Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 19,869 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

481. When That Moment Comes 6/20/2014
482. The Starry Night 6/20/2014
483. Things That Are Dear To Me 6/26/2014
484. Many Small Miracles 6/27/2014
485. A Poem For Zimbabwe 6/27/2014
486. Every Day I Find Something New 6/27/2014
487. When Suddenly The Thing Called Happiness Is Gone 6/30/2014
488. Maybe Far Too Long I Have Waited (Sonnet) 6/30/2014
489. It's Better To Trust And To Hope 6/30/2014
490. You Talk About Flowers In Adderley Street 6/30/2014
491. Like The Sun Glowing On The Smooth Surface Of The Sea 6/30/2014
492. Even When My Body Is Broken And I Am In Pain 6/30/2014
493. Nursery School / Toddler Verses 7/1/2014
494. When The Windows Of Your Soul Are Closed With Tiredness 6/30/2014
495. My Lord, I Do Not Anymore Ask The Things Of A Child 7/3/2014
496. Your Mouth Did Open Softly Under Mine 7/3/2014
497. At Dusk When The Weavers Rollicked In The Back Yard 7/3/2014
498. The Old Pastor 7/18/2014
499. Man's Last Goodbye 7/18/2014
500. Kiss Me Softly As If In Make Believe (Novelinee) 7/18/2014
501. In The Moonlight False Bay Looks Untouched 7/21/2014
502. The Destruction Of Sodom (Tennyson-Turner Sonnet) 7/21/2014
503. On The Quay I Am Alone 7/21/2014
504. In The Middle Of The Week You Did Come To Me 7/22/2014
505. How Many Times 7/22/2014
506. Evening Conversation 7/23/2014
507. Inferno 7/23/2014
508. With A Glance On Cuito Cuanavale 7/23/2014
509. During The Night I Am Travelling To You 7/24/2014
510. Naboth's Vineyard 7/24/2014
511. We Sit On A Balcony 7/31/2014
512. Love Keeps Flowering And Sometimes 7/31/2014
513. Almost Timeless 8/1/2014
514. She Broke In To Me 8/1/2014
515. There Are Rays Falling Through The Window 8/4/2014
516. There Were Sparks In Both Of Your Golden-Brown Eyes 8/4/2014
517. The Sky Is Dull Blue 8/5/2014
518. The Coming Of The First Spring Rain 8/5/2014
519. Maybe I Am Now Dreaming 8/5/2014
520. During Midday 8/6/2014

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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Life

Do not look
for fairness in this life,
for you will not find it
as the reason to be living
and will seek it forever.

Do not live life
just as a passer by,
or you will not mind it

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