Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 7,469 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4481. You’ll Be A True Believer 3/1/2010
4482. You’re Away 8/19/2009
4483. You’re In Another Country Called Cape Town 8/4/2010
4484. Young Koekemoer (In Reply To A. Brodrick) 11/10/2010
4485. Your Are The One 2/7/2010
4486. Your Beauty Is No Secret 8/15/2012
4487. Your Dressing Table In The Hall 11/2/2010
4488. Your Eyes 8/5/2013
4489. Your Eyes Burn Right Through My Soul 1/20/2011
4490. Your Eyes Burns Right Through Me 9/1/2009
4491. Your Face 3/28/2013
4492. Your Gaze Is Full Of Ice (Wyatt Sonnet) 11/17/2011
4493. Your Golf Playing Postmaster Father Was Your God 9/27/2010
4494. Your Hand Is In The Rain 7/29/2013
4495. Your Letter Is Beautiful 5/3/2010
4496. Your Love 1/11/2010
4497. Your Love And Pure Integrity Is Not In Dispute, Lord (Cavatina Sequence) 2/20/2012
4498. Your Love Is Wicked (Parody) 2/2/2011
4499. Your Mouth Did Open Softly Under Mine 7/3/2014
4500. Your Name 8/31/2009
4501. Your Name Will Not Carry Another Meaning For Me 10/4/2011
4502. Your Own Hands I Get My Daily Bread (Cavatina) 3/29/2012
4503. Your Penetrating Glance Does Silence My Words 5/29/2014
4504. Your Presence Is A True Delight (Common Measure Octave) 1/23/2013
4505. Your Presence Is Strange But Familiar 12/2/2011
4506. Your Smile Glitters With Beauty 9/9/2011
4507. Your Smile Is Like A Negligee 6/24/2010
4508. Your Smile, Your Touch, Your Glance (Cavatina) 4/2/2012
4509. Your Voice 9/6/2011
4510. Your Walking Away Is Measured In Watt 8/1/2016
4511. Your Works Display Your Righteousness 9/27/2011
4512. Zebras 11/14/2012
4513. 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)


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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