Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3681. Weekly Calendar (Sonnet) 1 8/13/2015
3682. I Do Fear That All Love Does Come To An End 8/14/2015
3683. Just The Two Of Us 8/16/2015
3684. When I Do Think Of You 8/18/2015
3685. He Did Long For The Presence Of His Father 8/19/2015
3686. Somewhere In The African Bush 8/20/2015
3687. Petra 8/23/2015
3688. I Want To Shower You 8/24/2015
3689. How Can I Want To Say Unheard Things? 8/25/2015
3690. I Wonder If Time Does Exist Outside Our World? 8/26/2015
3691. The Namaqua Sand-Grouse 8/27/2015
3692. In The Depths Of A Grim Winter (Cavatina) 1 8/28/2015
3693. A Hadeda -Ibis Did Cause Amok Outside 8/30/2015
3694. Day Of Days 8/31/2015
3695. If Love Is Selfless 9/1/2015
3696. With A View On The Passing Road 9/1/2015
3697. A Man In The City 9/2/2015
3698. A Modern Bible Story [2] 9/4/2015
3699. Small Blonde Curly Head 9/7/2015
3700. Time Finds Wings (A Reply To Edward Thomas) 9/7/2015
3701. Twilight 9/7/2015
3702. The Statue Of Uncle Paul 9/9/2015
3703. When I Heard The Learned Professor 9/10/2015
3704. Words (In Answer To Vincent Oliphant) 9/10/2015
3705. Words (2) 9/10/2015
3706. Jesus Christ 9/10/2015
3707. When You Did Come 9/13/2015
3708. When Your Eyes Glow Like Two Suns 9/15/2015
3709. When The Lightning Bolts Of Life 9/15/2015
3710. In Three Weeks A Great Change Has Come 9/17/2015
3711. There Is A Kind Of Light In My Darling’s Eyes 9/17/2015
3712. On This Early Summer Evening 9/20/2015
3713. Tonight When You Did Come Lie Down Next To Me 9/22/2015
3714. We Wait For Something 10/5/2015
3715. At Peril 10/5/2015
3716. You Are The One [3] 10/6/2015
3717. The Joy Of Spring Is Everywhere 10/7/2015
3718. There Is Something To Summer Nights 10/7/2015
3719. When The Roses Are Flowering Bloody Red In The Garden 10/9/2015
3720. Test Pilot 10/12/2015
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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Marie Sklodovska Curie

You devoted your life to your husband and to science,
did receive two Nobel prices,
but did pay a terrible price
as from radioactive material you were not free.

You and your husband did discover radium and polonium
did work in a distant shed while the hours did run till deep into the night
and you did get out of ten ton of pitch ore a decigram of radium
while the rain were at times leaking in through the roof.

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