Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,802 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4681. Attack 1/3/2018
4682. I Did Hear The Staccato Sound 1/3/2018
4683. As A Young Man (English Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4684. When The Calendar Turns To The Next Day 1/3/2018
4685. Crush-Pen (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4686. At The Butcher 1/3/2018
4687. In A Private Ward 1/3/2018
4688. In That Cape Town Days (English Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4689. The Impact Of A Mere Glance 1/4/2018
4690. Pure Mathematics 1/4/2018
4691. A Man With A Torch 1/4/2018
4692. A Cape Winter Day (Rubiyat Sonnet) 1/4/2018
4693. Envoys (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/5/2018
4694. In The Game Of Life (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/5/2018
4695. Boy In The Veldt (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/5/2018
4696. Wind-Swallows (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/5/2018
4697. Confession Of Faith In The Afternoon 1/5/2018
4698. To Me Your Name Is Almost Holy (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/5/2018
4699. The Snake (2)(Free Verse Sonnet) 1/7/2018
4700. I Ask That You Do Hold Your Hand Daily Over Me (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/7/2018
4701. Paintings And Painters That Come Alive To Me 4/2/2015
4702. You Do Not Know (Italian Sonnet) 5/13/2015
4703. I Am Weak 5/14/2015
4704. As If They Are Beacons 12/28/2015
4705. What Fanciful Lives We Lead 12/29/2015
4706. South Africa Is Also My Country [1] 12/29/2015
4707. Today People Are Not Interested 12/30/2015
4708. The Old Year 12/30/2015
4709. For My Darling, With New Year 12/30/2015
4710. The Marsh [2] 1/2/2016
4711. It Had Been A Hell Of Spring With The Sun Hanging Scorching 1/4/2016
4712. The Secret Room 1/5/2016
4713. The Executive [2] (Sonnet) 8/24/2016
4714. He Could Have Been A Banker 8/26/2016
4715. A Circle Of Good Men 8/26/2016
4716. Without Doubt 8/27/2016
4717. Sometimes I Do Wonder If You Do Know The Morse Code 8/27/2016
4718. Sometimes I Do Wonder If You Do Know The Morse Code (2) 8/27/2016
4719. Verse Of Perfect Propriety (Sonnet) 8/28/2016
4720. The Spirit Of The Times 8/29/2016

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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