Gert Strydom

Silver Star - 3,633 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

161. A Wreath Of Sonnets For My Darling 7/13/2012
162. A Wreath Of Sonnets To A Sweetheart 6/15/2011
163. A Yellow And A Red Weaver Peck At Porridge On The Grass 6/10/2013
164. Abandoned Zimbabwean Farmhouse 9/13/2010
165. Abelard Cries While He Is Writing 12/8/2011
166. Ablaze 11/27/2009
167. About A Daisy (Balassi Stanza) 12/22/2011
168. About A Fruitful Summer (Cavatina Sequence) 3/2/2012
169. About A Girl Called Marike (Cavatina Sequence) 2/27/2012
170. About Flowers And Trees 2/21/2012
171. About Love 5/16/2011
172. About Love I Had Been Very Naive 7/3/2011
173. About Mothers 5/9/2014
174. About Our Love 1/4/2010
175. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
176. About The Name Of God Being Used 7/13/2015
177. About The Power That Love Do Impress 9/4/2013
178. Above A Enemy Camp 2/28/2010
179. Above The Shed On The Winter Porch 7/26/2012
180. Absalom 9/22/2014
181. Absence 3/24/2010
182. Ac Her Forþ Beraò; Fugelas Singaò, Gylleò Grœghama 3/25/2010
183. Acacia Of My Blood 9/29/2009
184. Accountability Over Time 8/27/2009
185. Accounting 7/3/2015
186. Achilles [2] 1/8/2013
187. Achilles At Troy 11/5/2010
188. Across The Road The Veldt Stretches Out Wide 1/11/2012
189. Adam 4/30/2010
190. Adam And Eve 12/18/2009
191. Adam En Eve (In Answer To Ina Rousseau) 1/19/2011
192. Adamastor 5/11/2010
193. Affinity 12/9/2013
194. Africa (In Reply To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
195. Africa Child 10/8/2009
196. African Vultures 8/2/2012
197. Africans Want A New King 9/13/2013
198. Afrikaner Genetics (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/27/2011
199. After Her Death I Dreamed Of My Love (Cavatina Sequence) 2/12/2012
200. After The Farm Invasions In Zimbabwe 10/19/2015
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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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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