Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,761 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5481. Words Sometimes Take On A Own Meaning 10/10/2012
5482. Wild Horses 3/14/2013
5483. Wild Horses [1] 3/14/2013
5484. Surfing The Ultimate Wave (Rubliw) 12/1/2014
5485. These Have I Loved 2/24/2015
5486. The Hotel Room [2] 3/19/2015
5487. Arrival [2] 5/13/2015
5488. A Conversation With God 4/5/2015
5489. A Cat As A Companion For Tea 5/15/2015
5490. Tonight I Did Think Of You 8/21/2015
5491. Taking My Very Last Breath Of Air 6/18/2017
5492. Ballad Of The Nightly Hours 8/24/2016
5493. I See Him Doing Carpentry 4/28/2016
5494. You Are My Darling (Sonnet) 12/26/2015
5495. After The Farm Invasions In Zimbabwe 10/19/2015
5496. When The Front Door 12/6/2015
5497. With All Of My Dreams 9/10/2016
5498. Breathless 11/19/2017
5499. Earth (Refrain Stanza) 1/29/2018
5500. The Glance In Your Eyes 11/24/2017
5501. All That Really Matters Is God 1/26/2018
5502. Covered Nakedness (3) 11/7/2017
5503. In This Distant Country 12/29/2015
5504. A Visit At Far Death Hospital 9/14/2016
5505. About Flowers And Trees 2/21/2012
5506. This Morning At The Barbershop 8/11/2011
5507. Is There An Eden Somewhere? (In Answer To Ina Rousseau) 1/19/2011
5508. The City Lights 7/6/2011
5509. An Abstract Painting 8/1/2009
5510. The Handyman 9/28/2009
5511. Sonnets To Someone Special 6/28/2010
5512. On A Sunny Hot Summer Day (English Sonnet) 10/12/2012
5513. An Arundel Tomb 3/18/2013
5514. You Burrow Into My Heart 3/1/2015
5515. We Walked On The Beach 8/11/2009
5516. Spring (In Answer To Gerard Manley Hopkins) 11/16/2010
5517. A Cheetah 11/1/2010
5518. Ozymandias (In Reply To Percy Bysshe Shelley) 9/21/2011
5519. Nuclear Bomb On Hiroshima 3/25/2011
5520. With Every Glance At The World Around Us 8/4/2011

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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