Gert Strydom

Silver Star - 4,366 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

121. A Season Out Of Time 3/18/2010
122. A Sheaf Of Red Roses 7/24/2009
123. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence 5/23/2013
124. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) 5/23/2013
125. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) [1] 5/23/2013
126. A Shot Rang Out Like Lightning Out Of A Gun 5/27/2010
127. A Small Bird Sang Its Lovely Carefree Song (Novelinee) 12/12/2012
128. A Small Tear Falls 10/31/2012
129. A Snowflake (Tritina) 12/28/2011
130. A Snow-White Dove 7/9/2014
131. A Song Of Joy Sounds Up 9/18/2012
132. A Song Of Sadness 12/5/2011
133. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
134. A Spring Evening 9/28/2010
135. A Statesman: Then And Now 2/28/2010
136. A Story True At Times (In Answer To Marge Piercy) 11/30/2010
137. A Stroll At Sea Point 3/10/2010
138. A Struggle For Survival 5/15/2013
139. A Sudden Stare 9/15/2011
140. A Swarm Of Swallows 7/24/2012
141. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
142. A Theologian 10/14/2015
143. A Three Double Session On A Sunday In Cape Town (Parody) 2/2/2011
144. A Thunderstorm Claps Outside 10/16/2009
145. A Token 7/28/2011
146. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
147. A Touch (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
148. A Tree (Cavatina) 8/26/2013
149. A Triad 10/21/2009
150. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
151. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
152. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
153. A View On Things (Cavatina Sequence) 3/19/2012
154. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
155. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
156. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
157. A War Story 1/9/2012
158. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
159. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
160. A Woman Unconscious 8/11/2010
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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)


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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