Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,916 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

561. The Light 1/15/2010
562. You Dream 1/18/2010
563. Never Have You Painted More Beautiful 1/18/2010
564. To Love 1/18/2010
565. Spider Web 12/16/2009
566. Héloïse And Abelard 12/16/2009
567. Adam And Eve 12/18/2009
568. The Future 12/30/2009
569. As Long As There Is Oppression 12/30/2009
570. Let South Africa Be Our Country Again 12/30/2009
571. When A Procession Marches By 1/19/2010
572. Good News 1/19/2010
573. What God Do They Serve? 1/19/2010
574. A Scrapbook 1/20/2010
575. The Sisters Of Mercy 1/20/2010
576. Fire Trial 1/20/2010
577. People Are Afraid 1/22/2010
578. Predictions 1/22/2010
579. I Want To Go To You 1/26/2010
580. Francis And Clare 1/27/2010
581. Love Is The True Measuring 1/27/2010
582. Lord Of Power And Strength 1/27/2010
583. Crackling Words 1/28/2010
584. Show Me 1/28/2010
585. Forever Young 1/28/2010
586. Leatitia Perfecta 1/29/2010
587. When Red The Wine 1/29/2010
588. There Is No Face As Fair 1/29/2010
589. I Praise Thee, Creator God 1/31/2010
590. I Praise You, God 1/31/2010
591. The Snake Was In The Tree 1/31/2010
592. The Corporal 2/2/2010
593. Under Sights 2/2/2010
594. Are They Going To Dropp The Bomb? 2/2/2010
595. When Love Is Not Enough 2/2/2010
596. The Night Falls Black 2/2/2010
597. A Lighter Shade Of Pale 2/2/2010
598. Further He Lies Silent 2/3/2010
599. While The Summer Rain Falls Angrily 2/3/2010
600. Wild Flowers 2/4/2010
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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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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