Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1201. Dear Lord 10/17/2012
1202. From The Very Creation (English Sonnet) 10/17/2012
1203. Lord Touch Our Eyes To See 10/17/2012
1204. Daily Birds And Insects Do Sing (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/18/2012
1205. From Break Of Day To Evening (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/18/2012
1206. Ivy (Novelinee) 10/19/2012
1207. Roses (Novelinee) 10/19/2012
1208. The Speedwell (Novelinee) 10/19/2012
1209. The Primrose (Novelinee) 10/19/2012
1210. As The Summer Day Do Pass (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/18/2012
1211. My Darling 10/22/2012
1212. The Sea Is Lost In Your Eyes 10/22/2012
1213. Blonde Curly Head 10/24/2012
1214. Small Boy 10/25/2012
1215. Two Toddlers In The Municipal Park 10/25/2012
1216. Daily You Do Your Love Express (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/25/2012
1217. Kiss You In Moments I Might (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 10/25/2012
1218. My Darling (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 10/25/2012
1219. Beach Crab 10/29/2012
1220. Table Bay [2] 10/29/2012
1221. Constantly Waves Toss And Fling (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 10/29/2012
1222. Bellville 10/30/2012
1223. In My Childhood Days I Pick Lilies In The Marsh [2] 10/30/2012
1224. She Was White Blonde 10/31/2012
1225. Down At The Marsh 10/31/2012
1226. A Small Tear Falls 10/31/2012
1227. We Enter In (Rondelet) 11/1/2012
1228. She Walks With A Kind Of Innocence (Novelinee) 10/10/2012
1229. You Know That You Are Very Deep In My Heart 10/10/2012
1230. The Whole World Spins (Rondelet) 11/1/2012
1231. On The Small Hillock 11/4/2012
1232. Before Everything 11/5/2012
1233. The Unseen Presence Of Him 11/5/2012
1234. Tonight Stars Do Twinkle (English Sonnet) 11/5/2012
1235. The Shark 11/7/2012
1236. Indian Minors 11/7/2012
1237. How To Paint A Striking Rinkhals 11/7/2012
1238. The Eagle [2] 11/7/2012
1239. When The Honey-Dew Clings To Leaves 11/8/2012
1240. For You I Have Got A Kind Of Thirst 11/8/2012
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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