Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 18,373 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1481. While The Storm Outside Is Quieting Down [2] 5/6/2011
1482. To Make Something Beautiful 5/6/2011
1483. You Draw Beautifully With Your Pencil 5/6/2011
1484. Between Bright Stars One Had Lost Its Way 4/29/2011
1485. When He Walked Into His Cell 4/29/2011
1486. The Parade 5/3/2011
1487. The Coastline Did Not Need The Poem 4/18/2011
1488. Mary From Nazareth 5/9/2011
1489. Eastern Transvaal 5/9/2011
1490. Thoughts About A Child That Does Not Exist 5/10/2011
1491. Poem For A Child That Was Never Conceived 5/10/2011
1492. Heinrich 5/10/2011
1493. I Cannot Save You From Yourself 5/11/2011
1494. What Hope For Man When His Time Is Spend 5/11/2011
1495. To My Lost One (Villanelle) 5/15/2011
1496. If You Come To Stay With Me 5/15/2011
1497. At The Beginning Of A New Life 5/16/2011
1498. About Love 5/16/2011
1499. Persian Quatrains For Jeanie 5/16/2011
1500. The Morning Is Cobalt Blue (Persian Quatrain) 5/16/2011
1501. Persian Quatrains Of A Comrade-In-Arms 5/16/2011
1502. When Darkness Stretched Out Through The Universe 5/17/2011
1503. Experiences At Church 5/17/2011
1504. Marina 5/17/2011
1505. A Country 5/18/2011
1506. God Of Our Fathers 5/18/2011
1507. We Will Not Escape From This Hell 5/18/2011
1508. When Time Glides By And Days Past Into Night 5/12/2011
1509. Love Stays True 5/12/2011
1510. Love Expresses Itself Nevertheless 5/12/2011
1511. The Old Mine 5/13/2011
1512. On Manoeuvres 5/13/2011
1513. Van Der Decken 5/13/2011
1514. There Are Times That I Am At Peace 5/13/2011
1515. In The Backyard A Cock Crows 5/15/2011
1516. Sometimes I Long 5/15/2011
1517. A Few Anku’s 4/26/2011
1518. Tankas About Namaqualand 4/26/2011
1519. Notes About The Situation In Our Country 5/20/2011
1520. In The Time That It Takes To Park A Cream Coloured Car 5/20/2011
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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To Be Human

restrains us from the animal instinct,
the cruel, dominating overpowering thing
and unlike the lion, leopard or eagle
that has to destroy to live
we take the difficult route
where sincerity, justice, truth and love reigns
and where we deal out mercy
trying to understand the message
behind the intensity of eyes,

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