Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 9,689 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

41. A Distressful Day Finds Me 9/8/2009
42. A Dragon Fly 9/27/2012
43. A Dream 1/25/2011
44. A Ducktail Called Stan 5/27/2011
45. A Dying Soldier 3/31/2011
46. A Far Greater Chill 10/14/2010
47. A Farewell Lay For Minette 7/11/2012
48. A Few Anku’s 4/26/2011
49. A Financial Manager In The New South Africa 9/25/2010
50. A First Visit To A Certain Madame (Terzanelle) 9/3/2010
51. A Flower For The Night 6/2/2010
52. A Flower For The Night [2] 10/7/2010
53. A Forget Me Not 7/22/2009
54. A Frightening Dream 7/1/2011
55. A Full Red Moon Hangs In The Night Sky 6/7/2010
56. A Gigantic Bee Of A Thing 6/3/2011
57. A Girl Called Lisa 11/26/2009
58. A Glimpse Of God 10/11/2010
59. A Grave Situation 4/29/2013
60. A Great Master Poet Wrote 9/8/2011
61. A Hadeda -Ibis Did Cause Amok Outside 8/30/2015
62. A Hippo At Dawn 11/4/2012
63. A Horseman At Night 11/17/2011
64. A Host Of People Came South 5/25/2010
65. A Hunting Expedition 4/7/2011
66. A Husband's Love Song 8/6/2016
67. A Kind Of Freedom 1/16/2013
68. A Kind Of Meeting 11/19/2012
69. A Lament For Jeanie 1/18/2011
70. A Lane In England 8/12/2010
71. A Large Golden Moon 6/30/2015
72. A Letter Arrives By Registered Mail 1/6/2010
73. A Level Headed Gaze 11/11/2012
74. A Lighter Shade Of Pale 2/2/2010
75. A Litany (Cavatina Sequence) 2/6/2012
76. A Lonely Young Boy Herds Some Cattle 10/27/2010
77. A Love Struck Priest And A Nun (Sonnet) 8/19/2016
78. A Loving Dog Is A Strange Thing 1/18/2011
79. A Man In The City 9/2/2015
80. A Man Of Integrity 11/13/2009
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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The Spirit Of The Times

He made them heroes
who was forced
to take on brigades of the enemy
who were armed with a multitude
of tanks and armoured cars
and turned them into death and rubble

and later did declare them to terrorists,
made them unemployed,

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