Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

121. A Psalm 2/14/2011
122. A Psalm In The Twenty First Century (Virelay) 3/7/2013
123. A Ray Of Sunlight 9/28/2009
124. A Real Life Nightmare 7/24/2009
125. A Reminiscence 6/23/2009
126. A Resting Place 6/29/2009
127. A Room In The Past 1/5/2016
128. A Scrapbook 1/20/2010
129. A Season Out Of Time 3/18/2010
130. A Sheaf Of Red Roses 7/24/2009
131. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence 5/23/2013
132. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) 5/23/2013
133. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) [1] 5/23/2013
134. A Shot Rang Out Like Lightning Out Of A Gun 5/27/2010
135. A Small Bird Sang Its Lovely Carefree Song (Novelinee) 12/12/2012
136. A Small Tear Falls 10/31/2012
137. A Smiling Face (Virelay) 11/12/2016
138. A Snowflake (Tritina) 12/28/2011
139. A Snow-White Dove 7/9/2014
140. A Song Of Joy Sounds Up 9/18/2012
141. A Song Of Sadness 12/5/2011
142. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
143. A Spring Evening 9/28/2010
144. A Star Did Fall Out Of The Heaven 9/21/2016
145. A Statesman: Then And Now 2/28/2010
146. A Story True At Times (In Answer To Marge Piercy) 11/30/2010
147. A Strange Dream (Triolet) 7/25/2016
148. A Stroll At Sea Point 3/10/2010
149. A Struggle For Survival 5/15/2013
150. A Sudden Stare 9/15/2011
151. A Swarm Of Swallows 7/24/2012
152. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
153. A Theologian 10/14/2015
154. A Three Double Session On A Sunday In Cape Town (Parody) 2/2/2011
155. A Thunderstorm Claps Outside 10/16/2009
156. A Token 7/28/2011
157. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
158. A Touch (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
159. A Tree (Cavatina) 8/26/2013
160. A Triad 10/21/2009
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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