Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 35,876 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

While Being At War - Poem by Gert Strydom

Dear Lord I see
white teeth gleaming
in smiling black faces
of mere children
carrying AK-47 sub-machine guns,
RPG rocket launchers
and landmines
and they are part of the Unita army
in neighbouring Angola

and the games they play
includes rape, killing and robbery
and while I drive by
they salute
before holding out their hands to beg
for another cigarette
and I wonder if anyone of them
has ever heard your name?

© Gert Strydom

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Comments about While Being At War by Gert Strydom

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

[Report Error]