Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

4401. You Were Laying With Your Head On My Chest 5/26/2010
4402. You Were Like A Angel Surrounded With Sunshine 11/11/2010
4403. You Were Past Cute 5/28/2010
4404. You Were The One 9/20/2011
4405. You Who Constantly Truly Love Me 6/18/2012
4406. You, My Love Are The One 7/26/2011
4407. You’ll Be A True Believer 3/1/2010
4408. You’re Away 8/19/2009
4409. You’re In Another Country Called Cape Town 8/4/2010
4410. Young Koekemoer (In Reply To A. Brodrick) 11/10/2010
4411. Your Are The One 2/7/2010
4412. Your Beauty Is No Secret 8/15/2012
4413. Your Dressing Table In The Hall 11/2/2010
4414. Your Eyes 8/5/2013
4415. Your Eyes Burn Right Through My Soul 1/20/2011
4416. Your Eyes Burns Right Through Me 9/1/2009
4417. Your Face 3/28/2013
4418. Your Gaze Is Full Of Ice (Wyatt Sonnet) 11/17/2011
4419. Your Golf Playing Postmaster Father Was Your God 9/27/2010
4420. Your Hand Is In The Rain 7/29/2013
4421. Your Letter Is Beautiful 5/3/2010
4422. Your Love 1/11/2010
4423. Your Love And Pure Integrity Is Not In Dispute, Lord (Cavatina Sequence) 2/20/2012
4424. Your Love Is Wicked (Parody) 2/2/2011
4425. Your Mouth Did Open Softly Under Mine 7/3/2014
4426. Your Name 8/31/2009
4427. Your Name Will Not Carry Another Meaning For Me 10/4/2011
4428. Your Own Hands I Get My Daily Bread (Cavatina) 3/29/2012
4429. Your Penetrating Glance Does Silence My Words 5/29/2014
4430. Your Presence Is A True Delight (Common Measure Octave) 1/23/2013
4431. Your Presence Is Strange But Familiar 12/2/2011
4432. Your Smile Glitters With Beauty 9/9/2011
4433. Your Smile Is Like A Negligee 6/24/2010
4434. Your Smile, Your Touch, Your Glance (Cavatina) 4/2/2012
4435. Your Voice 9/6/2011
4436. Your Works Display Your Righteousness 9/27/2011
4437. Zebras 11/14/2012
4438. Zimbabwe Frightened You 8/28/2010
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 ...

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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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