Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 5,324 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1. I See Him Doing Carpentry -new- 4/28/2016
2. When I Do Consider How My Time Is Spent (Sonnet) -new- 4/28/2016
3. You Do Not Know (Italian Sonnet) 5/13/2015
4. I Am Weak 5/14/2015
5. As If They Are Beacons 12/28/2015
6. What Fanciful Lives We Lead 12/29/2015
7. A Theologian 10/14/2015
8. A National Leader 10/14/2015
9. A Pastor 10/14/2015
10. Hecuba 10/14/2015
11. It Is A Pitch-Dark Night 10/15/2015
12. Walls 10/15/2015
13. Baby Lies So Fast Asleep 10/15/2015
14. Baby Lies So Fast Asleep [1] 10/16/2015
15. A Child Is A Strange Thing 10/16/2015
16. A Child Is A Strange Thing [1] 10/16/2015
17. I Love You [4] 10/18/2015
18. The Small Redbreast Sings And Dances 10/18/2015
19. Would My Words 12/7/2015
20. The Red Arum Lilies 12/8/2015
21. Field Of Maize 12/8/2015
22. No Other Painting 12/9/2015
23. I Gave My Love To You 12/10/2015
24. While The Year Hangs Skeleton 12/14/2015
25. Something About A Bird In A Tree 12/15/2015
26. One Military Hospital 12/16/2015
27. Inside You And I Dance 12/17/2015
28. At Night The Mind Plays Its Tricks 12/19/2015
29. I Had Dreamt Of You [2] 12/20/2015
30. Where Are We Now? 12/21/2015
31. Last Night I Dreamt Of You 12/22/2015
32. On Christmas 12/23/2015
33. South Africa Is Also My Country [1] 12/29/2015
34. Today People Are Not Interested 12/30/2015
35. The Old Year 12/30/2015
36. For My Darling, With New Year 12/30/2015
37. The Marsh [2] 1/2/2016
38. It Had Been A Hell Of Spring With The Sun Hanging Scorching 1/4/2016
39. The Secret Room 1/5/2016
40. A Room In The Past 1/5/2016
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)

Life

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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