Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,916 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

201. The City Has A Deadly Wound 7/26/2009
202. The Bus That Drives To Vryburg 7/26/2009
203. Ancient Forces Blew On The Shofar 7/28/2009
204. Summer Thunder Storm 7/28/2009
205. Crying Against The Wind 7/28/2009
206. There’s A Big Painting 8/1/2009
207. Path Into The Bushes 8/1/2009
208. Keys To Your Heart 8/1/2009
209. Mystical Reality 8/1/2009
210. Early One Afternoon 8/1/2009
211. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
212. Some Seek Me And Others Curse Me 8/4/2009
213. The Parrot 8/4/2009
214. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
215. Interviews At Employment Agencies 8/4/2009
216. I Dreamed Of An Angel Last Night 8/4/2009
217. Bus Ride At Night 8/6/2009
218. To Have Your Own Wheels 8/6/2009
219. Into That Dark Night 8/7/2009
220. There Was A Gorgeous Summer 8/7/2009
221. Two Bunches Of Red Roses 8/7/2009
222. Lion At The Zoo 8/10/2009
223. Make Me Worthy 8/10/2009
224. Into A New Millennium 8/10/2009
225. Like A White Water Lily 8/10/2009
226. Early Morning Ride 8/11/2009
227. Each Of Us Has Plans 8/11/2009
228. There Are Times 8/11/2009
229. I Wonder How I Fit Into My New Country 8/11/2009
230. Our Time Together Has Passed 8/11/2009
231. The Second Coming 8/11/2009
232. The Tale Of The Sparkling White River 8/12/2009
233. There’s A Shore 8/12/2009
234. There’s A Place With Rows Of Cypress Trees 8/12/2009
235. When Madness Snaps At My Heels 8/13/2009
236. At Times I Wonder How Love Dies 8/13/2009
237. Cigarettes, Whiskey And Wild Women 8/13/2009
238. They Meet At A Nightclub 8/13/2009
239. It’s The Forth Day 8/14/2009
240. There Are Few Things In Life 8/14/2009
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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