Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 15,978 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2241. You Are The One [2] 5/14/2012
2242. Sometimes In Life There Is A Moment 5/14/2012
2243. In A World Of Darkness 5/15/2012
2244. You Do Bring Light 5/15/2012
2245. Benediction (English Sestet) [1] 5/15/2012
2246. On A Hot Summer Afternoon 5/16/2012
2247. Van Der Decken (Cavatina) 5/16/2012
2248. The Shadows Of Many Years Do Fall 5/16/2012
2249. How Easily You Could Bring Change 5/17/2012
2250. You Resisted With Words, Plans And Actions 5/17/2012
2251. A Moment In Eternity 5/17/2012
2252. Fused Are We 5/18/2012
2253. I Wonder If You Know Today 5/18/2012
2254. Love Comes To Me (Cavatina) 5/18/2012
2255. Early In The Morning [1] 5/21/2012
2256. In The Being Together Of Each Day 5/21/2012
2257. When Early In The Morning I Went Outside 5/21/2012
2258. The Moment That The Sun Disappeared Into The Sea 5/21/2012
2259. Early In The Morning When The Sun Glances Through The Window 5/21/2012
2260. When The Sun Kisses The Hillocks 5/21/2012
2261. To Me You Are The Sparkle 5/22/2012
2262. Narcissus 5/8/2012
2263. When I Gave Myself Body, Soul And Spirit 5/8/2012
2264. Cocotte 5/8/2012
2265. The Bright Stars Sing A Song Of Joy 5/8/2012
2266. You Are Beautiful [1] 5/8/2012
2267. The Eternal Child 5/9/2012
2268. The Black Leopard 5/9/2012
2269. The Guitar Player 5/9/2012
2270. If Tonight 5/10/2012
2271. Never In All The Years That I Am Living 5/22/2012
2272. Daffodils In Winter (Cavatina) 5/23/2012
2273. There Are Times [2] 5/23/2012
2274. Planting African Marigolds (Cavatina Sequence) 5/23/2012
2275. To Some People Our Love Is A Mystery 5/24/2012
2276. Tonight For The First Time (Cavatina) 5/24/2012
2277. The Early Twilight Is Slowly Falling 5/24/2012
2278. God And Man 5/25/2012
2279. I Do Believe... 5/25/2012
2280. Long Before Becoming Substance (Cavatina) 5/25/2012
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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)


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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