Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 16,916 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2321. When One Soul Was In Both Our Thoughts 5/29/2012
2322. Interview With A Captain Of Industry (Cavatina) 5/30/2012
2323. The Farmer (Cavatina) 5/30/2012
2324. There Are Thousands That Act Both Selfless And Brave 5/30/2012
2325. Buffelskraal 5/31/2012
2326. Ort Jan Van Hunks 5/31/2012
2327. She Has Beauty, A Kind Of Perfect Grace (Cavatina) 6/7/2012
2328. Never Have I Been Quite So Much In Love 6/7/2012
2329. Outside A Myriad Of Leaves Begin To Fall (Rubiyat Sonnet) 6/7/2012
2330. Psalm-Poem (In Answer To Cornelius Van Der Merwe) 6/8/2012
2331. Engelbrecht Decides On An Assassination Attempt (In Answer To Johan Van Wyk) 6/8/2012
2332. There Is Far Too Much Disintegration (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 6/8/2012
2333. Everyone Wants A Home 6/8/2012
2334. From Birth My Father Taught Me 6/11/2012
2335. On A Hill Under The Blue Sky 6/11/2012
2336. At Times I Wonder About The World Beyond The Blue 6/11/2012
2337. When The Sun Languished Slowly In The Late Afternoon 6/12/2012
2338. When The Sun Rises And Grows Faint 6/12/2012
2339. Playing You Act As If You Want To Flee Away 6/12/2012
2340. Marilyn Monroe's Photo In Yellow-Gold 6/13/2012
2341. Marilyn Monroe's Photo In Blue (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 6/13/2012
2342. Wonderland Without Alice 6/13/2012
2343. My Father (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 6/14/2012
2344. Dad, Memories Do Fade 6/14/2012
2345. My Shoes 6/14/2012
2346. Death Shatters Lives 6/14/2012
2347. Constantly She Brings Joy 6/1/2012
2348. She Stays Lingering With Me (Cavatina) 6/1/2012
2349. The Eyes Of My Love Shines Like The Sun 6/1/2012
2350. Her Presence Brings The Greatest Joy 6/1/2012
2351. There Is A Land (Cavatina) 6/4/2012
2352. Still I Trust Like A Child 6/4/2012
2353. When You Walked Into The World From God To Man 6/4/2012
2354. Daily There Are Happenings 6/4/2012
2355. Suddenly You Come 6/5/2012
2356. Until You Came Along (Cavatina) 6/5/2012
2357. Although You Think That I Am Different (Cavatina) 6/5/2012
2358. Daffodils (Cavatina) 6/6/2012
2359. In Times Of Solitude (Cavatina) 6/6/2012
2360. The Orange Tree 6/15/2012
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)


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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