Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 6,356 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

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