Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 14,909 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

41. A Dentist 10/14/2015
42. A Dirge For Minette 8/24/2011
43. A Distressful Day Finds Me 9/8/2009
44. A Dragon Fly 9/27/2012
45. A Dream 1/25/2011
46. A Ducktail Called Stan 5/27/2011
47. A Dying Soldier 3/31/2011
48. A Far Greater Chill 10/14/2010
49. A Farewell Lay For Minette 7/11/2012
50. A Few Anku’s 4/26/2011
51. A Financial Manager In The New South Africa 9/25/2010
52. A First Visit To A Certain Madame (Terzanelle) 9/3/2010
53. A Flower For The Night 6/2/2010
54. A Flower For The Night [2] 10/7/2010
55. A Forget Me Not 7/22/2009
56. A Frightening Dream 7/1/2011
57. A Full Red Moon Hangs In The Night Sky 6/7/2010
58. A Gigantic Bee Of A Thing 6/3/2011
59. A Girl Called Lisa 11/26/2009
60. A Glance At Ingrid Jonker 1/2/2017
61. A Glimpse Of God 10/11/2010
62. A Grave Situation 4/29/2013
63. A Great Master Poet Wrote 9/8/2011
64. A Hadeda -Ibis Did Cause Amok Outside 8/30/2015
65. A Hippo At Dawn 11/4/2012
66. A Horseman At Night 11/17/2011
67. A Host Of People Came South 5/25/2010
68. A Hunting Expedition 4/7/2011
69. A Husband's Love Song 8/6/2016
70. A Kind Of Freedom 1/16/2013
71. A Kind Of Meeting 11/19/2012
72. A Lament For Jeanie 1/18/2011
73. A Lane In England 8/12/2010
74. A Large Golden Moon 6/30/2015
75. A Letter Arrives By Registered Mail 1/6/2010
76. A Level Headed Gaze 11/11/2012
77. A Lighter Shade Of Pale 2/2/2010
78. A Litany (Cavatina Sequence) 2/6/2012
79. A Lonely Young Boy Herds Some Cattle 10/27/2010
80. A Love Struck Priest And A Nun (Sonnet) 8/19/2016
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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