Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,802 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

I Have Been Sentenced By The Blues - Poem by Gert Strydom

I have been sentenced
by the blues and that music
cuts right through me,
like a chilling electric saw
grinding at the fabric of my soul.

Maybe there’s more to this story
than what these few lines tell
and the blues
have no fascination for me
and just leave memories,
of how sad life can be
and the strings played

by a child hooked on drugs
who would never be free.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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