Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,916 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3081. It Is As If God Is Present 8/14/2013
3082. She Has A Kind Of Charm (Strambotto Siciliano) 8/14/2013
3083. There Is A Light In Her Eyes (Strambotto Siciliano) 8/15/2013
3084. The First Time That We Met 8/15/2013
3085. Just To You Deeply I Have Bound My Heart 8/19/2013
3086. Sometimes I Just Want To Be With You 8/19/2013
3087. The Cold Sneaks In Through The Windows 8/20/2013
3088. The Fourteen Days Rain 8/20/2013
3089. When It Starts To Rain Miserable At The Sea 8/20/2013
3090. In Many Of My Dreams You Were 8/21/2013
3091. Throughout My Life I Have Waited On You 8/21/2013
3092. Recurrence 8/21/2013
3093. Birth 8/22/2013
3094. Birth [2] 8/22/2013
3095. Far Too Transitory Daily Life Is (Cavatina) 8/22/2013
3096. When I Can Call You My Very Own (English Sonnet) 8/23/2013
3097. How Do I Describe You? 8/23/2013
3098. It Was In The Darkness Of The Night 8/23/2013
3099. Earthly Existence 8/22/2013
3100. The First Fig 8/26/2013
3101. A Tree (Cavatina) 8/26/2013
3102. Sunflower (Cavatina) 8/26/2013
3103. After Wandering We Are One (Common Measure Octave) 8/13/2013
3104. The Sabbath Day 8/27/2013
3105. You Are Also A Visitor 8/27/2013
3106. Lord, Protect This Sister (Parody) 8/27/2013
3107. When I Notice You In Deep Sleep (Common Measure Octave) 8/12/2013
3108. You Are Lovelier Than Any Other Woman (Strambotto Toscano) 8/12/2013
3109. With Our Legs Twisted Through Each Others 8/28/2013
3110. When Late At Night She Lays In My Arms Then Her Breath Blows Against My Face And Her Hair Is In A Curly Bush, Spread Satin Soft Upon My Chest And I Can Feel Every Breath That She T 8/28/2013
3111. When Late At Night She Lays In My Arms 8/28/2013
3112. Look How Recklessly The Moon Is Shining 8/28/2013
3113. On A Fishing Holiday 8/8/2013
3114. Contact 8/29/2013
3115. I Receive A Sms 8/29/2013
3116. In The Years Of Old Age 8/29/2013
3117. If You Kiss Me Like This 8/30/2013
3118. Bells On The Porch 8/30/2013
3119. Only You And Me [2] 8/30/2013
3120. What Value Can I Bring To You? 9/2/2013
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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