Monthly Archives: November 2017

The 4 Ages

I see the Age of Life.
I see the Earth lush and green
rainbows smiling everywhere
where the Lion and the Lamb walk together
flowers painting the landscape
I hear the dulcet song of birds with bursting plumes of colour.

I see the Age of Destruction.
I see the Earth covered with smoke and grime
no more trees
her lungs the oceans clogged with plastic rubbish
I hear her agonising cry as man rape her in his greed
I see the clouds of war.

I see the Age of Death.
I see the Earth barren and dead howling winds and shifting sands
lifeless deserts from horizon to horizon
I hear no sound no song
just a lifeless planet.

I see the Age of Hope.
I see the Earth heave a sigh
a cloud as big as a hand in the sky
in the ocean a flash of silver
a spot of green on the land
as a sprig of grass breaks the soil
I hear the lonely chirp of something live.

© Gois

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Bygelowige Mens

Nommer dertien
ongelukkige nommer
swart kat oor jou pad
wat onderdeur die leer loop
jou op houd laat klop.
O, jou bygelowige mens.

Boedabeelde
in jou huis verbied
wierook spel demone
droomvangers tog so gevaarlik.
O, jou bygelowige mens.

Sterreteken-voorspellers
kristalbal en handpalm-lesers
moderne profete
alles loutere bog.
O, bygelowige mens.

Is jou geloof so vaal?
Jou God so swak?

© Gois

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Kennis of nie.

Hy staan voor sy studente
sy kennis
en die van sy voorgangers
lektore
professore
doktore
borrel uit sy mond.

Dogma
deur die eeue heen oorgedra
nooit geleer om self buite die kassie te dink
te bevraagteken
en nie net te aanvaar.

Beleef
leen jou oor uit
ervaar eerste hands
kom gee dan klas
en plooi jou kennis.

© Gois

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I am or am I

I see you now
or maybe not
you lurk in the shadows of my mind
peeping round forgotten corners
ready to pounce.
Fear crawls over you
like a thousand ants,
cognitive dissonance the result.
Who am I?
What am I?
Where am I?

Am I…

© Gois

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Ek sien

Ek sien die bloed-maan op die horison

die mensdom se klaagliedere wierook na die hemele.

Ek sien paddastoel-wolke omring die gewelf

die mens se verval in geweld geweer in die hand.

Ek sien jou en my

nie meer.

© Gois

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The Guide

When a child is born

he is born into pain and sorrow

you are to be his light and guide

to ease his plight.

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The Lie

If you ask me why

I’ll tell you

but it may be a lie.

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No Rewind Button

Don’t look back

your youth is in the past

never too be lived again

time cannot be rewound

it keeps ticking into the here and now.

© Gois

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The Frozen Heart

The sun beamed its smile through the broken clouds

revealing the frozen ground

just like my heart.

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