Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

2281. God Gives Us Life (Cavatina) 5/28/2012
2282. While Shadows Creep Lifeless Everywhere (Cavatina) 5/28/2012
2283. There Are Dew Drops In Your Eyes 5/29/2012
2284. That Our Love Must Be Lost (In Answer To N. P. Van Wyk Louw) 5/29/2012
2285. When One Soul Was In Both Our Thoughts 5/29/2012
2286. Interview With A Captain Of Industry (Cavatina) 5/30/2012
2287. The Farmer (Cavatina) 5/30/2012
2288. There Are Thousands That Act Both Selfless And Brave 5/30/2012
2289. Buffelskraal 5/31/2012
2290. Ort Jan Van Hunks 5/31/2012
2291. Constantly She Brings Joy 6/1/2012
2292. She Stays Lingering With Me (Cavatina) 6/1/2012
2293. The Eyes Of My Love Shines Like The Sun 6/1/2012
2294. Her Presence Brings The Greatest Joy 6/1/2012
2295. There Is A Land (Cavatina) 6/4/2012
2296. Still I Trust Like A Child 6/4/2012
2297. When You Walked Into The World From God To Man 6/4/2012
2298. Daily There Are Happenings 6/4/2012
2299. Suddenly You Come 6/5/2012
2300. Until You Came Along (Cavatina) 6/5/2012
2301. Although You Think That I Am Different (Cavatina) 6/5/2012
2302. Daffodils (Cavatina) 6/6/2012
2303. In Times Of Solitude (Cavatina) 6/6/2012
2304. She Has Beauty, A Kind Of Perfect Grace (Cavatina) 6/7/2012
2305. Never Have I Been Quite So Much In Love 6/7/2012
2306. Outside A Myriad Of Leaves Begin To Fall (Rubiyat Sonnet) 6/7/2012
2307. Psalm-Poem (In Answer To Cornelius Van Der Merwe) 6/8/2012
2308. Engelbrecht Decides On An Assassination Attempt (In Answer To Johan Van Wyk) 6/8/2012
2309. There Is Far Too Much Disintegration (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 6/8/2012
2310. Everyone Wants A Home 6/8/2012
2311. From Birth My Father Taught Me 6/11/2012
2312. On A Hill Under The Blue Sky 6/11/2012
2313. At Times I Wonder About The World Beyond The Blue 6/11/2012
2314. When The Sun Languished Slowly In The Late Afternoon 6/12/2012
2315. When The Sun Rises And Grows Faint 6/12/2012
2316. Playing You Act As If You Want To Flee Away 6/12/2012
2317. Marilyn Monroe's Photo In Yellow-Gold 6/13/2012
2318. Marilyn Monroe's Photo In Blue (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 6/13/2012
2319. Wonderland Without Alice 6/13/2012
2320. My Father (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 6/14/2012
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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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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