Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Early In The Morn (Diminished Hexaverse) 8/22/2011
762. Early In The Morning 7/1/2009
763. Early In The Morning [1] 5/21/2012
764. Early In The Morning The Sun Gleams White And Hot 12/17/2012
765. Early In The Morning To Each Other The Doves Do Sing (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/18/2012
766. Early In The Morning When The Sun Glances Through The Window 5/21/2012
767. Early In The Morning When The Sun Just Appears 8/15/2012
768. Early Morning 2/24/2012
769. Early Morning Ride 8/11/2009
770. Early Morning When The First Rays Fall 2/22/2012
771. Early Morning When The First Rays Fall (Pantoum) 5/23/2011
772. Early On A Winter Morning In Cape Town 10/28/2014
773. Early One Afternoon 8/1/2009
774. Early One Summer Morning 7/23/2010
775. Early Spring 9/16/2010
776. Early Spring (Italian Sonnet) 9/23/2015
777. Early Summer 2/10/2012
778. Early This Morning 6/2/2010
779. Early Wnter 5/27/2013
780. Earth’s Cycle Of Love 10/24/2011
781. Earthly Existence 8/22/2013
782. Easter Hymn (In Answer To A.E. Housman) 1/10/2011
783. Easter Song: 2011 4/20/2011
784. Eastern Transvaal 5/9/2011
785. Eclipse 6/14/2010
786. Eclipse [2] 7/22/2013
787. Edmund Clerihew Bently (Clerihew) 4/5/2012
788. Ego 1/3/2010
789. Egyptian Geese 8/23/2012
790. Eheu Fugaces 7/9/2012
791. Elegy For Love 12/31/2009
792. Elementary Thoughts 3/7/2013
793. Eli Eli Lama Sabacthani 6/22/2009
794. Elpenor 9/9/2016
795. Emergency Prayer 3/5/2013
796. Emily Hobhouse 8/31/2011
797. Enchanting With Words 3/9/2011
798. Enchantment 8/12/2014
799. Enchantment (Nonet) 8/22/2011
800. Encounter With A Rinkhals 11/12/2009
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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For Now And For Always

Will it last this romantic fantasy of shadow and light?
The crimson-red rising moon hangs low where we do walk
through this lovers-lane that it is making tonight.
You are right against me while of lasting love we talk.

Is it magic or a strange kind of reality
when your arms slip around my head,
when you do passionately kiss me
am I alive, in heaven or dead?

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