Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,459 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1001. Summer In The Country 9/2/2010
1002. Walking The River 9/2/2010
1003. I Saw A Lovely Girl (Terzanelle) 9/3/2010
1004. A First Visit To A Certain Madame (Terzanelle) 9/3/2010
1005. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
1006. Errata 9/4/2010
1007. At The Beginning Of Spring 9/4/2010
1008. The Last Moment 9/4/2010
1009. When Times Are Bad 9/6/2010
1010. With Eyes Closed Against The Bright Light 9/6/2010
1011. I Saw The Sun Rising Slowly 9/6/2010
1012. His Heart Is Broken 9/8/2010
1013. One Night (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
1014. At Night Sometimes, Sweet Voices I Hear (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
1015. Without You [2] 9/9/2010
1016. Lady Anne 9/10/2010
1017. Strand Beach 9/10/2010
1018. We Stood At The Sea On A Winter Day 9/10/2010
1019. Shaken But Not Stirred 9/11/2010
1020. Thunderbolt 9/11/2010
1021. Under Fire At Home 9/11/2010
1022. On Fridays He’d Open A Six-Pack Of Beer 9/13/2010
1023. Abandoned Zimbabwean Farmhouse 9/13/2010
1024. If 9/13/2010
1025. She Looked For All Pills 9/14/2010
1026. A Police Road Block 9/14/2010
1027. Sometimes You Slept 9/15/2010
1028. Rude Awakening 9/15/2010
1029. When The Dark Night Kisses Me (English Triolet) 8/20/2010
1030. Challenger Shuttle Disaster (Terzanelle) 8/20/2010
1031. Sometimes For Sport (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
1032. A Troop Of Baboons (Terzanelle) 9/7/2010
1033. Hope 9/8/2010
1034. First Rain 9/16/2010
1035. Early Spring 9/16/2010
1036. The Family Crest 9/17/2010
1037. Attempted Suicide 9/17/2010
1038. Some Call It Accidents, But I Call It Torments 9/17/2010
1039. The Moments Drag Out 9/20/2010
1040. Today I Missed You 9/20/2010

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.

    4 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • 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)

One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

[Report Error]