I am Anand Brown a 20 year old poet from the industrial town of Uitenhage in South Africa.
I am Literature student at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
I wrote my first poem at the age of 17 and never looked back.
I hope my work will speak to you as it has to me. more »
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Anand Brown Poems
Awake In The Morning
Have you ever been awake in the morning? To see the golden Line hug the horizon when Sun meets Earth.Feel the
Africa Is Dark
Look at that poor child He is the face of Africa! Black, snot-nosed, hungry and filthy.
Life On Earth
The gong of the sun rises upon a dusty plain where comparitive kids join to welcome the heat haste day. They are unwashed by waters and standards of civility, but when they play they hug the world and their laughter creates a tune. As the hot pots of pap simmer in the rays of the eye in the sky, mothers wash small babies under dripping taps of little water Their love escapes them as they carress these little beings with kisses and song, as babies giggle and look up to the heavens with a twinkle in their eye
I Don't Need Much
Tossed with neutral hope out of a kind hand, Towards an uncertain future. I don't need much, not much at all, A little sun,
Bitter But Better
The darkness creeps so soft and fast, And terror fills our bones to last. But light is there in all its glory, I fight my flesh because He is worthy.
First Letter To Myself
Part 1 The time continues to tick away, And I lay still, like a
On and On and On
Arch your back for a familiar God. Mechanised reasoning Conditioned thinking Expected speeches
I Call Her Sarah
She comes to me in the quiet of night, When all is quiet. She touches me gently, carefully And commands me to come.
Flesh Is Not Flesh
I woke once to a scream of terror. The people crowned him with a tyre and set it alight. I heard too how they cursed him Shouting: 'Go back home, you foreigner.'
Trials Of Life
Life begins with a short breath to a long story. A silence march towards experiences all too gory. I savor joy, for it is short, I must smile for happiness cannot be bought.
For The KhoiSan - Son Of Man
Were you there in 1652 when the Drommedaris hit our shore. And the Dutch came armed and eager for war. An overlapping ecstasy of man, All to desimate the San.
I drag my body to appear before your revealing throne, With down turned eyes. I scrape together what is left of my courage to Face the truth and it is too much to bear.
Don't hear the sudden stop of their van. Don't see them approach like blood thirsty jackals. Don't feel the gun against your head. Don't think of where you are going.
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Awake In The Morning
Have you ever been awake in the morning?
To see the golden
Line hug the horizon when
Sun meets Earth.Feel the
Cool-cool breeze upon your face,
As it holds onto the air,
While sparrows shake their fluffy bodies
In a ceremonial preparation for the day.
The silent noise that overwhelms the
Aura of order over the dead people,
Cadaverous with sleep!
Roosters boisterously lift their heads acutely into the air
And proclaim to the heavens above
That night has lost the battle.
The fog sits pleasantly over
And the trees ...