Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,629 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4201. A Child 11/20/2009
4202. A Cheetah 11/1/2010
4203. A Cat’s Dream 11/16/2009
4204. A Cape Town Winter Day 7/23/2012
4205. A Bush Of Roses 4/5/2013
4206. A Brush With Death 5/7/2010
4207. A Brown Rock-Pigeon, Flutters Just Past The Porch 11/25/2011
4208. A Brood Of Vipers 4/7/2010
4209. A Brave Field Cornet 11/24/2009
4210. A Brave Boer Boy 10/1/2009
4211. A Boy Fishing (Cavatina Sequence) 8/7/2012
4212. A Bouquet For You 5/25/2011
4213. A Bottle Of Wolf’s Poison 11/27/2010
4214. A Birthday: Far Too Long 4/1/2011
4215. A Birthday 10/11/2009
4216. A Bee Buzzes Past In Its Flight 6/18/2013
4217. A Accountant At A Transport Company 1/6/2011
4218. 5th Avenue Remembered 3/23/2010
4219. 20th Century 12/30/2010
4220. 1899-1902 (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To A. E. Housman) 4/17/2012
4221. “where Have All The Soldiers Gone? Gone To Graveyards Every One” 5/4/2010
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 ...

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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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