Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3761. Last Night I Dreamt Of You 12/22/2015
3762. On Christmas 12/23/2015
3763. South Africa Is Also My Country [1] 12/29/2015
3764. Today People Are Not Interested 12/30/2015
3765. The Old Year 12/30/2015
3766. For My Darling, With New Year 12/30/2015
3767. The Marsh [2] 1/2/2016
3768. It Had Been A Hell Of Spring With The Sun Hanging Scorching 1/4/2016
3769. The Secret Room 1/5/2016
3770. A Room In The Past 1/5/2016
3771. African September 1/6/2016
3772. Right Against The Morass 1/7/2016
3773. I See Her Dancing Gaily 1/10/2016
3774. As My Eyes Gaze Into The Dark Night 1/11/2016
3775. Long Beach 1/12/2016
3776. No Angel Does The Sweet Passion Know 2/11/2016
3777. I Love You (2) 3/1/2016
3778. Some Times 3/2/2016
3779. How Chilly Like Winter 3/3/2016
3780. When From Me She Is Out Of Sight 3/3/2016
3781. The Things In A Town 3/7/2016
3782. Lucifer At Sunrise 3/8/2016
3783. Kamikaze 3/9/2016
3784. I Have Not Seen The Spark Of Life 3/10/2016
3785. Bus Trip At Night 3/10/2016
3786. Life Is A Gift 3/10/2016
3787. Life Is A Gift (2) 3/10/2016
3788. Life Is A Gift (3) 3/10/2016
3789. When I Hold You Tight 3/14/2016
3790. Constantly I Am Astonished 3/15/2016
3791. When The Early The Morning Does Begin (Cavatina) (2) 3/16/2016
3792. There Had Been A Kind Of Loneliness 3/17/2016
3793. At This Place I Have Been Before (Sonnet) 3/18/2016
3794. Come To Me (1) 3/21/2016
3795. My Heart Has Gone Quite In Me (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/21/2016
3796. On My Birthday 4/1/2016
3797. A Prayer (Sonnet) 4/4/2016
3798. Today My Heart Is Full Of Joy 4/5/2016
3799. The Crucifixion Of The Son Of God 4/6/2016
3800. On The Day Of My Birth 4/7/2016
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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