Charl JF Cilliers

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

Shadows - Poem by Charl JF Cilliers

There is no truth
all men can share:

shadows stalk the sun
when it appears

no transcendental beauty
beyond things as they are

no wish-fulfilment stars
in the sun’s harsh glare.

Our doubts we clutch
to ourselves like a threadbare coat

as we listen to that hymn of our uncertainty
which is all the truth and faith that we have got.

Topic(s) of this poem: metaphysical

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

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