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Cast-out



He just stood there. For comfort he still longed.
His fists he kept hidden in his pockets,
and from his mouth came not a sound that wronged,
although he’d tried, words bounced at sockets.
He had been told not to show his dockets.
“Keep to yourself the cold facts you’ve learned.”
But in some rays the light slightly returned
his rigid face. It spoke of his dark world,
great needs he had. Those who did notice, spurned
his advances, the fear of pains these hurled.
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Submitted by ludy_b on August 27, 2022

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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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