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Weather Forcast



dark clouds collide
above the fainted festival
strong wind and fierce flashes ride
with heavy rains into unfolding walls
and onto roofs with leaking tiles

is this weather force letting the world know
what this land can expect again
the past hasn’t been forgotten here so
nothing is expressed openly when
tanks drive the streets before you count ten

tensions are building up strong
in the higher political echelon
of unscrupulous comrades
to soon violently escalate
if elections turn out wrong

the power play took a new start
heedlessly they toss peoples lives
sweet revenge is in their hearts
unrestrained they rob and strive
the bounty they already divide

rest and peace will not be in this land
if the world doesn’t want to understand
that these elite rivalries
and dished up crime stories
take numb forces by the hand

lucrative chaos has been planned

help locked in a merry-go-round
of corruption and child abuse
expensive schools but no knowledge found
murder plotted high above the common ground
the fire approaching the fuse

time after time provisional repairs
a mopping with an open tap
performing here no-one dares
nor is commitment a considered step
tomorrow stays tugged in cobweb
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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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