Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3401. Each Morning When The Night Is Swept Away (English Sonnet) 4/15/2014
3402. Mother, Far Too Quickly The Days Are Running Past 5/9/2014
3403. My Lord, Sometimes I Do Forget 5/12/2014
3404. As A Boy 5/12/2014
3405. My Lord, Sometimes There Is Only Silence 5/13/2014
3406. Some Thoughts Of You Constantly Do Remain (Novelinee) 5/13/2014
3407. My Lord, If I Do Forget That Your Law 5/14/2014
3408. It's With Ice That The Winter Comes 6/13/2014
3409. My God Is Not Just An Icon 6/13/2014
3410. My God Is Not Just An Icon [2] 6/17/2014
3411. If You Want To Place Your Darling Wife In Words 6/17/2014
3412. The Seagull 6/17/2014
3413. Man Has Become Estranged 6/18/2014
3414. We Wait Upon A New Tomorrow 6/18/2014
3415. From My First Glance Of You (Cavatina) 6/18/2014
3416. I Hear The Sugar-Bush-Hillocks Breathing 6/19/2014
3417. To Time (Rubaiyat Sonnet) 6/19/2014
3418. The Wonder Of Being You 6/19/2014
3419. When The New World Is Unknown 6/20/2014
3420. When That Moment Comes 6/20/2014
3421. The Starry Night 6/20/2014
3422. Things That Are Dear To Me 6/26/2014
3423. Outside Thunderbolt Upon Thunderbolt Smash Down 7/4/2014
3424. Although A Great War Rages On 7/4/2014
3425. At The Beginning Of Winter 7/7/2014
3426. If You Look At A Mountain 7/7/2014
3427. To Lay Next To You 7/7/2014
3428. Wheel 7/7/2014
3429. Often I Have Wondered About Destiny 7/7/2014
3430. If You Think Of Me Sadly 7/7/2014
3431. Reflections On My Time In The South African Defence Force During The Bush / Border War 7/8/2014
3432. I Taste You As If You Are On My Lips (Novelinee) 7/8/2014
3433. I Wonder In What Season 7/9/2014
3434. A Snow-White Dove 7/9/2014
3435. Sometimes I Yearn For You To Be Near 7/9/2014
3436. Where Trees Stand In The Winter Night As Skeletons 7/9/2014
3437. Catharine 7/9/2014
3438. The Flying Dutchman [2] 7/10/2014
3439. Sennacherib 7/10/2014
3440. To You There's An Amazing Kind Of Grace (Novelinee) 7/10/2014
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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