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Gert Strydom

Freshman - 1,129 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Now I look in another light


When I am caught in thoughts
when my eyes see an old vista
and other times come alive and back
I look in another light,
see the changes in the city
the cataclysm, the new regime’s warp and woof
in decay, decline, in hovels, in shacks
and I am not anymore unguarded
when fatal forces come together
to ravage the past for me
and do only awake more crime and evils,
when there utopia of abatement comes to life
and at times I hope not to return again
to this old rubbish dump.

Submitted: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
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