Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,772 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

721. I Look At Clouds 3/31/2010
722. Princess That’s Far Away 3/31/2010
723. Just One More Time 3/31/2010
724. We’ll Go To The Mountain, You And I 3/31/2010
725. Nothing Can Make A Day Last Longer 3/31/2010
726. Under Your Spell 3/31/2010
727. If Words Could Kill [2] 4/7/2010
728. A Brood Of Vipers 4/7/2010
729. After Ventersdorp,4 April 2010 4/8/2010
730. Night Of The Long Knives 4/8/2010
731. Maybe This Is Not Really Goodbye 4/9/2010
732. To Stop That Goodbye 4/9/2010
733. I Loved You In So Many Ways 4/9/2010
734. An Elegy To Eugene Terreblance 4/10/2010
735. An Elegy For South Africa 4/12/2010
736. Not With A Machinegun, But With A Pen (In Answer To Breyten Breytenbach) 4/12/2010
737. Where They Belonged 4/13/2010
738. Gross Stupidity 4/13/2010
739. After The Rain 4/14/2010
740. At Springs 4/14/2010
741. Everything Is Going To Be Wet 4/14/2010
742. At Houtbay Beach 4/15/2010
743. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
744. The Nude Swim 4/15/2010
745. Cul De Sac 4/16/2010
746. Sue Me If You Can 4/16/2010
747. To Be Extradited 4/16/2010
748. The Creation 4/19/2010
749. Divine Destruction 4/19/2010
750. Moses 4/19/2010
751. Even Though It’s Dark Around Me 4/20/2010
752. You Made Me Believe 4/20/2010
753. The Mist 4/20/2010
754. Harare 4/21/2010
755. Pretoria 4/21/2010
756. Johannesburg 4/21/2010
757. When You Visited Me 4/22/2010
758. You Stay The One 4/22/2010
759. The Signs Of You 4/22/2010
760. As If A Magical Barrier Had Been Drawn 4/23/2010
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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