Gert Strydom

Silver Star - 3,633 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At Night Sometimes, Sweet Voices I Hear (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
362. At Night The Fragrances 10/10/2014
363. At Night When The Day Puts On Its Dark Cloak 4/25/2013
364. At Night When The Stars Flower In Bunches 1/28/2014
365. At Peril 10/5/2015
366. At Sea Point (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/30/2012
367. At Seven (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/7/2012
368. At Springs 4/14/2010
369. At The Beginning Of A New Life 5/16/2011
370. At The Beginning Of Spring 9/4/2010
371. At The Beginning Of Winter 7/7/2014
372. At The Blue Pool 12/23/2009
373. At The British Motor Show 8/12/2010
374. At The Cross Road 6/11/2009
375. At The Dark Hour 10/15/2010
376. At The First Sign Of Early Morning Light (Sicilian Septet) 2/17/2012
377. At The Forest Path 3/5/2015
378. At The Fountain In The Ranges 6/22/2009
379. At The Front Gate (Rondelet) 1/13/2012
380. At The Graveyard (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 7/19/2012
381. At The Hunting Lodge 4/7/2011
382. At The Marsh 7/15/2013
383. At The Movies 6/30/2009
384. At The Okavango Swamp 10/21/2010
385. At The Red Sea 2/19/2010
386. At The River (Englyn Lleddfbroest) 11/10/2011
387. At The Salt March 3/14/2011
388. At The Time That My Two Cars Were Stolen 11/9/2010
389. At The Vaal River 6/15/2009
390. At The Very End Of Night 11/3/2011
391. At The Victoria Falls 7/9/2015
392. At The Zoo 7/17/2009
393. At Times (English Sonnet] 3/14/2014
394. At Times He Is Shattered, Dumb From The Impact Of Life 7/17/2010
395. At Times I Can Loose Myself In Sadness 12/2/2011
396. At Times I Think Of That Summer (Cavatina) 7/18/2013
397. At Times I Wonder 6/2/2009
398. At Times I Wonder About The World Beyond The Blue 6/11/2012
399. At Times I Wonder How Love Dies 8/13/2009
400. At Times I Wonder Where Her Thoughts Go (Sonnet) 6/9/2014
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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We Wait For Something

We wait for something
on the other side of tomorrow,
as if something special
is waiting on us in the new morning,
as if it is destined to be
the greatest day of all days

and yet today holds its promises,
holds the joys and delights

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