Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,916 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

If Ever I Can Travel On The Road - Poem by Gert Strydom

If ever I can travel on the road
that meanders the blue-green sea
it will be such a thrill that I would be happy
and I would probably see on the waves a passing boat
with sails billowing in the wind contentedly
but destiny has put on my shoulders an age-old load.

I would love to dance in the splashing rain
while lightning bolts thunders down besides me
like at a party with disco lights it would seem jolly
and I will see them flashing past again and again
while I felt from all obligations free
but my body is filled with a kind of terrible pain.

A rose opening in the morning at my door,
or a evening primrose welcoming the moonlight
would be quite a lovely sight,
would be something I could give to someone that I adore
but everything perishes as if cursed to death by the night
and so my garden is vexed forevermore.


Comments about If Ever I Can Travel On The Road by Gert Strydom

  • (2/12/2013 12:29:00 AM)


    whatever we pine for is always cruelly snatched away. Very lyrical and versed beautifully. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 11, 2013



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