Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 15,769 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4121. In A World Of Nothingness You Bring Bliss (Rondel) 1/27/2012
4122. Samson (Cavatina) 1/30/2012
4123. Great Darkness Came Amit The Sunny Blaze (Cavatina) 1/30/2012
4124. On An Army Of Rebelling Mercenaries (Rondel) (In Answer To A.E. Housman) 1/30/2012
4125. Hovering I Saw A Redbreast And A Wren (Roundelay) 1/31/2012
4126. There Is A Swimming Pool In A Small Town (Orléans Rondel Prime) 1/31/2012
4127. Thunder Touched (Cavatina Sequence) 1/31/2012
4128. The Slaughter Of The Little Lambs 2/1/2012
4129. On Military Leave During War (Cavatina) 2/1/2012
4130. During War’s Manmade Darkness (Cavatina) (In Answer To Dylan Thomas) 2/1/2012
4131. With You Somewhat Unfamiliar 2/3/2012
4132. We Were Ignorant, Loved Each Other (Cavatina) 2/3/2012
4133. To My First Love (Cavatina Sequence) 2/6/2012
4134. A Litany (Cavatina Sequence) 2/6/2012
4135. She Flees From Me (Cavatina Sequence) 2/5/2012
4136. The Divine Presence (Cavatina Sequence) 2/7/2012
4137. My Redeemer, Advocate And Father (Cavatina) 2/7/2012
4138. May The Presence Of God Be Between Us (Cavatina) 2/7/2012
4139. While That Night Was Darker Than Anything (Cavatina Sequence) 2/8/2012
4140. Early Summer 2/10/2012
4141. Nightingales (Roundelay) 2/10/2012
4142. Days Are Now Hotter Than They Were Before (Rondel Prime) 2/10/2012
4143. Modern Day Mariana (Cavatina Sequence) 2/13/2012
4144. Far Too Quickly Each Yesterday Fades (Cavatina Sequence) 2/13/2012
4145. After Her Death I Dreamed Of My Love (Cavatina Sequence) 2/12/2012
4146. Love Has No Kind Of Impediments (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
4147. When Making Love (Cavatina) 2/14/2012
4148. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
4149. Duikers (Cavatina) 2/15/2012
4150. Kimo's About Nature In The City 2/15/2012
4151. Bright Sun 2/15/2012
4152. Life (Fibonacci) 2/16/2012
4153. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
4154. Into The Depths Of You I Fall (Quintella) 2/16/2012
4155. Something About Spring 2/17/2012
4156. Something About Winter 2/17/2012
4157. When I Love My Worlds Starts To Stagger 1/20/2012
4158. We Live, Work And Play (Roundelay) 1/23/2012
4159. I Know The Harsh Wilderness (Roundelay) 2/2/2012
4160. Far Too Many Aspens Are Now Felled (Cavatina) 2/2/2012
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 ...

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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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