Gert Strydom

Silver Star - 4,366 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At Houtbay Beach 4/15/2010
362. At Lambert's Bay The Fishing Trawlers Sail Out 3/21/2012
363. At Magnolia Dale 1/18/2011
364. At Margate Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
365. At My Second Job 7/11/2009
366. At Night Sometimes, Sweet Voices I Hear (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
367. At Night The Fragrances 10/10/2014
368. At Night The Mind Plays Its Tricks 12/19/2015
369. At Night When The Day Puts On Its Dark Cloak 4/25/2013
370. At Night When The Stars Flower In Bunches 1/28/2014
371. At Peril 10/5/2015
372. At Sea Point (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/30/2012
373. At Seven (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/7/2012
374. At Springs 4/14/2010
375. At The Beginning Of A New Life 5/16/2011
376. At The Beginning Of Spring 9/4/2010
377. At The Beginning Of Winter 7/7/2014
378. At The Blue Pool 12/23/2009
379. At The British Motor Show 8/12/2010
380. At The Cross Road 6/11/2009
381. At The Dark Hour 10/15/2010
382. At The First Sign Of Early Morning Light (Sicilian Septet) 2/17/2012
383. At The Forest Path 3/5/2015
384. At The Fountain In The Ranges 6/22/2009
385. At The Front Gate (Rondelet) 1/13/2012
386. At The Graveyard (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 7/19/2012
387. At The Hunting Lodge 4/7/2011
388. At The Marsh 7/15/2013
389. At The Movies 6/30/2009
390. At The Okavango Swamp 10/21/2010
391. At The Red Sea 2/19/2010
392. At The River (Englyn Lleddfbroest) 11/10/2011
393. At The Salt March 3/14/2011
394. At The Time That My Two Cars Were Stolen 11/9/2010
395. At The Vaal River 6/15/2009
396. At The Very End Of Night 11/3/2011
397. At The Victoria Falls 7/9/2015
398. At The Zoo 7/17/2009
399. At Times (English Sonnet] 3/14/2014
400. At Times He Is Shattered, Dumb From The Impact Of Life 7/17/2010
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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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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