Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 15,978 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3881. Your Walking Away Is Measured In Watt 8/1/2016
3882. The Temptation Of Being Near To Her 8/2/2016
3883. For Now And For Always 8/3/2016
3884. Song Of Songs [1] 8/5/2016
3885. A Husband's Love Song 8/6/2016
3886. Full Moon [1] 8/7/2016
3887. The Love That I In My Heart Do Find 8/8/2016
3888. Part Of 8/9/2016
3889. I Stand Upon A Rocky Shore (Triolet) 8/10/2016
3890. Where I Stand Full Of Wonder (Rondeau) 8/10/2016
3891. Please Do Remember Me (Rondeau) 8/10/2016
3892. I Dream That I Do Dream (Roundel Prime) 8/11/2016
3893. There Is Something Great In What Music Is (Orléans Roundel Prime) 8/11/2016
3894. Being True To Conscience (Orléans Roundel Prime) 8/12/2016
3895. It Is Something That I Cannot Just Remove (Roundelay) 8/12/2016
3896. We Had To Fight A War For What Is Right (Villanelle) 8/12/2016
3897. While To Be Our Own Gods We Do Pretend (Roundelay) 8/12/2016
3898. I Hear Footsteps In The Street Passing By 8/14/2016
3899. You Are Pretty And Cute 8/14/2016
3900. Communion Service (Sonnet) 8/15/2016
3901. Pastor (Sonnet) 8/15/2016
3902. Revival Service 8/16/2016
3903. The Old Church-Board Member 8/16/2016
3904. Moments In A Church 8/17/2016
3905. High Windows 8/17/2016
3906. Today I Went To A Church 8/17/2016
3907. Sabbath Of A Child 8/17/2016
3908. Paradise 8/19/2016
3909. A Love Struck Priest And A Nun (Sonnet) 8/19/2016
3910. In All Things That Are Lovely (Sonnet) 8/20/2016
3911. Somehow Today I Caught Your Glance 8/20/2016
3912. Girl 8/21/2016
3913. Lolly Jackson 8/22/2016
3914. Executive 8/23/2016
3915. At The Dentist 9/14/2016
3916. Hard Contact Lenses [2] 9/16/2016
3917. Invocation 9/17/2016
3918. When The Eternal Silence Does Eat Up The Sound 9/17/2016
3919. Where You Do Stand Above All Things 9/17/2016
3920. I Have Seen Lightning Falling Blue-White (Sonnet) 9/18/2016
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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Virginia Woolf

For years she did cling
to the knowledge
that someone does truly love her
and silently and faithful she did live

until heartache did cut through her,
while continually she was caught in misconception,
did long to return to London
and at times it did feel

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