The sun was shining only yesterday.
Now the light of the sun has gone away.
Before everyone was free,
But captives now we will all be.
Only darkness everyday.

Memories of our previous way
Helps us through the dark day.
We thought of a memory,
The sun was shining.

We made our good thoughts stay.
We hardened them like drying clay.
‘Twas the fee we had to pay to be free
Of the deep dark drowning sea.
Good memories returned the sun’s ray,
The sun was shining.


Written by Louis van Niekerk on 20 August 2009
This is my first attempt at writing a poem in the rondeau form.


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