Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

2841. Rain In The Winter (In Answer To G.A. Watermeyer And Pirow Bekker) 3/22/2013
2842. Four Walls Against The Wind And Weather 3/22/2013
2843. At A Time I Was Caught 3/22/2013
2844. Four Walls Against The Wind And Weather [1] 3/22/2013
2845. When I Catch Your Glance 3/25/2013
2846. Strangers 3/25/2013
2847. On The Platform 3/25/2013
2848. Saviour 3/26/2013
2849. Ultimate Rescue Did Come From Hands Like These 3/26/2013
2850. On The Day That They Nailed Him To A Cross [2] 3/26/2013
2851. It Is Accomplished 3/27/2013
2852. When God Himself Came To The Earth 3/27/2013
2853. While Angels Were Singing Songs Of Praise 3/27/2013
2854. When He Hanged On That Cross 3/27/2013
2855. The Cross (In Answer To Allan Kirkland Soga) 3/28/2013
2856. Today There Are People 3/28/2013
2857. Your Face 3/28/2013
2858. The Message To Mary Magdalene (2) 3/28/2013
2859. Golgotha 3/28/2013
2860. Golgotha [2] 3/28/2013
2861. Dad [2] 4/2/2013
2862. Mirror Image 4/2/2013
2863. When Age Comes 4/2/2013
2864. One Winter At The Sea 4/3/2013
2865. How Can I Declare My Love? 1/8/2013
2866. The African Lammergeyer 3/14/2013
2867. On The Plain (Kwansaba) 3/14/2013
2868. Shell Knowledge 4/3/2013
2869. Under The Sea 4/3/2013
2870. The Jobless Optimist 4/3/2013
2871. With How The Night Can Unfold 4/5/2013
2872. A Bush Of Roses 4/5/2013
2873. When Summer Lingers In The Last Hot Days Before Autumn 4/8/2013
2874. I Love The Window Facing North (Rubaiyat Sonnet) 4/8/2013
2875. Mist 4/8/2013
2876. In The Bright Summer Sun 4/9/2013
2877. Maybe Living Asks 4/9/2013
2878. Time Is Setting Its Mark 4/9/2013
2879. Memories Are Caught 4/10/2013
2880. When Days Flee Before The Sun 4/10/2013
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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