Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 8,503 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

81. A Meerkat In The Lounge 10/19/2010
82. A Messenger From Above 9/26/2009
83. A Modern Bible Story 1/29/2013
84. A Modern Bible Story [2] 9/4/2015
85. A Moment (Rubliw) 12/21/2014
86. A Moment In Eternity 5/17/2012
87. A National Leader 10/14/2015
88. A Nest Of Wasps 7/21/2011
89. A Never Ending Kind Of Intimate Thing 11/28/2011
90. A New Spring (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) 9/6/2011
91. A New Year 12/30/2010
92. A New Year Prayer 1/21/2013
93. A News Editor Do Not Pray For Good Things 5/7/2013
94. A Nightmare Or What? (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
95. A Paean For My Country 12/30/2011
96. A Painting 7/8/2013
97. A Painting In A Shop 7/8/2013
98. A Parrot Called Chicken 2/27/2010
99. A Pastor 10/14/2015
100. A Perfect Moment 10/14/2013
101. A Phenomenon 11/2/2012
102. A Phosphorus Projectile Explodes 7/18/2012
103. A Picture Lingers With Me 1/20/2013
104. A Place Far Away From This Dark Age 5/2/2013
105. A Place For You 5/19/2010
106. A Place In The Sun 3/15/2013
107. A Poem During War (Cavatina) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/8/2012
108. A Poem For Zimbabwe 6/27/2014
109. A Poem On Honeymoon 8/7/2014
110. A Poem On My Darling’s Birthday 2/25/2014
111. A Poet Tried To Shackle My Words 7/13/2011
112. A Police Road Block 9/14/2010
113. A Prayer (Sonnet) 4/4/2016
114. A Prayer For The Earth (Rondine) 3/5/2013
115. A Prayer In The Summer Of My Life 7/31/2012
116. A Precise Woman 9/30/2010
117. A Psalm 2/14/2011
118. A Psalm In The Twenty First Century (Virelay) 3/7/2013
119. A Ray Of Sunlight 9/28/2009
120. A Real Life Nightmare 7/24/2009
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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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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