Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,043 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2161. Girl On The Street 6/29/2009
2162. One Night At The Movies 6/30/2009
2163. At The Movies 6/30/2009
2164. Early In The Morning 7/1/2009
2165. My Dearest Writes A Few Words 7/1/2009
2166. Church Matters 7/1/2009
2167. We Met After Twenty Years 7/2/2009
2168. When You Look At Me 7/2/2009
2169. When You Sleep 7/2/2009
2170. When You Share 7/2/2009
2171. You Can Change The Names 7/2/2009
2172. Life Goes On 7/2/2009
2173. The Birds Are Flying North 7/3/2009
2174. There’s A Place 7/3/2009
2175. The Properties Of A Leader 7/6/2009
2176. Glad To Be Living 7/6/2009
2177. The Lord Has Spread His Hand 7/6/2009
2178. It Took Eight Parades To Say Goodbye 7/6/2009
2179. Flying At Night 7/6/2009
2180. That You Are With Me 7/7/2009
2181. I Wonder Where You Are In It All? 7/7/2009
2182. When You 7/7/2009
2183. I Want Someone To Read 7/8/2009
2184. Ground Zero 7/8/2009
2185. They Visited Her 7/8/2009
2186. I Must Go To The Bush Again 7/8/2009
2187. Hiking To Durban 7/8/2009
2188. The Minister 7/8/2009
2189. I Want You To Live On 7/8/2009
2190. You Give A Smile 7/8/2009
2191. Remember Me 7/10/2009
2192. Beloved 7/10/2009
2193. There’s Something That Falls 7/10/2009
2194. When The First Rays 7/10/2009
2195. The Bathing Adventure 7/10/2009
2196. The Captain 7/10/2009
2197. Helderberg Mountain 7/11/2009
2198. Something Of Innocence Was Lost 6/23/2009
2199. How Can I Really Understand 6/23/2009
2200. On A Journey 6/25/2009
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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