Monday, February 22, 2016

the bread-crumb trail--By Jeanette Nel le Roux--South Africa

the bread-crumb trail

as the world was waltzing by
on schmaltzy tunes of days gone by
a bloodless calm overwhelmed me
as I followed the bread-crumb trail
and found a fallen angel -
its wings were ripped off

at first, I fed fear into my heart -
unheralded was the return
of a bloodless anger of defeat
against relentless demons -
only to realize, this is where
I have died before

Jeanette Nel le Roux lives in the tranquil town of Mossel Bay on the beautiful Garden Route in South Africa since 1990.  She is a real estate agent since 1976, divorced in 2007, has 3 daughters and a son.  Jeanette's home language is Afrikaans, but she writes in both English and Afrikaans.  She has a poetry group on Facebook called "Jeanette Nel le Roux Poetry". Jeanette seriously started writing poetry when her soulmate died in 2009.  She is published in several poetry books, together with other poets, but she will publish one of her own in the near future.


  1. Jeanette,
    A sad, but still beautiful poem. Welcome to Whispers!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  2. Nice to see you here! A nice poem, a bit stark, but such is life! I enjoyed it.....


  3. Dear Jeanette,

    It is so good to see you already have two wonderful comments on your profound and thought-provoking poem. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent with us. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.