Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 15,728 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

961. A Woman Unconscious 8/11/2010
962. Bride And Groom 8/11/2010
963. Sandstorm In Iraq 8/11/2010
964. At The British Motor Show 8/12/2010
965. Dome Of Pearl 8/13/2010
966. The Circus Came To Town 8/13/2010
967. What Can I Tell You? 8/13/2010
968. To Minette 8/16/2010
969. The Swan (Terzanelle) 8/16/2010
970. Crocodile Hunter 8/16/2010
971. Awakening Storm 8/17/2010
972. Johnny Everyman [2] 7/22/2010
973. On The Other Side Of The Lomba River 7/22/2010
974. The Singer 7/23/2010
975. Early One Summer Morning 7/23/2010
976. I See A Day Withering In The West 7/23/2010
977. I Look At A Picture Of You 7/27/2010
978. The Ogre [2] 8/18/2010
979. Cape Winters (Em Du Toit Rondeau Type) 8/19/2010
980. Telling Her Of Our Tender Vows (Terzanelle) 8/19/2010
981. Dreams [2] 8/23/2010
982. Lingering 8/23/2010
983. A Conversation With Minette 8/23/2010
984. At Cape Point 8/24/2010
985. Epistle To Np Van Wyk Louw 8/24/2010
986. Memento 8/24/2010
987. Today I Am From Iraq 8/25/2010
988. When Something In The Dark Depths Of Your Eyes Smoulders (Terzanelle) 8/25/2010
989. I Take A Bus That Goes To Vryburg 8/25/2010
990. Without You 8/26/2010
991. If I Could Get The Look In Your Eyes 8/26/2010
992. One Morning I Sat At A Ridge 8/27/2010
993. Sometimes I Remember A House 8/27/2010
994. Terzanelle To A Pet Cobra 8/27/2010
995. Zimbabwe Frightened You 8/28/2010
996. Kariba Lake 8/28/2010
997. Angel 8/28/2010
998. Grey 8/30/2010
999. Auntie’s Curse 8/30/2010
1000. Resolved To Say Nothing (Terzanelle) 9/1/2010
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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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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