Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,916 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1521. When The Winter Cold Comes 5/22/2011
1522. That Mysterious Connection 5/22/2011
1523. When The Thud Of Sounds Cross Through The Night Hours 5/22/2011
1524. To Me My Love, You Never Can Get Old 5/19/2011
1525. When All Others Are Gone 5/19/2011
1526. To Me You Are The Breath 5/19/2011
1527. The Garden In The Hillocks (Tartoum) 5/23/2011
1528. The Message To Mary Magdalene 4/21/2011
1529. Where The Baobab Tree Finger Points 5/24/2011
1530. Rock Rabbits On The Hillock 5/24/2011
1531. When The Sky Domes Dull Blue 5/24/2011
1532. Not A Yellow Or Blue Iris 5/25/2011
1533. Recognition 5/25/2011
1534. A Bouquet For You 5/25/2011
1535. Civet 5/26/2011
1536. Snare 5/26/2011
1537. Pioneer Dwelling 5/26/2011
1538. The White Man Blues 5/27/2011
1539. A Ducktail Called Stan 5/27/2011
1540. The Patriot 5/27/2011
1541. In Every Dream You Are With Me 5/30/2011
1542. With Change Comes Pain 5/30/2011
1543. Far Too Many Times I Have Baked In Hot Armour (Fay Slimm Form) 5/31/2011
1544. At A Burnt Out Double Storey House (Fay Slimm Form / Decanelle) 5/31/2011
1545. To The Enemy 47th Fapla / Cuban Brigade (Fay Slimm Form / Decanelle) 5/31/2011
1546. After You Left (Fay Slimm Form) 5/31/2011
1547. Unbearable Things (Fay Slimm Form / Decanelle) 5/31/2011
1548. Finding God In A Relationship 6/1/2011
1549. Lord, How Easily We Keep You Responsible 6/1/2011
1550. When The Winter Strip Trees 6/2/2011
1551. On This Disintegrating Earth 6/2/2011
1552. When The First Heat Comes 6/2/2011
1553. A Gigantic Bee Of A Thing 6/3/2011
1554. The Road Ahead Dissolved Into Dust 6/5/2011
1555. At A Enemy Airfield 6/5/2011
1556. Minefield 6/5/2011
1557. Seventh Heaven (Triolets) 6/6/2011
1558. Melting 6/6/2011
1559. With Time Your Voice Grew Faint 6/6/2011
1560. Recognition: Now Your Silence Is Always Part Of Me 6/6/2011
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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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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