Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,646 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4841. You Are (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/18/2018
4842. Morning-Glory (Rubiyat Sonnet) 1/18/2018
4843. The Cannas (Sonnet) 1/18/2018
4844. In The Million Eyes (English Sonnet) 1/18/2018
4845. First(Free Verse Sonnet) 1/18/2018
4846. At The Tidy Yard In The Corner Of The Street 1/18/2018
4847. Deadly Still 1/18/2018
4848. I Do Adore You 1/18/2018
4849. Elijah 1/19/2018
4850. Jacob Wrestles With God (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/19/2018
4851. Cain (Ii)(Free Verse Sonnet) 1/19/2018
4852. Woman (Iv)(Free Verse Sonnet) 1/19/2018
4853. The Night Is Shy (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/21/2018
4854. The Night Hangs 1/21/2018
4855. Summer Is Far Greater Than Just Summer (Refrain Stanza) 1/21/2018
4856. The Cyclops Multitude 1/21/2018
4857. Cars 1/21/2018
4858. The Things That Is True In My Heart (Refrain Stanza) 1/21/2018
4859. Deep In The Bush (Crystalline) 1/22/2018
4860. I Heard The Breakers Roar 1/22/2018
4861. Far Too Quickly The Days Do Pass (Refrain Stanza) 1/22/2018
4862. The Ballade Of The Xhosas In 1857 1/23/2018
4863. In Angola (2) 1/23/2018
4864. Decades Now Lie Between You And Me (Refrain Stanza) 1/23/2018
4865. Stories And Legends Of Heroes (Rubiyat Sonnet) 1/24/2018
4866. Penelope (English Sonnet) 1/24/2018
4867. That Love Does Just Grow (Refrain Stanza) 1/24/2018
4868. Holding Phaeton's Reigns 1/25/2018
4869. Phaeton Holding The Reigns (Sonnet) 1/25/2018
4870. While Daily I Do Try A Living To Make (Refrain Stanza) 1/25/2018
4871. When You Are Inside A Church (Free Verse Sonnet) 2/9/2018
4872. To Pray (Free Verse Sonnet) 2/9/2018
4873. Wordless (Rubiyat Sonnet) 2/9/2018
4874. I Think Back To A Childhood Day (Refrain Stanza) 2/10/2018
4875. At The Small Farm-Dam (Refrain Stanza) 2/10/2018
4876. From The Depth Of My Heart (Italian Sonnet) 2/10/2018
4877. Autumn (Free Verse Sonnet) 2/11/2018
4878. Longing (Free Verse Sonnet) 2/11/2018
4879. The Evening Primrose And You (Refrain Stanza) 2/11/2018
4880. Prince Abadin Tadia Tjoessoep (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 2/12/2018

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 ...

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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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