Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,629 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

761. To A Loved One That Died 9/18/2014
762. Tinkerbell Is Back 10/11/2009
763. Times 10/3/2013
764. Time Will Devour (Cavatina) 5/14/2013
765. Time Sneaks Past So Quickly 1/4/2010
766. Time Passes Too Quickly 12/15/2009
767. Time Passes Him (English Ballade) 4/1/2011
768. Time Knows Nothing Except 4/1/2010
769. Time Is Setting Its Mark 4/9/2013
770. Time Held Me 3/12/2015
771. Time Came To A Halt 11/4/2013
772. Time 7/12/2009
773. Till The Shooting Ended 1/6/2010
774. Ti Amo 10/16/2012
775. Thunderstorm [1] 11/26/2010
776. Thunderstorm 5/10/2010
777. Thundering On (Cavatina Sequence) 3/21/2012
778. Thunderbolt 9/11/2010
779. Thunder Touched (Cavatina Sequence) 1/31/2012
780. Thunder Stroke 7/25/2011
781. Thunder Showers In Winter 9/7/2012
782. Thunder (Cinquain) 1/25/2012
783. Throughout My Life I Have Waited On You 8/21/2013
784. Throughout My Life I Am Trying To Know God 10/17/2014
785. Through The Window The New Moon Peeps 7/13/2012
786. Through The Window 3/19/2013
787. Through The Thick African Bush 7/23/2009
788. Through The Eyes Of A Field Coronet (Epic) 12/31/2010
789. Through The Eyes Of A Child 6/2/2009
790. Threshing (Wreathed Quatrains) 6/7/2013
791. Threnody 10/11/2011
792. Three Wise Men 12/24/2010
793. Three Prayers During Spring 12/29/2010
794. Three Kisses (Novelinee) 2/14/2013
795. Three Green Snakes 9/24/2009
796. Thoughts Of You And Me At Langebaan 8/12/2011
797. Thoughts About A Child That Does Not Exist 5/10/2011
798. Though The Night Passes Too Soon -new- 4/13/2015
799. Those Who Drowned 2/25/2013
800. Thomas 4/18/2012
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 ...

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Life

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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