Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 14,971 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

161. A Triad 10/21/2009
162. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
163. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
164. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
165. A View On Things (Cavatina Sequence) 3/19/2012
166. A View Upon The World (Hybridanelle) 9/28/2016
167. A Visit At Far Death Hospital 9/14/2016
168. A Visit To My Old Home Town 7/6/2017
169. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
170. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
171. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
172. A War Story 1/9/2012
173. A Woman 11/5/2016
174. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
175. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
176. A Woman Unconscious 8/11/2010
177. A Women With Her Own Ways And Own Will (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
178. A Wreath Of Sonnets For My Darling 7/13/2012
179. A Wreath Of Sonnets To A Sweetheart 6/15/2011
180. A Yellow And A Red Weaver Peck At Porridge On The Grass 6/10/2013
181. Abandoned Zimbabwean Farmhouse 9/13/2010
182. Abelard Cries While He Is Writing 12/8/2011
183. Ablaze 11/27/2009
184. About A Daisy (Balassi Stanza) 12/22/2011
185. About A Fruitful Summer (Cavatina Sequence) 3/2/2012
186. About A Girl Called Marike (Cavatina Sequence) 2/27/2012
187. About Flowers And Trees 2/21/2012
188. About Love 5/16/2011
189. About Love I Had Been Very Naive 7/3/2011
190. About Mothers 5/9/2014
191. About Our Love 1/4/2010
192. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
193. About The Name Of God Being Used 7/13/2015
194. About The Power That Love Do Impress 9/4/2013
195. Above A Enemy Camp 2/28/2010
196. Above Me The Stars Do Stretch Light Years Away 6/4/2017
197. Above The Shed On The Winter Porch 7/26/2012
198. Absalom 9/22/2014
199. Absence 3/24/2010
200. Ac Her Forþ Beraò; Fugelas Singaò, Gylleò Grœghama 3/25/2010
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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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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