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Choked Truth

With shrines merely built
as a camouflage
for not revealing the causing acts,
the past masks in sanity misfits,
and future hardships lie within.

Traumas evolve in pinching swirls,
draining soundness into swamps.
Explosive eruptions of blame emerge
from all these recollection dumps.

Whenever the sucking pools dry up,
truth has passed away long since -
mummified
in utter madness.
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Submitted by ludy_b on April 25, 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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  • ludy_b
    Dutch version Verstikte waarheid met gedenktekens die zijn opgericht louter om te camoufleren dat duistere daden de doofpot ingaan toont verleden een ziekmakend masker waarachter nieuw leed toe kan slaan trauma’s leiden tot nijpende kolken een feitendrainage richting moeras verwijt explodeert als een giftig gas uit belten van herinnering vallen ooit de slijkpoelen droog is waarheid al lang verrekt - gelooid in totale gekte LB 2007 
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