Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,720 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

41. A Far Greater Chill 10/14/2010
42. A Farewell Lay For Minette 7/11/2012
43. A Few Anku’s 4/26/2011
44. A Financial Manager In The New South Africa 9/25/2010
45. A First Visit To A Certain Madame (Terzanelle) 9/3/2010
46. A Flower For The Night 6/2/2010
47. A Flower For The Night [2] 10/7/2010
48. A Forget Me Not 7/22/2009
49. A Frightening Dream 7/1/2011
50. A Full Red Moon Hangs In The Night Sky 6/7/2010
51. A Gigantic Bee Of A Thing 6/3/2011
52. A Girl Called Lisa 11/26/2009
53. A Glimpse Of God 10/11/2010
54. A Grave Situation 4/29/2013
55. A Great Master Poet Wrote 9/8/2011
56. A Hippo At Dawn 11/4/2012
57. A Horseman At Night 11/17/2011
58. A Host Of People Came South 5/25/2010
59. A Hunting Expedition 4/7/2011
60. A Kind Of Freedom 1/16/2013
61. A Kind Of Meeting 11/19/2012
62. A Lament For Jeanie 1/18/2011
63. A Lane In England 8/12/2010
64. A Letter Arrives By Registered Mail 1/6/2010
65. A Level Headed Gaze 11/11/2012
66. A Lighter Shade Of Pale 2/2/2010
67. A Litany (Cavatina Sequence) 2/6/2012
68. A Lonely Young Boy Herds Some Cattle 10/27/2010
69. A Loving Dog Is A Strange Thing 1/18/2011
70. A Man Of Integrity 11/13/2009
71. A Meerkat In The Lounge 10/19/2010
72. A Messenger From Above 9/26/2009
73. A Modern Bible Story 1/29/2013
74. A Moment (Rubliw) 12/21/2014
75. A Moment In Eternity 5/17/2012
76. A Nest Of Wasps 7/21/2011
77. A Never Ending Kind Of Intimate Thing 11/28/2011
78. A New Spring (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) 9/6/2011
79. A New Year 12/30/2010
80. A New Year Prayer 1/21/2013
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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A Conversation With God

Everything that I posses does not belong to me
but is a sign of Your love and great mercy
and even all my great and good deeds
do not make me free of Your crucifixion or of blame
and even though I do possess fame and respect,
that which I can become
is only the blessing that You do pour down upon me
and all of my existence,
even the most brilliant thoughts in my mind,

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