Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,038 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Constantly I Do Realize 3/31/2014
762. Constantly I Wonder How Can I Be Part Of It? 8/17/2011
763. Constantly She Brings Joy 6/1/2012
764. Constantly The Hour Work Ticks On Slowly 6/19/2013
765. Constantly Waves Toss And Fling (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 10/29/2012
766. Construction 8/18/2017
767. Construction Workers 6/1/2017
768. Contact 8/29/2013
769. Continually Our Love Surprises Me 9/25/2012
770. Continually Surges Break On The Shore (Cavatina) 6/28/2017
771. Continually The Red Weaver Gambols 8/2/2012
772. Conversation 3/8/2011
773. Convictions 1/14/2011
774. Cornered At Traffic Light 8/8/2017
775. Cornfield 7/20/2010
776. Cosmos 7/14/2011
777. Could I Compare You? 9/12/2012
778. Count-Down 8/31/2017
779. Counterparts 7/10/2017
780. Country That Is So Own To Me (In Answer To Lina Spies) 12/30/2011
781. Courage 10/27/2009
782. Covered Nakedness (2) 11/7/2017
783. Covered Nakedness (3) 11/7/2017
784. Crackling Words 1/28/2010
785. Crépe Memories 10/30/2013
786. Criminal Activity (Droighneach) 3/22/2012
787. Crocodile Hunter 8/16/2010
788. Crow 6/10/2014
789. Crowds Of Xhosas Gathered At The Pool 9/24/2010
790. Crush-Pen (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/3/2018
791. Cry 11/12/2015
792. Crying Against The Wind 7/28/2009
793. Crystalline Poems As Breast-Images -new- 1/3/2018
794. Crystalline Poems For My Lovely -new- 1/9/2018
795. Cuddly You Lay Against Me In A Deep Sleep 7/16/2014
796. Cul De Sac 4/16/2010
797. Dad [2] 4/2/2013
798. Dad, Memories Do Fade 6/14/2012
799. Dad, Sometimes When I Dream 3/8/2011
800. Dad, You Were A True Afrikaner In Your Heart 3/8/2011

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 ...

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

Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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