Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 6,396 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

81. A Modern Bible Story [2] 9/4/2015
82. A Moment (Rubliw) 12/21/2014
83. A Moment In Eternity 5/17/2012
84. A National Leader 10/14/2015
85. A Nest Of Wasps 7/21/2011
86. A Never Ending Kind Of Intimate Thing 11/28/2011
87. A New Spring (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) 9/6/2011
88. A New Year 12/30/2010
89. A New Year Prayer 1/21/2013
90. A News Editor Do Not Pray For Good Things 5/7/2013
91. A Nightmare Or What? (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
92. A Paean For My Country 12/30/2011
93. A Painting 7/8/2013
94. A Painting In A Shop 7/8/2013
95. A Parrot Called Chicken 2/27/2010
96. A Pastor 10/14/2015
97. A Perfect Moment 10/14/2013
98. A Phenomenon 11/2/2012
99. A Phosphorus Projectile Explodes 7/18/2012
100. A Picture Lingers With Me 1/20/2013
101. A Place Far Away From This Dark Age 5/2/2013
102. A Place For You 5/19/2010
103. A Place In The Sun 3/15/2013
104. A Poem During War (Cavatina) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/8/2012
105. A Poem For Zimbabwe 6/27/2014
106. A Poem On Honeymoon 8/7/2014
107. A Poem On My Darling’s Birthday 2/25/2014
108. A Poet Tried To Shackle My Words 7/13/2011
109. A Police Road Block 9/14/2010
110. A Prayer (Sonnet) 4/4/2016
111. A Prayer For The Earth (Rondine) 3/5/2013
112. A Prayer In The Summer Of My Life 7/31/2012
113. A Precise Woman 9/30/2010
114. A Psalm 2/14/2011
115. A Psalm In The Twenty First Century (Virelay) 3/7/2013
116. A Ray Of Sunlight 9/28/2009
117. A Real Life Nightmare 7/24/2009
118. A Reminiscence 6/23/2009
119. A Resting Place 6/29/2009
120. A Room In The Past 1/5/2016
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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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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