Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,761 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4761. I Do Adore You 1/18/2018
4762. Elijah 1/19/2018
4763. Jacob Wrestles With God (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/19/2018
4764. Cain (Ii)(Free Verse Sonnet) 1/19/2018
4765. Woman (Iv)(Free Verse Sonnet) 1/19/2018
4766. The Night Is Shy (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/21/2018
4767. The Night Hangs 1/21/2018
4768. Summer Is Far Greater Than Just Summer (Refrain Stanza) 1/21/2018
4769. The Cyclops Multitude 1/21/2018
4770. Cars 1/21/2018
4771. The Things That Is True In My Heart (Refrain Stanza) 1/21/2018
4772. Deep In The Bush (Crystalline) 1/22/2018
4773. I Heard The Breakers Roar 1/22/2018
4774. Far Too Quickly The Days Do Pass (Refrain Stanza) 1/22/2018
4775. The Ballade Of The Xhosas In 1857 1/23/2018
4776. In Angola (2) 1/23/2018
4777. Decades Now Lie Between You And Me (Refrain Stanza) 1/23/2018
4778. Stories And Legends Of Heroes (Rubiyat Sonnet) 1/24/2018
4779. Penelope (English Sonnet) 1/24/2018
4780. That Love Does Just Grow (Refrain Stanza) 1/24/2018
4781. Holding Phaeton's Reigns 1/25/2018
4782. Phaeton Holding The Reigns (Sonnet) 1/25/2018
4783. While Daily I Do Try A Living To Make (Refrain Stanza) 1/25/2018
4784. My Distant One (Sonnet) 11/7/2017
4785. The Prodigal Son (Sonnet) 11/8/2017
4786. Adam (Sonnet) 11/8/2017
4787. Ballade Of A Man In Love 11/8/2017
4788. Being Pissed-Off About A Poem 11/9/2017
4789. Ballade Of The Grey City 11/9/2017
4790. Ballade Of Doge Enrico Dandolo And The Fourth Crusade 11/9/2017
4791. Two Worlds Apart (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/9/2017
4792. Apocalypse (The Words Of John, The Beloved Disciple Of Jesus Christ)(Free Verse Sonnet) 11/10/2017
4793. Mary Most Lovely Maiden In Nazareth (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/10/2017
4794. Holiday Letter (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/10/2017
4795. Woman (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/12/2017
4796. Woman (2)(Free Verse Sonnet) 11/12/2017
4797. Woman (3)(Free Verse Sonnet And Small Ballade) 11/12/2017
4798. The Lizard 11/12/2017
4799. Snake 11/12/2017
4800. I Can Measure You To No Other Woman 11/12/2017

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 ...

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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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