Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,377 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4121. Hitch Hiking 11/20/2016
4122. Only A Photograph Could Hold The Moment 11/21/2016
4123. Malotto 11/23/2016
4124. In The Coffee Shop I Have A Tramezzini 11/23/2016
4125. In The Midlands Of Kwazulu-Natal 11/24/2016
4126. The Day Is Warm 11/26/2016
4127. To A Really Lovely Woman 11/26/2016
4128. Inner Man 11/26/2016
4129. The Library 11/28/2016
4130. Death [3] 11/30/2016
4131. Clouds Gathering 11/30/2016
4132. The Black Coat 12/1/2016
4133. At Times Love Has Visited Me 12/3/2016
4134. At Times Love Has Visited Me [2] 12/3/2016
4135. Late Afternoon [2] 12/3/2016
4136. Late Afternoon [3] 12/3/2016
4137. At Times Love Has Visited Me [4] 12/3/2016
4138. Late Afternoon [4} 12/3/2016
4139. The Blackout 12/3/2016
4140. Running Beyond Enemy Lines 12/4/2016
4141. Neil Diamond Sang His Greatest Hits 12/6/2016
4142. To The Crew Of A Shot Out Ratel Armoured Car Of 61 Mechanised Bn Grp 12/6/2016
4143. Perhaps I Shot A Foe Today 12/7/2016
4144. Military Visit To A Primitive Rural Village 12/8/2016
4145. She Is Like The Hot Yellow Sun 12/10/2016
4146. First Observation 12/10/2016
4147. Clifton 12/10/2016
4148. Roadblocks 12/11/2016
4149. When I See Them Running Out 12/13/2016
4150. The Iceberg 12/13/2016
4151. Early In The Morning Before Sunrise 12/14/2016
4152. When The Last Rays Of The Sun Is Shed 12/15/2016
4153. A Christmas Poem (Sonnet) 12/17/2016
4154. For A Time Now I Have Dreamt About You (Sonnet) 12/17/2016
4155. With Your Soprano Voice 12/17/2016
4156. On Christmas Day (Sonnet) 12/18/2016
4157. On Christmas Day [2] (Sonnet) 12/19/2016
4158. A Christmas Story (Sonnet) 12/20/2016
4159. On Christmas Night 12/21/2016
4160. The Morning Of Christ's Nativity (Italian Sonnet) 12/22/2016

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 ...

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At Midnight (Ballade)

(in answer to C. M. van der Heever)

In ancient times a woman told a story at a fire,
a fantasy tale in the midnight hour
where some of the men laughed at her
but one did look deep into the red flaming coals.

Chorus:
If a man at exactly midnight

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