C.F. van Niekerk

Rookie (11 April 1977 / South Africa)

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Coenie van Niekerk was born 11 April1977 in Johannesburg South Africa. He is one of four boys of Johan and Ina van Niekerk of which he is one of twins that are the youngest of the boys. Growing up with a strong sense of art and culture such as singing for the Famous P.A.C.T. opera house in Pretoria and his Grand Father publishing many of his own poetic works in Afrikaans anthologies in the early... more »

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Know Yourself

Know yourself

I was born as a son.
I lived as a boy.
I grew as a male.
And fought as the tough.
I stood as the strong.
I thought as a poet.
I listened as a professional.
I played as an addict
I slept as the pleased.
I ate as in a feast.
I worked as an expert.
I learned as a child.
I married as a friend.
I loved as a lover.
I changed as a father.
I woke up to be a leader.
I am committed to the dream.
I am a man.
Life is good,
Because He makes it good…
Stop!
Look in your heart…
The pounding so ...

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