Gert Strydom

Bronze Star - 2,490 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Evanescence 7/11/2013
762. Even If 10/6/2009
763. Even If Every Yesterday Wants To Fade 10/5/2012
764. Even If My Life Without You Comes To A Halt 7/12/2012
765. Even If They Are Only Bringing Pain (Novelinee) 12/27/2011
766. Even If This Summer Is Like None Before (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
767. Even If You Life Is Ravaged By Sin 3/16/2015
768. Even In Times Of Great Woe (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 4/19/2013
769. Even The Romantic Twilight Is Lost To Us 11/30/2011
770. Even The Smallest Wild Flower (In Answer To Bonaventure Hinwood) 2/4/2011
771. Even Though 9/21/2009
772. Even Though It’s Dark Around Me 4/20/2010
773. Even When Darkness Is Around Me 4/25/2014
774. Even When I Do Not Comprehend 5/8/2014
775. Even When My Body Is Broken And I Am In Pain 6/30/2014
776. Evening Conversation 7/23/2014
777. Every Animal And The Lion And The Lamb 6/23/2009
778. Every Day I Find Something New 6/27/2014
779. Every Morning Her Windows Are Washed Clean 6/11/2014
780. Every Morning When The Day Begins 8/17/2011
781. Every Night When Darkness Comes 7/22/2011
782. Every Poem 9/17/2009
783. Every Second Day 3/2/2010
784. Every Spring (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
785. Every Spring After The Rain (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
786. Every Year It’s Like This When The Summer Comes 9/17/2013
787. Everyone Wants A Home 6/8/2012
788. Everyone Wants To Be Free 7/13/2009
789. Everyone Wants To Be Free[2] 9/7/2009
790. Everything Between Us Is Black 1/14/2011
791. Everything Else Did Cease (Berryian Poem) 3/1/2013
792. Everything Is Going To Be Wet 4/14/2010
793. Everywhere I Searched For The Words 7/30/2012
794. Everywhere I Searched For The Words [1] 7/30/2012
795. Everywhere In The Garden Flowers Grow In Bright Colours 9/14/2012
796. Evil 1/3/2010
797. Experiences At Church 5/17/2011
798. Experiences During War 10/18/2011
799. Experiences With God 7/15/2011
800. Faded Into Bliss 6/23/2009
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 ...

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I know a man
who accounts the businesses of others
and then do calculate
to let those businesses become his own
while he drinks a toast
on the demise of those that do compete against him.

I know a man
who did take over his father in law’s business

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