Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 6,549 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

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

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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