Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

5001. Klaus Drowsy (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5002. Sometimes It Feels As If I Will Never Find You (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5003. General Cat (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5004. Two Toddlers At The Lake (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5005. I Went In Into The Hospital (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5006. Right Through The Night (2) 1/3/2018
5007. You Who Are God (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5008. Michael 1/3/2018
5009. Beyond Sworn Reality 1/3/2018
5010. I Notice The Rain (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5011. Princess Of My Heart (2) 1/3/2018
5012. Apocrypha: Psalm 1 (Italian Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5013. Apocrypha: Psalm 2 (English Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5014. Apocrypha: Psalm 3 (Rubiyat Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5015. A Song For My Sore Beloved 1/3/2018
5016. The Child (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5017. When Christmas Comes (Ballade) 1/3/2018
5018. A Christmas Story 1/3/2018
5019. Peace On Earth (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5020. A White Christmas (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5021. Near Christmas Day 1/3/2018
5022. The Birthday Of Jesus Is Being Sold Out (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5023. The Children Are Overwhelmed (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5024. It Was Whole Year Summer (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5025. Absolute Truth (Rubiyat Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5026. Skyscrapers (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5027. The Doldrums 1/3/2018
5028. I Do Really Like You (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5029. I Do Really Like You (2)(Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5030. Like At Your Holiday-Home 1/3/2018
5031. Like At Your Holiday-Home (1) 1/3/2018
5032. The Scorching Sun Burns (Crystalline) 1/3/2018
5033. Freya As The Stupid Blonde(Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5034. Sandton City (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
5035. Apocrypha: In The Beginning 1/3/2018
5036. The Perfect Woman 1/3/2018
5037. We Have Rooted 1/3/2018
5038. I Remember You (Rondeau Redouble) 1/3/2018
5039. We Do Not Know What God Really Is 1/3/2018
5040. We Do Not Know What God Really Is (1) 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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