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Admission without Excuse

His name is like a mission,
as words try to confuse,
his sharp sword without use,
he aches of thwarted ambition.

I'm watching his transition
to escape from his recluse,
his working days profuse,
a shattered past’s contrition.

Though unaware of my decision
to fight his state of apparition,
he’s much too real to stay obtuse.
The heart he lost, I’ll reproduce!

There will be no need for truce.
What I propose is not abstruse.
I’m offering the shared fruition
of solid love without condition.

With my feelings on the loose,
for now I paint this like a Titian,
the man I love without remission,
and the warmth we can induce.
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Written on 2016

Submitted by ludy_b on June 03, 2021

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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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