Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,639 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At The Graveyard (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 7/19/2012
362. At The Hunting Lodge 4/7/2011
363. At The Marsh 7/15/2013
364. At The Movies 6/30/2009
365. At The Okavango Swamp 10/21/2010
366. At The Red Sea 2/19/2010
367. At The River (Englyn Lleddfbroest) 11/10/2011
368. At The Salt March 3/14/2011
369. At The Time That My Two Cars Were Stolen 11/9/2010
370. At The Vaal River 6/15/2009
371. At The Very End Of Night 11/3/2011
372. At The Zoo 7/17/2009
373. At Times (English Sonnet] 3/14/2014
374. At Times He Is Shattered, Dumb From The Impact Of Life 7/17/2010
375. At Times I Can Loose Myself In Sadness 12/2/2011
376. At Times I Think Of That Summer (Cavatina) 7/18/2013
377. At Times I Wonder 6/2/2009
378. At Times I Wonder About The World Beyond The Blue 6/11/2012
379. At Times I Wonder How Love Dies 8/13/2009
380. At Times I Wonder Where Her Thoughts Go (Sonnet) 6/9/2014
381. At Times I Wonder Why 9/8/2009
382. At Times I Wonder2 8/22/2009
383. At Times It Feels As If All Beacons Are Gone 12/17/2013
384. At Times It Might Look (In Answer To W. B. Yeats) 3/30/2012
385. At Times My Whole Life Feels In Disorder 8/1/2011
386. At Times The Four Walls 9/15/2009
387. At Times To Me You Are Lovely 11/20/2013
388. At Times We Are Free (Cavatina) 9/11/2014
389. At Times We Are Only Set On Passing (American Sonnet) 9/30/2014
390. At Times When I Wonder 3/15/2012
391. At Times You Are Full Of Love (Rondeau) 10/5/2011
392. At Times You Are My All In All (Hymnal Octave) 8/22/2012
393. At Times You Do Astound Me (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 7/3/2013
394. At Toni’s 10/12/2009
395. Attempted Suicide 9/17/2010
396. Aubade 1/14/2013
397. August 1968 10/26/2009
398. Auntie’s Curse 8/30/2010
399. Autumn (In Reply To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
400. Autumn Evening 6/6/2014
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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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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