Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 6,476 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

121. A Scrapbook 1/20/2010
122. A Season Out Of Time 3/18/2010
123. A Sheaf Of Red Roses 7/24/2009
124. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence 5/23/2013
125. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) 5/23/2013
126. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) [1] 5/23/2013
127. A Shot Rang Out Like Lightning Out Of A Gun 5/27/2010
128. A Small Bird Sang Its Lovely Carefree Song (Novelinee) 12/12/2012
129. A Small Tear Falls 10/31/2012
130. A Snowflake (Tritina) 12/28/2011
131. A Snow-White Dove 7/9/2014
132. A Song Of Joy Sounds Up 9/18/2012
133. A Song Of Sadness 12/5/2011
134. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
135. A Spring Evening 9/28/2010
136. A Statesman: Then And Now 2/28/2010
137. A Story True At Times (In Answer To Marge Piercy) 11/30/2010
138. A Strange Dream (Triolet) -new- 7/25/2016
139. A Stroll At Sea Point 3/10/2010
140. A Struggle For Survival 5/15/2013
141. A Sudden Stare 9/15/2011
142. A Swarm Of Swallows 7/24/2012
143. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
144. A Theologian 10/14/2015
145. A Three Double Session On A Sunday In Cape Town (Parody) 2/2/2011
146. A Thunderstorm Claps Outside 10/16/2009
147. A Token 7/28/2011
148. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
149. A Touch (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
150. A Tree (Cavatina) 8/26/2013
151. A Triad 10/21/2009
152. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
153. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
154. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
155. A View On Things (Cavatina Sequence) 3/19/2012
156. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
157. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
158. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
159. A War Story 1/9/2012
160. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
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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Still Life

She wears a kind of apron,
both of her hands are full of paint
where she is standing on the dark-red porch,

some shadows are burnt into the painting
and weeds bubble out at the steps,
both of her hands are full of paint

where she is observing it, does frown, and does drop the paintbrush.

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