Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,409 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5441. Your Dressing Table In The Hall 11/2/2010
5442. Your Eyes 8/5/2013
5443. Your Eyes Burn Right Through My Soul 1/20/2011
5444. Your Eyes Burns Right Through Me 9/1/2009
5445. Your Face 3/28/2013
5446. Your Gaze Is Full Of Ice (Wyatt Sonnet) 11/17/2011
5447. Your Golf Playing Postmaster Father Was Your God 9/27/2010
5448. Your Hand Is In The Rain 7/29/2013
5449. Your Letter Is Beautiful 5/3/2010
5450. Your Love 1/11/2010
5451. Your Love And Pure Integrity Is Not In Dispute, Lord (Cavatina Sequence) 2/20/2012
5452. Your Love Is A Reality (Free Verse Sonnet) 11/28/2017
5453. Your Love Is Wicked (Parody) 2/2/2011
5454. Your Mouth Did Open Softly Under Mine 7/3/2014
5455. Your Name 8/31/2009
5456. Your Name Will Not Carry Another Meaning For Me 10/4/2011
5457. Your Own Hands I Get My Daily Bread (Cavatina) 3/29/2012
5458. Your Penetrating Glance Does Silence My Words 5/29/2014
5459. Your Presence Is A True Delight (Common Measure Octave) 1/23/2013
5460. Your Presence Is Strange But Familiar 12/2/2011
5461. Your Smile Glitters With Beauty 9/9/2011
5462. Your Smile Is Like A Negligee 6/24/2010
5463. Your Smile, Your Touch, Your Glance (Cavatina) 4/2/2012
5464. Your Voice 9/6/2011
5465. Your Walking Away Is Measured In Watt 8/1/2016
5466. Your Works Display Your Righteousness 9/27/2011
5467. Zebras 11/14/2012
5468. Zeus As The Swan And Leda (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/11/2018
5469. Zimbabwe Frightened You 8/28/2010

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)

Ballade Of The Monster

(after Jeni Couzyn, after Ted Hughes)

She says he has been deformed like this since birth,
to me almost like some strange thing coming from the earth
with blank bloodshot eyes, sometimes right and sometimes squint
and in silence of his presence you would not have a hint.

Chorus:
He has broken plates, pots and pans in great anger,

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