Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 32,231 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

At A Time Everything Was Right, Pure And Clear (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) - Poem by Gert Strydom

At a time everything was right, pure and clear
on a perfect planet,
before daybreak brought forth Lucifer flaming
and now all earthly beings have forgotten it.

In Gethsemane the torches burnt bright
in the nightly visit of the officialdom
while Judas betrayed the Son of God
and received silver shekels for it.

At Nürnberg Hitler preached under flare light
of new living space for a super race,
under load applause and a whole nation become accessory
to misdeeds as if coming from the protoplasmic swamp

as if God is not the creator, does not contemplate
and do not fold His hand over human existence.

[Reference: Fireflies by Ernst van Heerden.]

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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