Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,646 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4561. Snake 11/12/2017
4562. I Can Measure You To No Other Woman 11/12/2017
4563. In The Mad Schizophrenia Of How I Am Missing Your Love 11/13/2017
4564. For You [2] 11/13/2017
4565. Illusion (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/13/2017
4566. Roar (Ballade) 11/14/2017
4567. Rounding The Stormy Cape 11/14/2017
4568. The Little House Of My Heart (Ballade) 11/14/2017
4569. In And Out Of Life (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/14/2017
4570. Bat 11/15/2017
4571. Dragonfly 11/15/2017
4572. Come Into My Life 11/15/2017
4573. The Nymph Oenone (Sonnet Corona) 11/16/2017
4574. Nymph Oenone(Sonnet Corona) 11/16/2017
4575. Paris And The Judgment Of The Fairest 11/16/2017
4576. Like A Goddess 11/16/2017
4577. The Eternal Spring (Sonnet) 11/17/2017
4578. All Our Knowledge Is But Foolish 11/17/2017
4579. I Die Of My Own Will (Italian Sonnet) 11/17/2017
4580. In All My Life 11/17/2017
4581. My Life (2) 11/17/2017
4582. When The Red-Day Comes I Do Pray 11/18/2017
4583. Adam (2) 11/19/2017
4584. In The Garden (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/19/2017
4585. Apples (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/19/2017
4586. Would My Words 12/7/2015
4587. The Red Arum Lilies 12/8/2015
4588. Field Of Maize 12/8/2015
4589. No Other Painting 12/9/2015
4590. I Gave My Love To You 12/10/2015
4591. While The Year Hangs Skeleton 12/14/2015
4592. Something About A Bird In A Tree 12/15/2015
4593. One Military Hospital 12/16/2015
4594. Inside You And I Dance 12/17/2015
4595. At Night The Mind Plays Its Tricks 12/19/2015
4596. I Had Dreamt Of You [2] 12/20/2015
4597. Where Are We Now? 12/21/2015
4598. Last Night I Dreamt Of You 12/22/2015
4599. On Christmas 12/23/2015
4600. In The Hospital 9/10/2016

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)

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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