Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,043 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

681. In The Tempests Of The World (Stave Stanza Sestets) [1] 9/28/2016
682. The Origin 9/28/2016
683. A View Upon The World (Hybridanelle) 9/28/2016
684. Our Time Is Measured Out Fleetingly 9/29/2016
685. When Lightning Bolts Do Fall On My Day Upon Day (Sonnet) 9/29/2016
686. Mother (Sonnet) 9/29/2016
687. To Mother 9/29/2016
688. Mom 9/29/2016
689. I Do Not Pity (Cavatina) 10/1/2016
690. You Do Know 10/1/2016
691. When I Behold The White And Dark Thunder Clouds (Sonnet) 10/2/2016
692. How Long My Lord 10/3/2016
693. In Heaven Exalted Angels Are Awestruck 10/3/2016
694. Why I Want To Be A Real Poet 10/3/2016
695. When Every Thing Is Only White Before My Eyes 10/4/2016
696. Even When The Logic 10/4/2016
697. All Of My Senses Have An Awakening (Sonnet) 10/5/2016
698. When I Stand With My Little Knowledge 10/5/2016
699. When Moments Do Draw Out Long 10/5/2016
700. Rites Of Passage 10/6/2016
701. When I Sometimes Stand On My Knees 10/7/2016
702. Here On This Planet 10/8/2016
703. I Wish That With Tokens Of Love My Words Could Glow 10/8/2016
704. Office Workers 10/8/2016
705. In The Car Park At The Mayville Mall 10/10/2016
706. At The Beginning Of Spring [1] 10/10/2016
707. Ominous The Branches Knock 10/12/2016
708. Her First Cellular Phone 10/12/2016
709. At Half Past Five After Work (Sonnet) 10/13/2016
710. I Want To Give You A Place 10/15/2016
711. There Is Something In The Sparkle Of Your Blonde Head (Sonnet) 10/15/2016
712. Arriving At A Military Camp 10/16/2016
713. While On Military Patrol And Crossing A River 10/17/2016
714. A Military Goodbye 10/17/2016
715. Inspection At A Unit Near To The Bluff 10/18/2016
716. On A Military Lookout Tower 10/18/2016
717. The Great Chess Game 10/19/2016
718. I Was Only Eighteen 10/19/2016
719. Nightmares 10/20/2016
720. I Take Your Fingers In Both Of My Hands 10/22/2016
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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