Gert Strydom

Bronze Star - 2,595 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At The Beginning Of Spring 9/4/2010
362. At The Beginning Of Winter 7/7/2014
363. At The Blue Pool 12/23/2009
364. At The British Motor Show 8/12/2010
365. At The Cross Road 6/11/2009
366. At The Dark Hour 10/15/2010
367. At The First Sign Of Early Morning Light (Sicilian Septet) 2/17/2012
368. At The Forest Path 3/5/2015
369. At The Fountain In The Ranges 6/22/2009
370. At The Front Gate (Rondelet) 1/13/2012
371. At The Graveyard (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 7/19/2012
372. At The Hunting Lodge 4/7/2011
373. At The Marsh 7/15/2013
374. At The Movies 6/30/2009
375. At The Okavango Swamp 10/21/2010
376. At The Red Sea 2/19/2010
377. At The River (Englyn Lleddfbroest) 11/10/2011
378. At The Salt March 3/14/2011
379. At The Time That My Two Cars Were Stolen 11/9/2010
380. At The Vaal River 6/15/2009
381. At The Very End Of Night 11/3/2011
382. At The Victoria Falls 7/9/2015
383. At The Zoo 7/17/2009
384. At Times (English Sonnet] 3/14/2014
385. At Times He Is Shattered, Dumb From The Impact Of Life 7/17/2010
386. At Times I Can Loose Myself In Sadness 12/2/2011
387. At Times I Think Of That Summer (Cavatina) 7/18/2013
388. At Times I Wonder 6/2/2009
389. At Times I Wonder About The World Beyond The Blue 6/11/2012
390. At Times I Wonder How Love Dies 8/13/2009
391. At Times I Wonder Where Her Thoughts Go (Sonnet) 6/9/2014
392. At Times I Wonder Why 9/8/2009
393. At Times I Wonder2 8/22/2009
394. At Times It Feels As If All Beacons Are Gone 12/17/2013
395. At Times It Might Look (In Answer To W. B. Yeats) 3/30/2012
396. At Times My Whole Life Feels In Disorder 8/1/2011
397. At Times The Four Walls 9/15/2009
398. At Times To Me You Are Lovely 11/20/2013
399. At Times We Are Free (Cavatina) 9/11/2014
400. At Times We Are Only Set On Passing (American Sonnet) 9/30/2014
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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