Gert Strydom

Bronze Star - 2,060 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

161. About Love 5/16/2011
162. About Love I Had Been Very Naive 7/3/2011
163. About Mothers 5/9/2014
164. About Our Love 1/4/2010
165. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
166. About The Name Of God Being Used 7/13/2015
167. About The Power That Love Do Impress 9/4/2013
168. Above A Enemy Camp 2/28/2010
169. Above The Shed On The Winter Porch 7/26/2012
170. Absalom 9/22/2014
171. Absence 3/24/2010
172. Ac Her Forþ Beraò; Fugelas Singaò, Gylleò Grœghama 3/25/2010
173. Acacia Of My Blood 9/29/2009
174. Accountability Over Time 8/27/2009
175. Accounting 7/3/2015
176. Achilles [2] 1/8/2013
177. Achilles At Troy 11/5/2010
178. Across The Road The Veldt Stretches Out Wide 1/11/2012
179. Adam 4/30/2010
180. Adam And Eve 12/18/2009
181. Adam En Eve (In Answer To Ina Rousseau) 1/19/2011
182. Adamastor 5/11/2010
183. Affinity 12/9/2013
184. Africa (In Reply To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
185. Africa Child 10/8/2009
186. African Vultures 8/2/2012
187. Africans Want A New King 9/13/2013
188. Afrikaner Genetics (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/27/2011
189. After Her Death I Dreamed Of My Love (Cavatina Sequence) 2/12/2012
190. After The Rain 4/14/2010
191. After The Robbery Of A Car 11/10/2011
192. After Ventersdorp,4 April 2010 4/8/2010
193. After Wandering We Are One (Common Measure Octave) 8/13/2013
194. After You Did Draw The Curtains Tight 12/12/2012
195. After You Left (Fay Slimm Form) 5/31/2011
196. Afternoon Rain 1/12/2010
197. Afterwards 11/10/2014
198. Again Some Tears Will Fall (Rubliw) 12/2/2014
199. Against The Dark Blue Of Irises The Sky Has But A Pale Hue (Persian Quatrain) 4/3/2012
200. Age Had Killed The Child 12/5/2012
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 ...

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

Lord, Teach Me

Lord, teach me to still trust in You
even when I do not see Your presence in my life
and when I do need to walk through the darkest places
then be there to hold onto my hand.

My whole life, those that I do love and everything that is mine
does have a end and a beginning in Your hand,
are only borrowed to me for a time
and every action, word and sentence

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