Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 7,409 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1. Without Doubt -new- 8/27/2016
2. Sometimes I Do Wonder If You Do Know The Morse Code -new- 8/27/2016
3. Sometimes I Do Wonder If You Do Know The Morse Code (2) -new- 8/27/2016
4. Even If You Life Is Ravaged By Sin 3/16/2015
5. Love 2 2/19/2015
6. Pastor (Sonnet) -new- 8/15/2016
7. Revival Service -new- 8/16/2016
8. The Old Church-Board Member -new- 8/16/2016
9. Moments In A Church -new- 8/17/2016
10. High Windows -new- 8/17/2016
11. Today I Went To A Church -new- 8/17/2016
12. Sabbath Of A Child -new- 8/17/2016
13. Paradise -new- 8/19/2016
14. A Love Struck Priest And A Nun (Sonnet) -new- 8/19/2016
15. In All Things That Are Lovely (Sonnet) -new- 8/20/2016
16. Somehow Today I Caught Your Glance -new- 8/20/2016
17. Girl -new- 8/21/2016
18. Lolly Jackson -new- 8/22/2016
19. Executive -new- 8/23/2016
20. Ballad Of The Nightly Hours -new- 8/24/2016
21. The Executive [2] (Sonnet) -new- 8/24/2016
22. He Could Have Been A Banker -new- 8/26/2016
23. A Circle Of Good Men -new- 8/26/2016
24. The Silent Countdown 5/15/2016
25. I Am Afraid 5/17/2016
26. You Never Came 5/18/2016
27. I Wonder Where Is An Untouched Place That Firmly Does Stand 5/19/2016
28. When Death's Fingers Do Me Touch [2] 5/20/2016
29. There's No Other Country 5/23/2016
30. Africa 5/24/2016
31. Africa [2] 5/24/2016
32. He Lies Stretched Out In The Sun 5/25/2016
33. He Lies Stretched Out In The Sun {2} 5/25/2016
34. The Sardine Run 5/26/2016
35. I Have Missed My Country 5/27/2016
36. Two Sides To Everything (Cavatina) 5/30/2016
37. Still Life 6/1/2016
38. Dear Lord God 7/4/2016
39. The Old Guitar (Cavatina) 7/5/2016
40. The Gardener 7/6/2016
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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

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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