Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

2041. The Farewell Of Aeneas From Dido 1/24/2012
2042. Drip (Wreath Sonnet) 1/24/2012
2043. Fishing For Snoek (Un-Wreath Sonnet) 1/24/2012
2044. It Has Come To The Time (Chiasmus) 1/25/2012
2045. On The Hunt (Abcedarian) 1/25/2012
2046. In A World Of Nothingness You Bring Bliss (Rondel) 1/27/2012
2047. Samson (Cavatina) 1/30/2012
2048. Great Darkness Came Amit The Sunny Blaze (Cavatina) 1/30/2012
2049. On An Army Of Rebelling Mercenaries (Rondel) (In Answer To A.E. Housman) 1/30/2012
2050. Hovering I Saw A Redbreast And A Wren (Roundelay) 1/31/2012
2051. There Is A Swimming Pool In A Small Town (Orléans Rondel Prime) 1/31/2012
2052. Thunder Touched (Cavatina Sequence) 1/31/2012
2053. The Slaughter Of The Little Lambs 2/1/2012
2054. On Military Leave During War (Cavatina) 2/1/2012
2055. During War’s Manmade Darkness (Cavatina) (In Answer To Dylan Thomas) 2/1/2012
2056. Sorry (Pleiades) 1/26/2012
2057. Hope (Pleiades) 1/26/2012
2058. Freedom (Pleiades) 1/26/2012
2059. In Thoughts Today… (Rondelet) 1/27/2012
2060. When I Love My Worlds Starts To Stagger 1/20/2012
2061. We Live, Work And Play (Roundelay) 1/23/2012
2062. I Know The Harsh Wilderness (Roundelay) 2/2/2012
2063. Far Too Many Aspens Are Now Felled (Cavatina) 2/2/2012
2064. Early Summer 2/10/2012
2065. Nightingales (Roundelay) 2/10/2012
2066. Days Are Now Hotter Than They Were Before (Rondel Prime) 2/10/2012
2067. Modern Day Mariana (Cavatina Sequence) 2/13/2012
2068. Far Too Quickly Each Yesterday Fades (Cavatina Sequence) 2/13/2012
2069. After Her Death I Dreamed Of My Love (Cavatina Sequence) 2/12/2012
2070. Love Has No Kind Of Impediments (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
2071. When Making Love (Cavatina) 2/14/2012
2072. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
2073. Duikers (Cavatina) 2/15/2012
2074. Kimo's About Nature In The City 2/15/2012
2075. Bright Sun 2/15/2012
2076. Life (Fibonacci) 2/16/2012
2077. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
2078. Into The Depths Of You I Fall (Quintella) 2/16/2012
2079. Something About Spring 2/17/2012
2080. Something About Winter 2/17/2012
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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