Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,533 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Cresting Wave Upon Wave - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

How do I thank someone
who defended me against
a bully, how express my
gratitude and joy when
someone beautiful, with
a sweet disposition - so
mischievous and brilliant -
takes my side

Do I jump up and down -
shine with the sun, smile
at everyone, sing a song
or meditate on the delight
of a most accomplished
and intelligent, attractive
and wonderful person

Fighting for my rights -
how convey my thanks
in terms that would do
credit to her, how do I
describe a kindness
that fills my heart?

Thank you Hanlie
does not seem
to be enough…

With Hanlie Sonnekus as captain,
June Fredericks as steersman,
Hermien Liebenberg as bo'sun
and me as sailor, our ship is
cresting wave upon wave

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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