Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,916 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

A Modern Bible Story [2] - Poem by Gert Strydom

When I am walking down Voortrekker road to buy a new car
I come upon an old man lying on the sidewalk
and he has been stripped of all of his possessions,

he groans and can barely say a word
and I do notice that he is from another race.
I come upon an old man lying on the sidewalk,

his glasses have been slapped from his face and his possessions are missing.
The new car is shining where it waits
and I do notice that he is from another race,

the pastor from the local church hoots drives past and is waving at me,
the poor man is barely aware of what is going on in the bad state that he is.
The new car is shining where it waits

but he lays wounded badly and is bleeding and knocked cold.
An elder drives slowly past a wounded man but suddenly speeds up,
the poor man is barely aware of what is going on in the bad state that he is

and humanity forces me to take care of the badly wounded man.
When I am walking down Voortrekker road to buy a new car
an elder drives slowly past a wounded man but suddenly speeds up
and he has been stripped of all of his possessions.

Topic(s) of this poem: god

Form: Prose Poem


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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 4, 2015



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