Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 15,978 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

521. I Saw Soldiers 12/28/2009
522. I Am Happy To Be Alive 12/29/2009
523. You Are Now Sleeping On Your Side 12/29/2009
524. Et Praeterea Nihil 12/29/2009
525. May It Be Given... 12/31/2009
526. Kiffa Australis 12/31/2009
527. I Will Die And Go To My Mother 1/1/2010
528. The Parachute 1/2/2010
529. In And Outside Worlds 1/2/2010
530. When I Look At The World Around Me 1/2/2010
531. Ego 1/3/2010
532. Appearance 1/3/2010
533. Who Will Ever Know? 1/3/2010
534. Evil 1/3/2010
535. Ritual 1/4/2010
536. About Our Love 1/4/2010
537. Time Sneaks Past So Quickly 1/4/2010
538. Train Ride 1/5/2010
539. Past Skeletons Of Steal And Concrete 1/5/2010
540. From This Frenzy I Have Escaped 1/5/2010
541. Let The Scoundrels Return 1/6/2010
542. The Dragon 1/6/2010
543. Till The Shooting Ended 1/6/2010
544. A Letter Arrives By Registered Mail 1/6/2010
545. With The Smell Of Turpentine 1/7/2010
546. Who Is It? 1/7/2010
547. Our Communion 1/7/2010
548. Sappho 1/8/2010
549. Only You And Me 1/11/2010
550. Your Love 1/11/2010
551. Liquid More Pure 1/12/2010
552. Afternoon Rain 1/12/2010
553. When It Rains 1/12/2010
554. My Angel Has A Voice Like Velvet 1/14/2010
555. Now That You Want To Go Away 1/14/2010
556. I Saw You Walking Around 1/14/2010
557. The Gold Of Your Eyes 1/14/2010
558. My Life Passes So Quickly 1/15/2010
559. The Day Of My Destruction 1/15/2010
560. The Light 1/15/2010
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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