Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3001. It’s Not Much Fun To Be Alone 6/25/2013
3002. In The Magic Of Your Enchanting Love (English Sestets) 6/25/2013
3003. My Heart Does No More Belong To Me (English Sestets) 6/25/2013
3004. While My Days Were Only Solitary (English Sestets) 6/26/2013
3005. South Africa Is Also My Country [2] 6/27/2013
3006. And This Is How It’s In The New South Africa: 6/27/2013
3007. I Am Lost In Another Country, Maybe On Another Planet 6/27/2013
3008. Its Presence Was Here With A Faint Glow (English Sestet) 6/28/2013
3009. Last Night You Had Heard My Screams (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
3010. Slowly I Do Adjust To Hoe Life Now Is 7/1/2013
3011. I Am Devoting My Whole Life To You (Envelope Couplet Sestets) 7/1/2013
3012. When We Did Meet (Sonnetina Tre) 7/1/2013
3013. Fatherland [2] 7/2/2013
3014. Interests That Lack Potential Anguish 7/2/2013
3015. At Times You Do Astound Me (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 7/3/2013
3016. Red-Blonde Your Hair Gleams And They Are Delicate 7/3/2013
3017. My Stupid Fingers Write Words To You 7/4/2013
3018. What A Big Friend I Have In Fw 7/5/2013
3019. A Painting 7/8/2013
3020. A Painting In A Shop 7/8/2013
3021. The Fairy 7/8/2013
3022. Love Has Begun (Cavatina) 7/9/2013
3023. The Hunger In My Heart (Cavatina) 7/9/2013
3024. Tonight The Silence Caries Its Soft Message (Cavatina) 7/9/2013
3025. Lovely To His Eyes 7/10/2013
3026. Evanescence 7/11/2013
3027. On A Girl That I Did Meet (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
3028. Stealing A Kiss (Novelinee) 7/16/2013
3029. A Women With Her Own Ways And Own Will (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
3030. The Coming Of The Rain 7/17/2013
3031. There Is A Mystery In The Intricate Way That Nature Works 7/17/2013
3032. The First Summer Rain 7/17/2013
3033. The Rainbow 7/17/2013
3034. At Times I Think Of That Summer (Cavatina) 7/18/2013
3035. When Time Does Bring Me Nearer 7/11/2013
3036. If This Is Not How Love Is 7/12/2013
3037. The Sparkle In Your Smile (Elizabethan Ditty) 7/12/2013
3038. My Words Keep On Wandering 7/12/2013
3039. In The Winter Morning Mist 7/15/2013
3040. When Butterflies 7/15/2013
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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