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Ten Commands Men

The decimal system was selected
to prevail over all others, that might
have been as good, and strongly directed.
People throughout the world counting alright.
But - despite similar numbers - the fight
still does go on over values and fate;
these divide, and fill the minds with blind hate,
because things are seen in different ways.
We all claim truth, even outside its state;
thus blocking progression to better days.
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Submitted by ludy_b on May 03, 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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