Charl JF Cilliers

Gold Star - 5,763 Points (25 January 1941 / Cape Town, South Africa)

As A Child - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

Across the lake like a desperate cry
I’d catapult the smoothest stone
that I could find and watch it fly
high into the air to hover there alone.

Now I wonder why,
years later, I remember it high
up against the sun, as if I did not share
in its long fall into the deep dark water there.

Topic(s) of this poem: childhood

Form: Verse

Comments about As A Child by Charl JF Cilliers

  • Liza Sudina (11/11/2015 7:36:00 AM)

    your poems are fascinating and magnetizing. want to reread them again and again! Add.. (Report) Reply

    Charl Cilliers (11/11/2015 8:13:00 AM)

    You have a generous heart, Liza!
    My sincere thanks

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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