Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,043 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4161. World-View Caught In The Subconscious 7/20/2017
4162. In The Small Hours 7/20/2017
4163. Landmine [2] 7/20/2017
4164. She Is The Shining, Beautiful One (Italian Sonnet) 7/20/2017
4165. The Things That Befall You 7/21/2017
4166. The Cold Night Felt If It Would Last For Ages 7/21/2017
4167. At The Red Traffic Light 7/21/2017
4168. Just Yesterday 7/21/2017
4169. The Spark That Is Life 7/23/2017
4170. Suddenly The Darkness Of Night Was Spawn (Novelinee) 7/23/2017
4171. Mowing (Cavatina) 7/23/2017
4172. Clouds 7/24/2017
4173. The Cold 7/24/2017
4174. Like Ominous Foreign Flying Objects 7/24/2017
4175. Two Blind People 7/24/2017
4176. Boyhood (Novelinee) 8/1/2017
4177. Everyone Of Us Do Know 8/1/2017
4178. There Is Something Great To The Early Morning 8/1/2017
4179. Passing Time 8/1/2017
4180. Little Brother 8/1/2017
4181. I Wonder Why I Am 8/1/2017
4182. The Gossamer Strings 8/1/2017
4183. Blue-White Thunder From The Sky 8/1/2017
4184. My Master-Teacher 8/1/2017
4185. While The Gale Swept In 8/1/2017
4186. Walls [2] 8/1/2017
4187. Embodiment 8/1/2017
4188. Walled Up 8/1/2017
4189. A Good Old Braai 8/1/2017
4190. Under The Bright Moon On The Dust Road 8/1/2017
4191. In A Thunderstorm 8/1/2017
4192. The Creator 8/1/2017
4193. The Mess In Which The Country Is 8/1/2017
4194. The Capitulation 8/1/2017
4195. I Hear About A Farmer 8/1/2017
4196. A News Report About A Young Farmer 8/1/2017
4197. Afternoon Homecoming 8/1/2017
4198. Why Do Events In The Country Change To Cryptic Darkness 8/1/2017
4199. At The Big Dam 8/1/2017
4200. Motorbike 8/1/2017
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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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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