Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,106 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

When Love In Time Decays - Poem by Gert Strydom

When love in time decays,
when it looses all of its respects
and you cannot come my way,
when it is only filled with defects

and on the street we do not meet
while you awkwardly walk pass
not even be able to greet
as if there never was

anything between the two of us,
then walk past me
do not pause, just catch a taxi or a bus
as one that is totally free:

do not even look back to me
just let me be.

[Reference: Sonnet 49 “Against that time, if ever that time come” by William Shakespeare.]


Comments about When Love In Time Decays by Gert Strydom

  • Brian Jani (5/22/2014 2:31:00 PM)


    Well done man keep up the good work (Report) Reply

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  • John Mccullagh (11/25/2010 12:37:00 AM)


    A good effort at the sonnet form (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 25, 2010



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