Gert Strydom

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

Savior (Free Verse Sonnet) - Poem by Gert Strydom

(after S. J. Pretorius)

You did not come for the rulers and royal prelates
but for the ordinary man that is forced to serve,
where you do provide for the needs of those that are oppressed,
far less did You come for those that dignified as plutocrats,
still less for presidents that do reign for all of their lives as potentates
but they will see You in the final Day of Judgement
and with Your coming there was for You no great display or esteem,
You were as a wonderful human full of love despised and forsaken.
You are returning for everyone that sincerely wants to know You better,
for those that stand under the mockery and disdain of others,
that honestly in a dark world tries to make a living,
where You do know what a painful human existence does mean
and for the broken You did leave Your kingdom
for the sinner, the murderer and for the whore.

[Reference:"Redder"(Savio ur)by S. J. Pretorius.]

Topic(s) of this poem: christ

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2018

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