Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 32,597 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

On The Other Side Of Yesterday And Today - Poem by Gert Strydom

Somewhere between now and then
I changed from a boy to a man
and had learned how sacred life is
and the Father can do anything.

Somewhere between then and now
I was participating in a war where I did not want to be
and saw how God
kept His hand over me on every single day.

Somewhere between here and there
my humanity was broken
and the horror of war
did not spare my soul.

Still between today and the other day
I again began to live, to laugh
and it was clear to me
that the Lord still like a Father waits on me.

[Reference: Verlore (Lost) by Lorinda Minnaar.]

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 26, 2010

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