Behind the Lights



Reluctantly the darkness has defined
what fervid lights have been hiding from us.
It has and keeps all verities confined,
and only roofs with a filtering truss
can pilot in the facts from all the fuzz.
Those in charge, who share a wicked plan,
send out the rays to blind the common man,
to bring him fears, keeping him restricted.
But shadow leaks, the dark reveals we can
have access too, to see who inflicted.
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Submitted by ludy_b on May 02, 2021

Modified by ludy_b on November 19, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABABCDDEDF
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 411
Words 81
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

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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