Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,940 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

161. About Love 5/16/2011
162. About Love I Had Been Very Naive 7/3/2011
163. About Mothers 5/9/2014
164. About Our Love 1/4/2010
165. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
166. About The Power That Love Do Impress 9/4/2013
167. Above A Enemy Camp 2/28/2010
168. Above The Shed On The Winter Porch 7/26/2012
169. Absalom 9/22/2014
170. Absence 3/24/2010
171. Ac Her Forþ Beraò; Fugelas Singaò, Gylleò Grœghama 3/25/2010
172. Acacia Of My Blood 9/29/2009
173. Accountability Over Time 8/27/2009
174. Accounting -new- 7/3/2015
175. Achilles [2] 1/8/2013
176. Achilles At Troy 11/5/2010
177. Across The Road The Veldt Stretches Out Wide 1/11/2012
178. Adam 4/30/2010
179. Adam And Eve 12/18/2009
180. Adam En Eve (In Answer To Ina Rousseau) 1/19/2011
181. Adamastor 5/11/2010
182. Affinity 12/9/2013
183. Africa (In Reply To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
184. Africa Child 10/8/2009
185. African Vultures 8/2/2012
186. Africans Want A New King 9/13/2013
187. Afrikaner Genetics (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/27/2011
188. After Her Death I Dreamed Of My Love (Cavatina Sequence) 2/12/2012
189. After The Rain 4/14/2010
190. After The Robbery Of A Car 11/10/2011
191. After Ventersdorp,4 April 2010 4/8/2010
192. After Wandering We Are One (Common Measure Octave) 8/13/2013
193. After You Did Draw The Curtains Tight 12/12/2012
194. After You Left (Fay Slimm Form) 5/31/2011
195. Afternoon Rain 1/12/2010
196. Afterwards 11/10/2014
197. Again Some Tears Will Fall (Rubliw) 12/2/2014
198. Against The Dark Blue Of Irises The Sky Has But A Pale Hue (Persian Quatrain) 4/3/2012
199. Age Had Killed The Child 12/5/2012
200. Ages Flicker In The Hot Fire 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 ...

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Fatherland

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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