Gert Strydom

(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

As A Boy


As a boy I wished for the kind of skin
that never could get hurt.
As a boy I wished for for the kind of shirt
that mother would not have to rub in
to get rid of the dirt

and I wished to be as glad
as mother constantly was,
and constantly I wished I had
a living loving caring dad
but as the years of my life did pass
some were good and some were bad

and I started to understand and appreciate
how selfless mother loves me
and that the depth of her love was great
as the love of a mother is supposed to be.

Submitted: Monday, May 12, 2014
Edited: Monday, May 12, 2014

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