Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,639 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

161. About Mothers 5/9/2014
162. About Our Love 1/4/2010
163. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
164. About The Power That Love Do Impress 9/4/2013
165. Above A Enemy Camp 2/28/2010
166. Above The Shed On The Winter Porch 7/26/2012
167. Absalom 9/22/2014
168. Absence 3/24/2010
169. Ac Her Forþ Beraò; Fugelas Singaò, Gylleò Grœghama 3/25/2010
170. Acacia Of My Blood 9/29/2009
171. Accountability Over Time 8/27/2009
172. Achilles [2] 1/8/2013
173. Achilles At Troy 11/5/2010
174. Across The Road The Veldt Stretches Out Wide 1/11/2012
175. Adam 4/30/2010
176. Adam And Eve 12/18/2009
177. Adam En Eve (In Answer To Ina Rousseau) 1/19/2011
178. Adamastor 5/11/2010
179. Affinity 12/9/2013
180. Africa (In Reply To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
181. Africa Child 10/8/2009
182. African Vultures 8/2/2012
183. Africans Want A New King 9/13/2013
184. Afrikaner Genetics (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/27/2011
185. After Her Death I Dreamed Of My Love (Cavatina Sequence) 2/12/2012
186. After The Rain 4/14/2010
187. After The Robbery Of A Car 11/10/2011
188. After Ventersdorp,4 April 2010 4/8/2010
189. After Wandering We Are One (Common Measure Octave) 8/13/2013
190. After You Did Draw The Curtains Tight 12/12/2012
191. After You Left (Fay Slimm Form) 5/31/2011
192. Afternoon Rain 1/12/2010
193. Afterwards 11/10/2014
194. Again Some Tears Will Fall (Rubliw) 12/2/2014
195. Against The Dark Blue Of Irises The Sky Has But A Pale Hue (Persian Quatrain) 4/3/2012
196. Age Had Killed The Child 12/5/2012
197. Ages Flicker In The Hot Fire 7/3/2011
198. Albino 9/16/2014
199. All Night It Did Rain… (Roundel) 9/18/2012
200. All Of My Words And Thoughts 5/2/2014
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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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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