Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 8,627 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Early In The Morning 7/1/2009
762. Early In The Morning [1] 5/21/2012
763. Early In The Morning The Sun Gleams White And Hot 12/17/2012
764. Early In The Morning To Each Other The Doves Do Sing (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/18/2012
765. Early In The Morning When The Sun Glances Through The Window 5/21/2012
766. Early In The Morning When The Sun Just Appears 8/15/2012
767. Early Morning 2/24/2012
768. Early Morning Ride 8/11/2009
769. Early Morning When The First Rays Fall 2/22/2012
770. Early Morning When The First Rays Fall (Pantoum) 5/23/2011
771. Early On A Winter Morning In Cape Town 10/28/2014
772. Early One Afternoon 8/1/2009
773. Early One Summer Morning 7/23/2010
774. Early Spring 9/16/2010
775. Early Spring (Italian Sonnet) 9/23/2015
776. Early Summer 2/10/2012
777. Early This Morning 6/2/2010
778. Early Wnter 5/27/2013
779. Earth’s Cycle Of Love 10/24/2011
780. Earthly Existence 8/22/2013
781. Easter Hymn (In Answer To A.E. Housman) 1/10/2011
782. Easter Song: 2011 4/20/2011
783. Eastern Transvaal 5/9/2011
784. Eclipse 6/14/2010
785. Eclipse [2] 7/22/2013
786. Edmund Clerihew Bently (Clerihew) 4/5/2012
787. Ego 1/3/2010
788. Egyptian Geese 8/23/2012
789. Eheu Fugaces 7/9/2012
790. Elegy For Love 12/31/2009
791. Elementary Thoughts 3/7/2013
792. Eli Eli Lama Sabacthani 6/22/2009
793. Elpenor 9/9/2016
794. Emergency Prayer 3/5/2013
795. Emily Hobhouse 8/31/2011
796. Enchanting With Words 3/9/2011
797. Enchantment 8/12/2014
798. Enchantment (Nonet) 8/22/2011
799. Encounter With A Rinkhals 11/12/2009
800. Endless God (Double Tetractys As A Cycle Or Mirror Image) 10/26/2011
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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