Different



jammed patterns
incapacity to show respect
appreciation fouled up
by fear of neglect and
lack of chance to practice
the traditions one knows

groups enforcing powers
to prevail as the strongest
while others are avoided

the struggle is hardening
as borders strongly fade
questions build up high
the bows are uptight
plans for a future lost
and reflections filled
with grief and costs

how different would this have flown
if voices would be added without fear
for an alienation of the life known

now let’s keep hoping
there will be a final refrain
in which new is considered
additive and openness remains
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Submitted by ludy_b on May 29, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXXXX XXX AXXXXXX BXB AXXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 580
Words 102
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 6, 3, 7, 3, 4

Ludy Bührs

The topics she writes about are very diverse, so are the poetry styles she applies. As a Dutch translator and poet, having lived in Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh for 2.5 years, in 2008 she published "Op de ruïnes van een rijk" (On the Ruins of an Empire) ISBN 978-90-8834-483-1 with 60 poems based on her experiences there. In 2007 she received a Certificate of Accomplishment as one of The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 issued by poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry for her poem Choked Truth, her own translation of "Verstikte waarheid", one of the poems in the book. Born in 1956, she still works as an independent translator, translating from English into Dutch. more…

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  • Leocribs
    Group enforcing powers. I love this poem different, thanks for sharing.
    LikeReply 12 years ago

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