Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 12,387 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

161. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
162. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
163. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
164. A View On Things (Cavatina Sequence) 3/19/2012
165. A View Upon The World (Hybridanelle) 9/28/2016
166. A Visit At Far Death Hospital 9/14/2016
167. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
168. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
169. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
170. A War Story 1/9/2012
171. A Woman 11/5/2016
172. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
173. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
174. A Woman Unconscious 8/11/2010
175. A Women With Her Own Ways And Own Will (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
176. A Wreath Of Sonnets For My Darling 7/13/2012
177. A Wreath Of Sonnets To A Sweetheart 6/15/2011
178. A Yellow And A Red Weaver Peck At Porridge On The Grass 6/10/2013
179. Abandoned Zimbabwean Farmhouse 9/13/2010
180. Abelard Cries While He Is Writing 12/8/2011
181. Ablaze 11/27/2009
182. About A Daisy (Balassi Stanza) 12/22/2011
183. About A Fruitful Summer (Cavatina Sequence) 3/2/2012
184. About A Girl Called Marike (Cavatina Sequence) 2/27/2012
185. About Flowers And Trees 2/21/2012
186. About Love 5/16/2011
187. About Love I Had Been Very Naive 7/3/2011
188. About Mothers 5/9/2014
189. About Our Love 1/4/2010
190. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
191. About The Name Of God Being Used 7/13/2015
192. About The Power That Love Do Impress 9/4/2013
193. Above A Enemy Camp 2/28/2010
194. Above The Shed On The Winter Porch 7/26/2012
195. Absalom 9/22/2014
196. Absence 3/24/2010
197. Ac Her Forþ Beraò; Fugelas Singaò, Gylleò Grœghama 3/25/2010
198. Acacia Of My Blood 9/29/2009
199. Accountability Over Time 8/27/2009
200. Accounting 7/3/2015
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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