Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,916 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4001. In A Restaurant 11/3/2016
4002. Paradise Hotel 11/4/2016
4003. A Woman 11/5/2016
4004. With The Intimacy Of The Early Dusk 11/5/2016
4005. At The Maharani Hotel 11/6/2016
4006. Friday Night At The Marders Hotel 11/7/2016
4007. In A Bar In Brakpan 11/8/2016
4008. At The Bedroom Window Of The Small Hotel 11/8/2016
4009. Ladies Bar In The Voortrekker Hotel 11/9/2016
4010. The Southeast Wind Howls 11/11/2016
4011. A Smiling Face (Virelay) 11/12/2016
4012. There Is A Kind Of Obscurity 11/12/2016
4013. Inspection 11/12/2016
4014. Takeoff 11/14/2016
4015. My First Parachute Jump 11/15/2016
4016. The Burning Truck 11/15/2016
4017. Downing A Mig-23 11/17/2016
4018. Gi Jane 11/17/2016
4019. Gi Jane Iii 11/18/2016
4020. Like The Leaves Do Constantly Return 11/19/2016
4021. The Sun Is Like A Golden Copper Bell 11/19/2016
4022. The Old Man 11/19/2016
4023. Hitch Hiking 11/20/2016
4024. Only A Photograph Could Hold The Moment 11/21/2016
4025. Malotto 11/23/2016
4026. In The Coffee Shop I Have A Tramezzini 11/23/2016
4027. In The Midlands Of Kwazulu-Natal 11/24/2016
4028. The Day Is Warm 11/26/2016
4029. To A Really Lovely Woman 11/26/2016
4030. Inner Man 11/26/2016
4031. The Library 11/28/2016
4032. Death [3] 11/30/2016
4033. Clouds Gathering 11/30/2016
4034. The Black Coat 12/1/2016
4035. At Times Love Has Visited Me [2] 12/3/2016
4036. Late Afternoon [2] 12/3/2016
4037. Late Afternoon [3] 12/3/2016
4038. At Times Love Has Visited Me [4] 12/3/2016
4039. Late Afternoon [4} 12/3/2016
4040. The Blackout 12/3/2016
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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

Under A African Sky

The sun burns furious
and the harsh reality,
of a live in the semi desert
of the Kalahari
is set in my mind.

There are some bushes
growing in this arid land,
with red sand

[Report Error]