Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Eagerly I Want To Go With You 7/28/2014
762. Eagle Dive 1/5/2011
763. Early Childhood 11/18/2013
764. Early Evening When Dusk Was Falling 8/5/2011
765. Early I Viewed The Morning's New Birth (Cavatina) 3/28/2012
766. Early In The Late Night 6/19/2013
767. Early In The Morn (Diminished Hexaverse) 8/22/2011
768. Early In The Morning 7/1/2009
769. Early In The Morning [1] 5/21/2012
770. Early In The Morning The Sun Gleams White And Hot 12/17/2012
771. Early In The Morning To Each Other The Doves Do Sing (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/18/2012
772. Early In The Morning When The Sun Glances Through The Window 5/21/2012
773. Early In The Morning When The Sun Just Appears 8/15/2012
774. Early Morning 2/24/2012
775. Early Morning Ride 8/11/2009
776. Early Morning When The First Rays Fall 2/22/2012
777. Early Morning When The First Rays Fall (Pantoum) 5/23/2011
778. Early On A Winter Morning In Cape Town 10/28/2014
779. Early One Afternoon 8/1/2009
780. Early One Summer Morning 7/23/2010
781. Early Spring 9/16/2010
782. Early Spring (Italian Sonnet) 9/23/2015
783. Early Summer 2/10/2012
784. Early This Morning 6/2/2010
785. Early Wnter 5/27/2013
786. Earth’s Cycle Of Love 10/24/2011
787. Earthly Existence 8/22/2013
788. Easter Hymn (In Answer To A.E. Housman) 1/10/2011
789. Easter Song: 2011 4/20/2011
790. Eastern Transvaal 5/9/2011
791. Eclipse 6/14/2010
792. Eclipse [2] 7/22/2013
793. Edmund Clerihew Bently (Clerihew) 4/5/2012
794. Ego 1/3/2010
795. Egyptian Geese 8/23/2012
796. Eheu Fugaces 7/9/2012
797. Elegy For Love 12/31/2009
798. Elementary Thoughts 3/7/2013
799. Eli Eli Lama Sabacthani 6/22/2009
800. Elpenor 9/9/2016
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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