Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

2641. Let Not Your Ire On My Complexion Fall (Cavatina Sequence) 11/20/2012
2642. Lost Love (English Sonnet) 11/20/2012
2643. She Softly Spoke My Name During Her Sleep (Novelinee) 11/21/2012
2644. I'D Rather Give All Of My Love (Persian Quatrain) (In Reply To Dorothy Parker) 11/21/2012
2645. One True Darling I Do Implore 11/21/2012
2646. You Stayed Right Through The Night 11/22/2012
2647. Sometimes I Wonder If We Were In Love? 11/22/2012
2648. You Soft Lips On My Cheek 11/22/2012
2649. Nature Was Drawing Me Along (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 11/22/2012
2650. Its Spring And Outside New Flowers Do Appear 11/22/2012
2651. In The Late Night Rain Falls Whispering 11/22/2012
2652. Arrival 11/26/2012
2653. Let Us Love Nobly (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/25/2012
2654. In Life There Is A Time (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/26/2012
2655. Ballade Of The Hours Of Night 11/28/2012
2656. Sometimes Love Remains But A Mystery (Novelinee) 11/28/2012
2657. If We Give Our Own Hearts To Each Other (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/28/2012
2658. At Sea Point (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/30/2012
2659. In This Life All Around Us There Is Night (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/30/2012
2660. It Must Have Been At The End Of January 12/3/2012
2661. When There Is Nothing More 12/3/2012
2662. There Is A Kind Of Silence In Your Eyes (Stave Stanza Sestets) 12/3/2012
2663. Disillusionment 12/3/2012
2664. Far Too Quickly Relationships Are Over (Stave Stanza Sestets) 12/3/2012
2665. I Am From Heidelberg With Its Sugar Bush Hillocks 12/3/2012
2666. New Green Leaves Are All Over The Willow Tree 12/5/2012
2667. I Still Keep Remembering 12/5/2012
2668. Age Had Killed The Child 12/5/2012
2669. Daybreak 12/5/2012
2670. Just Beyond Gordon's Bay 12/5/2012
2671. The Night Is Starting (Quintain) 12/5/2012
2672. I Think About Your Bright Face 12/7/2012
2673. When Daylight Comes 12/12/2012
2674. A Small Bird Sang Its Lovely Carefree Song (Novelinee) 12/12/2012
2675. When Dawn Suddenly Comes Red 12/13/2012
2676. Cinderella 12/13/2012
2677. If You Come With Me To Be My True Love (Collins Sestets) 12/17/2012
2678. Let Me Love You In All The Things I Do (Collins Sestets) 12/17/2012
2679. Sudden Light (Novelinee) 12/17/2012
2680. Early In The Morning The Sun Gleams White And Hot 12/17/2012
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)


I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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