Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,840 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Even If You Life Is Ravaged By Sin 3/16/2015
762. Even In Times Of Great Woe (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 4/19/2013
763. Even The Romantic Twilight Is Lost To Us 11/30/2011
764. Even The Smallest Wild Flower (In Answer To Bonaventure Hinwood) 2/4/2011
765. Even Though 9/21/2009
766. Even Though It’s Dark Around Me 4/20/2010
767. Even When Darkness Is Around Me 4/25/2014
768. Even When I Do Not Comprehend 5/8/2014
769. Even When My Body Is Broken And I Am In Pain 6/30/2014
770. Evening Conversation 7/23/2014
771. Every Animal And The Lion And The Lamb 6/23/2009
772. Every Day I Find Something New 6/27/2014
773. Every Morning Her Windows Are Washed Clean 6/11/2014
774. Every Morning When The Day Begins 8/17/2011
775. Every Night When Darkness Comes 7/22/2011
776. Every Poem 9/17/2009
777. Every Second Day 3/2/2010
778. Every Spring (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
779. Every Spring After The Rain (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
780. Every Year It’s Like This When The Summer Comes 9/17/2013
781. Everyone Wants A Home 6/8/2012
782. Everyone Wants To Be Free 7/13/2009
783. Everyone Wants To Be Free[2] 9/7/2009
784. Everything Between Us Is Black 1/14/2011
785. Everything Else Did Cease (Berryian Poem) 3/1/2013
786. Everything Is Going To Be Wet 4/14/2010
787. Everywhere I Searched For The Words 7/30/2012
788. Everywhere I Searched For The Words [1] 7/30/2012
789. Everywhere In The Garden Flowers Grow In Bright Colours 9/14/2012
790. Evil 1/3/2010
791. Experiences At Church 5/17/2011
792. Experiences During War 10/18/2011
793. Experiences With God 7/15/2011
794. Faded Into Bliss 6/23/2009
795. Fairy Of The Night (Rosarian Sonnet) 1/17/2013
796. Fake 1/10/2013
797. Falling In Sin (Cavatina) 5/21/2013
798. Falling Into Oblivion 7/17/2009
799. False Bay (Collins Sestet) 12/15/2011
800. Fancy’s Knell (Parody) 1/10/2011
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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There Is A Limit Set

While the inhabitants of this planet do still rebel
as for centuries their ancestors have done
under Lucifer and his forces of hell
the great Creator does not expel
one single one
and his Word and his works does of his kindness tell

but at a time there is a limit set
that is to mere man unseen

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