Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 5,369 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At Home You Are Already Asleep, 3/1/2013
362. At Hout Bay The Fishing Trawler Sails Out 12/23/2010
363. At Houtbay Beach 4/15/2010
364. At Lambert's Bay The Fishing Trawlers Sail Out 3/21/2012
365. At Magnolia Dale 1/18/2011
366. At Margate Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
367. At My Second Job 7/11/2009
368. At Night Sometimes, Sweet Voices I Hear (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
369. At Night The Fragrances 10/10/2014
370. At Night The Mind Plays Its Tricks 12/19/2015
371. At Night When The Day Puts On Its Dark Cloak 4/25/2013
372. At Night When The Stars Flower In Bunches 1/28/2014
373. At Peril 10/5/2015
374. At Sea Point (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/30/2012
375. At Seven (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/7/2012
376. At Springs 4/14/2010
377. At The Beginning Of A New Life 5/16/2011
378. At The Beginning Of Spring 9/4/2010
379. At The Beginning Of Winter 7/7/2014
380. At The Blue Pool 12/23/2009
381. At The British Motor Show 8/12/2010
382. At The Cross Road 6/11/2009
383. At The Dark Hour 10/15/2010
384. At The First Sign Of Early Morning Light (Sicilian Septet) 2/17/2012
385. At The Forest Path 3/5/2015
386. At The Fountain In The Ranges 6/22/2009
387. At The Front Gate (Rondelet) 1/13/2012
388. At The Graveyard (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 7/19/2012
389. At The Hunting Lodge 4/7/2011
390. At The Marsh 7/15/2013
391. At The Movies 6/30/2009
392. At The Okavango Swamp 10/21/2010
393. At The Red Sea 2/19/2010
394. At The River (Englyn Lleddfbroest) 11/10/2011
395. At The Salt March 3/14/2011
396. At The Time That My Two Cars Were Stolen 11/9/2010
397. At The Vaal River 6/15/2009
398. At The Very End Of Night 11/3/2011
399. At The Victoria Falls 7/9/2015
400. At The Zoo 7/17/2009
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)


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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