Gert Strydom

Silver Star - 3,061 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

121. A Small Tear Falls 10/31/2012
122. A Snowflake (Tritina) 12/28/2011
123. A Snow-White Dove 7/9/2014
124. A Song Of Joy Sounds Up 9/18/2012
125. A Song Of Sadness 12/5/2011
126. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
127. A Spring Evening 9/28/2010
128. A Statesman: Then And Now 2/28/2010
129. A Story True At Times (In Answer To Marge Piercy) 11/30/2010
130. A Stroll At Sea Point 3/10/2010
131. A Struggle For Survival 5/15/2013
132. A Sudden Stare 9/15/2011
133. A Swarm Of Swallows 7/24/2012
134. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
135. A Three Double Session On A Sunday In Cape Town (Parody) 2/2/2011
136. A Thunderstorm Claps Outside 10/16/2009
137. A Token 7/28/2011
138. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
139. A Touch (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
140. A Tree (Cavatina) 8/26/2013
141. A Triad 10/21/2009
142. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
143. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
144. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
145. A View On Things (Cavatina Sequence) 3/19/2012
146. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
147. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
148. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
149. A War Story 1/9/2012
150. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
151. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
152. A Woman Unconscious 8/11/2010
153. A Women With Her Own Ways And Own Will (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
154. A Wreath Of Sonnets For My Darling 7/13/2012
155. A Wreath Of Sonnets To A Sweetheart 6/15/2011
156. A Yellow And A Red Weaver Peck At Porridge On The Grass 6/10/2013
157. Abandoned Zimbabwean Farmhouse 9/13/2010
158. Abelard Cries While He Is Writing 12/8/2011
159. Ablaze 11/27/2009
160. About A Daisy (Balassi Stanza) 12/22/2011
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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