Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,840 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4241. Your Voice 9/6/2011
4242. Your Works Display Your Righteousness 9/27/2011
4243. Zebras 11/14/2012
4244. 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 ...

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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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