Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 15,978 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4721. Beautiful 9/28/2009
4722. The Sum Of Life 9/8/2009
4723. I Have No Words 9/1/2009
4724. My Life Is Like A Riddle 6/2/2009
4725. Under A African Sky 6/2/2009
4726. Each One Of Us Is Unique 8/19/2009
4727. Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow 10/16/2009
4728. The Flying Dutchman 12/14/2009
4729. Old Table Mountain 2/14/2010
4730. Home Invasion 4/6/2010
4731. When Words Are Not Enough 5/10/2010
4732. The Baboon 7/9/2010
4733. I Really Miss You 7/1/2010
4734. The Night Watchman 9/28/2010
4735. The Black Crow (In Answer To Ted Hughes) 11/19/2010
4736. At The Salt March 3/14/2011
4737. The Battle Of Cuito Cuanavale 5/3/2011
4738. Carnations In The Garden 4/19/2011
4739. They Came In The Middle Of The Night (In Reply To Daniel P. Kunene) 4/18/2011
4740. Nuclear Bomb Dropping On Hiroshima 3/25/2011
4741. Habitation (In Answer To Margaret Atwood) 7/7/2011
4742. Every Morning When The Day Begins 8/17/2011
4743. Far Too Little We Know (Enclosed Triplets) (In Answer To John Keats) 3/26/2012
4744. Edmund Clerihew Bently (Clerihew) 4/5/2012
4745. When The Sun Rises In The Morning 6/15/2012
4746. I Saw Death Come (Rondelet) 11/1/2012
4747. If We Do Look At Things In History (Blues Sonnet) 1/10/2013
4748. The Fire-Lily Blooms Flaming 7/19/2013
4749. Hetero Sex 2/3/2014
4750. Wolraad Woltemade (Cavatina) 11/21/2013
4751. With You My Life Goes Up And Down 2/13/2015
4752. It Was A Dark Day Afternoon 2/15/2015
4753. Time Held Me 3/12/2015
4754. On A Cruel Cross Lord 3/4/2015
4755. Lord 3/2/2015
4756. I Am Proud To Be White 6/21/2010
4757. The Military Police 7/22/2010
4758. The Meeting Point 10/15/2010
4759. In Margate 3/18/2010
4760. The Gorilla 3/31/2010
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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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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