Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 15,978 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

441. Lily 11/18/2009
442. In The Bleak Winter 11/19/2009
443. De Profundis 11/19/2009
444. Gideon Scheepers 11/19/2009
445. There Is Blood Between Us 11/19/2009
446. Something Serene 11/19/2009
447. The Mountain Pass 11/20/2009
448. Girl Of Loveliness 11/20/2009
449. War 11/23/2009
450. God Of Dignity 11/23/2009
451. Garden In My Inner Square 11/23/2009
452. She Lives 11/23/2009
453. What Does The New World Hold? 11/24/2009
454. A Brave Field Cornet 11/24/2009
455. Ablaze 11/27/2009
456. Somewhere In Angola 11/27/2009
457. The Dead Citizen 11/27/2009
458. Nightly Visitor 11/27/2009
459. When Love Dies 11/30/2009
460. The Pain Goes Right Through Me 11/30/2009
461. You Are Free 11/30/2009
462. The Vantage Point 12/1/2009
463. Sonnets Of Home 12/1/2009
464. On The Highway 12/1/2009
465. Winter Rain 12/2/2009
466. The Book Sealed With Seven Seals 11/25/2009
467. Patrolling Raging Neighbourhoods 11/25/2009
468. Waitresses 11/26/2009
469. I Have Gone To Unknown Shrines 11/26/2009
470. When Love Feels Brittle 12/2/2009
471. Pylons 12/4/2009
472. Lucifer 12/7/2009
473. Like A Snapped Branch 12/7/2009
474. Summer 12/7/2009
475. My Darling’s Arm Lies Over Me 12/7/2009
476. Water 12/8/2009
477. The Rock 12/8/2009
478. Petrified 12/8/2009
479. The Omen 12/9/2009
480. I Write 12/9/2009
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 ...

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Life

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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