Gert Strydom

Silver Star - 3,633 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

121. A Sheaf Of Red Roses 7/24/2009
122. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence 5/23/2013
123. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) 5/23/2013
124. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) [1] 5/23/2013
125. A Shot Rang Out Like Lightning Out Of A Gun 5/27/2010
126. A Small Bird Sang Its Lovely Carefree Song (Novelinee) 12/12/2012
127. A Small Tear Falls 10/31/2012
128. A Snowflake (Tritina) 12/28/2011
129. A Snow-White Dove 7/9/2014
130. A Song Of Joy Sounds Up 9/18/2012
131. A Song Of Sadness 12/5/2011
132. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
133. A Spring Evening 9/28/2010
134. A Statesman: Then And Now 2/28/2010
135. A Story True At Times (In Answer To Marge Piercy) 11/30/2010
136. A Stroll At Sea Point 3/10/2010
137. A Struggle For Survival 5/15/2013
138. A Sudden Stare 9/15/2011
139. A Swarm Of Swallows 7/24/2012
140. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
141. A Theologian 10/14/2015
142. A Three Double Session On A Sunday In Cape Town (Parody) 2/2/2011
143. A Thunderstorm Claps Outside 10/16/2009
144. A Token 7/28/2011
145. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
146. A Touch (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
147. A Tree (Cavatina) 8/26/2013
148. A Triad 10/21/2009
149. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
150. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
151. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
152. A View On Things (Cavatina Sequence) 3/19/2012
153. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
154. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
155. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
156. A War Story 1/9/2012
157. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
158. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
159. A Woman Unconscious 8/11/2010
160. A Women With Her Own Ways And Own Will (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
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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