Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,107 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

41. Woman (3)(Free Verse Sonnet And Small Ballade) -new- 11/12/2017
42. The Lizard -new- 11/12/2017
43. Snake -new- 11/12/2017
44. I Can Measure You To No Other Woman -new- 11/12/2017
45. In The Mad Schizophrenia Of How I Am Missing Your Love -new- 11/13/2017
46. For You [2] -new- 11/13/2017
47. Illusion (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 11/13/2017
48. Roar (Ballade) -new- 11/14/2017
49. Rounding The Stormy Cape -new- 11/14/2017
50. The Little House Of My Heart (Ballade) -new- 11/14/2017
51. In And Out Of Life (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 11/14/2017
52. Bat -new- 11/15/2017
53. Dragonfly -new- 11/15/2017
54. Come Into My Life -new- 11/15/2017
55. The Nymph Oenone (Sonnet Corona) -new- 11/16/2017
56. Nymph Oenone(Sonnet Corona) -new- 11/16/2017
57. Paris And The Judgment Of The Fairest -new- 11/16/2017
58. Like A Goddess -new- 11/16/2017
59. The Eternal Spring (Sonnet) -new- 11/17/2017
60. All Our Knowledge Is But Foolish -new- 11/17/2017
61. I Die Of My Own Will (Italian Sonnet) -new- 11/17/2017
62. In All My Life -new- 11/17/2017
63. My Life (2) -new- 11/17/2017
64. When The Red-Day Comes I Do Pray -new- 11/18/2017
65. Adam (2) -new- 11/19/2017
66. In The Garden (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 11/19/2017
67. Apples (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 11/19/2017
68. Elizabeth Barret Browning 6/21/2017
69. Marie Sklodovska Curie 6/23/2017
70. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy 6/25/2017
71. Sylvia Plath 6/26/2017
72. While Being At War 6/27/2017
73. That God Is The Only Thing That Does Remain 6/27/2017
74. Continually Surges Break On The Shore (Cavatina) 6/28/2017
75. In The Garden (2) 6/28/2017
76. On The Great Judgement Day 6/28/2017
77. When Game Do Drink At A Pan Of Water 6/29/2017
78. Fairy Tales [2] 7/2/2017
79. There Are Rooms Of The Heart [2] 7/2/2017
80. In The Park I See Him Sit 7/2/2017

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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Life

Do not look
for fairness in this life,
for you will not find it
as the reason to be living
and will seek it forever.

Do not live life
just as a passer by,
or you will not mind it

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