Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 8,668 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

121. A Reminiscence 6/23/2009
122. A Resting Place 6/29/2009
123. A Room In The Past 1/5/2016
124. A Scrapbook 1/20/2010
125. A Season Out Of Time 3/18/2010
126. A Sheaf Of Red Roses 7/24/2009
127. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence 5/23/2013
128. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) 5/23/2013
129. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) [1] 5/23/2013
130. A Shot Rang Out Like Lightning Out Of A Gun 5/27/2010
131. A Small Bird Sang Its Lovely Carefree Song (Novelinee) 12/12/2012
132. A Small Tear Falls 10/31/2012
133. A Snowflake (Tritina) 12/28/2011
134. A Snow-White Dove 7/9/2014
135. A Song Of Joy Sounds Up 9/18/2012
136. A Song Of Sadness 12/5/2011
137. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
138. A Spring Evening 9/28/2010
139. A Star Did Fall Out Of The Heaven -new- 9/21/2016
140. A Statesman: Then And Now 2/28/2010
141. A Story True At Times (In Answer To Marge Piercy) 11/30/2010
142. A Strange Dream (Triolet) 7/25/2016
143. A Stroll At Sea Point 3/10/2010
144. A Struggle For Survival 5/15/2013
145. A Sudden Stare 9/15/2011
146. A Swarm Of Swallows 7/24/2012
147. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
148. A Theologian 10/14/2015
149. A Three Double Session On A Sunday In Cape Town (Parody) 2/2/2011
150. A Thunderstorm Claps Outside 10/16/2009
151. A Token 7/28/2011
152. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
153. A Touch (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
154. A Tree (Cavatina) 8/26/2013
155. A Triad 10/21/2009
156. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
157. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
158. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
159. A View On Things (Cavatina Sequence) 3/19/2012
160. A Visit At Far Death Hospital -new- 9/14/2016
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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