Tribute to the poet laureate

Tribute to the poet laureate

A Poem by alternative_be
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Poem for the poet laureate of a big city, because every city needs a conscience. Dutch spoken. Subtitles in Dutch and English avail

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The existence of the poet laureate
Usually makes life somewhat lighter

As an activist for justice
Who continually fights a losing battle
He remains the rebel

He who tolls the bell
For our city is no hell

However, it tends to get under our skin
That snuggles up into our conscience

So letters he will sweat
Apart from blood, sweat and tears

For worries are no delusions
The city's star is fading

Yet the mayor still eats his beloved donuts

As spoken word on YouTube
Here, I read my original Dutch version, with the English subtitles made up of the poem that I wrote here above



© 2016 alternative_be



Author's Note

alternative_be
In the video, I read my original Dutch version, with the English subtitles made up of the poem that I wrote here above


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Added on February 4, 2016
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Somewhere in the country ..., Belgium



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