Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 18,140 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2241. Sometimes In Life There Is A Moment 5/14/2012
2242. In A World Of Darkness 5/15/2012
2243. You Do Bring Light 5/15/2012
2244. Benediction (English Sestet) [1] 5/15/2012
2245. On A Hot Summer Afternoon 5/16/2012
2246. Van Der Decken (Cavatina) 5/16/2012
2247. The Shadows Of Many Years Do Fall 5/16/2012
2248. How Easily You Could Bring Change 5/17/2012
2249. You Resisted With Words, Plans And Actions 5/17/2012
2250. A Moment In Eternity 5/17/2012
2251. Fused Are We 5/18/2012
2252. I Wonder If You Know Today 5/18/2012
2253. Love Comes To Me (Cavatina) 5/18/2012
2254. Early In The Morning [1] 5/21/2012
2255. In The Being Together Of Each Day 5/21/2012
2256. When Early In The Morning I Went Outside 5/21/2012
2257. The Moment That The Sun Disappeared Into The Sea 5/21/2012
2258. Early In The Morning When The Sun Glances Through The Window 5/21/2012
2259. When The Sun Kisses The Hillocks 5/21/2012
2260. To Me You Are The Sparkle 5/22/2012
2261. Narcissus 5/8/2012
2262. When I Gave Myself Body, Soul And Spirit 5/8/2012
2263. Cocotte 5/8/2012
2264. The Bright Stars Sing A Song Of Joy 5/8/2012
2265. You Are Beautiful [1] 5/8/2012
2266. The Eternal Child 5/9/2012
2267. The Black Leopard 5/9/2012
2268. The Guitar Player 5/9/2012
2269. If Tonight 5/10/2012
2270. Never In All The Years That I Am Living 5/22/2012
2271. Daffodils In Winter (Cavatina) 5/23/2012
2272. There Are Times [2] 5/23/2012
2273. Planting African Marigolds (Cavatina Sequence) 5/23/2012
2274. To Some People Our Love Is A Mystery 5/24/2012
2275. Tonight For The First Time (Cavatina) 5/24/2012
2276. The Early Twilight Is Slowly Falling 5/24/2012
2277. God And Man 5/25/2012
2278. I Do Believe... 5/25/2012
2279. Long Before Becoming Substance (Cavatina) 5/25/2012
2280. The Glory Of God 5/28/2012
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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

[Report Error]