Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,720 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

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


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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