Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,699 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5241. I Love You (Wedding Vows) 8/14/2012
5242. Let Me Tell You Of My Love (Virelay) 12/12/2012
5243. Western Cape 11/30/2012
5244. Deep Meaning 1/16/2013
5245. The Prodigal Son [2] 1/29/2013
5246. A Place In The Sun 3/15/2013
5247. Strike Of Dustbin Men 3/12/2013
5248. Farmer’s Market 4/3/2013
5249. Old Man On A Bicycle 4/3/2013
5250. I Is For Immoral 7/22/2013
5251. We Sat Near The Steps (Cavatina) 8/2/2013
5252. When Feelings Unfold Like A Pocket Knife (Cavatina) 7/26/2013
5253. Fishing At Hartebeespoort Dam 8/8/2013
5254. Out Of Everything That Is Beautiful 9/16/2013
5255. Am I My Brother’s Keeper? 3/13/2014
5256. There Are Times That I Pray (Italian Sonnet) 6/26/2014
5257. Dodoitsu Love Poems 4/26/2011
5258. Early Morning When The First Rays Fall (Pantoum) 5/23/2011
5259. When The Mountain With All Its Peaks Are Aflame 5/6/2011
5260. We Have Just Arrived 3/23/2011
5261. Start Of A Home Invasion 4/5/2011
5262. Farming 6/1/2011
5263. I Want You To Stay Because You Want To 5/30/2011
5264. The Secretary - Bird 6/3/2011
5265. Meteorology 8/9/2011
5266. When Things Change Lightning Quick 8/4/2011
5267. Lineage (In Answer To Ted Hughes) 11/19/2010
5268. Rugby Football Hero 12/2/2010
5269. The Afterbirth 12/28/2010
5270. Epitaph On An Army Of Mercenaries (In Answer To A.E. Housman) 1/10/2011
5271. Awaiting Execution (In Answer To Dikobe Wa Mogale) 3/15/2011
5272. There’s A Dragon Fly 2/21/2011
5273. The Stuffed Men 2/15/2011
5274. While Bells At Twilight Toll (Parody) 2/18/2011
5275. Street Hawker 8/11/2011
5276. Moving 9/22/2011
5277. Write Me A Few Words 11/4/2011
5278. At A Time I Did Truly Love (Sextilla / Sestet) 11/1/2011
5279. My Body Is The Temple Of His Love 11/9/2011
5280. Without Change Our God Exists 11/9/2011

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 ...

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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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