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That's the life i knew

12 hands on half a loaf
That’s the life I knew.
I never complained
Everyday, the same crew.

A shack next door looked the same.
My garden only smaller
I never complained.
Only the hurdle-pole looked taller

Lundi the Gospel Fundi sobbed,
Whilst telling his story on TV.
I never complained
To me that was an Oscar performance.

My Father tells a tale of toil,
Growing up with no sandal to shoe
He never complained.
To him, that is the life he knew.

I am strong today,
I worked hard for my children.
I don’t want them to complain.
This is the life I now know.

				By Willem Pietersen(09/04/13)

Copyright © Willem Pietersen | Year Posted 2013


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  1. Date: 1/19/2016 7:15:00 PM

    WILLEM, I really enjoyed this poem thanks for sharing **SKAT**
  1. Date: 4/9/2013 2:35:00 AM

    Many mouths to feed ... - Nice poem to read Willem. - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)