Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,761 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1841. You Were The One 9/20/2011
1842. I Send To You 9/20/2011
1843. They May Try To Sensor My Poetry 9/21/2011
1844. I Wrote A Verse And Thought No More 9/21/2011
1845. There’s A Light Breeze 9/22/2011
1846. There’s A Light Breeze Blowing 9/22/2011
1847. Break Of Day 9/23/2011
1848. Love Does Not Keep To Seasons 9/23/2011
1849. If Loving In Your Eyes I See 9/23/2011
1850. My Country Is In Ruins 9/26/2011
1851. How I Long Again For A Time 9/26/2011
1852. The Harsh Cursing Of Dogs 9/26/2011
1853. Your Works Display Your Righteousness 9/27/2011
1854. I Will Not Loose My Grip 9/27/2011
1855. I Wonder What Has Happened? 9/27/2011
1856. There Was A Particular Day 9/28/2011
1857. Maybe All Of Life Is Caught In Brilliant Moments 9/28/2011
1858. Forever: If You Are Gratified 9/28/2011
1859. Dick King 9/29/2011
1860. The Great Game Massacre 9/29/2011
1861. There Was A Time 9/30/2011
1862. There Is A Void 9/30/2011
1863. Unmask Me 9/30/2011
1864. Ballade Of The Headless Man 9/29/2011
1865. Toddlers 10/3/2011
1866. The Games That We Play 10/3/2011
1867. There Is A Troublesome State Of Mind (Triolet) 10/3/2011
1868. Whenever You Away From Me To Stray (Triolet) 10/3/2011
1869. Parable For A Certain Treasurer (Allegory) 10/4/2011
1870. You Came To Me In Serenity (Rondeau Redouble) 10/5/2011
1871. When You Left My Life 10/5/2011
1872. While I Dig In The Garden 10/5/2011
1873. I Cannot Avoid You 10/5/2011
1874. At Times You Are Full Of Love (Rondeau) 10/5/2011
1875. To Sylvia Plath 10/6/2011
1876. How Vulnerable And Defenceless Man Is 10/6/2011
1877. At A Time When You Wanted To Leave On A Bright Morning (Villanelle) 10/6/2011
1878. Witchcraft: At The Light Of Day 10/7/2011
1879. I Did Not Bite The Apple To Its Core (Terzanelle) 10/7/2011
1880. Letter From Abélard To Héloïse 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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