Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 34,965 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Age Is Slowly Taking Its Toll - Poem by Gert Strydom

(For mother)

Age is slowly taking its toll
and with it the last touches of summer
is fading away while autumn
is turning into life's winter.

Diamonds sparkles in your eyes,
looking somewhat like the dew
that early in the morning covers the flowers
as they run down your cheeks at times.

Pain is slowly but surely taking control
of your body and there is nothing
that I can do to ease away that burden
and still in this time of oblivion nearing

Mother, you are the one
who keeps on encouraging me,
keep on to trust in the salvation
of God eternal.

Topic(s) of this poem: mother


Comments about Age Is Slowly Taking Its Toll by Gert Strydom

  • Rajnish Manga (5/12/2017 7:20:00 AM)

    These are very emotional words expressed by a grateful son for his mother who is in the twilight of her life afflicted by some age related ailments. Thanks. I quote:
    Pain is slowly but surely taking control
    of your body and there is nothing
    that I can do to ease away that burden
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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 12, 2017



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