Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 7,364 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

41. A Dragon Fly 9/27/2012
42. A Dream 1/25/2011
43. A Ducktail Called Stan 5/27/2011
44. A Dying Soldier 3/31/2011
45. A Far Greater Chill 10/14/2010
46. A Farewell Lay For Minette 7/11/2012
47. A Few Anku’s 4/26/2011
48. A Financial Manager In The New South Africa 9/25/2010
49. A First Visit To A Certain Madame (Terzanelle) 9/3/2010
50. A Flower For The Night 6/2/2010
51. A Flower For The Night [2] 10/7/2010
52. A Forget Me Not 7/22/2009
53. A Frightening Dream 7/1/2011
54. A Full Red Moon Hangs In The Night Sky 6/7/2010
55. A Gigantic Bee Of A Thing 6/3/2011
56. A Girl Called Lisa 11/26/2009
57. A Glimpse Of God 10/11/2010
58. A Grave Situation 4/29/2013
59. A Great Master Poet Wrote 9/8/2011
60. A Hadeda -Ibis Did Cause Amok Outside 8/30/2015
61. A Hippo At Dawn 11/4/2012
62. A Horseman At Night 11/17/2011
63. A Host Of People Came South 5/25/2010
64. A Hunting Expedition 4/7/2011
65. A Husband's Love Song 8/6/2016
66. A Kind Of Freedom 1/16/2013
67. A Kind Of Meeting 11/19/2012
68. A Lament For Jeanie 1/18/2011
69. A Lane In England 8/12/2010
70. A Large Golden Moon 6/30/2015
71. A Letter Arrives By Registered Mail 1/6/2010
72. A Level Headed Gaze 11/11/2012
73. A Lighter Shade Of Pale 2/2/2010
74. A Litany (Cavatina Sequence) 2/6/2012
75. A Lonely Young Boy Herds Some Cattle 10/27/2010
76. A Love Struck Priest And A Nun (Sonnet) -new- 8/19/2016
77. A Loving Dog Is A Strange Thing 1/18/2011
78. A Man In The City 9/2/2015
79. A Man Of Integrity 11/13/2009
80. A Meerkat In The Lounge 10/19/2010
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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)


I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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