Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 7,310 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

81. A Messenger From Above 9/26/2009
82. A Modern Bible Story 1/29/2013
83. A Modern Bible Story [2] 9/4/2015
84. A Moment (Rubliw) 12/21/2014
85. A Moment In Eternity 5/17/2012
86. A National Leader 10/14/2015
87. A Nest Of Wasps 7/21/2011
88. A Never Ending Kind Of Intimate Thing 11/28/2011
89. A New Spring (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) 9/6/2011
90. A New Year 12/30/2010
91. A New Year Prayer 1/21/2013
92. A News Editor Do Not Pray For Good Things 5/7/2013
93. A Nightmare Or What? (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
94. A Paean For My Country 12/30/2011
95. A Painting 7/8/2013
96. A Painting In A Shop 7/8/2013
97. A Parrot Called Chicken 2/27/2010
98. A Pastor 10/14/2015
99. A Perfect Moment 10/14/2013
100. A Phenomenon 11/2/2012
101. A Phosphorus Projectile Explodes 7/18/2012
102. A Picture Lingers With Me 1/20/2013
103. A Place Far Away From This Dark Age 5/2/2013
104. A Place For You 5/19/2010
105. A Place In The Sun 3/15/2013
106. A Poem During War (Cavatina) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/8/2012
107. A Poem For Zimbabwe 6/27/2014
108. A Poem On Honeymoon 8/7/2014
109. A Poem On My Darling’s Birthday 2/25/2014
110. A Poet Tried To Shackle My Words 7/13/2011
111. A Police Road Block 9/14/2010
112. A Prayer (Sonnet) 4/4/2016
113. A Prayer For The Earth (Rondine) 3/5/2013
114. A Prayer In The Summer Of My Life 7/31/2012
115. A Precise Woman 9/30/2010
116. A Psalm 2/14/2011
117. A Psalm In The Twenty First Century (Virelay) 3/7/2013
118. A Ray Of Sunlight 9/28/2009
119. A Real Life Nightmare 7/24/2009
120. A Reminiscence 6/23/2009
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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)


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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