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Cynical
by Sihle Mjobo

I may be a little cynical
A merchant of dreams

Never reluctant to promise forever
Inclined to harm those I vowed to never

What can I say?
Promises are meant to be broken
Shattered vows are basically a cliché


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Drifting
by Sihle Mjobo

What are we?
Damaged souls,
Museums for lost innocence?
Experiences’ consequence ?
Looking through wise eyes
Yet it still eludes us.

What is it?
That we fail to recognise
In seasonal soulmates

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shattered faith and entropic prayers
by Alexander Palmer

futile infinity, entropic, crawls down my wretched throat,
the hymns of the choir have soured and I am utterly alone,
the crucifix that once seared my skin lies in the ashes of my home,
the lord's altar has scorned me, I stand among his disciples and I am alone.

oh, lord, why hast thou forsaken me in my darkest hour?
is it mercy or grace you lack, because they assure me of your power,
I peel the rotting bandages from my ravaged wrists,
I was never as broken as when they finally called me fixed.


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Salt and Wine
by Richard Johnson

I think I’ve sat here pondering long enough
Coaxing my ego through one more day
Some old car with new paint drifts by
Painting the window in a murky spray
A stage of fumbling critics
and young hopefuls prowl behind
I think I will not meet them today
Nor let them wait, I’m not that kind

Let lice and time ravage old corduroy

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Recent Cynicism Poems
Drifting
by Sihle Mjobo

What are we?
Damaged souls,
Museums for lost innocence?
Experiences’ consequence ?
Looking through wise eyes
Yet it still eludes us.

What is it?
That we fail to recognise
In seasonal soulmates

......

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shattered faith and entropic prayers
by Alexander Palmer

futile infinity, entropic, crawls down my wretched throat,
the hymns of the choir have soured and I am utterly alone,
the crucifix that once seared my skin lies in the ashes of my home,
the lord's altar has scorned me, I stand among his disciples and I am alone.

oh, lord, why hast thou forsaken me in my darkest hour?
is it mercy or grace you lack, because they assure me of your power,
I peel the rotting bandages from my ravaged wrists,
I was never as broken as when they finally called me fixed.


......

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Salt and Wine
by Richard Johnson

I think I’ve sat here pondering long enough
Coaxing my ego through one more day
Some old car with new paint drifts by
Painting the window in a murky spray
A stage of fumbling critics
and young hopefuls prowl behind
I think I will not meet them today
Nor let them wait, I’m not that kind

Let lice and time ravage old corduroy

......

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Cynical
by Sihle Mjobo

I may be a little cynical
A merchant of dreams

Never reluctant to promise forever
Inclined to harm those I vowed to never

What can I say?
Promises are meant to be broken
Shattered vows are basically a cliché


......

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