Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,720 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

121. A Song Of Sadness 12/5/2011
122. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
123. A Spring Evening 9/28/2010
124. A Statesman: Then And Now 2/28/2010
125. A Story True At Times (In Answer To Marge Piercy) 11/30/2010
126. A Stroll At Sea Point 3/10/2010
127. A Struggle For Survival 5/15/2013
128. A Sudden Stare 9/15/2011
129. A Swarm Of Swallows 7/24/2012
130. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
131. A Three Double Session On A Sunday In Cape Town (Parody) 2/2/2011
132. A Thunderstorm Claps Outside 10/16/2009
133. A Token 7/28/2011
134. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
135. A Touch (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
136. A Tree (Cavatina) 8/26/2013
137. A Triad 10/21/2009
138. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
139. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
140. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
141. A View On Things (Cavatina Sequence) 3/19/2012
142. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
143. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
144. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
145. A War Story 1/9/2012
146. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
147. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
148. A Woman Unconscious 8/11/2010
149. A Women With Her Own Ways And Own Will (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
150. A Wreath Of Sonnets For My Darling 7/13/2012
151. A Wreath Of Sonnets To A Sweetheart 6/15/2011
152. A Yellow And A Red Weaver Peck At Porridge On The Grass 6/10/2013
153. Abandoned Zimbabwean Farmhouse 9/13/2010
154. Abelard Cries While He Is Writing 12/8/2011
155. Ablaze 11/27/2009
156. About A Daisy (Balassi Stanza) 12/22/2011
157. About A Fruitful Summer (Cavatina Sequence) 3/2/2012
158. About A Girl Called Marike (Cavatina Sequence) 2/27/2012
159. About Flowers And Trees 2/21/2012
160. About Love 5/16/2011
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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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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