Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 34,965 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Lord, How Easily We Keep You Responsible - Poem by Gert Strydom

Lord, how easily we keep You responsible
for every disaster hitting us on this apostate rebel earth
and still You see everything, every moment

that things decay into amok, how touching
we are seeking to a greater worthiness.
Lord, how easily we keep You responsible

and we never think properly,
we at times want to judge You according to our feelings
and still You see everything, every moment

where we act in aberration, at times totally without humanity,
act against other older people.
Lord, how easily we keep You responsible

as if the consequence of our choices and deeds are infectious from You,
to further send us to damnation, bring infection to everyone, even the elderly
and still You see everything, every moment

where we are suffering, are following You or are avoiding, every deed and glance,
where You look into the depths and to You nothing is at face value.
Lord, how easily we keep You responsible
for every disaster hitting us on this apostate rebel earth.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 1, 2011


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