Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,377 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4921. Rock-Rabbits 1/13/2018
4922. Colour (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/13/2018
4923. You Are More Than Lovely To Me (English Sonnet) 1/14/2018
4924. When Again We Do Meet (English Sonnet) 1/14/2018
4925. I Do Have A Picture Of You (English Sonnet) 1/14/2018
4926. Absolution (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/15/2018
4927. Habit (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/15/2018
4928. Fruit Of The Flesh 1/15/2018
4929. 20 May 1983 (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/18/2018
4930. Nobody Saw Him 1/18/2018
4931. You Are (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/18/2018
4932. Morning-Glory (Rubiyat Sonnet) 1/18/2018
4933. The Cannas (Sonnet) 1/18/2018
4934. In The Million Eyes (English Sonnet) 1/18/2018
4935. First(Free Verse Sonnet) 1/18/2018
4936. At The Tidy Yard In The Corner Of The Street 1/18/2018
4937. Deadly Still 1/18/2018
4938. I Do Adore You 1/18/2018
4939. Elijah 1/19/2018
4940. Jacob Wrestles With God (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/19/2018
4941. Cain (Ii)(Free Verse Sonnet) 1/19/2018
4942. Woman (Iv)(Free Verse Sonnet) 1/19/2018
4943. The Night Is Shy (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/21/2018
4944. The Night Hangs 1/21/2018
4945. Summer Is Far Greater Than Just Summer (Refrain Stanza) 1/21/2018
4946. The Cyclops Multitude 1/21/2018
4947. Cars 1/21/2018
4948. The Things That Is True In My Heart (Refrain Stanza) 1/21/2018
4949. Deep In The Bush (Crystalline) 1/22/2018
4950. I Heard The Breakers Roar 1/22/2018
4951. Far Too Quickly The Days Do Pass (Refrain Stanza) 1/22/2018
4952. The Ballade Of The Xhosas In 1857 1/23/2018
4953. In Angola (2) 1/23/2018
4954. Decades Now Lie Between You And Me (Refrain Stanza) 1/23/2018
4955. Stories And Legends Of Heroes (Rubiyat Sonnet) 1/24/2018
4956. Penelope (English Sonnet) 1/24/2018
4957. That Love Does Just Grow (Refrain Stanza) 1/24/2018
4958. Holding Phaeton's Reigns 1/25/2018
4959. Phaeton Holding The Reigns (Sonnet) 1/25/2018
4960. While Daily I Do Try A Living To Make (Refrain Stanza) 1/25/2018

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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Life

Do not look
for fairness in this life,
for you will not find it
as the reason to be living
and will seek it forever.

Do not live life
just as a passer by,
or you will not mind it

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