Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

801. With The Distance That Comes Between Us 1/18/2017
802. New Life 1/19/2017
803. In The Forgetfulness Of Darkness 1/20/2017
804. In The Shadow Of That Which Was Love 1/21/2017
805. I Wonder Where I Am With You? 1/21/2017
806. Paper 1/23/2017
807. The Tear 1/24/2017
808. When I Was Ten 1/24/2017
809. The Early Night Is Pitch Black 1/26/2017
810. Words [2] 1/27/2017
811. We Speak About Troubling Things 1/28/2017
812. When That Moment Comes [2] 1/30/2017
813. Where You Do Look At The World 1/31/2017
814. On The Screen 1/31/2017
815. There's A Colour To The Ocean 2/2/2017
816. Late Afternoon As You Walk 2/3/2017
817. Too Unbiased I Am 2/6/2017
818. The Factory Girl 2/6/2017
819. I Have Never Been Over The Atlantic Ocean 2/8/2017
820. Under The Hillock At The Voortrekker Monument 2/9/2017
821. Transient 2/10/2017
822. It Was Pretty Amazing Grace 2/11/2017
823. Flooding After The Last Summer Rains 2/13/2017
824. When First We Faced 2/19/2017
825. Mountain Pass 2/20/2017
826. My Words 2/20/2017
827. Downstream 2/22/2017
828. When Language Is Ripped From My Lips 2/28/2017
829. When Language Is Ripped From My Lips [1] 2/28/2017
830. You Are Much Too Quiet 3/1/2017
831. I Once Worked With A Beautiful Girl 3/2/2017
832. Throbbing Almost Spasmodic 3/5/2017
833. As If In A World Of Her Own 3/5/2017
834. The River [2} 3/7/2017
835. When The Love Has Left A Relationship (Novelinee) 3/7/2017
836. I Have Learned To Know You 3/8/2017
837. There Is No Colour 3/10/2017
838. As A Mere Human Being 4/1/2017
839. Yesterday Morning 4/2/2017
840. Peering Down Lingering Lights 4/3/2017
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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