Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 35,876 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

From This Frenzy I Have Escaped - Poem by Gert Strydom

From this frenzy I have escaped
where buildings tower into the air
and people swarm like ants
chasing the big farce

Were happiness just lies behind the glitter
and nobody can ever have enough
and every thing is superficial
if you really tell the truth.

I tore myself away
from the city that vexes the soul
and everyone plays a role
constantly chased by the preference of others.

Away from the darkness
where no feelings are left for others
and the inaccessible light falls on concrete
and peace only comes in a coffin.

l’Envoi
From this frenzy I have escaped
back to the rural places
of my youth
and I went back to the open air

where the blue almost folds around me,
far away from the place that harass people
I found peace
and new power to hold on to.


Comments about From This Frenzy I Have Escaped by Gert Strydom

  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (1/6/2010 3:37:00 AM)

    Written, perhaps with the conviction of experience, this verse gives many good reasons for getting back to roots.... well presented. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 5, 2010



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