Gert Strydom

Bronze Star - 2,490 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1. A Hadeda -Ibis Did Cause Amok Outside -new- 8/30/2015
2. Petra -new- 8/23/2015
3. I Want To Shower You -new- 8/24/2015
4. How Can I Want To Say Unheard Things? -new- 8/25/2015
5. I Wonder If Time Does Exist Outside Our World? -new- 8/26/2015
6. The Namaqua Sand-Grouse -new- 8/27/2015
7. In The Depths Of A Grim Winter (Cavatina) 1 -new- 8/28/2015
8. When I Do Comprehend (Sonnet) 4/5/2015
9. Anne, At The Window 4/7/2015
10. If You Remember Me 4/7/2015
11. Poem On Honeymoon (Sonnet) 4/9/2015
12. Anna Akhmatova 4/12/2015
13. Though The Night Passes Too Soon 4/13/2015
14. I Do Like Appreciation 4/14/2015
15. Little Princess In A Glass Box (Sonnet) 4/16/2015
16. Tonight 4/17/2015
17. Come Live With Me 1 4/19/2015
18. The Visiting Prince (Italian Sonnet) 5/12/2015
19. There Is A Limit Set 5/12/2015
20. Paintings And Painters That Come Alive To Me 4/2/2015
21. You Do Not Know (Italian Sonnet) 5/13/2015
22. I Am Weak 5/14/2015
23. Sometimes I Wonder If You Know The Morse Code 12/23/2014
24. I Want To Love You More 12/23/2014
25. Tonight The Sky Is Cloudless And Clear 12/23/2014
26. Sleep On Gently My Love 12/23/2014
27. I Tower Almost To The Clouds 1/4/2015
28. Leopard 2/4/2015
29. Back In The Hazy Horizon Of The Ancient Beginning 2/4/2015
30. I See Shadows Everywhere 11/3/2014
31. I Wait For The First Summer Rain 11/5/2014
32. Just Like This Love Comes On Your Way 2/10/2015
33. As In A Silent Secret 2/16/2015
34. Love 2 2/19/2015
35. Even If You Life Is Ravaged By Sin 3/16/2015
36. When First She Came Into My Sight 5/18/2015
37. At False Bay (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 5/19/2015
38. Lord, Teach Me 5/31/2015
39. I Looked Into The Mother-Night 6/2/2015
40. People Say 6/3/2015
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)


Do not look
for fairness in this life,
for you will not find it
as the reason to be living
and will seek it forever.

Do not live life
just as a passer by,
or you will not mind it

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