Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,900 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At The Dark Hour 10/15/2010
362. At The First Sign Of Early Morning Light (Sicilian Septet) 2/17/2012
363. At The Forest Path 3/5/2015
364. At The Fountain In The Ranges 6/22/2009
365. At The Front Gate (Rondelet) 1/13/2012
366. At The Graveyard (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 7/19/2012
367. At The Hunting Lodge 4/7/2011
368. At The Marsh 7/15/2013
369. At The Movies 6/30/2009
370. At The Okavango Swamp 10/21/2010
371. At The Red Sea 2/19/2010
372. At The River (Englyn Lleddfbroest) 11/10/2011
373. At The Salt March 3/14/2011
374. At The Time That My Two Cars Were Stolen 11/9/2010
375. At The Vaal River 6/15/2009
376. At The Very End Of Night 11/3/2011
377. At The Zoo 7/17/2009
378. At Times (English Sonnet] 3/14/2014
379. At Times He Is Shattered, Dumb From The Impact Of Life 7/17/2010
380. At Times I Can Loose Myself In Sadness 12/2/2011
381. At Times I Think Of That Summer (Cavatina) 7/18/2013
382. At Times I Wonder 6/2/2009
383. At Times I Wonder About The World Beyond The Blue 6/11/2012
384. At Times I Wonder How Love Dies 8/13/2009
385. At Times I Wonder Where Her Thoughts Go (Sonnet) 6/9/2014
386. At Times I Wonder Why 9/8/2009
387. At Times I Wonder2 8/22/2009
388. At Times It Feels As If All Beacons Are Gone 12/17/2013
389. At Times It Might Look (In Answer To W. B. Yeats) 3/30/2012
390. At Times My Whole Life Feels In Disorder 8/1/2011
391. At Times The Four Walls 9/15/2009
392. At Times To Me You Are Lovely 11/20/2013
393. At Times We Are Free (Cavatina) 9/11/2014
394. At Times We Are Only Set On Passing (American Sonnet) 9/30/2014
395. At Times When I Wonder 3/15/2012
396. At Times You Are Full Of Love (Rondeau) 10/5/2011
397. At Times You Are My All In All (Hymnal Octave) 8/22/2012
398. At Times You Do Astound Me (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 7/3/2013
399. At Toni’s 10/12/2009
400. At Twilight When The Sun Dips Beyond The Nearest Hill (Rubiyat/ Persian Sonnet) -new- 7/2/2015
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 ...

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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