Louw Wepener - Poem by Gert Strydom
When Wepener climbed mount Bosigo
the steel assegai points
glittered against the slope.
His rifle hit its own thunder
where he stood
against a horde of the enemy.
Shooting loading and shooting
while assegais shining
like falling rain from the air
and the Almighty
asked a brave man a sacrifice,
to like His Son carry a cross.
[Reference: Ter nagedagtenis van Kommandant Louw Wepener by F.W. Reitz. Assegai = A spear.]
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