Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,316 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5121. Some Women 6/2/2009
5122. I Love You Girl 8/24/2012
5123. Wind-Swallows (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/5/2018
5124. Maybe There Is A Deep Secret 7/24/2014
5125. There Are Times That I Pray (Italian Sonnet) 6/26/2014
5126. Going To Church (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 8/12/2014
5127. The White Breasted Crow 10/9/2014
5128. Jesus 2/22/2015
5129. I Love You (Wedding Vows) 8/14/2012
5130. When Suddenly You Came Along (Trijan Refrain) 8/1/2012
5131. A Cape Town Winter Day 7/23/2012
5132. Circe 5/8/2012
5133. Proof Of Existing Hell (Cavatina) (In Answer To Czeslaw Milosz) 6/19/2012
5134. Western Cape 11/30/2012
5135. Let Me Tell You Of My Love (Virelay) 12/12/2012
5136. Deep Meaning 1/16/2013
5137. The Prodigal Son [2] 1/29/2013
5138. A Place In The Sun 3/15/2013
5139. Farmer’s Market 4/3/2013
5140. Old Man On A Bicycle 4/3/2013
5141. I Is For Immoral 7/22/2013
5142. When Feelings Unfold Like A Pocket Knife (Cavatina) 7/26/2013
5143. We Sat Near The Steps (Cavatina) 8/2/2013
5144. Out Of Everything That Is Beautiful 9/16/2013
5145. Fishing At Hartebeespoort Dam 8/8/2013
5146. Am I My Brother’s Keeper? 3/13/2014
5147. Frolicking Grains Of Dust Are Blown Away 6/15/2012
5148. Every Spring After The Rain (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
5149. Time 7/12/2009
5150. My Soccer Team 7/26/2009
5151. Without A Car In Pretoria 7/26/2009
5152. Calculus 8/17/2009
5153. A Childrens Game? 9/18/2009
5154. A Ray Of Sunlight 9/28/2009
5155. Beautiful Was The Past Weekend With You 10/6/2009
5156. The Mystic Rose 10/29/2009
5157. Come To My Garden 12/23/2009
5158. Finding God 1/19/2010
5159. I Love You2 1/26/2010
5160. Lust Or Love? 1/22/2010

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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