Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,916 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

To My Lost One (Villanelle) - Poem by Gert Strydom

If you come from a unknown place
from where I am, as if thrown
into my life and we again meet face-to-face

it may be by God’s grace
and we may leave the paths well trodden and known.
If you come from a unknown place

wherever it may be, carrying just one suitcase
I will be happy to meet you, if you come alone
into my life and we again meet face-to-face

and if you want to, we can disappear without a trace
be on our own, without anyone.
If you come from a unknown place

and walk into my embrace,
my lost one, come without a chaperone
into my life and we again meet face-to-face

our pasts will be erased
and all unhappiness will be gone,
if you come from a unknown place
into my life and we again meet face-to-face.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 15, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 15, 2011


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