Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,549 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4361. The Meaning Of Lights 9/7/2017
4362. The Meaning Of Lights [2} 9/7/2017
4363. At A Time And Place 9/20/2017
4364. In Moments Like These 9/20/2017
4365. Where We 9/20/2017
4366. The Werewolf (Sestina) 9/20/2017
4367. The Black Warrior (Sestina) 9/20/2017
4368. The Owl 9/20/2017
4369. Thistles 9/20/2017
4370. The Redbreast 9/20/2017
4371. The Tikoloshe In My Imaginings 9/20/2017
4372. The Chain Saw 9/20/2017
4373. Wind (Italian Sonnet) 9/20/2017
4374. My Father's Will 9/20/2017
4375. I Do Know That In The Heavens Above 9/20/2017
4376. Conceived In A World Of Sin And Pain (Cavatina) 9/20/2017
4377. The Hawk 9/20/2017
4378. Ringed-Necked Spiting Cobra 9/20/2017
4379. The Pond With Water Lilies 9/20/2017
4380. Tower Block 9/20/2017
4381. Milking In The Early Morning 9/20/2017
4382. The Cattle 9/20/2017
4383. Like A River That Runs Out Into A Delta 9/20/2017
4384. While I Am Busy Reading A Book 9/20/2017
4385. Amid Chaos 9/20/2017
4386. Amid Chaos 2 9/20/2017
4387. Barbet 9/20/2017
4388. Mynah On A Branch 9/20/2017
4389. Yesterday 9/20/2017
4390. It's Strange That Some People 9/20/2017
4391. The Fuse Of Time 9/20/2017
4392. Electric Wires 9/20/2017
4393. I Saw Lightning Fall 9/20/2017
4394. I Saw Lightning Fall [2} 9/20/2017
4395. Lightning Strike 9/20/2017
4396. Amid The Chaos 9/20/2017
4397. Against The Gold Of Your Eyes 9/20/2017
4398. The Zombie [2] 9/20/2017
4399. Faust 9/20/2017
4400. The Bakbakiri (Or Bush-Shrike) 9/28/2017

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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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