Gert Strydom

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

That You Were Once Unkind Now Brings Tranquillity - Poem by Gert Strydom

That you were once unkind now brings tranquillity
and for all the pain that you once dished out
it doesn’t anymore bother me
and nothing now can bring about

a true reckoning, or revenge taken
as it’s been a hell of a long time
and I am not anymore shaken
at what I had to suffer at your crime

and still the acts of destiny hits
much harsher than anything that I would have tendered
but truly its piercing meets exactly where it fits
as if my woe have been remembered:

in reckoning all men before God meets a fee:
mine absolution, yours a punishment to ransom me.

[Reference: Sonnet 120 “That you were once unkind befriends me now” by William Shakespeare.]

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 25, 2010

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