Stephanie van Oudtshoorn

Rookie (1 September 1986 / East London, South Africa)

For You That I Love

Poem by Stephanie van Oudtshoorn

For you that I love
I would plunge myself into the deep unknown
and hope that love alone
would be enough to keep me afloat.
For I know that in this,
I do not know how to swim.

If I find I cannot float,
and come to be drowned
in somehthing I know nothing about
I will know that all is not lost.

For if I remain in this space I know
I would suffer the same fate.
All that would differ is that
I would know it was my tears that drowned me,
as a result of my constant fear.

I will throw aside my fear
and risk it all
for there is no real risk,
whether by my tears or the unknown
I know my fate.
but it does not matter becuse it would all be
for you that I love.


05 October 2005


Comments about For You That I Love by Stephanie van Oudtshoorn

  • Mary Nagy (10/18/2005 12:41:00 PM)

    Very beautiful poem Stephanie. I agree with Allan. This really gives the sense of 'giving it all for love'. That's what we should do, isn't it? Very nice poem. Sincerely, Mary(Report)Reply

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  • Allan James Saywell (10/4/2005 9:53:00 PM)

    I LOVE YOUNG WOMEN BECAUSE THEY LOVE, LOVE THEY KNOW HOW TO GIVE EVERYTHING FOR LOVE

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 26, 2006