Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 5,738 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Eastern Transvaal 5/9/2011
762. Eclipse 6/14/2010
763. Eclipse [2] 7/22/2013
764. Edmund Clerihew Bently (Clerihew) 4/5/2012
765. Ego 1/3/2010
766. Egyptian Geese 8/23/2012
767. Eheu Fugaces 7/9/2012
768. Elegy For Love 12/31/2009
769. Elementary Thoughts 3/7/2013
770. Eli Eli Lama Sabacthani 6/22/2009
771. Emergency Prayer 3/5/2013
772. Emily Hobhouse 8/31/2011
773. Enchanting With Words 3/9/2011
774. Enchantment 8/12/2014
775. Enchantment (Nonet) 8/22/2011
776. Encounter With A Rinkhals 11/12/2009
777. Endless God (Double Tetractys As A Cycle Or Mirror Image) 10/26/2011
778. Enemy Migs 2/24/2010
779. Enemy Skirmish (Sonnet) 6/19/2012
780. Enemy Tracks (Quatern) 12/12/2011
781. Engelbrecht Decides On An Assassination Attempt (In Answer To Johan Van Wyk) 6/8/2012
782. Enigmatic People (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
783. Ensnared (Cavatina) 7/4/2013
784. Epistle To Np Van Wyk Louw 8/24/2010
785. Epitaph Of A Tyrant 1/23/2013
786. Epitaph On An Army Of Mercenaries (In Answer To A.E. Housman) 1/10/2011
787. Epithalamium 1/10/2011
788. Errata 9/4/2010
789. Escape 1/7/2011
790. Et Memoria 8/6/2010
791. Et Memoria [2] 8/6/2010
792. Et Praeterea Nihil 12/29/2009
793. Eternal (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
794. Eternal Will Our Summer Be 9/9/2009
795. Eternity Finds To Us Its Own True Way (Strambotto Siciliano) 9/6/2012
796. Evanescence 7/11/2013
797. Even If 10/6/2009
798. Even If Every Yesterday Wants To Fade 10/5/2012
799. Even If My Life Without You Comes To A Halt 7/12/2012
800. Even If They Are Only Bringing Pain (Novelinee) 12/27/2011
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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Fatherland

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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