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my maternal grandfather

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my maternal grandfather

the struggle continues, respected Bajee ✌👍✊

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sunday evening 31 January 2016

u n t i t l e d | d i s j o i n t e d

awake,
           at dawn,

her breath,
                   lingering,

night scurrying,
abandoning me, again,
          memories surfing,
             on a runaway train,

with a forlorn yawn,
I’ll say it plain, escaping the deluge,
the splintered rain,

while ushering in,
a new breaking morn … … …

“first they came for the _____” ( Mr. Trump, fill in the blanks )

_______________

then they came for the. ______________

( fill in the blanks, Mr. Trump )

be careful,
the extremists appear to be on the ascendancy,

the brutal murderers of daesh and the neonazi drivel of trump,

so be careful: guard your mind,

never forget,
remember,

always,
always remember:

“first they came for the Communists …”*

* – Pastor Martin Niemoller

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Pete's Banjo

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Woody

watching the stars fall, ablaze.

for her, only her,
in my bipolar haze,

as i gaze,
in a daze,
in wakeful night
                 in ceaseless days

midnight memories,
assail,

splintering dreams,
scattered along this endless trail …

… my heart,

wedged between her curtain rail,
left behind …

… my heart:

’tis with her,
’tis always been,

hers to find … … …

may night caress hearts,
bidding days sorrow adieu:

sprinkling memories that soothe,

as day departs … … …

☀🍀🌻

🐹

✌👍✊🌻

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apologies if already shared 🌻🐹

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fellow concerteers

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'The Claw' & I (13-2-2011 Jo'burg)

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U2 360 Tour South Africa 2011

for Nelson Mandela and for Dr. Martin Luther King … … … S I N G !

yesteryear … … …

memory slips,
                        slides,
cascades,
                 through the blurred veil of time,
        sifting through memories,

of you,
            your loveliness ablaze,

sweeping across meadows,
                  my stranded heart still in flames,
                 the furnace burning bright,
                          raging in the darkness of this night,
                  coaxing nostalgic yearning,

over years left behind,
             between thoughts of kisses entwined,
                
                 and still,
                 and yet,

this heart may never forget,
           the caress of your voice,

breezing between today,
           last week,

all the drifting yesteryears,
                     lost in your deepest eyes,

even as days turn to night,

even as time continually flies,

scattering pieces of my soul,
              hither and thither,
             knowing it may never be, again,
whole,
           ah! but the memories persist,
as summer begins to wither,
            you are all i remember you to be,

between the wild rose,
        amidst the thorns,

bathed in dawn’s dew,

I live,
        I breathe,
                        I savour,

the sweetest thoughts,

of you, only you … … …
           

An African Proverb

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👍

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the queen

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inked

🌟 🌻 🎼 ✒

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monday reading

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some poetry for the cat 🙂

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💙

🐹

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she looks forward to weekend reading ...

fitting in,
acceptably hushed,

alienation photoshopped, airbrushed …

at home ?

not this rolling stone,
bruising my rattled self to the bone,

enveloped by walls,
as each evening falls,

shivering as desolate morning dawns,

painted smile,
shushing rising bile,

my fatigued soul yawns,
a being who fawns:

the perennial exile … … …

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Banksy

silly scribbles … … …

what is home to the vagabond soul,
                   spiralling,
                   splintering,

                   skewered,
                   unwhole,

plodding along
                 paths of
              broken glass,

comforting,
                   cajoling,
                   assuring
             my tattered soul:

these desolate moments
               
                  must

                  also
           
                  pass … … …

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President Nelson Mandela's Inauguration 1994

Madiba lives …

🐹✊✌👍

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what to re-read, she ponders

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