Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4961. When Early In The Morning You Do Take My Breath Away (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4962. The Ballade Of The Horseman Of Skimmelperd Pan 1/3/2018
4963. The Ballade Of Amakeia 1/3/2018
4964. In That Which Words Say (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4965. The Ballade Of Snow-White Of The Veldt 1/3/2018
4966. Jesus And The Children 1/3/2018
4967. A Song To My Princess Who Are Far Away (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4968. I Can Imagine Your Company (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4969. Crystalline Poems As Breast-Images 1/3/2018
4970. Sancta Simplicitas Moderna 1/3/2018
4971. Pilgrimage 1/3/2018
4972. A Girl From The Boland (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4973. Ballade Of The Cannibal 1/3/2018
4974. Makoemazaan The Waterman 1/3/2018
4975. Klaus Drowsy (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4976. Sometimes It Feels As If I Will Never Find You (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4977. General Cat (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4978. Two Toddlers At The Lake (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4979. I Went In Into The Hospital (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4980. Right Through The Night (2) 1/3/2018
4981. You Who Are God (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4982. Michael 1/3/2018
4983. Beyond Sworn Reality 1/3/2018
4984. I Notice The Rain (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4985. Princess Of My Heart (2) 1/3/2018
4986. Apocrypha: Psalm 1 (Italian Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4987. Apocrypha: Psalm 2 (English Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4988. Apocrypha: Psalm 3 (Rubiyat Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4989. A Song For My Sore Beloved 1/3/2018
4990. The Child (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4991. When Christmas Comes (Ballade) 1/3/2018
4992. A Christmas Story 1/3/2018
4993. Peace On Earth (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4994. A White Christmas (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4995. Near Christmas Day 1/3/2018
4996. The Birthday Of Jesus Is Being Sold Out (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4997. The Children Are Overwhelmed (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4998. It Was Whole Year Summer (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
4999. Absolute Truth (Rubiyat Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5000. Skyscrapers (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018

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 ...

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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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