Gert Strydom

Bronze Star - 2,060 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

81. A New Year Prayer 1/21/2013
82. A News Editor Do Not Pray For Good Things 5/7/2013
83. A Nightmare Or What? (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
84. A Paean For My Country 12/30/2011
85. A Painting 7/8/2013
86. A Painting In A Shop 7/8/2013
87. A Parrot Called Chicken 2/27/2010
88. A Perfect Moment 10/14/2013
89. A Phenomenon 11/2/2012
90. A Phosphorus Projectile Explodes 7/18/2012
91. A Picture Lingers With Me 1/20/2013
92. A Place Far Away From This Dark Age 5/2/2013
93. A Place For You 5/19/2010
94. A Place In The Sun 3/15/2013
95. A Poem During War (Cavatina) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/8/2012
96. A Poem For Zimbabwe 6/27/2014
97. A Poem On Honeymoon 8/7/2014
98. A Poem On My Darling’s Birthday 2/25/2014
99. A Poet Tried To Shackle My Words 7/13/2011
100. A Police Road Block 9/14/2010
101. A Prayer For The Earth (Rondine) 3/5/2013
102. A Prayer In The Summer Of My Life 7/31/2012
103. A Precise Woman 9/30/2010
104. A Psalm 2/14/2011
105. A Psalm In The Twenty First Century (Virelay) 3/7/2013
106. A Ray Of Sunlight 9/28/2009
107. A Real Life Nightmare 7/24/2009
108. A Reminiscence 6/23/2009
109. A Resting Place 6/29/2009
110. A Scrapbook 1/20/2010
111. A Season Out Of Time 3/18/2010
112. A Sheaf Of Red Roses 7/24/2009
113. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence 5/23/2013
114. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) 5/23/2013
115. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) [1] 5/23/2013
116. A Shot Rang Out Like Lightning Out Of A Gun 5/27/2010
117. A Small Bird Sang Its Lovely Carefree Song (Novelinee) 12/12/2012
118. A Small Tear Falls 10/31/2012
119. A Snowflake (Tritina) 12/28/2011
120. A Snow-White Dove 7/9/2014
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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