Gert Strydom

Silver Star - 3,061 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

161. About A Fruitful Summer (Cavatina Sequence) 3/2/2012
162. About A Girl Called Marike (Cavatina Sequence) 2/27/2012
163. About Flowers And Trees 2/21/2012
164. About Love 5/16/2011
165. About Love I Had Been Very Naive 7/3/2011
166. About Mothers 5/9/2014
167. About Our Love 1/4/2010
168. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
169. About The Name Of God Being Used 7/13/2015
170. About The Power That Love Do Impress 9/4/2013
171. Above A Enemy Camp 2/28/2010
172. Above The Shed On The Winter Porch 7/26/2012
173. Absalom 9/22/2014
174. Absence 3/24/2010
175. Ac Her Forþ Beraò; Fugelas Singaò, Gylleò Grœghama 3/25/2010
176. Acacia Of My Blood 9/29/2009
177. Accountability Over Time 8/27/2009
178. Accounting 7/3/2015
179. Achilles [2] 1/8/2013
180. Achilles At Troy 11/5/2010
181. Across The Road The Veldt Stretches Out Wide 1/11/2012
182. Adam 4/30/2010
183. Adam And Eve 12/18/2009
184. Adam En Eve (In Answer To Ina Rousseau) 1/19/2011
185. Adamastor 5/11/2010
186. Affinity 12/9/2013
187. Africa (In Reply To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
188. Africa Child 10/8/2009
189. African Vultures 8/2/2012
190. Africans Want A New King 9/13/2013
191. Afrikaner Genetics (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/27/2011
192. After Her Death I Dreamed Of My Love (Cavatina Sequence) 2/12/2012
193. After The Rain 4/14/2010
194. After The Robbery Of A Car 11/10/2011
195. After Ventersdorp,4 April 2010 4/8/2010
196. After Wandering We Are One (Common Measure Octave) 8/13/2013
197. After You Did Draw The Curtains Tight 12/12/2012
198. After You Left (Fay Slimm Form) 5/31/2011
199. Afternoon Rain 1/12/2010
200. Afterwards 11/10/2014
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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