Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1641. When We Played Eden In The Willow Lane 7/26/2011
1642. You, My Love Are The One 7/26/2011
1643. It Could Have Been Eden 7/26/2011
1644. What A Big Misunderstanding 7/3/2011
1645. You Came As My Delivery 7/27/2011
1646. I’m Astounded By His Strange Love 7/27/2011
1647. Change Me God Almighty 7/27/2011
1648. Morning Walk (Parody) 7/3/2011
1649. Ages Flicker In The Hot Fire 7/3/2011
1650. About Love I Had Been Very Naive 7/3/2011
1651. On A Close-Up Of Louis Esterhuizen, On His Poem “winnie” 7/3/2011
1652. The Ecstasy 7/28/2011
1653. What Greatness Did We Experience? 7/28/2011
1654. A Token 7/28/2011
1655. It Isn’t Winter 7/7/2011
1656. Theatre Enactment (Parody) 7/8/2011
1657. The Seventh Day (In Answer To Louis Esterhuizen) 7/8/2011
1658. It Was A Living Guard (Parody) 7/8/2011
1659. Can This Be Love? 7/20/2011
1660. Hail 7/21/2011
1661. A Nest Of Wasps 7/21/2011
1662. Love Explicitly 7/29/2011
1663. The First Night 7/29/2011
1664. On A Night Where Stars Flamed 8/1/2011
1665. At Times My Whole Life Feels In Disorder 8/1/2011
1666. Sometimes It Feels As A Eternity Back 8/1/2011
1667. In No Big Perception 8/2/2011
1668. There’s An Inaccessibility 8/3/2011
1669. Outside The August Wind Is Playing 8/3/2011
1670. Revelation 8/4/2011
1671. Constantly I Wonder How Can I Be Part Of It? 8/17/2011
1672. How Much Do You Still Love Me? 8/18/2011
1673. I Would Again Want A Relationship With You 8/18/2011
1674. For The One That I Love 8/18/2011
1675. Mere Existence (In Answer To Breyten Breytenbach) 8/19/2011
1676. There’s Sometimes A Silence 8/19/2011
1677. Sometimes It Feels 8/19/2011
1678. My Requiem 8/19/2011
1679. Fleetingly It Hanged In Beauty 8/22/2011
1680. Outside The First Spring Rain Is Falling 8/22/2011
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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