Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 18,542 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2121. Autumn (In Reply To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
2122. Eternal (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
2123. Enigmatic People (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
2124. On The End Of The World (Cavatina Sequence) 3/7/2012
2125. At Seven (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/7/2012
2126. Darkness Rush On (Cavatina) 3/7/2012
2127. Your Love And Pure Integrity Is Not In Dispute, Lord (Cavatina Sequence) 2/20/2012
2128. Forgive Me God 2/20/2012
2129. Be Merciful, My God 2/20/2012
2130. Graduate (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/8/2012
2131. On Science (Cavatina Sequence) 3/8/2012
2132. A Poem During War (Cavatina) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/8/2012
2133. This Could Not Be The War We Fought In (Cavatina) 3/8/2012
2134. The Too-Late Born (Cavatina) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/8/2012
2135. How Will I Daily Look Upon God's Face? (Cavatina) 3/12/2012
2136. How Will I Appear? 3/12/2012
2137. To God's Mysterious Ways (Cavatina) 3/13/2012
2138. In Never Ending Skill (Cavatina) 3/13/2012
2139. The Pure Ethereal Sky (Cavatina) 3/13/2012
2140. Our God 3/14/2012
2141. Glory Be To God 3/14/2012
2142. God Supreme (Cavatina Sequence) 3/14/2012
2143. Where Were You, Where Was I? 3/15/2012
2144. You Do Exist 3/15/2012
2145. At Times When I Wonder 3/15/2012
2146. My God Cares For Birds 3/16/2012
2147. God's Glance Penetrates All Things 3/16/2012
2148. I Have Floated Through The Sky 3/16/2012
2149. A View On Things (Cavatina Sequence) 3/19/2012
2150. Life Is Full Of Pretty Things (Alfred Dorn Sonnet) 3/19/2012
2151. In Darkness 3/19/2012
2152. The Second Coming (Cavatina Sequence) 3/21/2012
2153. Table Bay (Cavatina Sequence) 3/21/2012
2154. The Day Little Jessica Ran Away (Terzanelle) 3/21/2012
2155. Thundering On (Cavatina Sequence) 3/21/2012
2156. At Lambert's Bay The Fishing Trawlers Sail Out 3/21/2012
2157. Fishing For Carp (Hybridanelle) 3/21/2012
2158. Rain (Lanterne) 3/22/2012
2159. Criminal Activity (Droighneach) 3/22/2012
2160. Turn Off The Lights (Than-Bauk) 3/23/2012
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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