Gert Strydom

Bronze Star - 2,060 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

41. A Far Greater Chill 10/14/2010
42. A Farewell Lay For Minette 7/11/2012
43. A Few Anku’s 4/26/2011
44. A Financial Manager In The New South Africa 9/25/2010
45. A First Visit To A Certain Madame (Terzanelle) 9/3/2010
46. A Flower For The Night 6/2/2010
47. A Flower For The Night [2] 10/7/2010
48. A Forget Me Not 7/22/2009
49. A Frightening Dream 7/1/2011
50. A Full Red Moon Hangs In The Night Sky 6/7/2010
51. A Gigantic Bee Of A Thing 6/3/2011
52. A Girl Called Lisa 11/26/2009
53. A Glimpse Of God 10/11/2010
54. A Grave Situation 4/29/2013
55. A Great Master Poet Wrote 9/8/2011
56. A Hippo At Dawn 11/4/2012
57. A Horseman At Night 11/17/2011
58. A Host Of People Came South 5/25/2010
59. A Hunting Expedition 4/7/2011
60. A Kind Of Freedom 1/16/2013
61. A Kind Of Meeting 11/19/2012
62. A Lament For Jeanie 1/18/2011
63. A Lane In England 8/12/2010
64. A Large Golden Moon 6/30/2015
65. A Letter Arrives By Registered Mail 1/6/2010
66. A Level Headed Gaze 11/11/2012
67. A Lighter Shade Of Pale 2/2/2010
68. A Litany (Cavatina Sequence) 2/6/2012
69. A Lonely Young Boy Herds Some Cattle 10/27/2010
70. A Loving Dog Is A Strange Thing 1/18/2011
71. A Man Of Integrity 11/13/2009
72. A Meerkat In The Lounge 10/19/2010
73. A Messenger From Above 9/26/2009
74. A Modern Bible Story 1/29/2013
75. A Moment (Rubliw) 12/21/2014
76. A Moment In Eternity 5/17/2012
77. A Nest Of Wasps 7/21/2011
78. A Never Ending Kind Of Intimate Thing 11/28/2011
79. A New Spring (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) 9/6/2011
80. A New Year 12/30/2010
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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