Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,646 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Hospitals - Poem by Gert Strydom

I am amazed
that a hospital
stays a place of hope and despair,
where people come into life
and come to the end of their lives,
where they kiss each other
in pure joy
or where tears of regret, of pain
stream unstoppable down cheeks
and still it stays a place of hope
that life will again come right,
as if doctors have a kind of capability
as if the hand of God
at times are resting on hospitals
and as if He is always somewhere present.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 7, 2013

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