Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 15,769 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3961. When A Summer Day Begins 11/11/2011
3962. On The Mountain Slope 11/14/2011
3963. So Very Subtle And Cunningly (Italian Sonnet) 11/14/2011
3964. When She Already Catches A Putco Bus At Four 11/14/2011
3965. Demolishing 11/15/2011
3966. Vagrant 11/15/2011
3967. I Have A House Against The Sugar-Bush Hillocks 11/15/2011
3968. Hobbling Along, I See Him Coming On 11/15/2011
3969. Might I Find You Again? 11/15/2011
3970. Where Are You My Darling? 11/16/2011
3971. Witchcraft: I See Myself Reflected 11/15/2011
3972. Love, An Almost Incomprehensible Thing 11/16/2011
3973. From Severe Sorrow He Almost Went Mad 11/17/2011
3974. Under A Merciless Sun 11/17/2011
3975. As We Walked Upon The Unspoiled Beach 11/18/2011
3976. How Devoured By Disconcert And Totally Vulnerable You Can Be 11/18/2011
3977. Death Ended Everything 11/18/2011
3978. Your Gaze Is Full Of Ice (Wyatt Sonnet) 11/17/2011
3979. Long Jumper 11/17/2011
3980. Volleys Of Shots Rang Out As We Stormed 11/21/2011
3981. On A Spoor In The Desert 11/21/2011
3982. In Springs 11/22/2011
3983. Innocent White Civilian People Were Slaughtered (In Answer To Don Mattera) 11/22/2011
3984. The Day They Robbed Me Of My Life (In Answer To Don Mattera) 11/22/2011
3985. As Previously Advantaged, Now Disadvantaged 11/22/2011
3986. Let Us First Care About Our Own People (In Answer To Don Mattera) 11/22/2011
3987. Blood River (In Answer To Don Mattera) 11/22/2011
3988. Misfortune Of A Aurora East Rand Mineworker 11/22/2011
3989. God Is The Only Shepherd To Me (In Answer To L.R.) 11/22/2011
3990. From A World Of Darkness 11/23/2011
3991. Lord, You Have Got My Country In Your Hand 11/23/2011
3992. Where The World Hits Me Down 11/23/2011
3993. The Essence Of Love 11/24/2011
3994. How Do I Love You? 11/24/2011
3995. When Our Love Is True (Sonnet Corona) 11/24/2011
3996. If Ever That Which Is Between Us Dies 11/24/2011
3997. I Remember You As You Were In The Winter 11/29/2011
3998. In The Early Afternoons Like Morning Glories 11/29/2011
3999. Sometimes I Loose My Words 11/29/2011
4000. Like A Sun-Bird That İS Drunk With Nectar 11/29/2011
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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