Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 30,073 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4801. You Climb Into My Dreams (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/18/2018
4802. The Old Escort (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/18/2018
4803. Apocrypha: Psalm 9 4/18/2018
4804. Ask Me To Live My Life For You (Italian Sonnet) 4/18/2018
4805. Odysseus To Calypso (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/19/2018
4806. Apocrypha: Psalm 10 4/19/2018
4807. When You Do Lie Close Against Me (Free Verse Sonnet 4/19/2018
4808. Savior (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/21/2018
4809. The Lord God Hears Before We Even Ask 4/21/2018
4810. On First Viewing My Darling (English Sonnet Sequence) 4/21/2018
4811. On First Viewing My Darling (1)(English Sonnet Sequence) 4/21/2018
4812. Rest In Peace (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/23/2018
4813. Ambulances (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/23/2018
4814. It's Only Reality That Does Remain (Free Verse Sonnet 4/23/2018
4815. Who Touched Me?(Refrain Stanza) 4/23/2018
4816. Mary Of Nazareth (Refrain Stanza) 4/23/2018
4817. From Normality Into Something Great (Refrain Stanza) 4/23/2018
4818. When Age Does Peg Its Territory Off 4/24/2018
4819. To No One I Can Her Compare (Roundel Prime) 4/24/2018
4820. To Tell You About My Love (Roundel Prime) 4/24/2018
4821. Woman (Iv) 4/25/2018
4822. Against The Night (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/25/2018
4823. Over What Love Really Is 4/25/2018
4824. The Fiscal-Shrike (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/26/2018
4825. The Sandpiper [2] (Italian Sonnet) 4/26/2018
4826. There Is Nobody Like You 4/26/2018
4827. Another View Of The Great Deluge 4/28/2018
4828. Jonah (2) 4/28/2018
4829. A Torrent Of Words 4/28/2018
4830. The Wish To Live On (Cavatina) 4/28/2018
4831. Long Before My Birth (2)(Cavatina) 4/28/2018
4832. Your Clothes Lie In A Line Down The Hall 4/28/2018
4833. A Struggle For Survival (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/2/2018
4834. Guinea Fowl Hunt (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/2/2018
4835. Rain In The Early Summer 5/2/2018
4836. Rain In The Early Summer (2) 5/2/2018
4837. I Dreamt About Loving You Again (Italian Sonnet) 5/3/2018
4838. In The Oasis Of How You Are (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/3/2018
4839. In The Oasis Of How You Are (Free Verse Sonnet)(2) 5/3/2018
4840. The Song Of The Bride (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/3/2018

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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