Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,043 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

There Are Thousands That Act Both Selfless And Brave - Poem by Gert Strydom

There are thousands that act both selfless and brave,
some feel the planet's agony as they love beyond death,
others labour for what is right and good in what they sense
but with great incompetence man lives his mortal life,

some look as visionaries at a world beyond mere sight,
others dwell in the wonders of human form and grace
and in all of this we dwell in the darkest kind of night,
while we live, laugh and cry as members of the human race

and yet there is loveliness in what we experience,
in what we see and act upon and feel at times
as we hope and love and are caught in passion,
as if mere man was destined for something much more.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012



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