Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,316 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

41. A Conversation With God 4/5/2015
42. A Conversation With Minette 8/23/2010
43. A Country 5/18/2011
44. A Cup Of Tears 9/28/2017
45. A Day Of Rest 5/27/2014
46. A Day On The Beach 3/19/2014
47. A Day With A New Morn (Luc-Bat) 2/22/2012
48. A Decree Is Made 2/16/2010
49. A Dentist 10/14/2015
50. A Dirge For Minette 8/24/2011
51. A Distressful Day Finds Me 9/8/2009
52. A Dragon Fly 9/27/2012
53. A Dream 1/25/2011
54. A Ducktail Called Stan 5/27/2011
55. A Dying Soldier 3/31/2011
56. A Far Greater Chill 10/14/2010
57. A Farewell Lay For Minette 7/11/2012
58. A Few Anku’s 4/26/2011
59. A Financial Manager In The New South Africa 9/25/2010
60. A First Visit To A Certain Madame (Terzanelle) 9/3/2010
61. A Flower For The Night 6/2/2010
62. A Flower For The Night [2] 10/7/2010
63. A Forget Me Not 7/22/2009
64. A Frightening Dream 7/1/2011
65. A Full Red Moon Hangs In The Night Sky 6/7/2010
66. A Gigantic Bee Of A Thing 6/3/2011
67. A Girl Called Lisa 11/26/2009
68. A Girl From The Boland (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/3/2018
69. A Glance At Ingrid Jonker 1/2/2017
70. A Glimpse Of God 10/11/2010
71. A Good Old Braai 8/1/2017
72. A Grain Of Sand (Crystalline) 12/10/2017
73. A Grave Situation 4/29/2013
74. A Great Master Poet Wrote 9/8/2011
75. A Hadeda -Ibis Did Cause Amok Outside 8/30/2015
76. A Hippo At Dawn 11/4/2012
77. A Hippopotamus At Sunrise 11/2/2017
78. A Horseman At Night 11/17/2011
79. A Host Of People Came South 5/25/2010
80. A Humble Prayer To God (Sonnet) 11/2/2017

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)

How I Do Remember

(for Annelize)

When a pretty girl does suddenly cheerfully laugh
do throw her hair back and pass me,
my senses do become full as if you are right here

I then do remember you

from the flashback memory,

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