Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 30,073 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4401. Revolution 9/28/2017
4402. Fried Lamb-Chops 9/28/2017
4403. 20 March 2003 9/28/2017
4404. Language 9/28/2017
4405. When Words Like Breath 9/28/2017
4406. There Had Been More But Now 9/28/2017
4407. I Did Wonder About Women And About Girls 9/28/2017
4408. On The Hunt 9/28/2017
4409. It's The Shade 9/28/2017
4410. Just Yesterday I Was Wealthy But Now I Am Poor 10/4/2017
4411. Give Me The Power 10/4/2017
4412. On A Night [2] 10/4/2017
4413. Early Morning: Pretoria 10/4/2017
4414. At Night 10/4/2017
4415. Somewhere In The Subconscious 10/4/2017
4416. To My Mother On Her Birthday [2] 10/4/2017
4417. The Vampire Bat, Dragon And Snake 10/4/2017
4418. On Eve 10/4/2017
4419. Yet Between The Two Of Us 10/4/2017
4420. The Daily Greeting 10/4/2017
4421. Messenger Of The Coming Rain 10/4/2017
4422. Maybe A Thousand Times 10/4/2017
4423. Morgan Le Fay From Avalon (Part I) 10/4/2017
4424. The Dam 10/4/2017
4425. I Do Know 10/4/2017
4426. Chant For Hours Of The Night 10/4/2017
4427. Pucelle Of Orleans (Known As Saint Joan Of Arc) 10/4/2017
4428. Now That We Are Apart (Sonnet) 10/4/2017
4429. Morgan Le Fay From Avalon (Part Ii) 10/5/2017
4430. The Moth 10/5/2017
4431. When Winter Comes 10/5/2017
4432. When December Month Does Come (Eclogue) 10/7/2017
4433. Jerusalem 10/7/2017
4434. A Cloud Burst In The Afternoon 10/7/2017
4435. Girls 10/7/2017
4436. Witchery [2] (Sonnet) 10/7/2017
4437. A Woman At The Edge Of Death 10/11/2017
4438. To A South African Pilot Of A Buccaneer Bomber 10/11/2017
4439. In His Heart 10/11/2017
4440. Many Times 10/11/2017

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)

No Red Rose

But once bloomed that crimson rose
which could stand with her head held high,
against life's darkest sky.

Just once did that delicate petals spread
and soft lovely fragrance scent,
before she dropped her head.

Just once the blush on your cheek,

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