Gert Strydom

Bronze Star - 2,469 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At The British Motor Show 8/12/2010
362. At The Cross Road 6/11/2009
363. At The Dark Hour 10/15/2010
364. At The First Sign Of Early Morning Light (Sicilian Septet) 2/17/2012
365. At The Forest Path 3/5/2015
366. At The Fountain In The Ranges 6/22/2009
367. At The Front Gate (Rondelet) 1/13/2012
368. At The Graveyard (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 7/19/2012
369. At The Hunting Lodge 4/7/2011
370. At The Marsh 7/15/2013
371. At The Movies 6/30/2009
372. At The Okavango Swamp 10/21/2010
373. At The Red Sea 2/19/2010
374. At The River (Englyn Lleddfbroest) 11/10/2011
375. At The Salt March 3/14/2011
376. At The Time That My Two Cars Were Stolen 11/9/2010
377. At The Vaal River 6/15/2009
378. At The Very End Of Night 11/3/2011
379. At The Victoria Falls 7/9/2015
380. At The Zoo 7/17/2009
381. At Times (English Sonnet] 3/14/2014
382. At Times He Is Shattered, Dumb From The Impact Of Life 7/17/2010
383. At Times I Can Loose Myself In Sadness 12/2/2011
384. At Times I Think Of That Summer (Cavatina) 7/18/2013
385. At Times I Wonder 6/2/2009
386. At Times I Wonder About The World Beyond The Blue 6/11/2012
387. At Times I Wonder How Love Dies 8/13/2009
388. At Times I Wonder Where Her Thoughts Go (Sonnet) 6/9/2014
389. At Times I Wonder Why 9/8/2009
390. At Times I Wonder2 8/22/2009
391. At Times It Feels As If All Beacons Are Gone 12/17/2013
392. At Times It Might Look (In Answer To W. B. Yeats) 3/30/2012
393. At Times My Whole Life Feels In Disorder 8/1/2011
394. At Times The Four Walls 9/15/2009
395. At Times To Me You Are Lovely 11/20/2013
396. At Times We Are Free (Cavatina) 9/11/2014
397. At Times We Are Only Set On Passing (American Sonnet) 9/30/2014
398. At Times When I Wonder 3/15/2012
399. At Times You Are Full Of Love (Rondeau) 10/5/2011
400. At Times You Are My All In All (Hymnal Octave) 8/22/2012
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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