Gert Strydom

Bronze Star - 2,595 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Eternal (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
762. Eternal Will Our Summer Be 9/9/2009
763. Eternity Finds To Us Its Own True Way (Strambotto Siciliano) 9/6/2012
764. Evanescence 7/11/2013
765. Even If 10/6/2009
766. Even If Every Yesterday Wants To Fade 10/5/2012
767. Even If My Life Without You Comes To A Halt 7/12/2012
768. Even If They Are Only Bringing Pain (Novelinee) 12/27/2011
769. Even If This Summer Is Like None Before (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
770. Even If You Life Is Ravaged By Sin 3/16/2015
771. Even In Times Of Great Woe (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 4/19/2013
772. Even The Romantic Twilight Is Lost To Us 11/30/2011
773. Even The Smallest Wild Flower (In Answer To Bonaventure Hinwood) 2/4/2011
774. Even Though 9/21/2009
775. Even Though It’s Dark Around Me 4/20/2010
776. Even When Darkness Is Around Me 4/25/2014
777. Even When I Do Not Comprehend 5/8/2014
778. Even When My Body Is Broken And I Am In Pain 6/30/2014
779. Evening Conversation 7/23/2014
780. Every Animal And The Lion And The Lamb 6/23/2009
781. Every Day I Find Something New 6/27/2014
782. Every Morning Her Windows Are Washed Clean 6/11/2014
783. Every Morning When The Day Begins 8/17/2011
784. Every Night When Darkness Comes 7/22/2011
785. Every Poem 9/17/2009
786. Every Second Day 3/2/2010
787. Every Spring (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
788. Every Spring After The Rain (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
789. Every Year It’s Like This When The Summer Comes 9/17/2013
790. Everyone Wants A Home 6/8/2012
791. Everyone Wants To Be Free 7/13/2009
792. Everyone Wants To Be Free[2] 9/7/2009
793. Everything Between Us Is Black 1/14/2011
794. Everything Else Did Cease (Berryian Poem) 3/1/2013
795. Everything Is Going To Be Wet 4/14/2010
796. Everywhere I Searched For The Words 7/30/2012
797. Everywhere I Searched For The Words [1] 7/30/2012
798. Everywhere In The Garden Flowers Grow In Bright Colours 9/14/2012
799. Evil 1/3/2010
800. Experiences At Church 5/17/2011
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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No One Can Remove

No one can remove
God's great love
and even though odd
that great love of the Lord God
is forever mine
and nothing beats that love divine.

No words can ever describe every bit,
the depth and sincerity of it

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