Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 8,751 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At A Utter Lost In My Own Country (In Answer To Kelwyn Sole) 4/28/2011
362. At Bethesda 6/1/2010
363. At Birth 1/15/2014
364. At Birth We Come Into This Life Alone (Rubiyat / Persian Quatrain) 6/8/2015
365. At Cape Point 8/24/2010
366. At Church Square He Stands 10/30/2013
367. At Dusk 9/23/2013
368. At Dusk 2 12/5/2015
369. At Dusk The Old Zinc Roof Creaks 6/9/2011
370. At Dusk When The Weavers Rollicked In The Back Yard 7/3/2014
371. At False Bay (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 5/19/2015
372. At Grass 8/13/2012
373. At Headquarters 1/2/2012
374. At Heart (Sicilian Septet) 8/14/2014
375. At Home You Are Already Asleep, 3/1/2013
376. At Hout Bay The Fishing Trawler Sails Out 12/23/2010
377. At Houtbay Beach 4/15/2010
378. At Lambert's Bay The Fishing Trawlers Sail Out 3/21/2012
379. At Magnolia Dale 1/18/2011
380. At Margate Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
381. At My Second Job 7/11/2009
382. At Night Sometimes, Sweet Voices I Hear (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
383. At Night The Fragrances 10/10/2014
384. At Night The Mind Plays Its Tricks 12/19/2015
385. At Night When The Day Puts On Its Dark Cloak 4/25/2013
386. At Night When The Stars Flower In Bunches 1/28/2014
387. At Peril 10/5/2015
388. At Sea Point (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/30/2012
389. At Seven (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/7/2012
390. At Springs 4/14/2010
391. At The Beginning Of A New Life 5/16/2011
392. At The Beginning Of Spring 9/4/2010
393. At The Beginning Of Winter 7/7/2014
394. At The Blue Pool 12/23/2009
395. At The British Motor Show 8/12/2010
396. At The Cross Road 6/11/2009
397. At The Dark Hour 10/15/2010
398. At The Dentist 9/14/2016
399. At The First Sign Of Early Morning Light (Sicilian Septet) 2/17/2012
400. At The Forest Path 3/5/2015
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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No Red Rose

But once bloomed that crimson rose
which could stand with her head held high,
against life's darkest sky.

Just once did that delicate petals spread
and soft lovely fragrance scent,
before she dropped her head.

Just once the blush on your cheek,

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