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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


I'm an amateur poet hailing from Johannesburg's West Rand. I have always had a deep appreciation and love for poetry and prose. I was fortunate in being published in a national magazine for Grade 12 learners in 1999. Life has always been my inspiration for writing. I can be reached at

Ryno van der Merwe

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An olive on my tongue
Cannot taste green
But I know that it is
Useless to give this
As my answer
When you turn to ask me
Why I love you