Diana van den Berg

Freshman - 660 Points (4 November 1945 / Durban, South Africa)

A Candle In Dark Uganda - Poem by Diana van den Berg

Amidst years of atrocities
to and by the children
whose spirit
has been harnessed,
and shriveled,
there is one small candle
of happiness
wife and mother,
no longer
will sand
through your teeth
you have new lips.
there are more candles.
Let there be
more candles.
Let the candlelight
a lake of light.

(21 December 2005)

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 3, 2013

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