Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5601. The Blue Jay 7/24/2012
5602. In The Sandy Desert We Were Silent 6/29/2012
5603. The Lightning Falls With The Rain 2/24/2015
5604. Being Carried Along 11/5/2014
5605. The Barn 3/17/2015
5606. I Believe There Is A Place Called Zion (Sonnet) 3/17/2015
5607. Hers Is A Clean Kitchen 3/19/2015
5608. On A Cruel Cross Lord 3/4/2015
5609. With You My Life Goes Up And Down 2/13/2015
5610. It Was A Dark Day Afternoon 2/15/2015
5611. Lord 3/2/2015
5612. Time Held Me 3/12/2015
5613. When The Sun Rises In The Morning 6/15/2012
5614. I Saw Death Come (Rondelet) 11/1/2012
5615. If We Do Look At Things In History (Blues Sonnet) 1/10/2013
5616. The Fire-Lily Blooms Flaming 7/19/2013
5617. Hetero Sex 2/3/2014
5618. Wolraad Woltemade (Cavatina) 11/21/2013
5619. Old Table Mountain 2/14/2010
5620. Home Invasion 4/6/2010
5621. The Baboon 7/9/2010
5622. When Words Are Not Enough 5/10/2010
5623. I Really Miss You 7/1/2010
5624. The Night Watchman 9/28/2010
5625. Under A African Sky 6/2/2009
5626. Each One Of Us Is Unique 8/19/2009
5627. Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow 10/16/2009
5628. The Flying Dutchman 12/14/2009
5629. The Black Crow (In Answer To Ted Hughes) 11/19/2010
5630. At The Salt March 3/14/2011
5631. The Battle Of Cuito Cuanavale 5/3/2011
5632. They Came In The Middle Of The Night (In Reply To Daniel P. Kunene) 4/18/2011
5633. Nuclear Bomb Dropping On Hiroshima 3/25/2011
5634. Carnations In The Garden 4/19/2011
5635. Habitation (In Answer To Margaret Atwood) 7/7/2011
5636. Every Morning When The Day Begins 8/17/2011
5637. Far Too Little We Know (Enclosed Triplets) (In Answer To John Keats) 3/26/2012
5638. Edmund Clerihew Bently (Clerihew) 4/5/2012
5639. The Hoopoe 3/9/2010
5640. In Margate 3/18/2010

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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

Woman (Iv)

(in answer to D. J. Opperman)

With her decision and action she brought calamity
to her husband and every human being,

she did send humanity to the apocalypse
but she did repent in her days from that hour

and yet she carries to eternity

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