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The Sentence

After midnight
Before Dawn
Casting no shadow
Death walks
In the moonlight

Hearts pounding
Illusions gathering
Jaded voices
Keep their appointment
With silence

Morning arrives
Night flees
Opening the window
Perfumed air
Chases away the fear

Tempting Fate
Unleashing Hope
Valiantly defying Time
With the strength
Of Youth gone

Age victorious
Begins the new day
Cherishing the moment
Delighting in life
Welcoming the sunlight.
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Born in Denmark in 1953, I migrated to Australia with my family in 1957. After spending my school years in Yallourn, I moved to Melbourne in 1970 to attend Monash University. Having graduated with a science degree in 1975, I worked in various fields, such as youth work, teaching, politics (with a special interest in the natural environment), social research, community development, and finally, information technology. I have also completed two graduate diplomas: one in sociology and the other in information technology, both at Swinburne University. Now retired, my last position was as an IT Manager at Monash University. Gardening, art, poetry and writing have also been life-long interests.I have recently published my first book, 'The Cicada', which is a crime/mystery novel, set in Australia, four hundred years into the future.Website: ingemeldgaard.daportfolio.com more…

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