Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,038 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4641. The Two Sparrows (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/3/2017
4642. The Canary 12/3/2017
4643. You Are The Lovely One 12/3/2017
4644. The Ballade Of Hloma Mabuto 12/4/2017
4645. The Ballade Of Nomo's Vengeance 12/4/2017
4646. Klara Majola 12/4/2017
4647. Winter Memories (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/5/2017
4648. Two Bakbakiris (Bush-Shrikes) (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/5/2017
4649. Black-Green Starling (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/5/2017
4650. Synopsis (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/5/2017
4651. If I Could (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/5/2017
4652. Park Street Sunnyside, Pretoria (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/7/2017
4653. Durban Road Bellville 12/7/2017
4654. Slowly My Days Turn (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/7/2017
4655. Fairy-Tales 12/8/2017
4656. The Fairy-Princess Of The Night (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/8/2017
4657. Far Past Forgetting (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/8/2017
4658. I Do Want To Have (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/8/2017
4659. I Do Want To Have (Free Verse Sonnet)(I) 12/8/2017
4660. Barefoot Through My Heart (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/8/2017
4661. The Passion Of Jesus Christ Our Lord And God (Free Verse Sonnets 12/8/2017
4662. My God Is Not A Icon And As A Living Omnipotent Being Much More Than That 12/8/2017
4663. God Does Not Forsake Us Here On This Earth (Free Verse Sonnet 12/8/2017
4664. Sight (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/8/2017
4665. The Cobra (Crystalline) 12/10/2017
4666. My World Does Awake (Crystalline) 12/10/2017
4667. A Grain Of Sand (Crystalline) 12/10/2017
4668. You Are Away(Crystalline) 12/10/2017
4669. When Daylight Comes (Crystalline) 12/10/2017
4670. Love Cannot Be Captured 12/10/2017
4671. The Nature Of Love 12/10/2017
4672. When You Sleep (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/10/2017
4673. The Ballade Of Sir Lancelot Du Lac 12/11/2017
4674. The Ballade Of Sir Galahad 12/11/2017
4675. To Find You Again 12/11/2017
4676. Incredible The History Remains 12/13/2017
4677. Prisoners (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/13/2017
4678. At The Strand Beach 12/13/2017
4679. Nature Was Uneasily Silent 12/13/2017
4680. The Yellow Weaver (Free Verse Sonnet) 12/13/2017

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)

Adam (2)

If only I did comprehend
how destructive and without return
that dead would be
I would have restrained my wife Eve

to eat of the fruit
that has knowledge
and with its sparkle and fragrance and taste
does infect everything around it.

© Gert Strydom

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