Gert Strydom

(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

From Abelard to Heloise


I want much more
than mixed joy and pain
and no comfort
or just memories
are enough for me

and although I am lonely
I am still searching for meaning
and I want to feel you lie beneath me,
hear you call out my name
but we are torn away from each other
and now I have got to press my love
into a few words in a verse.

Submitted: Sunday, April 06, 2014
Edited: Monday, April 07, 2014

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