Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

761. The Bathroom Was Like A Sanctuary 4/23/2010
762. For My Brother (In Answer To Breyten Breytenbach) 4/23/2010
763. If I Build My Life Out Of Magical Nights 4/28/2010
764. The Journey 4/28/2010
765. The Journey 1 4/28/2010
766. Impure Mathematics 4/28/2010
767. To Have A Girl Like You 4/29/2010
768. To The Border 4/29/2010
769. Why? 4/29/2010
770. Mary Magdalene [1] 4/30/2010
771. Adam 4/30/2010
772. My God Witnesses Every Thing 4/30/2010
773. The Deeper Right 5/3/2010
774. The Bad Lands 5/4/2010
775. My Gi Jane Ii 5/4/2010
776. I Want To Ask You To Reveal To Me 5/5/2010
777. Compass 5/5/2010
778. Lord, Let These Days Be Consecrated 5/5/2010
779. Alone On Holiday Away From You 5/6/2010
780. Hues Of Blue 5/6/2010
781. He’s Past It 2/25/2010
782. That It’s Dangerous 2/26/2010
783. Your Letter Is Beautiful 5/3/2010
784. Flowers Of Mercy 5/3/2010
785. The Frost Dragon 5/7/2010
786. Horses In The Desert 5/7/2010
787. Thunderstorm 5/10/2010
788. Being Cut Off From You 5/10/2010
789. I Draw Your Face 5/10/2010
790. It’s Almost As If You Are Hiding Here Somewhere 5/10/2010
791. At A Pan At Night 5/11/2010
792. Snow Storm 5/11/2010
793. Adamastor 5/11/2010
794. The Summer Is Slowly Going 5/12/2010
795. Like A Illusion 5/14/2010
796. You Are A Butterfly 5/14/2010
797. Blaze Through Your Days 5/17/2010
798. This Morning I Lock The Cold Wind Out 5/17/2010
799. Alone I Drink A Hot Mega Coffee 5/17/2010
800. Banished 5/17/2010
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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Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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