Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

4761. How Eagerly I Want To Share My Thoughts With You 3/11/2015
4762. My Mistress’ Eyes (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 10/29/2010
4763. The Avocado Tree 1/13/2011
4764. On The Road To Emmaus 2/15/2011
4765. The Grocery Store 4/5/2011
4766. No Longer Can You Brake My Logical Reasoning 5/9/2011
4767. If My Oppression Has No End 9/19/2011
4768. Maybe Now It’s Far Too Late (In Answer To Robert Browning) 10/12/2011
4769. An African Experience (In Reply To Agostinho Neto) 9/21/2011
4770. She Is Lovely (French / Dutch Roundel) (In Answer To Dorothy Parker) 10/4/2011
4771. Time Passes Too Quickly 12/15/2009
4772. My Years Are Coming On 10/25/2009
4773. The Meeting Point 10/15/2010
4774. The Military Police 7/22/2010
4775. In Margate 3/18/2010
4776. The Gorilla 3/31/2010
4777. I Am A Farmer 2/25/2010
4778. The Maritime Ode 10/5/2010
4779. The Shadow Of Cain (A Reply To Edith Sitwell) 10/13/2010
4780. To A Very Special Girl 9/15/2010
4781. At A Rock Music Concert 9/7/2010
4782. When I Walk Om Margate’s Beach 9/29/2009
4783. Children With Soap Bubbles 10/6/2011
4784. No New Horizons Catches His Eyes 11/21/2011
4785. I Do Believe That Love Lasts Forever (Tritina) 12/21/2011
4786. Where People Live In The Concrete Jungle 5/15/2011
4787. On The Island 4/18/2011
4788. Easter Hymn (In Answer To A.E. Housman) 1/10/2011
4789. The Anglo Boer War 11/10/2010
4790. Hazy The New Summer Day Hangs 2/17/2015
4791. Early On A Winter Morning In Cape Town 10/28/2014
4792. Too Many Times (Tritina) 5/30/2013
4793. Physical Science 7/6/2012
4794. Flying Fish 5/28/2012
4795. The White Lily (Novelinee) 5/2/2012
4796. African Vultures 8/2/2012
4797. You Are Very Hard To Try And Forget (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/16/2012
4798. Words Sometimes Take On A Own Meaning 10/10/2012
4799. Wild Horses 3/14/2013
4800. Wild Horses [1] 3/14/2013
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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