Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1001. Resolved To Say Nothing (Terzanelle) 9/1/2010
1002. Destiny (Terzanelle) 9/1/2010
1003. As If The Beast In Man Is Loose (Terzanelle) 9/1/2010
1004. The Country Fair 9/2/2010
1005. Summer In The Country 9/2/2010
1006. Walking The River 9/2/2010
1007. I Saw A Lovely Girl (Terzanelle) 9/3/2010
1008. A First Visit To A Certain Madame (Terzanelle) 9/3/2010
1009. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
1010. Errata 9/4/2010
1011. At The Beginning Of Spring 9/4/2010
1012. The Last Moment 9/4/2010
1013. When Times Are Bad 9/6/2010
1014. With Eyes Closed Against The Bright Light 9/6/2010
1015. I Saw The Sun Rising Slowly 9/6/2010
1016. His Heart Is Broken 9/8/2010
1017. One Night (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
1018. At Night Sometimes, Sweet Voices I Hear (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
1019. Without You [2] 9/9/2010
1020. Lady Anne 9/10/2010
1021. Strand Beach 9/10/2010
1022. We Stood At The Sea On A Winter Day 9/10/2010
1023. Shaken But Not Stirred 9/11/2010
1024. Thunderbolt 9/11/2010
1025. Under Fire At Home 9/11/2010
1026. On Fridays He’d Open A Six-Pack Of Beer 9/13/2010
1027. Abandoned Zimbabwean Farmhouse 9/13/2010
1028. If 9/13/2010
1029. She Looked For All Pills 9/14/2010
1030. A Police Road Block 9/14/2010
1031. Sometimes You Slept 9/15/2010
1032. Rude Awakening 9/15/2010
1033. When The Dark Night Kisses Me (English Triolet) 8/20/2010
1034. Challenger Shuttle Disaster (Terzanelle) 8/20/2010
1035. Sometimes For Sport (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
1036. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
1037. Hope 9/8/2010
1038. First Rain 9/16/2010
1039. Early Spring 9/16/2010
1040. The Family Crest 9/17/2010
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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