Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 15,728 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3281. Infatuation 1/10/2014
3282. Darling, When You Were With Me 1/13/2014
3283. At Birth 1/15/2014
3284. The Drop 1/15/2014
3285. In Some Ways (Italian Sonnet) 1/17/2014
3286. On A Sunday Afternoon 1/19/2014
3287. We Strive In All (Cavatina) 1/20/2014
3288. Our Meeting Was 1/23/2014
3289. Although All Humans Are Ephemeral (Cavatina) 1/23/2014
3290. At Night When The Stars Flower In Bunches 1/28/2014
3291. Glowing I Lie Against Your Body 1/28/2014
3292. Sometimes During The Hours Of Darkness 1/30/2014
3293. I Will Go To My Wife 1/30/2014
3294. I See God In The Morning 1/30/2014
3295. When At The Beginning Of Time 2/3/2014
3296. As A Poet 2/4/2014
3297. It Is Said [1] 2/6/2014
3298. It Is Said [2] 2/6/2014
3299. There Are Things Of You 2/7/2014
3300. It Seems That Everything That Is Good And True Does Not Last, 2/10/2014
3301. It Is Love 2/10/2014
3302. You Are Wonderful 2/24/2014
3303. Far In The Distance A Church Bell Rings 2/24/2014
3304. Maybe 2/25/2014
3305. A Poem On My Darling’s Birthday 2/25/2014
3306. When In The Morning The Winter Walks With Dragging Feet 2/26/2014
3307. When The Roses Do Get New Buds 2/26/2014
3308. We Wonder 2/28/2014
3309. When I Look At The World Around Me [2] 2/28/2014
3310. You Did Become Human 3/2/2014
3311. Maybe The Biggest Sacrifice 3/3/2014
3312. Sometimes You Turn My World Upside Down 3/5/2014
3313. I Waited At The Motored Gate 3/5/2014
3314. It Was Yet Another Bright Sunny Summer Day 3/7/2014
3315. I Still Want To Know That You Do Love Me 3/9/2014
3316. I Just Want To 3/18/2014
3317. A Day On The Beach 3/19/2014
3318. When To Me You Did Come 3/20/2014
3319. Love Cannot Be Hidden (Novelinee) 3/21/2014
3320. Two Lovers Met Secretly In The Spring (Collins Sestets) 3/24/2014
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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