Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 15,728 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4041. Running Beyond Enemy Lines 12/4/2016
4042. Neil Diamond Sang His Greatest Hits 12/6/2016
4043. To The Crew Of A Shot Out Ratel Armoured Car Of 61 Mechanised Bn Grp 12/6/2016
4044. Perhaps I Shot A Foe Today 12/7/2016
4045. Military Visit To A Primitive Rural Village 12/8/2016
4046. She Is Like The Hot Yellow Sun 12/10/2016
4047. First Observation 12/10/2016
4048. Clifton 12/10/2016
4049. Roadblocks 12/11/2016
4050. When I See Them Running Out 12/13/2016
4051. The Iceberg 12/13/2016
4052. Early In The Morning Before Sunrise 12/14/2016
4053. When The Last Rays Of The Sun Is Shed 12/15/2016
4054. A Christmas Poem (Sonnet) 12/17/2016
4055. For A Time Now I Have Dreamt About You (Sonnet) 12/17/2016
4056. With Your Soprano Voice 12/17/2016
4057. On Christmas Day (Sonnet) 12/18/2016
4058. On Christmas Day [2] (Sonnet) 12/19/2016
4059. A Christmas Story (Sonnet) 12/20/2016
4060. On Christmas Night 12/21/2016
4061. The Morning Of Christ's Nativity (Italian Sonnet) 12/22/2016
4062. You Did Change The Way That I Do View A Woman (Sonnet) 12/23/2016
4063. Our Love Is Like No Other Love Has Ever Been (Rondel Prime) 12/23/2016
4064. On New Year's Evening 12/31/2016
4065. This Century 12/31/2016
4066. When The New Morning Comes 12/31/2016
4067. Days Are For Living 12/31/2016
4068. Pretty Things Sometimes Do Come Suddenly 1/1/2017
4069. Kimberley 1/1/2017
4070. A Glance At Ingrid Jonker 1/2/2017
4071. Westdene Disaster 1/3/2017
4072. Bicyclers 1/4/2017
4073. To Be Free 1/5/2017
4074. Words That Are Like Water 1/7/2017
4075. The Hobo 1/8/2017
4076. The Tower Of Babel 1/10/2017
4077. Coming To A Standstill 1/10/2017
4078. Life, However You Do Come 1/11/2017
4079. How Many Things Go Through My Mind 1/12/2017
4080. My Mind Is Lost In Thoughts About You (Sonnet) 1/14/2017
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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Virginia Woolf

For years she did cling
to the knowledge
that someone does truly love her
and silently and faithful she did live

until heartache did cut through her,
while continually she was caught in misconception,
did long to return to London
and at times it did feel

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