Drunk On Junk.

He takes pride in being vile

A glimpse of the hidden smile

When all seems to go south

For others, More so

For his sisters and brothers.


Proudly drinking malice

From his golden chalice;

Which seems to refill

With each swig

Getting drunk off his own sins.


Pretentiously zealous

Yet prone to jealousy,

Ironically wants to be

A winner on all fronts

Yet he’s on none.


– Original-Dante ©2016

Wishes Vs Reality.


As much as I wish

To take credit

For the tap dancing you hear

In the background

All praises

Are to be directed

To nature’s downpour.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: BartoZ

Ink With An Infinity Sign.


Subtract the supposedly  bright future

And by process of elimination

Its a really dark place

Where the words and thoughts

Can take you.

The Area 51 of the mind

A dark zone

Unbeknownst to ones’ self


Until you rebirth the slick

With every bit of ink

In your possession;

Giving the canvas

The most elaborate tattoo.

Clad in white

Fighting the darkness

With countless lines

Coming from a fountain pen

Engraved with an infinity sign

I balance the spectrum.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by:  Hengki24

Terms And Conditions.


What am I doing

If I accept things

As they are?


To a predetermined formula …

Perish the thought.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: Freerunner1989

Plenty Of Road.

Doubters are the fuel

Do something amazing

Watch as anger

Sets them ablaze;

They are, quite literally,

The “extra-bit-of-light” providers

For your road’s lantern.


– Original-Dante ©2016

A Sinking Feeling.


Take the low tide for granted,

You’ll sink like granite.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: FenwickParrody



I’ll neither confirm nor deny

That you’ll hear me snap

If i’m busy writing

And you derail

My train of thought.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: same-but-different


The gravitational pull

On those who give

All they have

To those they meet.


– Original-Dante ©2016

72 Hours In.

First off, Happy New Year everyone,

I know its a bit late for me to say that, but as they say, better late than never;  and in my case, it came close to that (being never that is). 12 hours before New Year my cousin brother and I got into a car accident; at this point its old news, but then…well, it was something. Decided to keep to myself for a little bit, that dose of perspective shaped the beginning of my New Year. No-one got hurt (Thank God) but I wasn’t exactly reflecting positive vibes for the last few days.

Otherwise I hope you all enjoyed, it couldn’t have been bad for everyone :P. Funny thing though, I get to say I had the accident Last Year instead of Last Week, makes it sound further than it actually is (slight placebo effect is helping me forget faster).

To get into better spirits I looked at all my poetry for this year and selected the top 10 that were most liked by other bloggers, hope you enjoy 🙂


Tragic Magic



By The Sandy Shore

Iris Of Seduction


Thoughts On A Bench

Letters Yet To Be Sent

Our Africa

Writer’s Alley

Discovery Of The Self


– Original-Dante ©2016




Fine-tuning others

Or you

To please another

Is best left in tech,

Not human beings.

People either like

Who you are

Or they don’t.


The unnecessary pressure,

As you unleash yourself

From the novel confines

Of societal expectations.

– Original-Dante ©2015

Photograph by: Patatina

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