Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 15,769 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3801. A New Spring (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) 9/6/2011
3802. First Blossoms 9/7/2011
3803. There Are Waves Breaking Foaming Around Me 9/7/2011
3804. Stars From The Porch 9/7/2011
3805. A Great Master Poet Wrote 9/8/2011
3806. Another Theology 9/8/2011
3807. Poor Soul 9/8/2011
3808. Your Smile Glitters With Beauty 9/9/2011
3809. I Can Only Tell You How Great The World Seemed (Rispetto) 9/9/2011
3810. Too Sparsely The Light Falls 9/9/2011
3811. I Am Tossed Into A Wretched Life 9/12/2011
3812. While You Are With Me 9/12/2011
3813. I Love You With A Man’s Selfishness 9/12/2011
3814. The Fall Of Paradise 9/13/2011
3815. Glory 9/14/2011
3816. Mowing The Lawn 8/9/2011
3817. The Jungle Sneaks In The Yard 8/9/2011
3818. Nocturne 2 8/10/2011
3819. Nocturne 8/10/2011
3820. In The Darkness Of The Night 8/10/2011
3821. Winter (There Is A Fear Clinging To You) 8/16/2011
3822. When The Darkest Darkness Fall Over Me 8/17/2011
3823. I Want To Pray 8/17/2011
3824. Sandpiper 9/14/2011
3825. A Sudden Stare 9/15/2011
3826. I Once Looked At A Face 9/15/2011
3827. The Perfect Girl 9/15/2011
3828. My Fingers Want To Pick The Bright Stars (Crystalline) 9/16/2011
3829. When The Wind Embrace Me Caressing (Crystalline) 9/16/2011
3830. The Rain Splashes Soft Against My Cheek (Crystalline) 9/16/2011
3831. The Red Ball (Crystalline) 9/16/2011
3832. I Die Of Self 9/19/2011
3833. We Met In A Restaurant In Pretoria 9/20/2011
3834. You Were The One 9/20/2011
3835. I Send To You 9/20/2011
3836. They May Try To Sensor My Poetry 9/21/2011
3837. I Wrote A Verse And Thought No More 9/21/2011
3838. There’s A Light Breeze 9/22/2011
3839. There’s A Light Breeze Blowing 9/22/2011
3840. Break Of Day 9/23/2011
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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