Foreword editor THT September edition 2014

My way

The Huaraz Telegraph made and marked my way
It was I, who could not be bought
A guideline, not lying to tourists I wanted to obey
I designed, wrote, investigated, created and fought
Against those who tried to manipulate
I refused to bend, instead helped to stimulate
This paper doesn’t deserve to be torn away
Looking in the mirror, I know, I did it my way

For now, the end is here
And so I face the final curtain
Dear advertisers, readers, followers and haters, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain
We’ve made a newspaper that’s full
I touched challenging topics, making a paper with DNA
And more, much more than this, I did it my way

Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted edition,
Sometimes not able to hit the hay
And more, much more than this, I did it my way

Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
And through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way

I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
I’ve had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside, I find this all so amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way,
Oh, no, oh, no, not me, for three years long, I did it my way

For what is Huaraz, what has it got?
If no Huaraz Telegraph, then it has naught
To say the things one truly feels and
Not the words of one who kneels
The record shows it took the blows but did it my way
Yes, The Huaraz Telegraph, it was my way

Thank you all for your support, criticism,
Threats, and applauses,
It got the best of me. For now 😉

Rex Broekman

Founder and editor of The Huaraz Telegraph

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