Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 18,542 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5081. Amakeia 1/25/2010
5082. The Baobab Tree 8/8/2012
5083. A Boy Fishing (Cavatina Sequence) 8/7/2012
5084. Nature Haiku’s 5/27/2013
5085. That You Are A Wonderful And Beautiful Woman 1/27/2014
5086. Stopping At The Woods On A Snowy Evening (Cavatina) 5/22/2013
5087. Another Epitaph On An Army Of Mercenaries (In Reply To A.E. Housman) 11/4/2010
5088. I Have To Escape From The City's Roaring Din 2/20/2013
5089. From This City I Want To Escape (Free Verse Quatern) 12/9/2011
5090. Beautiful Girl (A Reply To Octavio Paz) 12/4/2009
5091. A Man Of Integrity 11/13/2009
5092. To Me You Are The Most Beautiful Woman 5/10/2012
5093. Of You I Have A Kind Of Knowledge 8/28/2012
5094. Precious Jesus, Take My Hand (Rubiyat / Persian Quatrain) 4/2/2015
5095. A Dentist 10/14/2015
5096. Virginia Woolf 6/21/2017
5097. So Its Been Twenty Years 11/8/2009
5098. A Resting Place 6/29/2009
5099. South Africa Is Also My Country 12/30/2011
5100. At A Restaurant 6/17/2009
5101. Flickering The Flame Of A Candle Burns 9/11/2014
5102. The Rugby Player 12/2/2010
5103. Gentling A Wildcat 9/22/2009
5104. It Was The Way You Were (Terzanelle) 7/27/2010
5105. Queen Victoria 10/25/2010
5106. An Abandoned Bundle (In Answer To Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali) 7/7/2011
5107. Nightmares (English Sonnet) 11/21/2011
5108. Living In A World Of Our Own 2/28/2011
5109. I Love You (Villanelle) 10/2/2012
5110. Water (Acrostic) 3/22/2012
5111. “where Have All The Soldiers Gone? Gone To Graveyards Every One” 5/4/2010
5112. A Flower For The Night 6/2/2010
5113. Life[2] 12/4/2009
5114. At Times Love Has Visited Me 12/3/2016
5115. Space Haiku’s 4/26/2011
5116. But Then I Met You 6/2/2009
5117. Angel Of The Morning Light 6/4/2009
5118. Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley) 12/2/2009
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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