Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 9,647 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 Military Goodbye -new- 10/17/2016
84. A Modern Bible Story 1/29/2013
85. A Modern Bible Story [2] 9/4/2015
86. A Moment (Rubliw) 12/21/2014
87. A Moment In Eternity 5/17/2012
88. A National Leader 10/14/2015
89. A Nest Of Wasps 7/21/2011
90. A Never Ending Kind Of Intimate Thing 11/28/2011
91. A New Spring (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) 9/6/2011
92. A New Year 12/30/2010
93. A New Year Prayer 1/21/2013
94. A News Editor Do Not Pray For Good Things 5/7/2013
95. A Nightmare Or What? (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
96. A Paean For My Country 12/30/2011
97. A Painting 7/8/2013
98. A Painting In A Shop 7/8/2013
99. A Parrot Called Chicken 2/27/2010
100. A Pastor 10/14/2015
101. A Perfect Moment 10/14/2013
102. A Phenomenon 11/2/2012
103. A Phosphorus Projectile Explodes 7/18/2012
104. A Picture Lingers With Me 1/20/2013
105. A Place Far Away From This Dark Age 5/2/2013
106. A Place For You 5/19/2010
107. A Place In The Sun 3/15/2013
108. A Poem During War (Cavatina) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/8/2012
109. A Poem For Zimbabwe 6/27/2014
110. A Poem On Honeymoon 8/7/2014
111. A Poem On My Darling’s Birthday 2/25/2014
112. A Poet Tried To Shackle My Words 7/13/2011
113. A Police Road Block 9/14/2010
114. A Prayer (Sonnet) 4/4/2016
115. A Prayer For The Earth (Rondine) 3/5/2013
116. A Prayer In The Summer Of My Life 7/31/2012
117. A Precise Woman 9/30/2010
118. A Psalm 2/14/2011
119. A Psalm In The Twenty First Century (Virelay) 3/7/2013
120. A Ray Of Sunlight 9/28/2009
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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