Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 21,751 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3801. On My Birthday 4/1/2016
3802. A Prayer (Sonnet) 4/4/2016
3803. Today My Heart Is Full Of Joy 4/5/2016
3804. The Crucifixion Of The Son Of God 4/6/2016
3805. On The Day Of My Birth 4/7/2016
3806. Where This World Is But A Grain Of Sand 4/8/2016
3807. She Lives Beautiful (Sonnet) 4/10/2016
3808. Like Any Other Person 4/11/2016
3809. Far Too Quickly Time Rushes On (Persian /Rubiyat Quatrain) 4/12/2016
3810. On A Night 4/12/2016
3811. Lord, Only In Your Footsteps (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 4/14/2016
3812. Why I Remember The Anglo-Boer War (John Dee Sonnet) 4/14/2016
3813. When I Do Find No Place Of Peace (Sonnet) 4/18/2016
3814. Vain Are The Words And Deeds That Are Mine (Rubiyat Sonnet) 4/19/2016
3815. Vain Are The Words And Deeds That Are Mine (Rubiyat Sonnet) 2 4/19/2016
3816. I Walk In The Veldt Near To Majuba Hillock 4/20/2016
3817. Afterwards (2) 4/20/2016
3818. I Walk In The Veldt Near To Majuba Hillock (2) 4/20/2016
3819. I Walk In The Veldt Near To Majuba Hillock (3) 4/20/2016
3820. Vain Are The Words And Deeds That Are Mine (Rubiyat Sonnet) (3) 4/20/2016
3821. Vain Are The Words And Deeds That Are Mine (Rubiyat Sonnet) (4) 4/20/2016
3822. Cecil John Rhodes (Italian Sonnet) (In Answer To Rudyard Kipling) 4/22/2016
3823. Return 4/24/2016
3824. On Pretoria (Italian Sonnet) 4/25/2016
3825. John Phillip 4/26/2016
3826. When The Two Of Us Met 4/27/2016
3827. When I Do Consider How My Time Is Spent (Sonnet) 4/28/2016
3828. Hoba West Meteor 5/3/2016
3829. Please Do Forgive [2] 5/4/2016
3830. Please Do Forgive 5/4/2016
3831. With Hunger In Your Eyes 5/5/2016
3832. Alone We Come Into The World (For My Mom On Mother's Day) 5/5/2016
3833. Alone We Come Into The World 5/5/2016
3834. There Is No Other Saviour 5/9/2016
3835. Once I Wrote A Kind Of Happy Song (Orléans Rondel Prime) 5/10/2016
3836. Dare You Character? 5/11/2016
3837. Without Matter 5/13/2016
3838. The Silent Countdown 5/15/2016
3839. I Am Afraid 5/17/2016
3840. You Never Came 5/18/2016

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)

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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