Marie’s Poem

A Tribute to Marie Steyn

I know a special lady
And you may know her too
She’s just so vriendelik
What’s a guy to do!

I know a gentle lady
She is a Kaapse nooi
I would not tell a lie
Sy’s so vreeslik mooi!

I know a clever lady
She has great taste in men
You ask me how I know?
I am one of them!

I know a lekker lady
She always makes me smile
She tells such rude grappe
With consummate style!

I know a super lady
She doesn’t mince her words
She’ll say just what she thinks:
‘Jong! That’s for the birds!’

I know a loving lady
She cares from start to end
What’s more, kan jy dit glo?
Sy’s my beste friend

Wayne Visser © 2017


Life in Transit: Favourite Travel & Tribute Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together travel and tribute poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology pays tribute to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Barack Obama, Antoni Gaudí & Leonardo da Vinci, and reflects on travels ranging from China and South Africa to Ecuador and Russia. Life is lived in the in-between / In transit / Between coming and going / Between staying and moving on / Between here and there / And what we call home / What we call settled or contented / Is merely a resting place / A station for refuelling / A nexus for reconnecting / A junction for changing direction. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.