Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

161. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
162. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
163. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
164. A War Story 1/9/2012
165. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
166. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
167. A Woman Unconscious 8/11/2010
168. A Women With Her Own Ways And Own Will (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
169. A Wreath Of Sonnets For My Darling 7/13/2012
170. A Wreath Of Sonnets To A Sweetheart 6/15/2011
171. A Yellow And A Red Weaver Peck At Porridge On The Grass 6/10/2013
172. Abandoned Zimbabwean Farmhouse 9/13/2010
173. Abelard Cries While He Is Writing 12/8/2011
174. Ablaze 11/27/2009
175. About A Daisy (Balassi Stanza) 12/22/2011
176. About A Fruitful Summer (Cavatina Sequence) 3/2/2012
177. About A Girl Called Marike (Cavatina Sequence) 2/27/2012
178. About Flowers And Trees 2/21/2012
179. About Love 5/16/2011
180. About Love I Had Been Very Naive 7/3/2011
181. About Mothers 5/9/2014
182. About Our Love 1/4/2010
183. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
184. About The Name Of God Being Used 7/13/2015
185. About The Power That Love Do Impress 9/4/2013
186. Above A Enemy Camp 2/28/2010
187. Above The Shed On The Winter Porch 7/26/2012
188. Absalom 9/22/2014
189. Absence 3/24/2010
190. Ac Her Forþ Beraò; Fugelas Singaò, Gylleò Grœghama 3/25/2010
191. Acacia Of My Blood 9/29/2009
192. Accountability Over Time 8/27/2009
193. Accounting 7/3/2015
194. Achilles [2] 1/8/2013
195. Achilles At Troy 11/5/2010
196. Across The Road The Veldt Stretches Out Wide 1/11/2012
197. Adam 4/30/2010
198. Adam And Eve 12/18/2009
199. Adam En Eve (In Answer To Ina Rousseau) 1/19/2011
200. Adamastor 5/11/2010
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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