Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 8,544 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At Bethesda 6/1/2010
362. At Birth 1/15/2014
363. At Birth We Come Into This Life Alone (Rubiyat / Persian Quatrain) 6/8/2015
364. At Cape Point 8/24/2010
365. At Church Square He Stands 10/30/2013
366. At Dusk 9/23/2013
367. At Dusk 2 12/5/2015
368. At Dusk The Old Zinc Roof Creaks 6/9/2011
369. At Dusk When The Weavers Rollicked In The Back Yard 7/3/2014
370. At False Bay (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 5/19/2015
371. At Grass 8/13/2012
372. At Headquarters 1/2/2012
373. At Heart (Sicilian Septet) 8/14/2014
374. At Home You Are Already Asleep, 3/1/2013
375. At Hout Bay The Fishing Trawler Sails Out 12/23/2010
376. At Houtbay Beach 4/15/2010
377. At Lambert's Bay The Fishing Trawlers Sail Out 3/21/2012
378. At Magnolia Dale 1/18/2011
379. At Margate Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
380. At My Second Job 7/11/2009
381. At Night Sometimes, Sweet Voices I Hear (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
382. At Night The Fragrances 10/10/2014
383. At Night The Mind Plays Its Tricks 12/19/2015
384. At Night When The Day Puts On Its Dark Cloak 4/25/2013
385. At Night When The Stars Flower In Bunches 1/28/2014
386. At Peril 10/5/2015
387. At Sea Point (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/30/2012
388. At Seven (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/7/2012
389. At Springs 4/14/2010
390. At The Beginning Of A New Life 5/16/2011
391. At The Beginning Of Spring 9/4/2010
392. At The Beginning Of Winter 7/7/2014
393. At The Blue Pool 12/23/2009
394. At The British Motor Show 8/12/2010
395. At The Cross Road 6/11/2009
396. At The Dark Hour 10/15/2010
397. At The Dentist -new- 9/14/2016
398. At The First Sign Of Early Morning Light (Sicilian Septet) 2/17/2012
399. At The Forest Path 3/5/2015
400. At The Fountain In The Ranges 6/22/2009
Best Poem of Gert Strydom

Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

While the night stretch black over me
and in the dark sky I see countless lights
burning high,
I thank the God that made me free
to choose which light to follow as a guide.

In dark circumstance and whatever fate brings,
destiny and chance do not conquer
and I still rise wiser
to life and its things

and my will remains free
to decide where my words
and actions belong
whether they are right or wrong
and to no human I bend a knee
and in all things I only answer to Him
who Captain’s me.

[References: Invictus by William Ernest ...

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Under A African Sky

The sun burns furious
and the harsh reality,
of a live in the semi desert
of the Kalahari
is set in my mind.

There are some bushes
growing in this arid land,
with red sand

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