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Veld Fire

Post No. 808

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Veld Fire

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Skin crackling crisp

Blackened, peeling,

Exposing raw tissues

New life, new blood

Sanitized, purified

As the fynbos* renews

Year on year

And we watch

The regeneration

Following

The degradation

Full circle again

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*Fynbos

Fynbos is the natural shrubland or heathland vegetation occurring in a small belt of the Western Cape of South Africa, mainly in winter rainfall coastal and mountainous areas with a Mediterranean climate. Wikipedia

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©Denise G Allen, 30 May 2015 06:27


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EYES

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Burning eyes

Are eyes of anger,

Lowered eyes

Are eyes of shame,

Dancing eyes

Are eyes of mischief

As we all play the game.

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We search each other’s eyes

To distinguish fact from lies.

Lips don’t always tell the truth

(And you’re the living proof),

But your wide,

Innocent eyes

Convinced me otherwise.

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Burning eyes

Are eyes of anger,

Lowered eyes

Are eyes of shame,

Dancing eyes

Are eyes of mischief

As we all play the game.

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©DGA 11 September 2011 21:48


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Street Children

street children Pictures, Images and Photos

Street Children

God help the children
In the harsh cold of winter,
Bones showing through bare threads,
Bloodshot eyes, puffed and red,
Paint, glue, meths, God knows what else,
Cheapest way to face a world
Of days dimmed to gloom,
Tranquilised, anaesthetised,
Homeless… helpless…
Huddled around a fire, shivering,
Tongues of flame sputtering
In the icy wind.

Image: Admitchell2008_photobucket.com
©DGA 27 June 2011 15:13


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UNREST

slums Pictures, Images and Photos

UNREST

Evolution –
Revolution –
But there will be no resolution
Without inspiration and perspiration.
A rash of unrest is spreading
Like a fire out of control –
A conflagration of feelings.

Take away man’s ability to provide
Food and shelter for his family
And the spark is lit;
There is nothing to lose.
Desperation is the match
For those who fail to scratch
A living from the superfluity of the ‘haves’.

Beware those who try to subvert
Actions aimed at charity
For popularity.
Governments are failing their poor,
Food is unaffordable to more and more.
Where will it end?
And what does it portend?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slum
Image: Photobucket.com
©DGA 09.03.2011 18:10