Gert Strydom
Johannesburg, South Africa

A Prayer For Renewal (Free Verse Sonnets)

(for Annelize)

Right through the darkest night
far past the red-day
I hear the twittering and cooing
of all kinds of birds that do carry me off
as if they are waiting on something special
and with their joy I am astonished in this spring
also that in their multitudes they do constantly come to me
do still carry on singing when days of rain do fall
as if they are singing to You as the Creator of the universe
and as a human I am stupid with Your ways,
only do notice the cloak that the spring is spreading out around me
still more beautiful than any other year as if she is preparing for Your coming
where the blossoms are already becoming small green fruit,
maybe all of these things are from Your loving hand just for me.


Maybe all of these things are from Your loving hand just for me
as a sign of change although my years do quickly pass in decades
and I realise that Your year of jubilee do come in every person's life,
are still astonished with the words in my poems
where against the thoroughfare of destiny You are still near
and day after day I do pray my darling into my days
where I am telling her always about my love and I cannot fabricate it,
do already wait a decade on your intervention as all things are in Your hand
as You are still here on my side not there far on the other side,
do ask that You do come with a new beginning for my people and I
do make this the great year of jubilee on which everyone of us is waiting
as over all things You do alone have the upper authority
and Your mercy and goodness brings light and truth
right through the darkest night.

© Gert Strydom
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: prayer

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