Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,720 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4201. You’re In Another Country Called Cape Town 8/4/2010
4202. Young Koekemoer (In Reply To A. Brodrick) 11/10/2010
4203. Your Are The One 2/7/2010
4204. Your Beauty Is No Secret 8/15/2012
4205. Your Dressing Table In The Hall 11/2/2010
4206. Your Eyes 8/5/2013
4207. Your Eyes Burn Right Through My Soul 1/20/2011
4208. Your Eyes Burns Right Through Me 9/1/2009
4209. Your Face 3/28/2013
4210. Your Gaze Is Full Of Ice (Wyatt Sonnet) 11/17/2011
4211. Your Golf Playing Postmaster Father Was Your God 9/27/2010
4212. Your Hand Is In The Rain 7/29/2013
4213. Your Letter Is Beautiful 5/3/2010
4214. Your Love 1/11/2010
4215. Your Love And Pure Integrity Is Not In Dispute, Lord (Cavatina Sequence) 2/20/2012
4216. Your Love Is Wicked (Parody) 2/2/2011
4217. Your Mouth Did Open Softly Under Mine 7/3/2014
4218. Your Name 8/31/2009
4219. Your Name Will Not Carry Another Meaning For Me 10/4/2011
4220. Your Own Hands I Get My Daily Bread (Cavatina) 3/29/2012
4221. Your Penetrating Glance Does Silence My Words 5/29/2014
4222. Your Presence Is A True Delight (Common Measure Octave) 1/23/2013
4223. Your Presence Is Strange But Familiar 12/2/2011
4224. Your Smile Glitters With Beauty 9/9/2011
4225. Your Smile Is Like A Negligee 6/24/2010
4226. Your Smile, Your Touch, Your Glance (Cavatina) 4/2/2012
4227. Your Voice 9/6/2011
4228. Your Works Display Your Righteousness 9/27/2011
4229. Zebras 11/14/2012
4230. 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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Fatherland

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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