Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,319 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4281. Long Jumper 11/17/2011
4282. Volleys Of Shots Rang Out As We Stormed 11/21/2011
4283. On A Spoor In The Desert 11/21/2011
4284. In Springs 11/22/2011
4285. Innocent White Civilian People Were Slaughtered (In Answer To Don Mattera) 11/22/2011
4286. The Day They Robbed Me Of My Life (In Answer To Don Mattera) 11/22/2011
4287. As Previously Advantaged, Now Disadvantaged 11/22/2011
4288. Let Us First Care About Our Own People (In Answer To Don Mattera) 11/22/2011
4289. Blood River (In Answer To Don Mattera) 11/22/2011
4290. Misfortune Of A Aurora East Rand Mineworker 11/22/2011
4291. God Is The Only Shepherd To Me (In Answer To L.R.) 11/22/2011
4292. From A World Of Darkness 11/23/2011
4293. Lord, You Have Got My Country In Your Hand 11/23/2011
4294. Where The World Hits Me Down 11/23/2011
4295. The Essence Of Love 11/24/2011
4296. How Do I Love You? 11/24/2011
4297. When Our Love Is True (Sonnet Corona) 11/24/2011
4298. If Ever That Which Is Between Us Dies 11/24/2011
4299. I Remember You As You Were In The Winter 11/29/2011
4300. In The Early Afternoons Like Morning Glories 11/29/2011
4301. Sometimes I Loose My Words 11/29/2011
4302. Like A Sun-Bird That İS Drunk With Nectar 11/29/2011
4303. Even The Romantic Twilight Is Lost To Us 11/30/2011
4304. Rising So Low As If Falling From The Sky 11/30/2011
4305. In You I Find The Beginning Of Each New Day 11/30/2011
4306. Drunk With The Bliss Of Your Kisses 11/30/2011
4307. The Rain Platter Against The Closed Window 12/1/2011
4308. There Are Numerous Things That I Find 12/1/2011
4309. Daily You Are So Part Of Me 12/1/2011
4310. When Days Get Long 11/25/2011
4311. The Marsh Land 11/25/2011
4312. With Blazing, Electric Blue Thunder 11/28/2011
4313. The Darkness Falls Like A Shadow Over You (In Answer To Pablo Neruda) 11/28/2011
4314. Up On Helderberg Hill In A Vast Pine Forest 11/28/2011
4315. Awakening 11/10/2011
4316. I See You Move With The Agility Of A Deer 12/2/2011
4317. Your Presence Is Strange But Familiar 12/2/2011
4318. We Are Separate And Yet I Love You 12/2/2011
4319. At Times I Can Loose Myself In Sadness 12/2/2011
4320. As Long As There Is Love (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 12/5/2011

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)

No Red Rose

But once bloomed that crimson rose
which could stand with her head held high,
against life's darkest sky.

Just once did that delicate petals spread
and soft lovely fragrance scent,
before she dropped her head.

Just once the blush on your cheek,

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