Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

4521. When The Stormy Wind Jerked On The Windows 11/1/2013
4522. To Me You Seemed More Beautiful Than Any Other Girl 10/9/2013
4523. The Serengeti Plain 10/7/2013
4524. When The Spring Rain Pours Down 10/3/2013
4525. Like A Beautiful Princess You Glide In 8/14/2013
4526. When The Sun Sets Glowing 4/22/2013
4527. This Morning [2] 7/4/2013
4528. With You That Do Love Me 7/18/2013
4529. At The Marsh 7/15/2013
4530. I Am Devoting My Whole Life To You 6/26/2013
4531. Female Spider 6/4/2013
4532. Shaking Like A Immature Child 5/17/2013
4533. I Went Into The Night Again (Welsh Sonnet) 5/8/2013
4534. A Grave Situation 4/29/2013
4535. Idyll [2] 4/25/2013
4536. Let Autumn Draw Its First Lines 4/22/2013
4537. Come To Our Flower-Garden 4/18/2013
4538. What You Make Of Your Life 4/11/2013
4539. One Winter At The Sea [2] 4/3/2013
4540. Children Carry Cellular Phones And Pistols 3/18/2013
4541. There Is A Place Where Everything Comes Together 3/28/2013
4542. Probius (Nonce Sonnet) 2/25/2013
4543. Elementary Thoughts 3/7/2013
4544. Woman With The Cello (In Answer To Johann Johl) 2/1/2013
4545. Today I Saw An Old Man 2/4/2013
4546. While The Eland Gives Its Last Convulsions 2/19/2013
4547. Your Presence Is A True Delight (Common Measure Octave) 1/23/2013
4548. Almighty Lord 1/8/2013
4549. Achilles [2] 1/8/2013
4550. Insignificant Are The White Clouds That Pass 12/12/2012
4551. A Hippo At Dawn 11/4/2012
4552. A Level Headed Gaze 11/11/2012
4553. Sometimes It's As If Stars Spark In Your Eyes 10/22/2012
4554. Early In The Morning To Each Other The Doves Do Sing (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/18/2012
4555. When I Call Your Heart My Home (English Sonnet) 10/3/2012
4556. Ti Amo 10/16/2012
4557. It Was An Icy Winter Afternoon (Roundelay) 9/17/2012
4558. What Can I Bring To You (Triolet) 9/11/2012
4559. Far Away In The Blue (Triolet) 9/11/2012
4560. Out Of Military Boots 9/5/2012
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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