flowers

promise

Tulips in Keukenhof GardensLove is invisible
Elusive to those seeking it
Abundant to those passing by
Pointless running after it
Love is a feather floating in the wind
Play hide ‘n seek
And it will find you
Perch itself on your back like a bat on a cave wall
Your love letter is on its way
Maybe in the mail
An innocuous clash of trolleys at the grocery store
Followed by the smile you’ve been waiting a life time for
The smile that illuminates your world
Love is the reason we stay alive
When the pendulum swings your way
Hold on for dear life
It’s bungee jumping without the safety procedures
When love grabs hold of you
Don’t run away
Love is a drone
Without love
Life is a bud that died too soon
An empty promise

knox mahlaba
Copyright © 2016
Author of Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit
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reincarnation

Amazed by leaves
Every single shade of green
Shaped like fingerprints
Each uniquely beautiful
Lush from raindrops
Basking in the spotlight
The sunlight of their heyday
Taking cover in the respite of their shade
Watching them fall from grace
Crushing what little life is left in them
Walking on identical leaves
Dry and disheartened
Burying them in the ground
Shocked by the similarity
Leaves like people
Reincarnating as manure
Compost for future generations

Copyright © knox mahlaba 2014
Author – Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit

love

I love you
Love is caring
Obedient
Abundant
And a whole lot of other things
Vacuuming our hearts
Evaporating so many days
Love is universal
A field filled with flowers
Love, love never ends

Copyright © knox mahlaba 2014
Author – Back From The Dead: The Rising of an African Spirit