Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,802 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Today I Stood At My Father's Grave In The Rain - Poem by Gert Strydom

Today I stood at my father's grave
in the rain,
took a few photographs
and still it was difficult
and strange to say goodbye
and like always
I would have wanted it different.

From my childhood days
I cannot let animals
and people go
and the loss wrings through me.

He's is already buried for forty three years
and still I miss him
and cannot get answers to reason why
destiny knocks some people down
and let other be.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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