Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,038 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

121. A Phenomenon 11/2/2012
122. A Phosphorus Projectile Explodes 7/18/2012
123. A Picture Lingers With Me 1/20/2013
124. A Place Far Away From This Dark Age 5/2/2013
125. A Place For You 5/19/2010
126. A Place In The Sun 3/15/2013
127. A Poem During War (Cavatina) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/8/2012
128. A Poem For Zimbabwe 6/27/2014
129. A Poem On Honeymoon 8/7/2014
130. A Poem On My Darling’s Birthday 2/25/2014
131. A Poet Tried To Shackle My Words 7/13/2011
132. A Police Road Block 9/14/2010
133. A Prayer (Sonnet) 4/4/2016
134. A Prayer After Noticing The Visiting Birds (Ballade) 11/28/2017
135. A Prayer For Renewal (Free Verse Sonnets) 11/28/2017
136. A Prayer For The Earth (Rondine) 3/5/2013
137. A Prayer In The Summer Of My Life 7/31/2012
138. A Precise Woman 9/30/2010
139. A Psalm 2/14/2011
140. A Psalm In The Twenty First Century (Virelay) 3/7/2013
141. A Ray Of Sunlight 9/28/2009
142. A Real Life Nightmare 7/24/2009
143. A Reminiscence 6/23/2009
144. A Reply To The Nymph 10/17/2017
145. A Resting Place 6/29/2009
146. A Room In The Past 1/5/2016
147. A Scrapbook 1/20/2010
148. A Season Out Of Time 3/18/2010
149. A Sheaf Of Red Roses 7/24/2009
150. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence 5/23/2013
151. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) 5/23/2013
152. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) [1] 5/23/2013
153. A Shot Rang Out Like Lightning Out Of A Gun 5/27/2010
154. A Small Bird Sang Its Lovely Carefree Song (Novelinee) 12/12/2012
155. A Small Tear Falls 10/31/2012
156. A Smiling Face (Virelay) 11/12/2016
157. A Snowflake (Tritina) 12/28/2011
158. A Snow-White Dove 7/9/2014
159. A Song For Minette 6/1/2017
160. A Song For My Sore Beloved 1/3/2018

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)

Adam (2)

If only I did comprehend
how destructive and without return
that dead would be
I would have restrained my wife Eve

to eat of the fruit
that has knowledge
and with its sparkle and fragrance and taste
does infect everything around it.

© Gert Strydom

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