Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

241. If I Want To Think Straight 8/19/2009
242. I See A Blind Man This Morning 8/20/2009
243. Palm Trees 8/20/2009
244. If I Could Make The Big Orange Sun 8/20/2009
245. I Dreamed Of You Last Night 8/20/2009
246. At Times I Wonder2 8/22/2009
247. It Happened To Me 8/22/2009
248. I Walked Into This Vista 8/22/2009
249. The Smell Of Coffee 8/23/2009
250. Hari Chrishna 8/23/2009
251. It Is Like New Love For Life 8/23/2009
252. There Is A Black Hair Cat 8/23/2009
253. Today The Eastern Horizon Is Yellow Gold 8/23/2009
254. As Bright As The Biggest Star 8/23/2009
255. It Is Only One Day 8/24/2009
256. It Is Only One Day[2] 8/24/2009
257. It Is Only One Day[3] 8/24/2009
258. It Is Only One Day[4] 8/24/2009
259. It Is Only One Day[5] 8/24/2009
260. It Is Only One Day[6] 8/24/2009
261. It Is Icy Cold 8/26/2009
262. I Wonder What A Bus Ticket Buys 8/26/2009
263. There Is Magic In Your Nearness 8/26/2009
264. Accountability Over Time 8/27/2009
265. There Is A Dark Way 8/27/2009
266. This Morning[2] 8/28/2009
267. Just Past The Park In Park Street 8/28/2009
268. Coffee, Tea And Liquor 8/30/2009
269. Your Name 8/31/2009
270. Your Eyes Burns Right Through Me 9/1/2009
271. There Is A Secret Force 8/28/2009
272. There Once Was A Man 8/30/2009
273. We Live In A World 9/1/2009
274. The Never-Ending Road 9/1/2009
275. Now That You Are Mine 9/2/2009
276. What A Big Joke 9/2/2009
277. The New Day Started Wonderful 9/2/2009
278. My Country Lies In Pieces 9/4/2009
279. Blood River 9/4/2009
280. The New Morning Opens 9/4/2009
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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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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