Israh Sadan

Rookie - 226 Points (February 1978 / South Africa)

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Only daughter, eldest child.
Shy at first,
In her twenties a bit wild.
Broke some hearts, shed some tears.
Settled down at 26 years.
Has husband and son, and another little bun.
Due December 08.
Can hardly wait.
This one a little girl.
Pigeon Pair complete
That will be it for pitter patter of little feet.

Has always scribbled words and ... more »

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Self Sacrifice

My independence liberates you.
I can not beg for your attention
Nor be content with your last
exhausted minutes
wrung out of your day
with your last ounce of energy.

I'm not ungrateful.
While you're the centre of my universe
I'm merely a side show in your life.
An inconsequential accessory
For public appearances only.
Useful, yet not essential.
Would you compare me to your
Toaster or coffee machine?
Well, I feel like a domestic appliance.

But I amuse myself
And I sustain myself.
I try not to need you
And while I need
I'll never ...

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