Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

81. A Nightmare Or What? (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
82. A Paean For My Country 12/30/2011
83. A Painting 7/8/2013
84. A Painting In A Shop 7/8/2013
85. A Parrot Called Chicken 2/27/2010
86. A Perfect Moment 10/14/2013
87. A Phenomenon 11/2/2012
88. A Phosphorus Projectile Explodes 7/18/2012
89. A Picture Lingers With Me 1/20/2013
90. A Place Far Away From This Dark Age 5/2/2013
91. A Place For You 5/19/2010
92. A Place In The Sun 3/15/2013
93. A Poem During War (Cavatina) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/8/2012
94. A Poem For Zimbabwe 6/27/2014
95. A Poem On Honeymoon 8/7/2014
96. A Poem On My Darling’s Birthday 2/25/2014
97. A Poet Tried To Shackle My Words 7/13/2011
98. A Police Road Block 9/14/2010
99. A Prayer For The Earth (Rondine) 3/5/2013
100. A Prayer In The Summer Of My Life 7/31/2012
101. A Precise Woman 9/30/2010
102. A Psalm 2/14/2011
103. A Psalm In The Twenty First Century (Virelay) 3/7/2013
104. A Ray Of Sunlight 9/28/2009
105. A Real Life Nightmare 7/24/2009
106. A Reminiscence 6/23/2009
107. A Resting Place 6/29/2009
108. A Scrapbook 1/20/2010
109. A Season Out Of Time 3/18/2010
110. A Sheaf Of Red Roses 7/24/2009
111. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence 5/23/2013
112. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) 5/23/2013
113. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) [1] 5/23/2013
114. A Shot Rang Out Like Lightning Out Of A Gun 5/27/2010
115. A Small Bird Sang Its Lovely Carefree Song (Novelinee) 12/12/2012
116. A Small Tear Falls 10/31/2012
117. A Snowflake (Tritina) 12/28/2011
118. A Snow-White Dove 7/9/2014
119. A Song Of Joy Sounds Up 9/18/2012
120. A Song Of Sadness 12/5/2011
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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