Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

4441. Crowds Of Xhosas Gathered At The Pool 9/24/2010
4442. The Beast [2] 8/18/2010
4443. Op ‘n Koppie Buite Die Stad 12/15/2009
4444. Doves Fly Past In Pairs 9/16/2010
4445. Skeletons 8/20/2010
4446. Late August 8/30/2010
4447. Long, Long Ago There Were Two People [2] 8/19/2010
4448. On Guard Duty 8/17/2010
4449. Proud Songsters (Terzanelle) 8/5/2010
4450. Two Weddings And No Funeral 8/2/2010
4451. When We Meet Again 6/22/2010
4452. I Will Die And Go To My Father 7/5/2010
4453. Anthem To The 47th Cuban / Faplan Brigade 7/5/2010
4454. I Am Proud To Be White 6/21/2010
4455. Battle At The Lomba River 6/10/2010
4456. A Full Red Moon Hangs In The Night Sky 6/7/2010
4457. Simon Peter 5/24/2010
4458. I Sit In The Shade Under The Chestnut-Tree 5/14/2010
4459. Early This Morning 6/2/2010
4460. Church Street Bomb Blast 5/20/2010
4461. Burning In 5/21/2010
4462. The Only Picture That I See 5/12/2010
4463. A Parrot Called Chicken 2/27/2010
4464. Weekend Away 5/6/2010
4465. Lamia 4/18/2010
4466. Time Knows Nothing Except 4/1/2010
4467. The Hoopoe 3/9/2010
4468. Now That Time Flies Past 3/9/2010
4469. I Love You More 3/3/2010
4470. I Have A Friend That Rides A Vespa 2/15/2010
4471. The Naughty Baby Dog 2/3/2010
4472. When The Flaming Wagon Comes 1/22/2010
4473. I Mark The Pace Praying 12/18/2009
4474. In Front Of A Firing Squad 11/16/2009
4475. When Time Takes Its Toll 11/24/2009
4476. Amakeia Then And Now 11/25/2009
4477. The Dread God 11/11/2009
4478. Steel Citizen 11/9/2009
4479. Prayer For Military Pilots 11/10/2009
4480. Life Chess 10/20/2009
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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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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