Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 5,738 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

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

(after Christina Georgina Rossetti written for the 3rd of April)

My heart feels like the morning breeze
that whispers through the flowering jacaranda trees.
My heart feels like a redbreast that dances before the rain
and sings its song of gladness again and again.
My heart feels like the first light of the breaking day
that burns intensely with happiness in each ray
but much more intense than these images is my joy

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