Treasure Island

Gert Strydom

(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

If you are near


As long as you
are with me,
eternal will my summer be.

Even when freezing rain
drizzles down from grey clouds,
your smile brings a summer’s day.

Even when life tosses the worst at my door,
I fear no pain or death
if you are near.

As long as you
are with me still,
eternal will my summer be.

Submitted: Thursday, June 11, 2009
Edited: Sunday, June 14, 2009
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