Gert Strydom

Bronze Star - 2,469 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

So Its Been Twenty Years - Poem by Gert Strydom

So it’s been twenty years,
Annelize, since we wed
and a time that no man
could ever forget.

Twenty years since
a young boy and girl
said high vows
before the world and God,
that couldn’t even survive a full year.

What lightning forked between us
to shatter that which once was,
what scourge smote
from what hell
and burned and scorched us apart,
to this very day I do not know
and a time came
that you had to go to another.

Still feelings remain
and flames of lust
have the possibility
to burn high,
yet the truth remains
that I cannot trust you
ever again.

Even if our stars are still the same,
you have the image
set to that of Helen
and all of your heart
reaches out to me,
never ever will that romance
be able to endure.

Time still tell its truth
of a love that once was
and forever are gone
and deceit burnt the beauty and thrill away
and not even a great sage,
can turn those ashes
back to what it once was.


Comments about So Its Been Twenty Years by Gert Strydom

  • Rookie - 116 Points Prince Obed de la Cruz (11/9/2009 9:03:00 AM)

    nice write here........................ wow (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Catrina Heart (11/9/2009)

    Still feelings remain
    and flames of lust
    have the possibility
    to burn high,
    yet the truth remains
    that I cannot trust you
    ever again.
    ------
    great imagery shared here..........well done! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 776 Points Indira Renganathan (11/8/2009 11:50:00 PM)

    So much of dejection put in....well said...thank you (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 8, 2009



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