Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,720 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At The Forest Path 3/5/2015
362. At The Fountain In The Ranges 6/22/2009
363. At The Front Gate (Rondelet) 1/13/2012
364. At The Graveyard (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 7/19/2012
365. At The Hunting Lodge 4/7/2011
366. At The Marsh 7/15/2013
367. At The Movies 6/30/2009
368. At The Okavango Swamp 10/21/2010
369. At The Red Sea 2/19/2010
370. At The River (Englyn Lleddfbroest) 11/10/2011
371. At The Salt March 3/14/2011
372. At The Time That My Two Cars Were Stolen 11/9/2010
373. At The Vaal River 6/15/2009
374. At The Very End Of Night 11/3/2011
375. At The Zoo 7/17/2009
376. At Times (English Sonnet] 3/14/2014
377. At Times He Is Shattered, Dumb From The Impact Of Life 7/17/2010
378. At Times I Can Loose Myself In Sadness 12/2/2011
379. At Times I Think Of That Summer (Cavatina) 7/18/2013
380. At Times I Wonder 6/2/2009
381. At Times I Wonder About The World Beyond The Blue 6/11/2012
382. At Times I Wonder How Love Dies 8/13/2009
383. At Times I Wonder Where Her Thoughts Go (Sonnet) 6/9/2014
384. At Times I Wonder Why 9/8/2009
385. At Times I Wonder2 8/22/2009
386. At Times It Feels As If All Beacons Are Gone 12/17/2013
387. At Times It Might Look (In Answer To W. B. Yeats) 3/30/2012
388. At Times My Whole Life Feels In Disorder 8/1/2011
389. At Times The Four Walls 9/15/2009
390. At Times To Me You Are Lovely 11/20/2013
391. At Times We Are Free (Cavatina) 9/11/2014
392. At Times We Are Only Set On Passing (American Sonnet) 9/30/2014
393. At Times When I Wonder 3/15/2012
394. At Times You Are Full Of Love (Rondeau) 10/5/2011
395. At Times You Are My All In All (Hymnal Octave) 8/22/2012
396. At Times You Do Astound Me (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 7/3/2013
397. At Toni’s 10/12/2009
398. Attempted Suicide 9/17/2010
399. Aubade 1/14/2013
400. August 1968 10/26/2009
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 ...

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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