Silhouette!

From the crowds I saw your angelic silhouette

luminous and so unbelievably pure

a radiance that filled me with such a warmth

every fear and tension disappeared

even with the growing chanting angry crowd

the aroused mob getting loud!

 

Pushed from behind forced to fall on my knees

on seeking you once more

no longer there that vision of  such loveliness

in contrast to the surroundings

what had been a peaceful and friendly protest

turned to violence and arrest!

 

A passer-by that found themselves in hand cuffs

forced into a police van

no matter what I said my words were ignored

transported to a nearby jail

yet that image sustained my calmness and grief

inside a growing belief!

 

Here certain for a purpose inside so strong

as I waited with many

to be booked in by the custody sergeant

she was here as well

then as our eyes focused just disappeared

this had become weird!

 

In the very spot stood a frightened woman

crying scared and dejected

going across to speak just to show support

we ended up in conversation

like me had been picked up just observing

certainly disconcerting.

 

Her brother amongst the demonstrators

who had been injured

trying to help him was arrested for affray

not knowing how badly hurt

could not get any news felt really dejected

in her domineer reflected!

 

The mission now clear to give you support

both wrongly accused

neither connected to the violent dispute

the girl then revealed

that she had briefly spoken to  a radiant angel

who said it would be well!

 

That somebody will be with you for guidance

and hold your hand

smiling she was right me here by your side

a few hours later we left

no charges made to seek a  brothers condition

distress now in remission!

 

They were brought together as total strangers

but left together as close friends!

 

The angelic figure watched them go satisfied

cupid had done her work!

 

The Foureyed Poet.

 

 

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The Neighbourhood!

Cars parked in a row at short intervals

suspicions were aroused!

In an area that was sedate and quiet

until the woman arrived.

Moving into the bungalow it changed

could she be deranged?

 

Uncertain of these unsavoury strangers

in the neighbourhood!

Slowly the tranquil mood was lost

compromised by gangs!

Intimidation and fear replaced the trust

followed by the lust.

 

Unchecked house owners were terrorized

and just wanted to escape.

At any price just to leave unharmed

generations expelled.

Their memories and beloved homes

now only the evil roams!

 

They never had to call the police for help

nor seen violence.

In this rural suburb of a growing city

those days had gone!

When families through honest labour

helped their neighbour!

 

Once it was nice to visit my place of birth

now something I dread.

Nobody I knew lives there any more

landmarks vandalised.

Good neighbourhoods now just a mess

where nobody cares less!

 

The neighbourhood I remember has long past!

 

The Foureyed Poet.

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