Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

81. A Husband's Love Song 8/6/2016
82. A Kind Of Freedom 1/16/2013
83. A Kind Of Meeting 11/19/2012
84. A Lament For Jeanie 1/18/2011
85. A Lane In England 8/12/2010
86. A Large Golden Moon 6/30/2015
87. A Letter Arrives By Registered Mail 1/6/2010
88. A Level Headed Gaze 11/11/2012
89. A Lighter Shade Of Pale 2/2/2010
90. A Litany (Cavatina Sequence) 2/6/2012
91. A Lonely Young Boy Herds Some Cattle 10/27/2010
92. A Love Struck Priest And A Nun (Sonnet) 8/19/2016
93. A Love-Song For My Wife 8/28/2017
94. A Loving Dog Is A Strange Thing 1/18/2011
95. A Man In The City 9/2/2015
96. A Man Of Integrity 11/13/2009
97. A Man With A Torch -new- 1/4/2018
98. A Meerkat In The Lounge 10/19/2010
99. A Messenger From Above 9/26/2009
100. A Military Goodbye 10/17/2016
101. A Modern Bible Story 1/29/2013
102. A Modern Bible Story [2] 9/4/2015
103. A Moment (Rubliw) 12/21/2014
104. A Moment In Eternity 5/17/2012
105. A National Leader 10/14/2015
106. A Nest Of Wasps 7/21/2011
107. A Never Ending Kind Of Intimate Thing 11/28/2011
108. A New Spring (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) 9/6/2011
109. A New Year 12/30/2010
110. A New Year Prayer 1/21/2013
111. A News Editor Do Not Pray For Good Things 5/7/2013
112. A News Report About A Young Farmer 8/1/2017
113. A Nightmare Or What? (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
114. A Note From God (Italian Sonnet) 10/11/2017
115. A Paean For My Country 12/30/2011
116. A Painting 7/8/2013
117. A Painting In A Shop 7/8/2013
118. A Parrot Called Chicken 2/27/2010
119. A Pastor 10/14/2015
120. A Perfect Moment 10/14/2013

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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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,

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