Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 30,073 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1121. Old Photographs 11/2/2010
1122. The Darkness Cannot Quench 11/3/2010
1123. You Are Gone, Gone From My Life 11/3/2010
1124. In A World Apart From This 11/3/2010
1125. Almighty God, Creator Of Everything (In Reply To Breyten Breytenbach) 11/4/2010
1126. That Pain Exists Is Necessary Lord (In Reply To Breyten Breytenbach) 11/4/2010
1127. Odysseus 11/5/2010
1128. Achilles At Troy 11/5/2010
1129. So That Meaning Gets An Own Reality 11/8/2010
1130. May I Offer Her A Single Rose 11/8/2010
1131. At The Time That My Two Cars Were Stolen 11/9/2010
1132. But Who Knows? 11/9/2010
1133. Jesus In The Suburb 11/9/2010
1134. The Voortrekker (In Answer To Tony Harrison) 11/10/2010
1135. Young Koekemoer (In Reply To A. Brodrick) 11/10/2010
1136. Sun And Shadows Fall Splashing Over Me 11/11/2010
1137. Past Beaufort West 11/11/2010
1138. Church Going 11/12/2010
1139. The Altar 11/12/2010
1140. Let Your Judgement Fall 11/12/2010
1141. When Nothing Anymore Brings Me Peace 10/29/2010
1142. The Veldt Is All Around Me 11/1/2010
1143. To Summer (In Reply To John Keats) 11/15/2010
1144. In Sheer Beauty My Mistress’ Eyes Exceeds The Sun (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 11/16/2010
1145. The Day Is Dying In A Local Town 11/17/2010
1146. Nights And Days (In Answer To T.S. Eliot) 11/17/2010
1147. Ode To The Sun 11/18/2010
1148. The Ballade Of André Stander 11/18/2010
1149. Seagulls 11/18/2010
1150. Seagulls [1] 11/18/2010
1151. Be Truly Kind 11/22/2010
1152. I Know The Depth Of Love 11/22/2010
1153. Music Thumped Out Of The Minibus Taxi Rank 11/24/2010
1154. Neighbours You Would Like To Miss 11/24/2010
1155. I Have Seen Them On The Freeway 11/24/2010
1156. That You Were Once Unkind Now Brings Tranquillity 11/25/2010
1157. Thunderstorm [1] 11/26/2010
1158. On The Other Side Of Yesterday And Today 11/26/2010
1159. I See You In Everything 11/26/2010
1160. In A Far Off Summer 11/27/2010

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 ...

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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