Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

5161. Come Into My Life 11/15/2017
5162. The Nymph Oenone (Sonnet Corona) 11/16/2017
5163. Nymph Oenone(Sonnet Corona) 11/16/2017
5164. Paris And The Judgment Of The Fairest 11/16/2017
5165. Like A Goddess 11/16/2017
5166. The Eternal Spring (Sonnet) 11/17/2017
5167. All Our Knowledge Is But Foolish 11/17/2017
5168. I Die Of My Own Will (Italian Sonnet) 11/17/2017
5169. In All My Life 11/17/2017
5170. My Life (2) 11/17/2017
5171. When The Red-Day Comes I Do Pray 11/18/2017
5172. Adam (2) 11/19/2017
5173. In The Garden (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/19/2017
5174. Apples (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/19/2017
5175. The Executive [2] (Sonnet) 8/24/2016
5176. He Could Have Been A Banker 8/26/2016
5177. A Circle Of Good Men 8/26/2016
5178. Without Doubt 8/27/2016
5179. Sometimes I Do Wonder If You Do Know The Morse Code 8/27/2016
5180. Sometimes I Do Wonder If You Do Know The Morse Code (2) 8/27/2016
5181. Verse Of Perfect Propriety (Sonnet) 8/28/2016
5182. The Spirit Of The Times 8/29/2016
5183. Fairy Tales 8/30/2016
5184. Hands 8/30/2016
5185. The Veteran 8/31/2016
5186. Grounded Pilot 8/31/2016
5187. It Has Rained All Day 9/2/2016
5188. I Can Sit Here In Your Company All Night Long 9/4/2016
5189. When Twilight Came 9/4/2016
5190. Bacchantes (Sonnet) 9/4/2016
5191. Prometheus The Titan 9/4/2016
5192. Ophelia 9/7/2016
5193. Narcissus [2] 9/8/2016
5194. Aeneas 9/8/2016
5195. Horus 9/8/2016
5196. Some Thoughts Of Penelope 9/9/2016
5197. Odysseus [2] 9/9/2016
5198. Pygmalion 9/9/2016
5199. Elpenor 9/9/2016
5200. I Wanted 9/10/2016

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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Under A African Sky

The sun burns furious
and the harsh reality,
of a live in the semi desert
of the Kalahari
is set in my mind.

There are some bushes
growing in this arid land,
with red sand

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