
the store for a twelve pack of beer.
Our breathing stops. She's carded. Shucks.
Fake card works. Yes! Pinky time. She
sashays back, with beer and condoms, smiling.
Note-Kwansaba 7 sentences/lines containing 7 words in each?
christian, devotion, faith, god,
To exalt the Lord in obeying Him
Is my divine mission as His servant…
Sharing His Gospel* that rescues the lost
From sin’s wages in hell’s fire-torment
That they will receive gift of life
Eternal, assured by His pure, precious Word,
By their faith in the Saviour Jesus.
*Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.
April 30, 2019