Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 10,694 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

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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.

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Rites Of Passage

In the early winter frost lies white,
it almost looks like snow that is falling
and changes do come without a limit
where it falls on some people

and without any teargas or rifles
a lot of highly qualified white people are without work
while unstoppable the government does leverage it laws down
while no police force is stopping the murders and robberies

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