Gert Strydom

Freshman - 1,129 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

My father (in answer to T.T. Cloete)


My father lived for God, family, friends
and for his country,
just before his death, as a lay preacher
he gave a sermon in pain while trembling,
he was formidable, the kind of man
to emulate,
his word was true, more concrete than steel,
integrity did radiate from him.

[Reference: "Ballade van die patriot" (ballad of the patriot) by T.T. Cloete.]

Submitted: Thursday, June 14, 2012

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