Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,315 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

921. To Pen You Down 6/18/2010
922. Sonnets To My Love 6/19/2010
923. What Made You See Your Father Becoming Part Of Me? 7/1/2010
924. The Witch Of Hex River 7/2/2010
925. On The Way To Uniondale 7/2/2010
926. Golden Ginger Persian Cat (Terzanelle) 7/2/2010
927. It Was A Small White House 7/9/2010
928. The Bee Nest 7/9/2010
929. Halo (High Altitude, Low Opening) Freefall Insertion (Terzanelle 7/12/2010
930. I Want To Be With You 7/12/2010
931. I Want To Be With You [2] 7/12/2010
932. Our Little Hillock 7/12/2010
933. For Hours Long 7/12/2010
934. On Holiday 7/12/2010
935. I Knew A Girl [2] 7/13/2010
936. What A Strange Dream I Had Last Night 7/13/2010
937. When I Was Young, I Were Caught 7/13/2010
938. When I Was Young, I Were Caught [2] 7/13/2010
939. The Meeting 7/14/2010
940. The Visit 7/14/2010
941. You Remain Precious To Me 7/14/2010
942. There Are Bars Around Me 7/17/2010
943. At Times He Is Shattered, Dumb From The Impact Of Life 7/17/2010
944. I Saw The Sun Of Life Die 7/5/2010
945. Undeclared War Breaks Out And Now A Winter Of Despair 7/5/2010
946. The Singing Falcon (Hybridanelle) 7/5/2010
947. The Merchant 7/6/2010
948. My Autumn [2] 7/6/2010
949. Mother’s Day 7/6/2010
950. As If Anchored To My Rock 7/7/2010
951. It’s In The Grey Land 7/7/2010
952. Since We Have Been Gone From Each 7/8/2010
953. The Bed Is Empty Next To Me 7/8/2010
954. You Colour My Life 7/8/2010
955. You Say That Love Like Ours Is Eternal 7/20/2010
956. The End Came Too Suddenly 7/20/2010
957. The Cango Caves 7/21/2010
958. I Will Tell Everyone 6/21/2010
959. Leave And Let It Be 6/21/2010
960. The Indian Minor 7/21/2010

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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At Midnight (Ballade)

(in answer to C. M. van der Heever)

In ancient times a woman told a story at a fire,
a fantasy tale in the midnight hour
where some of the men laughed at her
but one did look deep into the red flaming coals.

Chorus:
If a man at exactly midnight

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