Gert Strydom

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

The Secretary - Bird - Poem by Gert Strydom

Out of the air it lands
with wings flapping
before the snake can stop it.
Out of the air it lands
strikes deadly at the poisonous adder
with a razor sharp beak that injures,
out of the air it lands
with wings flapping.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, June 3, 2011


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