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A Policeman

Rating: 4.5

He is black.
a simple winter evening
out on the streets.
He is cloudy;
a stiff, stern uniform
behind a messy desk.
He is law and order,
a small bunch of inedible sour grapes...

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Sicelo Sithole 20 March 2009

Mina ngithanda umugqa wokuqala, nalowo wokugcina, cha ntokazi, uyayithinta inkondlo, namanje angikholwa ukuthi lamazwi angaphuma kumuntu osemusha njengawe...lezi izinkomba zokuthi ungumuntu okhaliphile implela. love this one.10+++ regards, Sicelo.

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Subroto Chatterjee 24 April 2009

Nice description even though I'm figuring this one if its specific or generic. Doesn't matter though. For a going-to-be nineteen year old, you're doing just great. Cheers. Subroto

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Dee Daffodil 20 April 2009

Interesting portrayal of a police officer. I note that you refer to 'he' and I wonder if this is a person you know rather than a generic description. Many police officers that I know in Canada, are actually fun loving people who have a concern for people and just want a normal family life...the same as the rest of us. Interesting poem. Hugs, Dee

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Eris Watson 17 April 2009

Very cool. I read your poem haertache but I like this much more. I love the last line.

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Feyisayo Anjorin 06 April 2009

Simply impressive, the poet has more than is yet seen or read.

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Rory Hudson 26 March 2009

Very effective metaphors here Londiwe.

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