Willem VanVoorthuysen

Rookie (Nov.2,1916 / Dutch East Indies (Indonesia))

Forced Audience - Poem by Willem VanVoorthuysen

To my Angel Frieda:
Immersing myself

into memories
is much like watching

a familiar play
through a picture window,

clear but unbreakable
to keep me out, forever,

a one-man audience...
I know them well,

the play, the players and the plot,
it's us, they represent...

I wish that I could shatter
that window into pieces,

and step back
into that fairy-land

with you...

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 29, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 31, 2010

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