Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,920 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1. Fatherland 6/2/2009
2. Life 6/2/2009
3. Just Like You Want To 6/2/2009
4. Through The Eyes Of A Child 6/2/2009
5. Flower In A Garden 6/2/2009
6. Yom Hashoa 6/2/2009
7. How Single Can A Person Become 6/2/2009
8. On The Other Side Of The Blue Curtain 6/2/2009
9. Girls That We Do Not Discuss 6/2/2009
10. Rogue Male 6/2/2009
11. What Lurks Beneath Civility 6/2/2009
12. From Where 6/2/2009
13. No Red Rose 6/2/2009
14. Warasa 6/2/2009
15. Parachute Drop 6/2/2009
16. I Saw A Twenty First Century Man 6/2/2009
17. Love Is 6/2/2009
18. It Was Fun 6/2/2009
19. Coke 6/2/2009
20. When I Die 6/2/2009
21. I Knew A Man 6/2/2009
22. Like A Little Boy 6/2/2009
23. To Much For Me 6/2/2009
24. His Right 6/2/2009
25. The Man And The Beast 6/2/2009
26. My Heart Is 6/2/2009
27. The Power Of Destiny 6/2/2009
28. Lions 6/2/2009
29. It Was The Last Day Of May 6/2/2009
30. With A Bottle In His Hand 6/2/2009
31. Each And Every Weekday 6/2/2009
32. At A Koi Pond In A Nursery 6/2/2009
33. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
34. It Was In A Light Blue Sky 6/2/2009
35. By The Meaning Of It 6/2/2009
36. The Cold Season 6/2/2009
37. Song Of The Woods 6/2/2009
38. Winter 6/2/2009
39. The Starry Three Sisters 6/3/2009
40. One Day At A Waterfall 6/3/2009
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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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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