Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 15,978 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1481. You Draw Beautifully With Your Pencil 5/6/2011
1482. Mary From Nazareth 5/9/2011
1483. Eastern Transvaal 5/9/2011
1484. Thoughts About A Child That Does Not Exist 5/10/2011
1485. Poem For A Child That Was Never Conceived 5/10/2011
1486. Heinrich 5/10/2011
1487. I Cannot Save You From Yourself 5/11/2011
1488. What Hope For Man When His Time Is Spend 5/11/2011
1489. To My Lost One (Villanelle) 5/15/2011
1490. If You Come To Stay With Me 5/15/2011
1491. At The Beginning Of A New Life 5/16/2011
1492. About Love 5/16/2011
1493. Persian Quatrains For Jeanie 5/16/2011
1494. The Morning Is Cobalt Blue (Persian Quatrain) 5/16/2011
1495. Persian Quatrains Of A Comrade-In-Arms 5/16/2011
1496. When Darkness Stretched Out Through The Universe 5/17/2011
1497. Experiences At Church 5/17/2011
1498. Marina 5/17/2011
1499. A Country 5/18/2011
1500. God Of Our Fathers 5/18/2011
1501. We Will Not Escape From This Hell 5/18/2011
1502. When Time Glides By And Days Past Into Night 5/12/2011
1503. Love Stays True 5/12/2011
1504. Love Expresses Itself Nevertheless 5/12/2011
1505. The Old Mine 5/13/2011
1506. On Manoeuvres 5/13/2011
1507. Van Der Decken 5/13/2011
1508. There Are Times That I Am At Peace 5/13/2011
1509. In The Backyard A Cock Crows 5/15/2011
1510. Sometimes I Long 5/15/2011
1511. A Few Anku’s 4/26/2011
1512. Tankas About Namaqualand 4/26/2011
1513. Notes About The Situation In Our Country 5/20/2011
1514. In The Time That It Takes To Park A Cream Coloured Car 5/20/2011
1515. To Someone That I Loved 5/20/2011
1516. When Love Destroys With Pain 5/22/2011
1517. When The Winter Cold Comes 5/22/2011
1518. That Mysterious Connection 5/22/2011
1519. When The Thud Of Sounds Cross Through The Night Hours 5/22/2011
1520. To Me My Love, You Never Can Get Old 5/19/2011
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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