Gert Strydom

Bronze Star - 2,511 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4241. You Wanted To Know About Evil And Good 10/6/2010
4242. You Were Gone (Poet's Echo) 4/10/2012
4243. You Were Laying With Your Head On My Chest 5/26/2010
4244. You Were Like A Angel Surrounded With Sunshine 11/11/2010
4245. You Were Past Cute 5/28/2010
4246. You Were The One 9/20/2011
4247. You Who Constantly Truly Love Me 6/18/2012
4248. You, My Love Are The One 7/26/2011
4249. You’ll Be A True Believer 3/1/2010
4250. You’re Away 8/19/2009
4251. You’re In Another Country Called Cape Town 8/4/2010
4252. Young Koekemoer (In Reply To A. Brodrick) 11/10/2010
4253. Your Are The One 2/7/2010
4254. Your Beauty Is No Secret 8/15/2012
4255. Your Dressing Table In The Hall 11/2/2010
4256. Your Eyes 8/5/2013
4257. Your Eyes Burn Right Through My Soul 1/20/2011
4258. Your Eyes Burns Right Through Me 9/1/2009
4259. Your Face 3/28/2013
4260. Your Gaze Is Full Of Ice (Wyatt Sonnet) 11/17/2011
4261. Your Golf Playing Postmaster Father Was Your God 9/27/2010
4262. Your Hand Is In The Rain 7/29/2013
4263. Your Letter Is Beautiful 5/3/2010
4264. Your Love 1/11/2010
4265. Your Love And Pure Integrity Is Not In Dispute, Lord (Cavatina Sequence) 2/20/2012
4266. Your Love Is Wicked (Parody) 2/2/2011
4267. Your Mouth Did Open Softly Under Mine 7/3/2014
4268. Your Name 8/31/2009
4269. Your Name Will Not Carry Another Meaning For Me 10/4/2011
4270. Your Own Hands I Get My Daily Bread (Cavatina) 3/29/2012
4271. Your Penetrating Glance Does Silence My Words 5/29/2014
4272. Your Presence Is A True Delight (Common Measure Octave) 1/23/2013
4273. Your Presence Is Strange But Familiar 12/2/2011
4274. Your Smile Glitters With Beauty 9/9/2011
4275. Your Smile Is Like A Negligee 6/24/2010
4276. Your Smile, Your Touch, Your Glance (Cavatina) 4/2/2012
4277. Your Voice 9/6/2011
4278. Your Works Display Your Righteousness 9/27/2011
4279. Zebras 11/14/2012
4280. Zimbabwe Frightened You 8/28/2010
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)

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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