Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 7,364 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

161. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
162. A War Story 1/9/2012
163. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
164. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
165. A Woman Unconscious 8/11/2010
166. A Women With Her Own Ways And Own Will (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
167. A Wreath Of Sonnets For My Darling 7/13/2012
168. A Wreath Of Sonnets To A Sweetheart 6/15/2011
169. A Yellow And A Red Weaver Peck At Porridge On The Grass 6/10/2013
170. Abandoned Zimbabwean Farmhouse 9/13/2010
171. Abelard Cries While He Is Writing 12/8/2011
172. Ablaze 11/27/2009
173. About A Daisy (Balassi Stanza) 12/22/2011
174. About A Fruitful Summer (Cavatina Sequence) 3/2/2012
175. About A Girl Called Marike (Cavatina Sequence) 2/27/2012
176. About Flowers And Trees 2/21/2012
177. About Love 5/16/2011
178. About Love I Had Been Very Naive 7/3/2011
179. About Mothers 5/9/2014
180. About Our Love 1/4/2010
181. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
182. About The Name Of God Being Used 7/13/2015
183. About The Power That Love Do Impress 9/4/2013
184. Above A Enemy Camp 2/28/2010
185. Above The Shed On The Winter Porch 7/26/2012
186. Absalom 9/22/2014
187. Absence 3/24/2010
188. Ac Her Forþ Beraò; Fugelas Singaò, Gylleò Grœghama 3/25/2010
189. Acacia Of My Blood 9/29/2009
190. Accountability Over Time 8/27/2009
191. Accounting 7/3/2015
192. Achilles [2] 1/8/2013
193. Achilles At Troy 11/5/2010
194. Across The Road The Veldt Stretches Out Wide 1/11/2012
195. Adam 4/30/2010
196. Adam And Eve 12/18/2009
197. Adam En Eve (In Answer To Ina Rousseau) 1/19/2011
198. Adamastor 5/11/2010
199. Affinity 12/9/2013
200. Africa 5/24/2016
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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