Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3521. Wind Bride 4/11/2011
3522. Seasons 4/11/2011
3523. And The Island Said 4/12/2011
3524. The Exiles 4/12/2011
3525. The Girl 4/12/2011
3526. We Fit Into Each Other 4/13/2011
3527. You Lay Naked On The Bed 4/13/2011
3528. There Is A Moment In Time 4/13/2011
3529. They Were Only Doing Their Duty (Two Ballades With A Prologue) 4/14/2011
3530. Do Not Accept 4/14/2011
3531. God Full Of Mercy 4/14/2011
3532. It Is Not That God Has No Pity (In Answer To Yehuda Amichai) 4/14/2011
3533. Only Darkness 4/15/2011
3534. The Temptations 4/20/2011
3535. On The Day That They Nailed Him To A Cross 4/20/2011
3536. Once On A Hill 4/21/2011
3537. When She Stood At The Empty Grave 4/21/2011
3538. Haiku’s At The End Of A Relationship 4/26/2011
3539. Water (Oriko) 4/26/2011
3540. Brand (Oriko) 4/26/2011
3541. At A Utter Lost In My Own Country (In Answer To Kelwyn Sole) 4/28/2011
3542. Sage 4/19/2011
3543. Pink Roses 4/19/2011
3544. That Easter Weekend On The Way Home 4/20/2011
3545. Between Bright Stars One Had Lost Its Way 4/29/2011
3546. When He Walked Into His Cell 4/29/2011
3547. The Parade 5/3/2011
3548. Hitler Deliberates With Himself 5/4/2011
3549. Prayer Of A Prisoner In A Extermination Camp 5/4/2011
3550. Beneath A Cherry Tree 5/4/2011
3551. To True Heroes 5/3/2011
3552. Even If This Summer Is Like None Before (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
3553. If My Years Are Drawing To Their End (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
3554. Twenty Years Have Flown (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
3555. Africa (In Reply To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
3556. While The Storm Outside Is Quieting Down 5/6/2011
3557. While The Storm Outside Is Quieting Down [2] 5/6/2011
3558. To Make Something Beautiful 5/6/2011
3559. You Draw Beautifully With Your Pencil 5/6/2011
3560. Mary From Nazareth 5/9/2011
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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Virginia Woolf

For years she did cling
to the knowledge
that someone does truly love her
and silently and faithful she did live

until heartache did cut through her,
while continually she was caught in misconception,
did long to return to London
and at times it did feel

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