Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3121. My Darling, With What Will I Compare You? 9/2/2013
3122. Somewhere I Have Lost My Way In You 9/2/2013
3123. When The Day Is Only Just Breaking 9/3/2013
3124. Most Beautiful Girl 9/3/2013
3125. My Darling [2] 9/3/2013
3126. In The Aloe Covered Hillocks 9/4/2013
3127. About The Power That Love Do Impress 9/4/2013
3128. Something On Love (Cavatina) 9/4/2013
3129. What Kind Of Power Did Flow Out Of You? 9/5/2013
3130. From Before Time 9/5/2013
3131. You Are Always With Me 9/5/2013
3132. To Me You Were Simply Lovely 5/28/2013
3133. In The Highveld [2] 9/6/2013
3134. Wherein Obscurely 9/6/2013
3135. Wind-Swallows 9/6/2013
3136. Somewhere I Have Got To Stand Still 9/9/2013
3137. Somewhere The Window Rattles 9/9/2013
3138. Love Is Such A Brittle, Fragile Thing (Sonnet) 9/9/2013
3139. I Marvel At Your Love For God And Truth (Cavatina) 5/23/2013
3140. Maybe You Will Still Love Me 9/10/2013
3141. Dialogue 9/10/2013
3142. Every Year It’s Like This When The Summer Comes 9/17/2013
3143. Beautiful, Solitary In The Field (Cavatina) 9/17/2013
3144. You Are To Me 9/18/2013
3145. When The Time With You Become Holy 9/18/2013
3146. Sometimes Your Arrival Is Sparkling 9/19/2013
3147. Sometimes It’s As If The Sleep Washes Like A River Over Me 9/19/2013
3148. Just Once More I Want To Stand On My Knees In Front Of You 9/20/2013
3149. Prayer Of The Bones 9/20/2013
3150. At Dusk 9/23/2013
3151. Outside Daisies Are Flowering 9/23/2013
3152. I Could Smell The Thunder 9/25/2013
3153. I See Five Small Sparrows Bathing 9/25/2013
3154. There Is Gladness 9/26/2013
3155. To Love You Above All Other Things 9/26/2013
3156. There Is Rain Falling Somewhere Far Away 9/27/2013
3157. As If Time Only Belongs To You And Me 9/27/2013
3158. When The Sun Did Hang Like A Copper Bell On The Horizon 9/30/2013
3159. You Did Seep Into My Heart 9/30/2013
3160. You Did Seep Into My Heart [1] 9/30/2013
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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No Red Rose

But once bloomed that crimson rose
which could stand with her head held high,
against life's darkest sky.

Just once did that delicate petals spread
and soft lovely fragrance scent,
before she dropped her head.

Just once the blush on your cheek,

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