Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 12,387 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Dreams 10/21/2009
762. Dreams [2] 8/23/2010
763. Drip (Wreath Sonnet) 1/24/2012
764. Driving Past Van Reenens Pass 6/11/2009
765. Drought 3/22/2011
766. Drug Dealers 6/14/2010
767. Drunk With The Bliss Of Your Kisses 11/30/2011
768. Duikers (Cavatina) 2/15/2012
769. During A Power Failure (Limerick) 12/1/2010
770. During Blissful Passion (Rondelet) 2/20/2013
771. During Midday 8/6/2014
772. During That Golden Spring [1] 11/16/2010
773. During That Sunny Summer 11/3/2011
774. During The Days Of Winter 6/11/2013
775. During The Last Days Of Winter 10/10/2013
776. During The Night I Am Travelling To You 7/24/2014
777. During The Years That I Have Lived In South Africa 1/23/2013
778. During War’s Manmade Darkness (Cavatina) (In Answer To Dylan Thomas) 2/1/2012
779. Each And Every Weekday 6/2/2009
780. Each Morning When The Night Is Swept Away (English Sonnet) 4/15/2014
781. Each Of Us Has Plans 8/11/2009
782. Each One Of Us Is Unique 8/19/2009
783. Eagerly I Want To Go With You 7/28/2014
784. Eagle Dive 1/5/2011
785. Early Childhood 11/18/2013
786. Early Evening When Dusk Was Falling 8/5/2011
787. Early I Viewed The Morning's New Birth (Cavatina) 3/28/2012
788. Early In The Late Night 6/19/2013
789. Early In The Morn (Diminished Hexaverse) 8/22/2011
790. Early In The Morning 7/1/2009
791. Early In The Morning [1] 5/21/2012
792. Early In The Morning Before Sunrise 12/14/2016
793. Early In The Morning The Sun Gleams White And Hot 12/17/2012
794. Early In The Morning To Each Other The Doves Do Sing (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/18/2012
795. Early In The Morning When The Sun Glances Through The Window 5/21/2012
796. Early In The Morning When The Sun Just Appears 8/15/2012
797. Early Morning 2/24/2012
798. Early Morning Ride 8/11/2009
799. Early Morning When The First Rays Fall 2/22/2012
800. Early Morning When The First Rays Fall (Pantoum) 5/23/2011
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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