Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

361. Apocrypha: When In Her First Clothes Eve Did Come Out From Under The Fig Trees (Ballade) 11/7/2017
362. Appearance 1/3/2010
363. Apples (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/19/2017
364. April Chose Me 3/18/2010
365. Are They Going To Dropp The Bomb? 2/2/2010
366. Armed Iraqi Woman 10/28/2016
367. Armed Reaction In Muckleneuk Ridge 9/21/2010
368. Armed Robbery (Englyn Penfyr) 11/10/2011
369. Around Us The Whispering Rain Falls 7/29/2014
370. Arrival 11/26/2012
371. Arrival [1] 10/21/2014
372. Arrival [2] 5/13/2015
373. Arrival [3] 6/1/2017
374. Arriving At A Military Camp 10/16/2016
375. Arriving Late On A Midnight Flight 6/1/2017
376. Art 9/16/2009
377. Arthur Pendragon About Excalibur 12/7/2011
378. As A Believing Human Being 12/16/2013
379. As A Boy 5/12/2014
380. As A Child I Waddled On Behind You, 5/10/2013
381. As A Mere Child 12/3/2013
382. As A Mere Human Being 4/1/2017
383. As A Mere Human You Did Come 10/15/2013
384. As A Mortal Man (English Sonnet) 6/18/2012
385. As A Poet 2/4/2014
386. As A Pretty Butterfly That Flutters (Cavatina Sequence) 2/8/2012
387. As A Wanderer Upon This Earth (Terzanelle) 7/29/2010
388. As A Young Man (English Sonnet) 1/3/2018
389. As Bright As The Biggest Star 8/23/2009
390. As I Had A Walk On The Path Over The Hill (Roundelay) 2/2/2012
391. As If A Kind Of Darkness Hides In Every Human Being 5/27/2014
392. As If A Magical Barrier Had Been Drawn 4/23/2010
393. As If Anchored To My Rock 7/7/2010
394. As If Everything Is Burning To Black (In Answer To Mongane Serote) 3/18/2011
395. As If Evil Was Creeping Out 9/21/2010
396. As If In A World Of Her Own 3/5/2017
397. As If It Is A Jigsaw 1/3/2011
398. As If Learning To Love All Over Again 4/12/2012
399. As If The Beast In Man Is Loose (Terzanelle) 9/1/2010
400. As If The World Around Us Gives Meaning 8/28/2017

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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