Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,629 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1. Zimbabwe Frightened You 8/28/2010
2. Zebras 11/14/2012
3. Your Works Display Your Righteousness 9/27/2011
4. Your Voice 9/6/2011
5. Your Smile, Your Touch, Your Glance (Cavatina) 4/2/2012
6. Your Smile Is Like A Negligee 6/24/2010
7. Your Smile Glitters With Beauty 9/9/2011
8. Your Presence Is Strange But Familiar 12/2/2011
9. Your Presence Is A True Delight (Common Measure Octave) 1/23/2013
10. Your Penetrating Glance Does Silence My Words 5/29/2014
11. Your Own Hands I Get My Daily Bread (Cavatina) 3/29/2012
12. Your Name Will Not Carry Another Meaning For Me 10/4/2011
13. Your Name 8/31/2009
14. Your Mouth Did Open Softly Under Mine 7/3/2014
15. Your Love Is Wicked (Parody) 2/2/2011
16. Your Love And Pure Integrity Is Not In Dispute, Lord (Cavatina Sequence) 2/20/2012
17. Your Love 1/11/2010
18. Your Letter Is Beautiful 5/3/2010
19. Your Hand Is In The Rain 7/29/2013
20. Your Golf Playing Postmaster Father Was Your God 9/27/2010
21. Your Gaze Is Full Of Ice (Wyatt Sonnet) 11/17/2011
22. Your Face 3/28/2013
23. Your Eyes Burns Right Through Me 9/1/2009
24. Your Eyes Burn Right Through My Soul 1/20/2011
25. Your Eyes 8/5/2013
26. Your Dressing Table In The Hall 11/2/2010
27. Your Beauty Is No Secret 8/15/2012
28. Your Are The One 2/7/2010
29. Young Koekemoer (In Reply To A. Brodrick) 11/10/2010
30. You’re In Another Country Called Cape Town 8/4/2010
31. You’re Away 8/19/2009
32. You’ll Be A True Believer 3/1/2010
33. You, My Love Are The One 7/26/2011
34. You Who Constantly Truly Love Me 6/18/2012
35. You Were The One 9/20/2011
36. You Were Past Cute 5/28/2010
37. You Were Like A Angel Surrounded With Sunshine 11/11/2010
38. You Were Laying With Your Head On My Chest 5/26/2010
39. You Were Gone (Poet's Echo) 4/10/2012
40. You Wanted To Know About Evil And Good 10/6/2010
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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)


I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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