Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

4201. A Childrens Game? 9/18/2009
4202. A Child 11/20/2009
4203. A Cheetah 11/1/2010
4204. A Cat’s Dream 11/16/2009
4205. A Cape Town Winter Day 7/23/2012
4206. A Bush Of Roses 4/5/2013
4207. A Brush With Death 5/7/2010
4208. A Brown Rock-Pigeon, Flutters Just Past The Porch 11/25/2011
4209. A Brood Of Vipers 4/7/2010
4210. A Brave Field Cornet 11/24/2009
4211. A Brave Boer Boy 10/1/2009
4212. A Boy Fishing (Cavatina Sequence) 8/7/2012
4213. A Bouquet For You 5/25/2011
4214. A Bottle Of Wolf’s Poison 11/27/2010
4215. A Birthday: Far Too Long 4/1/2011
4216. A Birthday 10/11/2009
4217. A Bee Buzzes Past In Its Flight 6/18/2013
4218. A Accountant At A Transport Company 1/6/2011
4219. 5th Avenue Remembered 3/23/2010
4220. 20th Century 12/30/2010
4221. 1899-1902 (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To A. E. Housman) 4/17/2012
4222. “where Have All The Soldiers Gone? Gone To Graveyards Every One” 5/4/2010
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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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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