Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 21,524 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1041. Watering Flowers (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 9/27/2016
1042. Far Too Quickly The Years Together Had Gone (Envelope Couplet Sestets) 9/28/2016
1043. In The Tempests Of The World (Stave Stanza Sestets) [1] 9/28/2016
1044. The Origin 9/28/2016
1045. A View Upon The World (Hybridanelle) 9/28/2016
1046. Our Time Is Measured Out Fleetingly 9/29/2016
1047. When Lightning Bolts Do Fall On My Day Upon Day (Sonnet) 9/29/2016
1048. Mother (Sonnet) 9/29/2016
1049. To Mother 9/29/2016
1050. Mom 9/29/2016
1051. I Do Not Pity (Cavatina) 10/1/2016
1052. You Do Know 10/1/2016
1053. When I Behold The White And Dark Thunder Clouds (Sonnet) 10/2/2016
1054. How Long My Lord 10/3/2016
1055. In Heaven Exalted Angels Are Awestruck 10/3/2016
1056. Why I Want To Be A Real Poet 10/3/2016
1057. When Every Thing Is Only White Before My Eyes 10/4/2016
1058. Even When The Logic 10/4/2016
1059. All Of My Senses Have An Awakening (Sonnet) 10/5/2016
1060. When I Stand With My Little Knowledge 10/5/2016
1061. When Moments Do Draw Out Long 10/5/2016
1062. Rites Of Passage 10/6/2016
1063. When I Sometimes Stand On My Knees 10/7/2016
1064. Here On This Planet 10/8/2016
1065. I Wish That With Tokens Of Love My Words Could Glow 10/8/2016
1066. Office Workers 10/8/2016
1067. In The Car Park At The Mayville Mall 10/10/2016
1068. At The Beginning Of Spring [1] 10/10/2016
1069. Ominous The Branches Knock 10/12/2016
1070. Her First Cellular Phone 10/12/2016
1071. At Half Past Five After Work (Sonnet) 10/13/2016
1072. I Want To Give You A Place 10/15/2016
1073. There Is Something In The Sparkle Of Your Blonde Head (Sonnet) 10/15/2016
1074. Arriving At A Military Camp 10/16/2016
1075. While On Military Patrol And Crossing A River 10/17/2016
1076. A Military Goodbye 10/17/2016
1077. Inspection At A Unit Near To The Bluff 10/18/2016
1078. On A Military Lookout Tower 10/18/2016
1079. The Great Chess Game 10/19/2016
1080. I Was Only Eighteen 10/19/2016

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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Under A African Sky

The sun burns furious
and the harsh reality,
of a live in the semi desert
of the Kalahari
is set in my mind.

There are some bushes
growing in this arid land,
with red sand

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