Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,595 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5281. When Words Are Not Enough 5/10/2010
5282. The Baboon 7/9/2010
5283. I Really Miss You 7/1/2010
5284. The Night Watchman 9/28/2010
5285. The Black Crow (In Answer To Ted Hughes) 11/19/2010
5286. At The Salt March 3/14/2011
5287. Carnations In The Garden 4/19/2011
5288. The Battle Of Cuito Cuanavale 5/3/2011
5289. Nuclear Bomb Dropping On Hiroshima 3/25/2011
5290. They Came In The Middle Of The Night (In Reply To Daniel P. Kunene) 4/18/2011
5291. Habitation (In Answer To Margaret Atwood) 7/7/2011
5292. Every Morning When The Day Begins 8/17/2011
5293. Edmund Clerihew Bently (Clerihew) 4/5/2012
5294. Far Too Little We Know (Enclosed Triplets) (In Answer To John Keats) 3/26/2012
5295. There Is A Place Where Everything Comes Together 3/28/2013
5296. Tabitha 11/15/2012
5297. Kenosis 8/31/2012
5298. I Heard The Thunder Of The Guns Resound 3/17/2014
5299. The Grey Horse 6/18/2013
5300. When At A Time We Looked Big Eyed At Each Other 2/18/2015
5301. I See Some Shadows Everywhere 3/9/2015
5302. How Eagerly I Want To Share My Thoughts With You 3/11/2015
5303. If My Oppression Has No End 9/19/2011
5304. An African Experience (In Reply To Agostinho Neto) 9/21/2011
5305. She Is Lovely (French / Dutch Roundel) (In Answer To Dorothy Parker) 10/4/2011
5306. Maybe Now It’s Far Too Late (In Answer To Robert Browning) 10/12/2011
5307. The Grocery Store 4/5/2011
5308. No Longer Can You Brake My Logical Reasoning 5/9/2011
5309. The Avocado Tree 1/13/2011
5310. On The Road To Emmaus 2/15/2011
5311. My Mistress’ Eyes (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 10/29/2010
5312. The Meeting Point 10/15/2010
5313. The Military Police 7/22/2010
5314. In Margate 3/18/2010
5315. The Gorilla 3/31/2010
5316. Time Passes Too Quickly 12/15/2009
5317. My Years Are Coming On 10/25/2009
5318. When I Walk Om Margate’s Beach 9/29/2009
5319. The Maritime Ode 10/5/2010
5320. The Shadow Of Cain (A Reply To Edith Sitwell) 10/13/2010

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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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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