Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

2881. Military Call-Up 4/11/2013
2882. Now I Look In Another Light 4/11/2013
2883. I Do Not Fear The Blazing Hot Summer Sun 4/12/2013
2884. How Do I Yearn 4/12/2013
2885. Last Night When Our Hands Touched 4/15/2013
2886. I Saw Some Bright Blue Stars The Other Night (Sonnet) 4/15/2013
2887. I Wonder If You Know How Much I Do Long For You 4/15/2013
2888. Very Young The Summer Sun Rises 4/16/2013
2889. The Early Spring [2] 4/16/2013
2890. Flaunting Like A Red Spark 4/16/2013
2891. When Love Is Not Enough [2] 4/17/2013
2892. Without Pain 4/17/2013
2893. When I Miss You Continually 4/17/2013
2894. From Eternity (Cavatina) 4/18/2013
2895. In This Bright Hot Summer 4/22/2013
2896. Just Like Adam And Eve 4/24/2013
2897. In Some Of The Passing Days 4/24/2013
2898. In The Distant Past 4/24/2013
2899. When That First Morning Was Breaking On Earth (English Sestets) 4/24/2013
2900. At Night When The Day Puts On Its Dark Cloak 4/25/2013
2901. Idyll 4/25/2013
2902. Without You (Cavatina) 4/18/2013
2903. In The Darkness You Sneak By Along With The Corridor 4/18/2013
2904. The Darkness In Me 4/19/2013
2905. In A World Of Agony And Pain 4/19/2013
2906. Even In Times Of Great Woe (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 4/19/2013
2907. The Plain 4/22/2013
2908. I Truly Know That You Do Love Me 4/26/2013
2909. That Which Is Between Us 4/26/2013
2910. It Feels As If This Summer Can Last Forever 4/26/2013
2911. One Hell Of A Ride 4/29/2013
2912. Loosing Its Material Form 5/8/2013
2913. It’s Dark 5/8/2013
2914. The Bird 5/9/2013
2915. Pigeons At Dawn 5/9/2013
2916. Vulture Calls 5/9/2013
2917. As A Child I Waddled On Behind You, 5/10/2013
2918. I Know That You Love Me True 5/13/2013
2919. The Light Of Day You Are To Me 5/13/2013
2920. There Is A New World Between You And Me 5/13/2013
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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