Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

4281. The Second Coming [2] 7/13/2017
4282. There's Something Eerie To The Morning Mist (Novelinee) 7/13/2017
4283. At First Light They Started To Climb 7/13/2017
4284. The Credo Of A Child 7/14/2017
4285. We Do Live In A World 7/14/2017
4286. Rites Of Love 7/14/2017
4287. On The Battlefield 7/16/2017
4288. The Softly Brown Earth Lies Under Me 7/16/2017
4289. My Own Goddess 7/16/2017
4290. Questions Around Nine Eleven 7/16/2017
4291. I Am Asleep Having A Childhood Kind Of Dream 7/17/2017
4292. Prickly Pear Hedge 7/17/2017
4293. When Love And Faithfulness Do Come Unwavering 7/17/2017
4294. Would My Words 12/7/2015
4295. The Red Arum Lilies 12/8/2015
4296. Field Of Maize 12/8/2015
4297. No Other Painting 12/9/2015
4298. I Gave My Love To You 12/10/2015
4299. While The Year Hangs Skeleton 12/14/2015
4300. Something About A Bird In A Tree 12/15/2015
4301. One Military Hospital 12/16/2015
4302. Inside You And I Dance 12/17/2015
4303. At Night The Mind Plays Its Tricks 12/19/2015
4304. I Had Dreamt Of You [2] 12/20/2015
4305. Where Are We Now? 12/21/2015
4306. Last Night I Dreamt Of You 12/22/2015
4307. On Christmas 12/23/2015
4308. In The Hospital 9/10/2016
4309. When I Walk Through The Halls Of A Hospital 9/12/2016
4310. If On Visit In A Hospital You Do Lose Your Way 9/12/2016
4311. In The Hospital I Saw Her Living 9/12/2016
4312. The Flowering Jacarandas Are Quite Pretty 9/13/2016
4313. Far Too Many Times 9/13/2016
4314. Treatment At The Springs Government Dental Clinic 9/13/2016
4315. Pain (Etheree) 9/14/2016
4316. Treatment At The Far East Rand State Hospital In Springs South Africa 9/14/2016
4317. As If They Are Beacons 12/28/2015
4318. What Fanciful Lives We Lead 12/29/2015
4319. While The Cold Winds Do Shake The Windows 6/19/2017
4320. I Rise To Prepare Breakfast [2] 6/19/2017
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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