Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

5201. Bat 11/15/2017
5202. Dragonfly 11/15/2017
5203. Come Into My Life 11/15/2017
5204. The Nymph Oenone (Sonnet Corona) 11/16/2017
5205. Nymph Oenone(Sonnet Corona) 11/16/2017
5206. Paris And The Judgment Of The Fairest 11/16/2017
5207. Like A Goddess 11/16/2017
5208. The Eternal Spring (Sonnet) 11/17/2017
5209. All Our Knowledge Is But Foolish 11/17/2017
5210. I Die Of My Own Will (Italian Sonnet) 11/17/2017
5211. In All My Life 11/17/2017
5212. My Life (2) 11/17/2017
5213. When The Red-Day Comes I Do Pray 11/18/2017
5214. Adam (2) 11/19/2017
5215. In The Garden (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/19/2017
5216. Apples (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/19/2017
5217. Apocrypha: From Lucifer (Prince & Ruler Of The Underworld & Hell & Other Hot Places)(Parody / Satire) 11/19/2017
5218. Sappho (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/19/2017
5219. Today You Are A Part Of Me 11/19/2017
5220. Haiku's Of Love And Longing 11/20/2017
5221. Maybe Love Is 11/20/2017
5222. There Now Is Decades 11/20/2017
5223. Barefoot To My Heart 11/20/2017
5224. British Inhumanity During The Second Anglo-Boer War 11/21/2017
5225. Fluttering In A Strong Breeze (Swannet) 11/21/2017
5226. General Christiaan De Wet 11/21/2017
5227. At Twilight (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/21/2017
5228. The Beautiful Recollection 11/22/2017
5229. How I Do Remember 11/22/2017
5230. Silently I Do Realize Over And Over 11/22/2017
5231. Ballade Of The Monster 11/23/2017
5232. Just Sometimes 11/23/2017
5233. Song Of Songs (Iv)(Free Verse Sonnet) 11/23/2017
5234. Amidst The Forces Of Destiny 11/24/2017
5235. Let Your Torch Shine So Bright (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/24/2017
5236. Where I Do Stand With The Stars 11/24/2017
5237. The Injuring Of Your Character Is Now Forthright 11/24/2017
5238. When The Night Takes You Away 3/12/2015
5239. No God Has Ever Love As Much As This 3/3/2015
5240. At The Forest Path 3/5/2015

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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