Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

5081. Apocrypha: Psalm 10 4/19/2018
5082. When You Do Lie Close Against Me (Free Verse Sonnet 4/19/2018
5083. Savior (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/21/2018
5084. The Lord God Hears Before We Even Ask 4/21/2018
5085. On First Viewing My Darling (English Sonnet Sequence) 4/21/2018
5086. On First Viewing My Darling (1)(English Sonnet Sequence) 4/21/2018
5087. Rest In Peace (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/23/2018
5088. Ambulances (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/23/2018
5089. It's Only Reality That Does Remain (Free Verse Sonnet 4/23/2018
5090. Who Touched Me?(Refrain Stanza) 4/23/2018
5091. Mary Of Nazareth (Refrain Stanza) 4/23/2018
5092. From Normality Into Something Great (Refrain Stanza) 4/23/2018
5093. When Age Does Peg Its Territory Off 4/24/2018
5094. To No One I Can Her Compare (Roundel Prime) 4/24/2018
5095. To Tell You About My Love (Roundel Prime) 4/24/2018
5096. Woman (Iv) 4/25/2018
5097. Against The Night (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/25/2018
5098. Over What Love Really Is 4/25/2018
5099. The Fiscal-Shrike (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/26/2018
5100. The Sandpiper [2] (Italian Sonnet) 4/26/2018
5101. There Is Nobody Like You 4/26/2018
5102. Another View Of The Great Deluge 4/28/2018
5103. Jonah (2) 4/28/2018
5104. A Torrent Of Words 4/28/2018
5105. The Wish To Live On (Cavatina) 4/28/2018
5106. Long Before My Birth (2)(Cavatina) 4/28/2018
5107. Your Clothes Lie In A Line Down The Hall 4/28/2018
5108. A Struggle For Survival (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/2/2018
5109. Guinea Fowl Hunt (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/2/2018
5110. Rain In The Early Summer 5/2/2018
5111. Rain In The Early Summer (2) 5/2/2018
5112. I Dreamt About Loving You Again (Italian Sonnet) 5/3/2018
5113. In The Oasis Of How You Are (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/3/2018
5114. In The Oasis Of How You Are (Free Verse Sonnet)(2) 5/3/2018
5115. The Song Of The Bride (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/3/2018
5116. Baba-Jaga (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/3/2018
5117. Ballade Of The Impundulu 5/3/2018
5118. With An Easy Lucidity 5/3/2018
5119. Upon This Earth 5/5/2018
5120. God And Man (2) 5/5/2018

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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