Gert Strydom

Freshman - 1,369 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

I am not the person


I am not the person
that You have destined me to be
and eagerly I want to walk on the right way,
do and say the right things
but before I can find myself
I do fail You my God
and then I wonder where to start again?

Submitted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Topic of this poem: God


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  • Rookie - 187 Points Anand Brown (4/30/2014 1:40:00 AM)

    Evocative poem and engaging. Good narrative quality and an honest write. When I saw the surname Strydom, I knew that you had to be South-African. Dit is mos net in Suid-Afrika waar n mens Strydom's kry. Pragtige gedig, het dit baie geniet. (Report) Reply

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