Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 7,289 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

161. A War Story 1/9/2012
162. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
163. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
164. A Woman Unconscious 8/11/2010
165. A Women With Her Own Ways And Own Will (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
166. A Wreath Of Sonnets For My Darling 7/13/2012
167. A Wreath Of Sonnets To A Sweetheart 6/15/2011
168. A Yellow And A Red Weaver Peck At Porridge On The Grass 6/10/2013
169. Abandoned Zimbabwean Farmhouse 9/13/2010
170. Abelard Cries While He Is Writing 12/8/2011
171. Ablaze 11/27/2009
172. About A Daisy (Balassi Stanza) 12/22/2011
173. About A Fruitful Summer (Cavatina Sequence) 3/2/2012
174. About A Girl Called Marike (Cavatina Sequence) 2/27/2012
175. About Flowers And Trees 2/21/2012
176. About Love 5/16/2011
177. About Love I Had Been Very Naive 7/3/2011
178. About Mothers 5/9/2014
179. About Our Love 1/4/2010
180. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
181. About The Name Of God Being Used 7/13/2015
182. About The Power That Love Do Impress 9/4/2013
183. Above A Enemy Camp 2/28/2010
184. Above The Shed On The Winter Porch 7/26/2012
185. Absalom 9/22/2014
186. Absence 3/24/2010
187. Ac Her Forþ Beraò; Fugelas Singaò, Gylleò Grœghama 3/25/2010
188. Acacia Of My Blood 9/29/2009
189. Accountability Over Time 8/27/2009
190. Accounting 7/3/2015
191. Achilles [2] 1/8/2013
192. Achilles At Troy 11/5/2010
193. Across The Road The Veldt Stretches Out Wide 1/11/2012
194. Adam 4/30/2010
195. Adam And Eve 12/18/2009
196. Adam En Eve (In Answer To Ina Rousseau) 1/19/2011
197. Adamastor 5/11/2010
198. Affinity 12/9/2013
199. Africa 5/24/2016
200. Africa (In Reply To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
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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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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