Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,043 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

921. The Merchant 7/6/2010
922. My Autumn [2] 7/6/2010
923. Mother’s Day 7/6/2010
924. As If Anchored To My Rock 7/7/2010
925. It’s In The Grey Land 7/7/2010
926. Since We Have Been Gone From Each 7/8/2010
927. The Bed Is Empty Next To Me 7/8/2010
928. You Colour My Life 7/8/2010
929. You Say That Love Like Ours Is Eternal 7/20/2010
930. The End Came Too Suddenly 7/20/2010
931. The Cango Caves 7/21/2010
932. Johnny Everyman [2] 7/22/2010
933. On The Other Side Of The Lomba River 7/22/2010
934. The Singer 7/23/2010
935. Early One Summer Morning 7/23/2010
936. I See A Day Withering In The West 7/23/2010
937. I Look At A Picture Of You 7/27/2010
938. On The Beach 7/27/2010
939. Punishment Parade 7/28/2010
940. That House In Brackenfell 7/28/2010
941. Withering Into A Dead Thing 7/28/2010
942. I Am The One (Terzanelle) 7/29/2010
943. As A Wanderer Upon This Earth (Terzanelle) 7/29/2010
944. The Substance Of My Self (Terzanelle) 7/29/2010
945. I Know That I Have Never Have Been As Alone 7/30/2010
946. I Know That I Have Never Have Been As Alone [2] 7/30/2010
947. Fishing On A Small Lake 7/30/2010
948. Long, Long Ago There Were Two People 7/30/2010
949. When All Previous Loves Are Lost 7/31/2010
950. When My Life, My World Fall To Pieces 7/31/2010
951. Horoscope 8/2/2010
952. Music Became Part Of Her Soul 8/3/2010
953. Love, We Must Part Now 8/3/2010
954. An Old Flame 8/3/2010
955. From Gordon’s Bay Harbour 8/4/2010
956. You’re In Another Country Called Cape Town 8/4/2010
957. We Didn’t Find Him 8/4/2010
958. Confession (Terzanelle 8/5/2010
959. When Dusk Creeps Through The Windows 8/5/2010
960. Et Memoria 8/6/2010
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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