Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 18,373 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4681. Bittersweet Day That Arrives 1/7/2011
4682. 20th Century 12/30/2010
4683. Three Prayers During Spring 12/29/2010
4684. When The Breeze On The Sea And Land Is Strong 12/16/2010
4685. Now It Is Winter When Trees Are Skeleton 12/23/2010
4686. Many Voices Sing A Song (In Answer To Ha Fagan) 12/3/2010
4687. During A Power Failure (Limerick) 12/1/2010
4688. When I Visit Schools For Prize Giving (Limerick) 12/1/2010
4689. That You Have Taken Her From Me 11/25/2010
4690. Black Was Everything Without Any Light (In Answer To Ted Hughes) 11/19/2010
4691. A Story True At Times (In Answer To Marge Piercy) 11/30/2010
4692. During That Golden Spring [1] 11/16/2010
4693. To Spring (In Reply To John Keats) 11/15/2010
4694. You Were Like A Angel Surrounded With Sunshine 11/11/2010
4695. Jakobus Le Grange Marais (A Reply To Christopher Hope) 10/20/2010
4696. You Are Always Flowering In An Endless Spring (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 11/8/2010
4697. I See The Red Pink Nebulas Of Orion 11/9/2010
4698. She Flees From Me (In Answer To Sir Thomas Wyatt) 10/29/2010
4699. It’s War In My Yard 10/19/2010
4700. On A Close-Up Of Anthony Delius, On His Questions To The Universe 10/5/2010
4701. The Gamblers 10/13/2010
4702. Crowds Of Xhosas Gathered At The Pool 9/24/2010
4703. The Beast [2] 8/18/2010
4704. Doves Fly Past In Pairs 9/16/2010
4705. Barn Owl 9/23/2010
4706. Skeletons 8/20/2010
4707. Late August 8/30/2010
4708. Long, Long Ago There Were Two People [2] 8/19/2010
4709. On Guard Duty 8/17/2010
4710. Proud Songsters (Terzanelle) 8/5/2010
4711. Two Weddings And No Funeral 8/2/2010
4712. When We Meet Again 6/22/2010
4713. I Will Die And Go To My Father 7/5/2010
4714. Anthem To The 47th Cuban / Faplan Brigade 7/5/2010
4715. I Am Proud To Be White 6/21/2010
4716. Battle At The Lomba River 6/10/2010
4717. A Full Red Moon Hangs In The Night Sky 6/7/2010
4718. Simon Peter 5/24/2010
4719. I Sit In The Shade Under The Chestnut-Tree 5/14/2010
4720. Early This Morning 6/2/2010
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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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

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