Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 7,409 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 Statesman: Then And Now 2/28/2010
140. A Story True At Times (In Answer To Marge Piercy) 11/30/2010
141. A Strange Dream (Triolet) 7/25/2016
142. A Stroll At Sea Point 3/10/2010
143. A Struggle For Survival 5/15/2013
144. A Sudden Stare 9/15/2011
145. A Swarm Of Swallows 7/24/2012
146. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
147. A Theologian 10/14/2015
148. A Three Double Session On A Sunday In Cape Town (Parody) 2/2/2011
149. A Thunderstorm Claps Outside 10/16/2009
150. A Token 7/28/2011
151. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
152. A Touch (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
153. A Tree (Cavatina) 8/26/2013
154. A Triad 10/21/2009
155. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
156. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
157. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
158. A View On Things (Cavatina Sequence) 3/19/2012
159. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
160. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
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)

Dear Lord God

Omnipotent Father who are from evermore,
who knows the future as if it had happened before,
on whom the sands of time has no effect
let we pray to you with the respect
that belongs to a deity,
while you do set us from all life's perils free
and daily in this evil world as we do dwell
let us each other of a father's love tell.

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