Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1761. I Send To You 9/20/2011
1762. They May Try To Sensor My Poetry 9/21/2011
1763. I Wrote A Verse And Thought No More 9/21/2011
1764. There’s A Light Breeze 9/22/2011
1765. There’s A Light Breeze Blowing 9/22/2011
1766. Break Of Day 9/23/2011
1767. Love Does Not Keep To Seasons 9/23/2011
1768. If Loving In Your Eyes I See 9/23/2011
1769. My Country Is In Ruins 9/26/2011
1770. How I Long Again For A Time 9/26/2011
1771. The Harsh Cursing Of Dogs 9/26/2011
1772. Your Works Display Your Righteousness 9/27/2011
1773. I Will Not Loose My Grip 9/27/2011
1774. I Wonder What Has Happened? 9/27/2011
1775. There Was A Particular Day 9/28/2011
1776. Maybe All Of Life Is Caught In Brilliant Moments 9/28/2011
1777. Forever: If You Are Gratified 9/28/2011
1778. Dick King 9/29/2011
1779. The Great Game Massacre 9/29/2011
1780. There Was A Time 9/30/2011
1781. There Is A Void 9/30/2011
1782. Unmask Me 9/30/2011
1783. Ballade Of The Headless Man 9/29/2011
1784. Toddlers 10/3/2011
1785. The Games That We Play 10/3/2011
1786. There Is A Troublesome State Of Mind (Triolet) 10/3/2011
1787. Whenever You Away From Me To Stray (Triolet) 10/3/2011
1788. Parable For A Certain Treasurer (Allegory) 10/4/2011
1789. You Came To Me In Serenity (Rondeau Redouble) 10/5/2011
1790. When You Left My Life 10/5/2011
1791. While I Dig In The Garden 10/5/2011
1792. I Cannot Avoid You 10/5/2011
1793. At Times You Are Full Of Love (Rondeau) 10/5/2011
1794. To Sylvia Plath 10/6/2011
1795. How Vulnerable And Defenceless Man Is 10/6/2011
1796. At A Time When You Wanted To Leave On A Bright Morning (Villanelle) 10/6/2011
1797. Witchcraft: At The Light Of Day 10/7/2011
1798. I Did Not Bite The Apple To Its Core (Terzanelle) 10/7/2011
1799. Letter From Abélard To Héloïse 10/7/2011
1800. They Went Home (Terzanelle) (In Answer To Maya Angelou) 10/7/2011

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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