Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4201. Blue-White Thunder From The Sky 8/1/2017
4202. My Master-Teacher 8/1/2017
4203. While The Gale Swept In 8/1/2017
4204. Walls [2] 8/1/2017
4205. Embodiment 8/1/2017
4206. Walled Up 8/1/2017
4207. A Good Old Braai 8/1/2017
4208. Under The Bright Moon On The Dust Road 8/1/2017
4209. In A Thunderstorm 8/1/2017
4210. The Creator 8/1/2017
4211. The Mess In Which The Country Is 8/1/2017
4212. The Capitulation 8/1/2017
4213. I Hear About A Farmer 8/1/2017
4214. A News Report About A Young Farmer 8/1/2017
4215. Afternoon Homecoming 8/1/2017
4216. Why Do Events In The Country Change To Cryptic Darkness 8/1/2017
4217. At The Big Dam 8/1/2017
4218. Motorbike 8/1/2017
4219. When Love Between Us Do Come To A Plenitude 8/1/2017
4220. The Herald 8/1/2017
4221. Pretoria: Evening 8/1/2017
4222. An Ordinary Day (Sonnet) 8/1/2017
4223. Out To Sea A Big Passenger Liner Is Passing 8/1/2017
4224. Now You Are Only Memory 8/3/2017
4225. Rain [2] 8/3/2017
4226. While Stars Sparkle With The Coming Of Night 8/3/2017
4227. When My Eyes Look On The Beauty 8/3/2017
4228. Soft Like The Fog 8/3/2017
4229. One Dark Night The Moon Was Clouded Out 8/3/2017
4230. A True Beauty 8/3/2017
4231. My Shadow 8/6/2017
4232. My Life Is Like A Merry-Go-Round 8/6/2017
4233. It's All That There Is 8/6/2017
4234. Maiden Market 8/8/2017
4235. The Thresher 8/8/2017
4236. Cornered At Traffic Light 8/8/2017
4237. She Ran Into Death 8/8/2017
4238. Flaming Havoc 8/8/2017
4239. Ploughing 8/8/2017
4240. With Happiness She Knows That She Is Pregnant 8/10/2017

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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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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