Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 9,689 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

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