Gert Strydom Poems
|5201.||Nightmares (English Sonnet)||11/21/2011|
|5202.||Living In A World Of Our Own||2/28/2011|
|5203.||“where Have All The Soldiers Gone? Gone To Graveyards Every One”||5/4/2010|
|5204.||A Flower For The Night||6/2/2010|
|5206.||At Times Love Has Visited Me||12/3/2016|
|5207.||Angel Of The Morning Light||6/4/2009|
|5208.||But Then I Met You||6/2/2009|
|5210.||Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)||12/2/2009|
Comments about 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
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 ...
I am no longer
because you have
When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.