Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 27,137 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

In And Out Of Life (Free Verse Sonnet) - Poem by Gert Strydom

(in answer to André Letoit)

I do want to be brilliant and have conception of things
that people do not know that exist,
do want to marry a beautiful woman although she wears many rings,
one that does stand as a darling and friend at my side,
do not in old age want to come in front of cars,
walk around in underpants and believe that the cars have got to wait on me
where everything and everyone are already astounded about my gross stupidity,
I do want to live as if every day is the last and not wait upon a final chance to rest.
I do truly want to know God in my heart, do not want to face battle,
be slandered, be insulted, treaded down and humiliated by a church
where the presidents, a minister and elders do not know what love does really mean,
reckon that they can do and say anything as they are working for God,
do not want loose a whole career by people that do begrudge me life,
maybe I have got to mention that church domination and doom them forever.

[Reference:"in en uit" (in and out)by André Letoit.]

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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