Treasure Island

Gert Strydom

(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

a Child


God gives a child
for a while as a gift to you
to keep in your arms.

It may be for eighty years
or maybe time is measured out
much shorter,

but a time will come that he or she
will go back to the dust
from where new life comes.

The life of the child
will put sparkle in every day
and to see love in the eyes of that child,

will make your life unforgettable
and you will feel as if you are touching immortality
if you raise that child in His ways.

Submitted: Friday, November 20, 2009

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