About Love - Poem by Gert Strydom
You were my darling, the relief in the desert,
your smile shone in darkness over my life
and you brought me refreshment
out of the fountain of love in your heart.
In your arms at times there were rest,
I was constantly aware of your love
while stormy winds were crying on the outside
and with you I were warm and comfortable.
As if it were an interval in a inaccessible world
your body brought new meaning to my life
while you were clinging to me in yearning
we formed a magical bond.
I know that our days here are measured out,
that a time will come where I will no longer know
about how deep and intense your love is
and I pray that in the hereafter I do not forget.
When at times your were not with me
I knew how deeply a person could miss someone,
I knew how much your love meant to me,
that it was the greatest blessing in the darkness of this world
I do not know what I did love more
you clinging to me in passion
or you looking with love over a table at me,
comprehending the emotion in your look.
In this world each one of us is only an actor
who does not really know what will happen in the next one
and as destiny determines
the earth opens for some.
Still it is with love that you are resting,
maybe totally unaware of my current existence,
what had been between us stays great
and with the circumstances I have got to take acquiesce.
Maybe someday in the coming world
I will be astonished by the new form that you exist in
and we will still adore each other,
in a place where everything is perfect.
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