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Leading Incompetence

Wipe the smirk off your face,
you hypocrite that's here to take
just pretending that you share so much:
you've dropped mints for god's sake!

On a lesser merit than a meager dee
you came along but not to see.
Have you ever given it a single thought,
exchange of ideas might be what's sought?

Your smile is false, it's there for you
to miserly mask and just protect
the weight you've granted to yourself
by godforsaken disrespect.
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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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