Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,920 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

121. A Song Of Joy Sounds Up 9/18/2012
122. A Song Of Sadness 12/5/2011
123. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
124. A Spring Evening 9/28/2010
125. A Statesman: Then And Now 2/28/2010
126. A Story True At Times (In Answer To Marge Piercy) 11/30/2010
127. A Stroll At Sea Point 3/10/2010
128. A Struggle For Survival 5/15/2013
129. A Sudden Stare 9/15/2011
130. A Swarm Of Swallows 7/24/2012
131. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
132. A Three Double Session On A Sunday In Cape Town (Parody) 2/2/2011
133. A Thunderstorm Claps Outside 10/16/2009
134. A Token 7/28/2011
135. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
136. A Touch (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
137. A Tree (Cavatina) 8/26/2013
138. A Triad 10/21/2009
139. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
140. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
141. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
142. A View On Things (Cavatina Sequence) 3/19/2012
143. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
144. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
145. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
146. A War Story 1/9/2012
147. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
148. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
149. A Woman Unconscious 8/11/2010
150. A Women With Her Own Ways And Own Will (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
151. A Wreath Of Sonnets For My Darling 7/13/2012
152. A Wreath Of Sonnets To A Sweetheart 6/15/2011
153. A Yellow And A Red Weaver Peck At Porridge On The Grass 6/10/2013
154. Abandoned Zimbabwean Farmhouse 9/13/2010
155. Abelard Cries While He Is Writing 12/8/2011
156. Ablaze 11/27/2009
157. About A Daisy (Balassi Stanza) 12/22/2011
158. About A Fruitful Summer (Cavatina Sequence) 3/2/2012
159. About A Girl Called Marike (Cavatina Sequence) 2/27/2012
160. About Flowers And Trees 2/21/2012
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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