Gert Strydom

(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

A bush of roses


So beautiful in the hand of a man in love
matchless in a vase, on the suit of a bridegroom
when a message of love is conveyed
and later they are given in mourning
when the coffin descends into the grave

or are withered, dried out, crumbling
when a bush of rose have no more meaning
and with the fragrance and colour fading
roses go straight to the rubbish bin.

Submitted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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