Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3041. At Times I Think Of That Summer (Cavatina) 7/18/2013
3042. There Is A Time 7/18/2013
3043. Lily Of The Valley (Novelinee) 7/19/2013
3044. The Queen Of The Namib 7/19/2013
3045. There Is Something Special In What Life Is 7/19/2013
3046. The Queen Of The Namib [1] 7/19/2013
3047. Onslaught 7/22/2013
3048. On God’s Holy Day I Went To Church 7/22/2013
3049. Ensnared (Cavatina) 7/4/2013
3050. I Remember Her Fluttering (Cavatina) 7/24/2013
3051. I Have Seen Some Fading Red Roses (Cavatina) 7/24/2013
3052. Down At The Fen (Cavatina) 7/24/2013
3053. Sometimes I Take Your Soft Hand 7/3/2013
3054. With A View On Clifton Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
3055. At Margate Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
3056. I Would Be Happy To Live In A Town Like This (Cavatina) [2] 7/25/2013
3057. I Would Be Happy To Live In A Town Like This (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
3058. Eclipse [2] 7/22/2013
3059. I Have Found A Kind Of Pure Innocence (Cavatina) 7/23/2013
3060. We Did Linger In Each Others Company (Cavatina) 7/23/2013
3061. She Was Like A Girl Lost Happily (Cavatina) 7/23/2013
3062. The Depths Of Love (Cavatina) 7/26/2013
3063. With The Twinkle Of First Sight (Rubaiyat Sonnet) 7/26/2013
3064. Although We Do Live In A Dark Planet (Cavatina) (In Answer To Karl Shapiro) 7/29/2013
3065. Your Hand Is In The Rain 7/29/2013
3066. We Know Violets Are Blue (Cavatina) 7/30/2013
3067. Moments Of Such Great Rapture Must Be Sin 7/30/2013
3068. With Big Brown Eyes 7/30/2013
3069. Tonight Your Eyes Sparkle (Cavatina) 7/31/2013
3070. Sometimes There Is A Small Change 7/31/2013
3071. In That Night 8/1/2013
3072. While Clouds Did Mill (Cavatina Sequence) 8/1/2013
3073. Although Our Feelings Are True (Cavatina) 8/1/2013
3074. The Sounds Of Cars, Trucks, Trains Disappear 4/22/2013
3075. Remind Me 4/23/2013
3076. I Know 8/2/2013
3077. The More Intimate And Better I Do Know You 8/5/2013
3078. Far Too Vulnerable In The Dark Night 8/5/2013
3079. The More Intimate And Better I Do Know You [1] 8/5/2013
3080. Your Eyes 8/5/2013
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 ...

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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