Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 19,869 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1. Adam (2) -new- 11/19/2017
2. In The Garden (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 11/19/2017
3. Apples (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 11/19/2017
4. Breathless -new- 11/19/2017
5. Apocrypha: From Lucifer (Prince & Ruler Of The Underworld & Hell & Other Hot Places)(Parody / Satire) -new- 11/19/2017
6. Sappho (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 11/19/2017
7. Today You Are A Part Of Me -new- 11/19/2017
8. As If They Are Beacons 12/28/2015
9. What Fanciful Lives We Lead 12/29/2015
10. While The Cold Winds Do Shake The Windows 6/19/2017
11. I Rise To Prepare Breakfast [2] 6/19/2017
12. In The Hospital 9/10/2016
13. When I Walk Through The Halls Of A Hospital 9/12/2016
14. If On Visit In A Hospital You Do Lose Your Way 9/12/2016
15. In The Hospital I Saw Her Living 9/12/2016
16. The Flowering Jacarandas Are Quite Pretty 9/13/2016
17. Far Too Many Times 9/13/2016
18. Treatment At The Springs Government Dental Clinic 9/13/2016
19. Pain (Etheree) 9/14/2016
20. Treatment At The Far East Rand State Hospital In Springs South Africa 9/14/2016
21. The Executive [2] (Sonnet) 8/24/2016
22. He Could Have Been A Banker 8/26/2016
23. A Circle Of Good Men 8/26/2016
24. Without Doubt 8/27/2016
25. Sometimes I Do Wonder If You Do Know The Morse Code 8/27/2016
26. Sometimes I Do Wonder If You Do Know The Morse Code (2) 8/27/2016
27. Verse Of Perfect Propriety (Sonnet) 8/28/2016
28. The Spirit Of The Times 8/29/2016
29. Fairy Tales 8/30/2016
30. Hands 8/30/2016
31. The Veteran 8/31/2016
32. Grounded Pilot 8/31/2016
33. It Has Rained All Day 9/2/2016
34. I Can Sit Here In Your Company All Night Long 9/4/2016
35. When Twilight Came 9/4/2016
36. Bacchantes (Sonnet) 9/4/2016
37. Prometheus The Titan 9/4/2016
38. Ophelia 9/7/2016
39. Narcissus [2] 9/8/2016
40. Aeneas 9/8/2016

Comments about Gert Strydom

  • Twigs Way (12/11/2015 4:24:00 AM)

    I am trying to get in touch with Gert Strydom URGENTLY as I wish to include one of his poems (on Carnations) in a book - can anyone please help? Unless I can make contact soon the editor wants to remove it.

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  • Kayoko Kan (7/16/2012 3:16:00 AM)

    Your poems are a balm of gentle love. Thank you

  • Johan Fourie (1/11/2012 4:32:00 AM)

    Hello Gert... waardering vir jouse versameling dan. Maar soos die kind soldaat wat verwaarloos deur sy regering destyds is, verloen ons dan nie ook ons taal as daar so min van jousewerk in die moedertaal is?

  • Dickson Mseti Dickson Mseti (4/26/2010 4:25:00 AM)

    POETS HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON. LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE AND THEY ARE LIKE SOLDIERS IN WAR.THEY RESCUE EACH OTHER, HELP EACH OTHER AND DIE FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.THANK YOU FOR BEING A POET.

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)

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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