Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 30,073 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

General Christiaan De Wet At Doornberg - Poem by Gert Strydom

(after David Naude)

In the dust lay de Wet's son;
he prayed to God, further did not say a word,
traitors came under a white flag,
spied for the British before the battle;
it was very sad to see
while a brave man served his country.

On his hands was his own son's blood
but he still gave courage to his men
causing the British and traitors to loose,
driving them back over the Zant River
winning more fame in the world's eyes
while a brave man served his country.

The British had fled past Winburg
to avoid general de Wet's commando,
some of the traitors were very scared
when the Boer commando captured them;
in de Wet's eyes God was still providing,
while a brave man served his country.

[Reference: 'Die slag van Doornberg' ('The battle at Doornberg' by David Naude.]

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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