Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,019 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

641. It’s Pressing Hot 2/23/2010
642. When I Stopped At Home One Day 2/23/2010
643. You Want To Go To Spain 2/23/2010
644. Sabbath 2/23/2010
645. Long Ago A Man 2/24/2010
646. Hunting Party 2/17/2010
647. Side Drawings Of A Monk 2/17/2010
648. My Letters To You 2/17/2010
649. The Car Of Johnny Staying At Home 2/18/2010
650. Past A House 2/18/2010
651. Russian Travel Program 2/18/2010
652. Work 2/14/2010
653. The Dog Of God 2/14/2010
654. There’s A Time That The Sun Sets 2/24/2010
655. Sugar Bush I Want You 2/25/2010
656. Above A Enemy Camp 2/28/2010
657. One Night I Dream 2/28/2010
658. A Statesman: Then And Now 2/28/2010
659. No Police Station 3/1/2010
660. You’ll Be A True Believer 3/1/2010
661. Revival-Meeting 3/2/2010
662. Every Second Day 3/2/2010
663. Confrontation With Baba Yaga 3/2/2010
664. Think Of Me[2] 3/3/2010
665. I Want To Go To You[2] 3/3/2010
666. I Am Hoarse, Stupid And Have Fear 3/4/2010
667. June Of The Heart 3/4/2010
668. I See A Storm Brewing Up 3/4/2010
669. I Went Into The Wide World 3/5/2010
670. An Inciting Concert (Or So Was Thought At The Time) 3/6/2010
671. Mother 3/7/2010
672. Forever 3/7/2010
673. My Words Are Set 3/8/2010
674. My Plants 3/8/2010
675. Have I Got To Close The Books? 3/8/2010
676. While He See The Two Playing There 3/9/2010
677. Love Has Got Something 3/10/2010
678. The Men From The Pans 3/10/2010
679. A Stroll At Sea Point 3/10/2010
680. I Was Dumbfounded 3/15/2010

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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