Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,916 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4081. You Are My Constantly In My Thoughts 1/14/2017
4082. Late Afternoon When The Sun Hangs At Five O'clock 1/16/2017
4083. At Lambert's Bay 1/17/2017
4084. With The Distance That Comes Between Us 1/18/2017
4085. New Life 1/19/2017
4086. In The Forgetfulness Of Darkness 1/20/2017
4087. In The Shadow Of That Which Was Love 1/21/2017
4088. I Wonder Where I Am With You? 1/21/2017
4089. Paper 1/23/2017
4090. The Tear 1/24/2017
4091. When I Was Ten 1/24/2017
4092. The Early Night Is Pitch Black 1/26/2017
4093. Words [2] 1/27/2017
4094. We Speak About Troubling Things 1/28/2017
4095. When That Moment Comes [2] 1/30/2017
4096. Where You Do Look At The World 1/31/2017
4097. On The Screen 1/31/2017
4098. There's A Colour To The Ocean 2/2/2017
4099. Late Afternoon As You Walk 2/3/2017
4100. Too Unbiased I Am 2/6/2017
4101. The Factory Girl 2/6/2017
4102. I Have Never Been Over The Atlantic Ocean 2/8/2017
4103. Under The Hillock At The Voortrekker Monument 2/9/2017
4104. Transient 2/10/2017
4105. It Was Pretty Amazing Grace 2/11/2017
4106. Flooding After The Last Summer Rains 2/13/2017
4107. When First We Faced 2/19/2017
4108. Mountain Pass 2/20/2017
4109. My Words 2/20/2017
4110. Downstream 2/22/2017
4111. When Language Is Ripped From My Lips 2/28/2017
4112. When Language Is Ripped From My Lips [1] 2/28/2017
4113. You Are Much Too Quiet 3/1/2017
4114. I Once Worked With A Beautiful Girl 3/2/2017
4115. Throbbing Almost Spasmodic 3/5/2017
4116. As If In A World Of Her Own 3/5/2017
4117. The River [2} 3/7/2017
4118. When The Love Has Left A Relationship (Novelinee) 3/7/2017
4119. I Have Learned To Know You 3/8/2017
4120. There Is No Colour 3/10/2017
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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