Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 18,542 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3121. Jonah 6/1/2010
3122. We Ate At A Exclusive Restaurant 6/2/2010
3123. That Goodbye 5/12/2010
3124. The Deluge 5/13/2010
3125. The First City 5/13/2010
3126. Samson 5/13/2010
3127. The Last Sunshine 5/21/2010
3128. We Walked Into Distant Mirage 5/21/2010
3129. Turmoil Is Coming From Far Off (A Reply To William Butler Yeats) 5/24/2010
3130. A Flower For The Night 6/2/2010
3131. Death Shall Have No Dominion 6/3/2010
3132. The Rod Of God 6/3/2010
3133. The Tempest 6/3/2010
3134. I Constantly Chase After Love 6/4/2010
3135. At A Stop Sign There’s A Red Toyota 6/4/2010
3136. Sometimes A Bit Defective 6/4/2010
3137. In My Thoughts I Walk The Route 6/7/2010
3138. I Want To Draw You Tight Against Me 6/7/2010
3139. The Thunder Cat 6/7/2010
3140. Somewhere In The Hillocks 6/8/2010
3141. Sometimes I Imagine 6/8/2010
3142. Maybe I Am Looking At Eve 6/8/2010
3143. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
3144. Today I Lay You Off 6/9/2010
3145. No Winter Can Chill 6/9/2010
3146. I Miss You With All My Heart 6/9/2010
3147. The Cassinga Jump 6/10/2010
3148. I Saw Private Spencer Going To War 6/10/2010
3149. I Am Truly Glad 6/11/2010
3150. My Heart 6/11/2010
3151. As The Morning Glory Opens 6/11/2010
3152. In Another Time Of Year 6/14/2010
3153. In This Winter 6/14/2010
3154. Eclipse 6/14/2010
3155. There’s A World 6/14/2010
3156. Seen From The Sky 6/15/2010
3157. Tower Blocks 6/15/2010
3158. The Squatter’s Camp 6/15/2010
3159. Just One More Summer 6/16/2010
3160. Weekend Pass 6/16/2010
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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To Be Human

restrains us from the animal instinct,
the cruel, dominating overpowering thing
and unlike the lion, leopard or eagle
that has to destroy to live
we take the difficult route
where sincerity, justice, truth and love reigns
and where we deal out mercy
trying to understand the message
behind the intensity of eyes,

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