Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Even The Romantic Twilight Is Lost To Us 11/30/2011
762. Even The Smallest Wild Flower (In Answer To Bonaventure Hinwood) 2/4/2011
763. Even Though 9/21/2009
764. Even Though It’s Dark Around Me 4/20/2010
765. Even When Darkness Is Around Me 4/25/2014
766. Even When I Do Not Comprehend 5/8/2014
767. Even When My Body Is Broken And I Am In Pain 6/30/2014
768. Evening Conversation 7/23/2014
769. Every Animal And The Lion And The Lamb 6/23/2009
770. Every Day I Find Something New 6/27/2014
771. Every Morning Her Windows Are Washed Clean 6/11/2014
772. Every Morning When The Day Begins 8/17/2011
773. Every Night When Darkness Comes 7/22/2011
774. Every Poem 9/17/2009
775. Every Second Day 3/2/2010
776. Every Spring (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
777. Every Spring After The Rain (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
778. Every Year It’s Like This When The Summer Comes 9/17/2013
779. Everyone Wants A Home 6/8/2012
780. Everyone Wants To Be Free 7/13/2009
781. Everyone Wants To Be Free[2] 9/7/2009
782. Everything Between Us Is Black 1/14/2011
783. Everything Else Did Cease (Berryian Poem) 3/1/2013
784. Everything Is Going To Be Wet 4/14/2010
785. Everywhere I Searched For The Words 7/30/2012
786. Everywhere I Searched For The Words [1] 7/30/2012
787. Everywhere In The Garden Flowers Grow In Bright Colours 9/14/2012
788. Evil 1/3/2010
789. Experiences At Church 5/17/2011
790. Experiences During War 10/18/2011
791. Experiences With God 7/15/2011
792. Faded Into Bliss 6/23/2009
793. Fairy Of The Night (Rosarian Sonnet) 1/17/2013
794. Fake 1/10/2013
795. Falling In Sin (Cavatina) 5/21/2013
796. Falling Into Oblivion 7/17/2009
797. False Bay (Collins Sestet) 12/15/2011
798. Fancy’s Knell (Parody) 1/10/2011
799. Far Away 10/20/2014
800. Far Away In The Blue (Triolet) 9/11/2012
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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