Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3641. I Cannot Save You From Yourself 5/11/2011
3642. What Hope For Man When His Time Is Spend 5/11/2011
3643. When Time Glides By And Days Past Into Night 5/12/2011
3644. Love Stays True 5/12/2011
3645. Love Expresses Itself Nevertheless 5/12/2011
3646. The Old Mine 5/13/2011
3647. On Manoeuvres 5/13/2011
3648. Van Der Decken 5/13/2011
3649. There Are Times That I Am At Peace 5/13/2011
3650. In The Backyard A Cock Crows 5/15/2011
3651. Sometimes I Long 5/15/2011
3652. To My Lost One (Villanelle) 5/15/2011
3653. If You Come To Stay With Me 5/15/2011
3654. At The Beginning Of A New Life 5/16/2011
3655. About Love 5/16/2011
3656. Persian Quatrains For Jeanie 5/16/2011
3657. The Morning Is Cobalt Blue (Persian Quatrain) 5/16/2011
3658. Persian Quatrains Of A Comrade-In-Arms 5/16/2011
3659. When Darkness Stretched Out Through The Universe 5/17/2011
3660. Experiences At Church 5/17/2011
3661. Marina 5/17/2011
3662. A Country 5/18/2011
3663. God Of Our Fathers 5/18/2011
3664. We Will Not Escape From This Hell 5/18/2011
3665. The Coastline Did Not Need The Poem 4/18/2011
3666. To Me My Love, You Never Can Get Old 5/19/2011
3667. When All Others Are Gone 5/19/2011
3668. To Me You Are The Breath 5/19/2011
3669. A Few Anku’s 4/26/2011
3670. Tankas About Namaqualand 4/26/2011
3671. Notes About The Situation In Our Country 5/20/2011
3672. In The Time That It Takes To Park A Cream Coloured Car 5/20/2011
3673. To Someone That I Loved 5/20/2011
3674. When Love Destroys With Pain 5/22/2011
3675. When The Winter Cold Comes 5/22/2011
3676. That Mysterious Connection 5/22/2011
3677. When The Thud Of Sounds Cross Through The Night Hours 5/22/2011
3678. Not A Yellow Or Blue Iris 5/25/2011
3679. Recognition 5/25/2011
3680. A Bouquet For You 5/25/2011
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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)


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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