Thanx - 'first stars'. I'll clarify the first bit by adding what it's about after the title. I thought it might need that, but i was too stingy. I think your comment is brilliant ... concise and right on. Gonna study your comments. I'm a bit of a waffler meself.
I just noticed your age ... I'm 63 & hadn't even discovered poetry by 20. But after years getting no help except hifalutin Critical Method, a friend finally told me to read poems twice, and the first time take everything absolutely literally. Now I can't help writing verse that's best read like that! This es place is so good: free verse at last, and real poets reading it, and real feedback. Thanks for your comment!
I did hear that it is poor, but I also heard that they have gorgeous mosques. I hope I do get to visit some day. I think that it would be awesome. I love to travel and stuff.
That is just like how it is in South Africa. It depends on what family you were lucky enough to be born into. I guess I was pretty lucky because I had a nice house and nice cars, but if you drive a couple of miles down you would find a large area where many people who are stuck in poverty live. A family of 10 would live in a 9x9 house made of scraps of metal and cardboard. It's horrible. I guess knowing what else was out there made my family and I more grateful. My mother always taught us never to boast.
Hello, thanks for the comment on The Last One. Yeah I hadn't thought of an epitaph for the guy, brave though he was.
Also, thank you very much for the feedback on Running Into Darkness. I've forgotten when I wrote it, but anyway it could do with some revising! And no, it's not related to the Blair Witch Project, interesting though that is.