Gert Strydom

Bronze Star - 2,490 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

161. About Flowers And Trees 2/21/2012
162. About Love 5/16/2011
163. About Love I Had Been Very Naive 7/3/2011
164. About Mothers 5/9/2014
165. About Our Love 1/4/2010
166. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
167. About The Name Of God Being Used 7/13/2015
168. About The Power That Love Do Impress 9/4/2013
169. Above A Enemy Camp 2/28/2010
170. Above The Shed On The Winter Porch 7/26/2012
171. Absalom 9/22/2014
172. Absence 3/24/2010
173. Ac Her Forþ Beraò; Fugelas Singaò, Gylleò Grœghama 3/25/2010
174. Acacia Of My Blood 9/29/2009
175. Accountability Over Time 8/27/2009
176. Accounting 7/3/2015
177. Achilles [2] 1/8/2013
178. Achilles At Troy 11/5/2010
179. Across The Road The Veldt Stretches Out Wide 1/11/2012
180. Adam 4/30/2010
181. Adam And Eve 12/18/2009
182. Adam En Eve (In Answer To Ina Rousseau) 1/19/2011
183. Adamastor 5/11/2010
184. Affinity 12/9/2013
185. Africa (In Reply To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
186. Africa Child 10/8/2009
187. African Vultures 8/2/2012
188. Africans Want A New King 9/13/2013
189. Afrikaner Genetics (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/27/2011
190. After Her Death I Dreamed Of My Love (Cavatina Sequence) 2/12/2012
191. After The Rain 4/14/2010
192. After The Robbery Of A Car 11/10/2011
193. After Ventersdorp,4 April 2010 4/8/2010
194. After Wandering We Are One (Common Measure Octave) 8/13/2013
195. After You Did Draw The Curtains Tight 12/12/2012
196. After You Left (Fay Slimm Form) 5/31/2011
197. Afternoon Rain 1/12/2010
198. Afterwards 11/10/2014
199. Again Some Tears Will Fall (Rubliw) 12/2/2014
200. Against The Dark Blue Of Irises The Sky Has But A Pale Hue (Persian Quatrain) 4/3/2012
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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