Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,315 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5721. From This City I Want To Escape (Free Verse Quatern) 12/9/2011
5722. To Me You Are The Most Beautiful Woman 5/10/2012
5723. The Handyman 9/28/2009
5724. So Its Been Twenty Years 11/8/2009
5725. A Resting Place 6/29/2009
5726. Of You I Have A Kind Of Knowledge 8/28/2012
5727. Precious Jesus, Take My Hand (Rubiyat / Persian Quatrain) 4/2/2015
5728. A Dentist 10/14/2015
5729. Cat (Italian Sonnet) 4/4/2018
5730. Virginia Woolf 6/21/2017
5731. At A Restaurant 6/17/2009
5732. Flickering The Flame Of A Candle Burns 9/11/2014
5733. The Rugby Player 12/2/2010
5734. Gentling A Wildcat 9/22/2009
5735. It Was The Way You Were (Terzanelle) 7/27/2010
5736. Water (Acrostic) 3/22/2012
5737. Carnations In The Garden 4/19/2011
5738. An Abandoned Bundle (In Answer To Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali) 7/7/2011
5739. Spring (In Answer To Gerard Manley Hopkins) 11/16/2010
5740. Early Spring (Italian Sonnet) 9/23/2015
5741. I Love You (Villanelle) 10/2/2012
5742. Living In A World Of Our Own 2/28/2011
5743. South Africa Is Also My Country 12/30/2011
5744. Nightmares (English Sonnet) 11/21/2011
5745. “where Have All The Soldiers Gone? Gone To Graveyards Every One” 5/4/2010
5746. A Flower For The Night 6/2/2010
5747. Life[2] 12/4/2009
5748. A Distressful Day Finds Me 9/8/2009
5749. At Times Love Has Visited Me 12/3/2016
5750. Angel Of The Morning Light 6/4/2009
5751. But Then I Met You 6/2/2009
5752. Space Haiku’s 4/26/2011
5753. Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley) 12/2/2009

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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