Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 32,597 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Country That Is So Own To Me (In Answer To Lina Spies) - Poem by Gert Strydom

Country that is so own to me
that I can feel your heart beating in me,
from creation you were meant
to be mine with a kind of natural bond.
Although you feel like a place of darkness,
your shadows against the sun is still cool,
with the wind and water splashing against me,
you still bring my love to meaning,
I see your stars glittering enchanting,
your plains lie stretched out in my heart,
you are still part of my life’s story,
the place where my ancestors are buried,
I am still searching for my own small paradise,
a place that will be there for my children as well.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 30, 2011

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