Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 7,512 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1. Hands -new- 8/30/2016
2. As If They Are Beacons 12/28/2015
3. What Fanciful Lives We Lead 12/29/2015
4. When I Do Consider How My Time Is Spent (Sonnet) 4/28/2016
5. Hoba West Meteor 5/3/2016
6. Please Do Forgive [2] 5/4/2016
7. Please Do Forgive 5/4/2016
8. With Hunger In Your Eyes 5/5/2016
9. Alone We Come Into The World (For My Mom On Mother's Day) 5/5/2016
10. Alone We Come Into The World 5/5/2016
11. There Is No Other Saviour 5/9/2016
12. Once I Wrote A Kind Of Happy Song (Orléans Rondel Prime) 5/10/2016
13. Dare You Character? 5/11/2016
14. Without Matter 5/13/2016
15. The Silent Countdown 5/15/2016
16. I Am Afraid 5/17/2016
17. You Never Came 5/18/2016
18. I Wonder Where Is An Untouched Place That Firmly Does Stand 5/19/2016
19. When Death's Fingers Do Me Touch [2] 5/20/2016
20. There's No Other Country 5/23/2016
21. Africa 5/24/2016
22. Africa [2] 5/24/2016
23. He Lies Stretched Out In The Sun 5/25/2016
24. He Lies Stretched Out In The Sun {2} 5/25/2016
25. The Sardine Run 5/26/2016
26. I Have Missed My Country 5/27/2016
27. Two Sides To Everything (Cavatina) 5/30/2016
28. Still Life 6/1/2016
29. Dear Lord God 7/4/2016
30. The Old Guitar (Cavatina) 7/5/2016
31. The Gardener 7/6/2016
32. The Peach Tree 7/7/2016
33. At Times We Are Only Set On Passing (American Sonnet) (1) 7/8/2016
34. Respite 7/10/2016
35. Divorce 7/11/2016
36. Divorce Ii (Cavatina) 7/12/2016
37. Divorce Iii 7/12/2016
38. Divorce Iv (Espinela) 7/12/2016
39. Divorce V 7/12/2016
40. The Sun Hangs Orange Red 7/13/2016
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 ...

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Life

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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