Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 18,477 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

961. On The Beach 7/27/2010
962. Punishment Parade 7/28/2010
963. That House In Brackenfell 7/28/2010
964. Withering Into A Dead Thing 7/28/2010
965. I Am The One (Terzanelle) 7/29/2010
966. As A Wanderer Upon This Earth (Terzanelle) 7/29/2010
967. The Substance Of My Self (Terzanelle) 7/29/2010
968. I Know That I Have Never Have Been As Alone 7/30/2010
969. I Know That I Have Never Have Been As Alone [2] 7/30/2010
970. Fishing On A Small Lake 7/30/2010
971. Long, Long Ago There Were Two People 7/30/2010
972. When All Previous Loves Are Lost 7/31/2010
973. When My Life, My World Fall To Pieces 7/31/2010
974. Horoscope 8/2/2010
975. Music Became Part Of Her Soul 8/3/2010
976. Love, We Must Part Now 8/3/2010
977. An Old Flame 8/3/2010
978. From Gordon’s Bay Harbour 8/4/2010
979. You’re In Another Country Called Cape Town 8/4/2010
980. We Didn’t Find Him 8/4/2010
981. Confession (Terzanelle 8/5/2010
982. When Dusk Creeps Through The Windows 8/5/2010
983. Et Memoria 8/6/2010
984. Ghost From The War 8/6/2010
985. Et Memoria [2] 8/6/2010
986. On Approaching Fifty 8/10/2010
987. Destiny At Times Is Changed By Love 8/10/2010
988. The Day The Paratrooper Antitank Platoon Went Into Action 8/10/2010
989. A Woman Unconscious 8/11/2010
990. Bride And Groom 8/11/2010
991. Sandstorm In Iraq 8/11/2010
992. At The British Motor Show 8/12/2010
993. Dome Of Pearl 8/13/2010
994. The Circus Came To Town 8/13/2010
995. What Can I Tell You? 8/13/2010
996. To Minette 8/16/2010
997. The Swan (Terzanelle) 8/16/2010
998. Crocodile Hunter 8/16/2010
999. Awakening Storm 8/17/2010
1000. Johnny Everyman [2] 7/22/2010
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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Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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