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Tempting Green

Lack of money disperses families
in current days, as sons and daughters go
when no job there, a fact each of them sees,
and they set out: "I’ll find something and grow."
Far from their homes, forced to live with the flow
that’s insecure, all contact’s diluted.
Phones are hardly picked up or muted
because the news, it is seldom okay
when guts and hope have sunk, are grunted.
You can’t climb green hills naively today.
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Submitted by ludy_b on May 05, 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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