Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,459 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4601. The Ballade Of Sir Galahad 12/11/2017
4602. To Find You Again 12/11/2017
4603. Incredible The History Remains 12/13/2017
4604. Prisoners (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/13/2017
4605. At The Strand Beach 12/13/2017
4606. Nature Was Uneasily Silent 12/13/2017
4607. The Yellow Weaver (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/13/2017
4608. You Are My Dream-Woman (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/13/2017
4609. Scenes From My Childhood Days 12/14/2017
4610. A Boy Fishing 12/14/2017
4611. Fairy Love (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/14/2017
4612. The Ballade Of The Umzinyati 1/3/2018
4613. The Apocryphal Ballade Of The Son Of Nazareth 1/3/2018
4614. The Offering Of Isaac (Sonnet Sequence) 1/3/2018
4615. Where You Do Wait Like A Father On Your Children 1/3/2018
4616. The Hope That You Will Be Coming Shortly 1/3/2018
4617. I Want To Thank God 1/3/2018
4618. Free (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4619. L'idéal (Sonnets And Small Ballades) 1/3/2018
4620. When Early In The Morning You Do Take My Breath Away (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4621. The Ballade Of The Horseman Of Skimmelperd Pan 1/3/2018
4622. The Ballade Of Amakeia 1/3/2018
4623. In That Which Words Say (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4624. The Ballade Of Snow-White Of The Veldt 1/3/2018
4625. Jesus And The Children 1/3/2018
4626. A Song To My Princess Who Are Far Away (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4627. I Can Imagine Your Company (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4628. Crystalline Poems As Breast-Images 1/3/2018
4629. Sancta Simplicitas Moderna 1/3/2018
4630. Pilgrimage 1/3/2018
4631. A Girl From The Boland (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4632. Ballade Of The Cannibal 1/3/2018
4633. Makoemazaan The Waterman 1/3/2018
4634. Klaus Drowsy (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4635. Sometimes It Feels As If I Will Never Find You (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4636. General Cat (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4637. Two Toddlers At The Lake (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4638. I Went In Into The Hospital (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4639. Right Through The Night (2) 1/3/2018
4640. You Who Are God (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018

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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