Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 14,971 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

When Age Comes - Poem by Gert Strydom

When age comes
claims its toll with small pipes
that are attached the mouth and nose,
with thin legs and knees
covered by a blanket,
with eyes staring as if captured
then to still be living becomes a burden.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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