Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 11,734 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4681. Your Are The One 2/7/2010
4682. Your Beauty Is No Secret 8/15/2012
4683. Your Dressing Table In The Hall 11/2/2010
4684. Your Eyes 8/5/2013
4685. Your Eyes Burn Right Through My Soul 1/20/2011
4686. Your Eyes Burns Right Through Me 9/1/2009
4687. Your Face 3/28/2013
4688. Your Gaze Is Full Of Ice (Wyatt Sonnet) 11/17/2011
4689. Your Golf Playing Postmaster Father Was Your God 9/27/2010
4690. Your Hand Is In The Rain 7/29/2013
4691. Your Letter Is Beautiful 5/3/2010
4692. Your Love 1/11/2010
4693. Your Love And Pure Integrity Is Not In Dispute, Lord (Cavatina Sequence) 2/20/2012
4694. Your Love Is Wicked (Parody) 2/2/2011
4695. Your Mouth Did Open Softly Under Mine 7/3/2014
4696. Your Name 8/31/2009
4697. Your Name Will Not Carry Another Meaning For Me 10/4/2011
4698. Your Own Hands I Get My Daily Bread (Cavatina) 3/29/2012
4699. Your Penetrating Glance Does Silence My Words 5/29/2014
4700. Your Presence Is A True Delight (Common Measure Octave) 1/23/2013
4701. Your Presence Is Strange But Familiar 12/2/2011
4702. Your Smile Glitters With Beauty 9/9/2011
4703. Your Smile Is Like A Negligee 6/24/2010
4704. Your Smile, Your Touch, Your Glance (Cavatina) 4/2/2012
4705. Your Voice 9/6/2011
4706. Your Walking Away Is Measured In Watt 8/1/2016
4707. Your Works Display Your Righteousness 9/27/2011
4708. Zebras 11/14/2012
4709. Zimbabwe Frightened You 8/28/2010
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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Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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