Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

2561. Princess Of My Heart 10/8/2012
2562. Sometimes Your Eyes Can Display Your Feelings 10/8/2012
2563. Sometimes I Do Suspect 10/8/2012
2564. Still I Find You Deeper In My Heart 10/9/2012
2565. The Impact Of Your Deeds (Limerick) 10/9/2012
2566. My Territory (Limerick) 10/9/2012
2567. Remember Me! (Limerick) 10/9/2012
2568. Like Wrinkles On The Water 10/3/2012
2569. Daily You Do Kiss Me (English Sonnet) 10/3/2012
2570. Not Too Long Ago (English Sonnet) 10/3/2012
2571. The Time When Suddenly Spring Does Unfold (English Sonnet) 10/3/2012
2572. Into Permanence Of My Mind (Trijan Refrain) 8/1/2012
2573. She Walks With A Kind Of Innocence (Novelinee) 10/10/2012
2574. You Know That You Are Very Deep In My Heart 10/10/2012
2575. Blue Sky Memories (In Answer To O Ingrid Jonker, For Daleen) 10/12/2012
2576. I Have Lived In Times Of War And Peace (English Sonnet) 10/12/2012
2577. Since The Day That Love Came To Your Heart (Italian Sonnet) 10/12/2012
2578. To Be Back At Home (Italian Sonnet) 10/12/2012
2579. Many Professionals 10/15/2012
2580. Many Professionals [1] 10/15/2012
2581. At A Prize Giving Speech 10/15/2012
2582. If I Had My Way (Parody) 10/15/2012
2583. Daily Birds And Insects Do Sing (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/18/2012
2584. From Break Of Day To Evening (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/18/2012
2585. Ivy (Novelinee) 10/19/2012
2586. Roses (Novelinee) 10/19/2012
2587. The Speedwell (Novelinee) 10/19/2012
2588. The Primrose (Novelinee) 10/19/2012
2589. As The Summer Day Do Pass (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/18/2012
2590. My Darling 10/22/2012
2591. The Sea Is Lost In Your Eyes 10/22/2012
2592. Blonde Curly Head 10/24/2012
2593. Small Boy 10/25/2012
2594. Two Toddlers In The Municipal Park 10/25/2012
2595. Daily You Do Your Love Express (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/25/2012
2596. Kiss You In Moments I Might (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 10/25/2012
2597. My Darling (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 10/25/2012
2598. Beach Crab 10/29/2012
2599. Table Bay [2] 10/29/2012
2600. Constantly Waves Toss And Fling (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 10/29/2012
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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