Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 14,971 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1. “where Have All The Soldiers Gone? Gone To Graveyards Every One” 5/4/2010
2. 1899-1902 (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To A. E. Housman) 4/17/2012
3. 20th Century 12/30/2010
4. 5th Avenue Remembered 3/23/2010
5. A Accountant At A Transport Company 1/6/2011
6. A Bee Buzzes Past In Its Flight 6/18/2013
7. A Birthday 10/11/2009
8. A Birthday: Far Too Long 4/1/2011
9. A Bottle Of Wolf’s Poison 11/27/2010
10. A Bouquet For You 5/25/2011
11. A Boy Fishing (Cavatina Sequence) 8/7/2012
12. A Brave Boer Boy 10/1/2009
13. A Brave Field Cornet 11/24/2009
14. A Brood Of Vipers 4/7/2010
15. A Brown Rock-Pigeon, Flutters Just Past The Porch 11/25/2011
16. A Brush With Death 5/7/2010
17. A Bush Of Roses 4/5/2013
18. A Cape Town Winter Day 7/23/2012
19. A Cat As A Companion For Tea 5/15/2015
20. A Cat’s Dream 11/16/2009
21. A Cheetah 11/1/2010
22. A Child 11/20/2009
23. A Child Is A Strange Thing 10/16/2015
24. A Child Is A Strange Thing [1] 10/16/2015
25. A Childrens Game? 9/18/2009
26. A Christmas Carol 12/24/2010
27. A Christmas Poem (Sonnet) 12/17/2016
28. A Christmas Prayer 12/24/2010
29. A Christmas Story (Sonnet) 12/20/2016
30. A Circle Of Good Men 8/26/2016
31. A Clear Sweet Voice 1/31/2013
32. A Conductor (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 10/12/2015
33. A Constant Shadow Hangs Ominous 3/1/2010
34. A Conversation With God 4/5/2015
35. A Conversation With Minette 8/23/2010
36. A Country 5/18/2011
37. A Day Of Rest 5/27/2014
38. A Day On The Beach 3/19/2014
39. A Day With A New Morn (Luc-Bat) 2/22/2012
40. A Decree Is Made 2/16/2010
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 ...

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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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