Margaret Alice

Rookie - 3 Points (The Crystal Age / Pretoria - South Africa)

Afr: Verydeling V. Ideale [ideals Destroyed] 7.1.2008 - Poem by Margaret Alice

Sukkelende deur die dorre woestyn, baklei
teen die onwilligheid in my brein; ek wil nie
sonder inspirasie bestaan nie, hierdie leë
oomblikke in tyd word genegeer; uitgewis;

Die tjek wat tyd my gee vir vandag is ge-
kanselleer; niks bereik en nêrens gekom
nie, geen nuwe gedagte gedink of uitkoms
gevind nie; tevergeefs gegrawe na

Juwele van insig en glinsterende begrip –
niks tot stand gebring nie; geen kosbare
vreugde van wysheid om te wys nie; geen
voordeel uit hierdie bewussynsgerigtheid

Op die werklikheid behaal nie; geen skoon-
heid daargestel nie; geen wonder dat mense
hand aan eie lewe wil slaan nie; om so in die
leegte van onwillige doelloosheid

Aan te sleep, is bittere verydeling van
ideale en wense, visioene en drome...

[Today is a cancelled cheque, no jewels found on the digs, no beauty created]


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, June 29, 2009


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