Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,639 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Even Though It’s Dark Around Me 4/20/2010
762. Even When Darkness Is Around Me 4/25/2014
763. Even When I Do Not Comprehend 5/8/2014
764. Even When My Body Is Broken And I Am In Pain 6/30/2014
765. Evening Conversation 7/23/2014
766. Every Animal And The Lion And The Lamb 6/23/2009
767. Every Day I Find Something New 6/27/2014
768. Every Morning Her Windows Are Washed Clean 6/11/2014
769. Every Morning When The Day Begins 8/17/2011
770. Every Night When Darkness Comes 7/22/2011
771. Every Poem 9/17/2009
772. Every Second Day 3/2/2010
773. Every Spring (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
774. Every Spring After The Rain (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
775. Every Year It’s Like This When The Summer Comes 9/17/2013
776. Everyone Wants A Home 6/8/2012
777. Everyone Wants To Be Free 7/13/2009
778. Everyone Wants To Be Free[2] 9/7/2009
779. Everything Between Us Is Black 1/14/2011
780. Everything Else Did Cease (Berryian Poem) 3/1/2013
781. Everything Is Going To Be Wet 4/14/2010
782. Everywhere I Searched For The Words 7/30/2012
783. Everywhere I Searched For The Words [1] 7/30/2012
784. Everywhere In The Garden Flowers Grow In Bright Colours 9/14/2012
785. Evil 1/3/2010
786. Experiences At Church 5/17/2011
787. Experiences During War 10/18/2011
788. Experiences With God 7/15/2011
789. Faded Into Bliss 6/23/2009
790. Fairy Of The Night (Rosarian Sonnet) 1/17/2013
791. Fake 1/10/2013
792. Falling In Sin (Cavatina) 5/21/2013
793. Falling Into Oblivion 7/17/2009
794. False Bay (Collins Sestet) 12/15/2011
795. Fancy’s Knell (Parody) 1/10/2011
796. Far Away 10/20/2014
797. Far Away In The Blue (Triolet) 9/11/2012
798. Far In The Distance A Church Bell Rings 2/24/2014
799. Far More Pretty Than The Flowers Hanging On The Branches 9/21/2012
800. Far Out In The Wilderness (Terzanelle) 9/27/2012
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)

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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