Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

4481. When My Time At Work Is Spent 10/22/2017
4482. There's A Different Path 10/22/2017
4483. Thrice I Was Refused By The River 10/23/2017
4484. The Blowfly-Grumbler (Sonnet) 10/23/2017
4485. The Spring Does Begin With Dragonflies 10/23/2017
4486. Gigantic It Does Fly 11/2/2017
4487. Van Der Decken [iii] (Villanelle) 11/2/2017
4488. Do Not Spoil The Little That Is Left 11/2/2017
4489. Still I Am Waiting On You 11/2/2017
4490. The Old White Head Angel (Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4491. The School Toilet 11/2/2017
4492. Chieftain Mtikana 11/2/2017
4493. Thuhula 11/2/2017
4494. Thuhula [2] 11/2/2017
4495. Mabalêl 11/2/2017
4496. I Walk In A Garden Under A Dull Blue Sky 11/2/2017
4497. For Those Who Fear My Verses And Do Fear Me Through Them 11/2/2017
4498. Over The I Am, The Original One, The Great All (Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4499. In God's Always Time (Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4500. A Humble Prayer To God (Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4501. Still My Dreams Do Remain 11/2/2017
4502. A Hippopotamus At Sunrise 11/2/2017
4503. The Cheetah 11/2/2017
4504. The Civet 11/2/2017
4505. Johnny Mamba 11/2/2017
4506. Between White And Black (Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4507. The Beginning Of The Never Ending Dilapidation (Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4508. Beyond Borders 11/2/2017
4509. When I Hear Your Voice (Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4510. I Still Wanted To Say 11/2/2017
4511. The Other Counterpart Of Poetry (On Open And Closed Poetry) 11/2/2017
4512. To Write A Poem (Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4513. Poetry 11/2/2017
4514. How Can I Love More? (Ribuyat Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4515. Witchdoctor Inyanga And The Impundulu 11/2/2017
4516. The Parable Of The Outcasts 11/2/2017
4517. In The Sun, Joy And Pain Of All My Summers (Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4518. Girl (Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4519. Rock-Fall 11/2/2017
4520. Andromache 11/2/2017

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)

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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