Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Divorce Iii 7/12/2016
762. Divorce Iv (Espinela) 7/12/2016
763. Divorce V 7/12/2016
764. Do Net Tell Me [1] 7/15/2014
765. Do Not Accept 4/14/2011
766. Do Not Lay Me Down In A Grave 7/13/2009
767. Do Not Tell Me [2] 7/15/2014
768. Do Not Tell Me About Your Love 1/17/2011
769. Do Not Tell Me About Your Love [2] 6/8/2011
770. Do You Believe In: Jesus Christ Or The Cosmic Christ? 10/24/2011
771. Dodoitsu Love Poems 4/26/2011
772. Does The Lotus Shrink Away For Everyone? 10/14/2011
773. Dome Of Pearl 8/13/2010
774. Doves Fly Past In Pairs 9/16/2010
775. Down At The Fen (Cavatina) 7/24/2013
776. Down At The Marsh 10/31/2012
777. Downing A Mig-23 11/17/2016
778. Downstream 2/22/2017
779. Dream Woman 6/30/2011
780. Dreams 10/21/2009
781. Dreams [2] 8/23/2010
782. Drip (Wreath Sonnet) 1/24/2012
783. Driving Past Van Reenens Pass 6/11/2009
784. Drought 3/22/2011
785. Drought [2] 7/3/2017
786. Drug Dealers 6/14/2010
787. Drunk With The Bliss Of Your Kisses 11/30/2011
788. Duikers (Cavatina) 2/15/2012
789. During A Power Failure (Limerick) 12/1/2010
790. During Blissful Passion (Rondelet) 2/20/2013
791. During Midday 8/6/2014
792. During That Golden Spring [1] 11/16/2010
793. During That Sunny Summer 11/3/2011
794. During The Days Of Winter 6/11/2013
795. During The Last Days Of Winter 10/10/2013
796. During The Night I Am Travelling To You 7/24/2014
797. During The Years That I Have Lived In South Africa 1/23/2013
798. During War’s Manmade Darkness (Cavatina) (In Answer To Dylan Thomas) 2/1/2012
799. Each And Every Weekday 6/2/2009
800. Each Morning When The Night Is Swept Away (English Sonnet) 4/15/2014
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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