Gert Strydom

Silver Star - 4,366 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Enchanting With Words 3/9/2011
762. Enchantment 8/12/2014
763. Enchantment (Nonet) 8/22/2011
764. Encounter With A Rinkhals 11/12/2009
765. Endless God (Double Tetractys As A Cycle Or Mirror Image) 10/26/2011
766. Enemy Migs 2/24/2010
767. Enemy Skirmish (Sonnet) 6/19/2012
768. Enemy Tracks (Quatern) 12/12/2011
769. Engelbrecht Decides On An Assassination Attempt (In Answer To Johan Van Wyk) 6/8/2012
770. Enigmatic People (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
771. Ensnared (Cavatina) 7/4/2013
772. Epistle To Np Van Wyk Louw 8/24/2010
773. Epitaph Of A Tyrant 1/23/2013
774. Epitaph On An Army Of Mercenaries (In Answer To A.E. Housman) 1/10/2011
775. Epithalamium 1/10/2011
776. Errata 9/4/2010
777. Escape 1/7/2011
778. Et Memoria 8/6/2010
779. Et Memoria [2] 8/6/2010
780. Et Praeterea Nihil 12/29/2009
781. Eternal (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
782. Eternal Will Our Summer Be 9/9/2009
783. Eternity Finds To Us Its Own True Way (Strambotto Siciliano) 9/6/2012
784. Evanescence 7/11/2013
785. Even If 10/6/2009
786. Even If Every Yesterday Wants To Fade 10/5/2012
787. Even If My Life Without You Comes To A Halt 7/12/2012
788. Even If They Are Only Bringing Pain (Novelinee) 12/27/2011
789. Even If This Summer Is Like None Before (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
790. Even If You Life Is Ravaged By Sin 3/16/2015
791. Even In Times Of Great Woe (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 4/19/2013
792. Even The Romantic Twilight Is Lost To Us 11/30/2011
793. Even The Smallest Wild Flower (In Answer To Bonaventure Hinwood) 2/4/2011
794. Even Though 9/21/2009
795. Even Though It’s Dark Around Me 4/20/2010
796. Even When Darkness Is Around Me 4/25/2014
797. Even When I Do Not Comprehend 5/8/2014
798. Even When My Body Is Broken And I Am In Pain 6/30/2014
799. Evening Conversation 7/23/2014
800. Every Animal And The Lion And The Lamb 6/23/2009
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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