Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 9,560 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At A Time When All Of My Hope Seemed Gone 8/6/2012
362. At A Time When You Wanted To Leave On A Bright Morning (Villanelle) 10/6/2011
363. At A Time You Were Only Part Of A Dream (Strambotto Romagnuolo) 9/6/2012
364. At A Utter Lost In My Own Country (In Answer To Kelwyn Sole) 4/28/2011
365. At Bethesda 6/1/2010
366. At Birth 1/15/2014
367. At Birth We Come Into This Life Alone (Rubiyat / Persian Quatrain) 6/8/2015
368. At Cape Point 8/24/2010
369. At Church Square He Stands 10/30/2013
370. At Dusk 9/23/2013
371. At Dusk 2 12/5/2015
372. At Dusk The Old Zinc Roof Creaks 6/9/2011
373. At Dusk When The Weavers Rollicked In The Back Yard 7/3/2014
374. At False Bay (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 5/19/2015
375. At Grass 8/13/2012
376. At Half Past Five After Work (Sonnet) -new- 10/13/2016
377. At Headquarters 1/2/2012
378. At Heart (Sicilian Septet) 8/14/2014
379. At Home You Are Already Asleep, 3/1/2013
380. At Hout Bay The Fishing Trawler Sails Out 12/23/2010
381. At Houtbay Beach 4/15/2010
382. At Lambert's Bay The Fishing Trawlers Sail Out 3/21/2012
383. At Magnolia Dale 1/18/2011
384. At Margate Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
385. At My Second Job 7/11/2009
386. At Night Sometimes, Sweet Voices I Hear (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
387. At Night The Fragrances 10/10/2014
388. At Night The Mind Plays Its Tricks 12/19/2015
389. At Night When The Day Puts On Its Dark Cloak 4/25/2013
390. At Night When The Stars Flower In Bunches 1/28/2014
391. At Peril 10/5/2015
392. At Sea Point (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/30/2012
393. At Seven (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/7/2012
394. At Springs 4/14/2010
395. At The Beginning Of A New Life 5/16/2011
396. At The Beginning Of Spring 9/4/2010
397. At The Beginning Of Spring [1] -new- 10/10/2016
398. At The Beginning Of Winter 7/7/2014
399. At The Blue Pool 12/23/2009
400. At The British Motor Show 8/12/2010
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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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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