Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 12,498 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At A Koi Pond In A Nursery 6/2/2009
362. At A Pan At Night 5/11/2010
363. At A Prize Giving Speech 10/15/2012
364. At A Restaurant 6/17/2009
365. At A Rock Music Concert 9/7/2010
366. At A Stop Sign There’s A Red Toyota 6/4/2010
367. At A Time Everything Was Right, Pure And Clear (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) 12/8/2010
368. At A Time I Did Truly Love (Sextilla / Sestet) 11/1/2011
369. At A Time I Wanted To Flee Away From You 10/28/2013
370. At A Time I Was Caught 3/22/2013
371. At A Time When All Of My Hope Seemed Gone 8/6/2012
372. At A Time When You Wanted To Leave On A Bright Morning (Villanelle) 10/6/2011
373. At A Time You Were Only Part Of A Dream (Strambotto Romagnuolo) 9/6/2012
374. At A Utter Lost In My Own Country (In Answer To Kelwyn Sole) 4/28/2011
375. At Bethesda 6/1/2010
376. At Birth 1/15/2014
377. At Birth We Come Into This Life Alone (Rubiyat / Persian Quatrain) 6/8/2015
378. At Cape Point 8/24/2010
379. At Church Square He Stands 10/30/2013
380. At Dusk 9/23/2013
381. At Dusk 2 12/5/2015
382. At Dusk The Old Zinc Roof Creaks 6/9/2011
383. At Dusk When The Weavers Rollicked In The Back Yard 7/3/2014
384. At False Bay (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 5/19/2015
385. At Grass 8/13/2012
386. At Half Past Five After Work (Sonnet) 10/13/2016
387. At Headquarters 1/2/2012
388. At Heart (Sicilian Septet) 8/14/2014
389. At Home You Are Already Asleep, 3/1/2013
390. At Hout Bay The Fishing Trawler Sails Out 12/23/2010
391. At Houtbay Beach 4/15/2010
392. At Lambert's Bay 1/17/2017
393. At Lambert's Bay The Fishing Trawlers Sail Out 3/21/2012
394. At Magnolia Dale 1/18/2011
395. At Margate Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
396. At My Second Job 7/11/2009
397. At Night Sometimes, Sweet Voices I Hear (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
398. At Night The Fragrances 10/10/2014
399. At Night The Mind Plays Its Tricks 12/19/2015
400. At Night When The Day Puts On Its Dark Cloak 4/25/2013
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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You Are Much Too Quiet

You are much too quiet
and do not even say anything
and when you speak, your voice
is soft more husky than usual
and maybe you are still
not really awake

and while we are driving out to the street
an avocado pear falls from the tree

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