Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 14,971 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

81. A Loving Dog Is A Strange Thing 1/18/2011
82. A Man In The City 9/2/2015
83. A Man Of Integrity 11/13/2009
84. A Meerkat In The Lounge 10/19/2010
85. A Messenger From Above 9/26/2009
86. A Military Goodbye 10/17/2016
87. A Modern Bible Story 1/29/2013
88. A Modern Bible Story [2] 9/4/2015
89. A Moment (Rubliw) 12/21/2014
90. A Moment In Eternity 5/17/2012
91. A National Leader 10/14/2015
92. A Nest Of Wasps 7/21/2011
93. A Never Ending Kind Of Intimate Thing 11/28/2011
94. A New Spring (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) 9/6/2011
95. A New Year 12/30/2010
96. A New Year Prayer 1/21/2013
97. A News Editor Do Not Pray For Good Things 5/7/2013
98. A Nightmare Or What? (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
99. A Paean For My Country 12/30/2011
100. A Painting 7/8/2013
101. A Painting In A Shop 7/8/2013
102. A Parrot Called Chicken 2/27/2010
103. A Pastor 10/14/2015
104. A Perfect Moment 10/14/2013
105. A Phenomenon 11/2/2012
106. A Phosphorus Projectile Explodes 7/18/2012
107. A Picture Lingers With Me 1/20/2013
108. A Place Far Away From This Dark Age 5/2/2013
109. A Place For You 5/19/2010
110. A Place In The Sun 3/15/2013
111. A Poem During War (Cavatina) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/8/2012
112. A Poem For Zimbabwe 6/27/2014
113. A Poem On Honeymoon 8/7/2014
114. A Poem On My Darling’s Birthday 2/25/2014
115. A Poet Tried To Shackle My Words 7/13/2011
116. A Police Road Block 9/14/2010
117. A Prayer (Sonnet) 4/4/2016
118. A Prayer For The Earth (Rondine) 3/5/2013
119. A Prayer In The Summer Of My Life 7/31/2012
120. A Precise Woman 9/30/2010
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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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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