Gert Strydom Poems
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Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)
While the night stretch black over me
and in the dark sky I see countless lights
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 ...
The Night Hangs
The night still hangs on the twilight
when the first rays of the sun begins
as if the night is a gigantic tree
on which the myriad of stars do glow
and this night is only one of many
but then the sun incinerates the darkness
that the sky is immaculate blue over us
when it brings new hope, beauty and joy.