Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 12,387 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

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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
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.

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Paper

That paper or the white page
on the computer screen can stare so bleak
I have not experienced up to now

and I do write about any kind of thing,
that which does build
as well as that which does break down,
about sounds, even symphonies full of music
and the silences that comes sometimes

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