Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

4801. Glory To God 12/18/2011
4802. The White Lily (Novelinee) 5/2/2012
4803. The Joys Of Summer (Cavatina) 3/28/2012
4804. At The Red Sea 2/19/2010
4805. A Constant Shadow Hangs Ominous 3/1/2010
4806. I Love You Still 5/3/2010
4807. Africa Child 10/8/2009
4808. Like A Goddess You Appear 12/16/2009
4809. Our Time Together Has Passed 8/11/2009
4810. You Are Beautiful 12/29/2009
4811. A Child 11/20/2009
4812. There Are Things That You Cannot Avoid 12/9/2009
4813. As My Prehistoric Father Did 12/7/2009
4814. Between The Time That The Day Dies 8/17/2009
4815. The Loud Noise 8/23/2009
4816. Winter Storm 7/20/2009
4817. At Times I Wonder 6/2/2009
4818. In Angola 6/2/2009
4819. When Love Has Gone 6/2/2009
4820. Into The Unfathomable Abyss 6/2/2009
4821. Last Night [2] 6/10/2009
4822. Last Night 6/9/2009
4823. Carrion 6/7/2009
4824. When I Was A Child 6/12/2009
4825. Anyone 6/29/2009
4826. At The Vaal River 6/15/2009
4827. Cassinga 6/19/2009
4828. At The Fountain In The Ranges 6/22/2009
4829. A Reminiscence 6/23/2009
4830. Alzheimer’s 7/6/2009
4831. Far Too Many Enemies Were Coffined (Catena Rondo) 5/7/2013
4832. The Tractor 6/7/2013
4833. Farewell Conversation 7/11/2013
4834. Remarks On Foreign Soldiers From A Superpower / A Foreign Secret Service 7/5/2013
4835. On A Sunny Summer Sunday (Villanelle) 4/25/2013
4836. Eclipse [2] 7/22/2013
4837. Speaking Of Fairytales (Cavatina) 8/2/2013
4838. In My Dream 7/31/2013
4839. In The House Of My Father 7/29/2013
4840. About Mothers 5/9/2014
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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