Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,316 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

161. A Song For My Sore Beloved 1/3/2018
162. A Song Of Joy Sounds Up 9/18/2012
163. A Song Of Sadness 12/5/2011
164. A Song To My Princess Who Are Far Away (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
165. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
166. A Spring Evening 9/28/2010
167. A Star Did Fall Out Of The Heaven 9/21/2016
168. A Statesman: Then And Now 2/28/2010
169. A Story True At Times (In Answer To Marge Piercy) 11/30/2010
170. A Strange Dream (Triolet) 7/25/2016
171. A Stroll At Sea Point 3/10/2010
172. A Struggle For Survival 5/15/2013
173. A Sudden Stare 9/15/2011
174. A Swarm Of Swallows 7/24/2012
175. A Tale Of Arthur Pendragon (King Of The Britons) 10/11/2017
176. A Tale Of Arthur Pendragon (King Of The Britons) (1) 10/11/2017
177. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
178. A Theologian 10/14/2015
179. A Three Double Session On A Sunday In Cape Town (Parody) 2/2/2011
180. A Thunderstorm Claps Outside 10/16/2009
181. A Token 7/28/2011
182. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
183. A Touch (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
184. A Tree (Cavatina) 8/26/2013
185. A Triad 10/21/2009
186. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
187. A True Beauty 8/3/2017
188. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
189. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
190. A View On Things (Cavatina Sequence) 3/19/2012
191. A View Upon The World (Hybridanelle) 9/28/2016
192. A Visit At Far Death Hospital 9/14/2016
193. A Visit To My Old Home Town 7/6/2017
194. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
195. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
196. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
197. A War Story 1/9/2012
198. A White Christmas (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
199. A Woman 11/5/2016
200. A Woman At The Edge Of Death 10/11/2017

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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Under A African Sky

The sun burns furious
and the harsh reality,
of a live in the semi desert
of the Kalahari
is set in my mind.

There are some bushes
growing in this arid land,
with red sand

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