Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,639 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

121. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
122. A Spring Evening 9/28/2010
123. A Statesman: Then And Now 2/28/2010
124. A Story True At Times (In Answer To Marge Piercy) 11/30/2010
125. A Stroll At Sea Point 3/10/2010
126. A Struggle For Survival 5/15/2013
127. A Sudden Stare 9/15/2011
128. A Swarm Of Swallows 7/24/2012
129. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
130. A Three Double Session On A Sunday In Cape Town (Parody) 2/2/2011
131. A Thunderstorm Claps Outside 10/16/2009
132. A Token 7/28/2011
133. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
134. A Touch (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
135. A Tree (Cavatina) 8/26/2013
136. A Triad 10/21/2009
137. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
138. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
139. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
140. A View On Things (Cavatina Sequence) 3/19/2012
141. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
142. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
143. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
144. A War Story 1/9/2012
145. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
146. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
147. A Woman Unconscious 8/11/2010
148. A Women With Her Own Ways And Own Will (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
149. A Wreath Of Sonnets For My Darling 7/13/2012
150. A Wreath Of Sonnets To A Sweetheart 6/15/2011
151. A Yellow And A Red Weaver Peck At Porridge On The Grass 6/10/2013
152. Abandoned Zimbabwean Farmhouse 9/13/2010
153. Abelard Cries While He Is Writing 12/8/2011
154. Ablaze 11/27/2009
155. About A Daisy (Balassi Stanza) 12/22/2011
156. About A Fruitful Summer (Cavatina Sequence) 3/2/2012
157. About A Girl Called Marike (Cavatina Sequence) 2/27/2012
158. About Flowers And Trees 2/21/2012
159. About Love 5/16/2011
160. About Love I Had Been Very Naive 7/3/2011
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 ...

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


I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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