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Gert Strydom

Freshman - 1,209 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

I write


I write and imagine
and create my own story
and what I think I write down
without anybody being able to stop me
and there’s a knight clothed in steel
who’s finished fighting and unsaddles his horse.

I write and imagine
and make everybody’s story
of peace descending to earth,
children honouring their parents,
being exemplary and prepared to study,
but reality is cruel and naked
and I write and imagine.

Submitted: Wednesday, December 09, 2009

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