Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

2761. Near Helderberg Hill [1] 2/11/2013
2762. If Ever I Can Travel On The Road 2/11/2013
2763. How Do I Wish To Go Home (Wordsworth Sonnet) 2/11/2013
2764. I Had Noticed Suddenly 2/13/2013
2765. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
2766. When All Of Life Comes Together As Genuine And True 2/13/2013
2767. Three Kisses (Novelinee) 2/14/2013
2768. The Time Has Rushed By [1] 2/15/2013
2769. The Time Has Rushed By, Love 2/15/2013
2770. The Time Has Rushed By [3] 2/15/2013
2771. Give Big Power 2/17/2013
2772. Winged Arrow 2/17/2013
2773. I Am No Nietzsche Follower 2/17/2013
2774. Resting On A Very High Cliff Ledge (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 2/19/2013
2775. In The Yellow-Brown Grass 2/19/2013
2776. Resting On A Very High Cliff Ledge (Septilla / Spanish Septet) [1] 2/19/2013
2777. In The Yellow-Brown Grass [2] 2/19/2013
2778. A Modern Bible Story 1/29/2013
2779. Now That We Are One 1/31/2013
2780. A Clear Sweet Voice 1/31/2013
2781. There Are Drops Of Rain 1/31/2013
2782. The Widow Viljee As By Johann Johl (Parody) 2/1/2013
2783. The Bit Of Time (Rondelet) 2/20/2013
2784. During Blissful Passion (Rondelet) 2/20/2013
2785. When I See You Smile In Tranquillity (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 2/20/2013
2786. Daily The Sands Of Time To The End Do Run 2/20/2013
2787. The Coming Of Spring (Enclosed Triplet) 2/20/2013
2788. The Coming Of Spring (Enclosed Triplet) [1] 2/20/2013
2789. If Everything That I Do Dream 2/21/2013
2790. When Your Eyes Did Suddenly Leave Mine 2/21/2013
2791. Now That The Autumn Sun 2/21/2013
2792. Individuals 2/25/2013
2793. Individuals [2] 2/25/2013
2794. In The Rain Forest We Were Blinded By The Spray 2/25/2013
2795. The Kite 2/25/2013
2796. Those Who Drowned 2/25/2013
2797. Mary Magdalene As A Accused 2/25/2013
2798. Surety 2/26/2013
2799. When I Met You 2/26/2013
2800. You Stand Watering The Roses 2/26/2013
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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Sylvia Plath

With a consuming flame you rose,
gathering a small universe
in your slender hands

words poured out on paper,
thoughts of pain, of torment
of humanity lost under crunching military boots

and ever awaking

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