Gert Strydom Poems
|4321.||Your Love Is Wicked (Parody)||2/2/2011|
|4322.||Your Mouth Did Open Softly Under Mine||7/3/2014|
|4324.||Your Name Will Not Carry Another Meaning For Me||10/4/2011|
|4325.||Your Own Hands I Get My Daily Bread (Cavatina)||3/29/2012|
|4326.||Your Penetrating Glance Does Silence My Words||5/29/2014|
|4327.||Your Presence Is A True Delight (Common Measure Octave)||1/23/2013|
|4328.||Your Presence Is Strange But Familiar||12/2/2011|
|4329.||Your Smile Glitters With Beauty||9/9/2011|
|4330.||Your Smile Is Like A Negligee||6/24/2010|
|4331.||Your Smile, Your Touch, Your Glance (Cavatina)||4/2/2012|
|4333.||Your Works Display Your Righteousness||9/27/2011|
|4335.||Zimbabwe Frightened You||8/28/2010|
Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)
While the night stretch black over me
and in the dark sky I see countless lights
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 ...
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,