Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,019 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3961. Far Too Quickly The Years Together Had Gone (Envelope Couplet Sestets) 9/28/2016
3962. In The Tempests Of The World (Stave Stanza Sestets) [1] 9/28/2016
3963. The Origin 9/28/2016
3964. A View Upon The World (Hybridanelle) 9/28/2016
3965. Our Time Is Measured Out Fleetingly 9/29/2016
3966. When Lightning Bolts Do Fall On My Day Upon Day (Sonnet) 9/29/2016
3967. Mother (Sonnet) 9/29/2016
3968. To Mother 9/29/2016
3969. Mom 9/29/2016
3970. I Do Not Pity (Cavatina) 10/1/2016
3971. You Do Know 10/1/2016
3972. When I Behold The White And Dark Thunder Clouds (Sonnet) 10/2/2016
3973. How Long My Lord 10/3/2016
3974. In Heaven Exalted Angels Are Awestruck 10/3/2016
3975. Why I Want To Be A Real Poet 10/3/2016
3976. When Every Thing Is Only White Before My Eyes 10/4/2016
3977. Even When The Logic 10/4/2016
3978. All Of My Senses Have An Awakening (Sonnet) 10/5/2016
3979. When I Stand With My Little Knowledge 10/5/2016
3980. When Moments Do Draw Out Long 10/5/2016
3981. Rites Of Passage 10/6/2016
3982. When I Sometimes Stand On My Knees 10/7/2016
3983. Here On This Planet 10/8/2016
3984. I Wish That With Tokens Of Love My Words Could Glow 10/8/2016
3985. Office Workers 10/8/2016
3986. In The Car Park At The Mayville Mall 10/10/2016
3987. At The Beginning Of Spring [1] 10/10/2016
3988. Ominous The Branches Knock 10/12/2016
3989. Her First Cellular Phone 10/12/2016
3990. At Half Past Five After Work (Sonnet) 10/13/2016
3991. I Want To Give You A Place 10/15/2016
3992. There Is Something In The Sparkle Of Your Blonde Head (Sonnet) 10/15/2016
3993. Arriving At A Military Camp 10/16/2016
3994. While On Military Patrol And Crossing A River 10/17/2016
3995. A Military Goodbye 10/17/2016
3996. Inspection At A Unit Near To The Bluff 10/18/2016
3997. On A Military Lookout Tower 10/18/2016
3998. The Great Chess Game 10/19/2016
3999. I Was Only Eighteen 10/19/2016
4000. Nightmares 10/20/2016

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)

Life

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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