Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,639 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

161. With The Late Afternoon Sun 3/27/2014
162. With Some Grand Imaginings 10/26/2010
163. With Our Legs Twisted Through Each Others 8/28/2013
164. With Leaping Spray The Sea Explodes 11/2/2011
165. With How The Night Can Unfold 4/5/2013
166. With Eyes Sparkling Green And Gold 12/18/2012
167. With Eyes Far Greener Than The Sea 9/2/2011
168. With Eyes Closed Against The Bright Light 9/6/2010
169. With Every Sunny Day Coming In This Summer 1/17/2012
170. With Every Glance At The World Around Us 8/4/2011
171. With Eternity In His Mere Hand 8/21/2012
172. With Each Other 6/25/2012
173. With Each Breath (Cavatina) 4/24/2012
174. With Courage I Want To Look Into Your Eyes (English Sonnet) 4/16/2012
175. With Change Comes Pain 5/30/2011
176. With Blazing, Electric Blue Thunder 11/28/2011
177. With Big Brown Eyes 7/30/2013
178. With All Of The Dark Painful Urges 3/20/2013
179. With Age Gripping (Limerick) 12/1/2010
180. With A View On Clifton Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
181. With A Roaring Sound Waves Crash 9/7/2012
182. With A Glance On Cuito Cuanavale 7/23/2014
183. With A Dead Soul 6/4/2009
184. With A Bottle In His Hand 6/2/2009
185. Witchcraft: I See Myself Reflected 11/15/2011
186. Witchcraft: At The Light Of Day 10/7/2011
187. Witchcraft 6/8/2011
188. Winter-Night 6/13/2014
189. Winter Storm 7/20/2009
190. Winter Remembered (Cavatina) 1/27/2014
191. Winter Rain 12/2/2009
192. Winter Night [1] 5/29/2013
193. Winter Night 6/26/2009
194. Winter (There Is A Fear Clinging To You) 8/16/2011
195. Winter (Parody) 8/25/2011
196. Winter (In Answer To D. J. Opperman) 5/2/2012
197. Winter 6/2/2009
198. Wings Of Destiny 11/2/2009
199. Winged Arrow 2/17/2013
200. Wind-Swallows 9/6/2013
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)


When in an act of satanic might
the earth was plunged in to eternal night
and the Lord of the universe was crucified
to the demonic delight

then as sin separated God and His Son
and the demons carried their evil work on
Jesus did the ultimate sacrifice make
and His salvation for mankind was done

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