Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,646 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

81. A Horseman At Night 11/17/2011
82. A Host Of People Came South 5/25/2010
83. A Humble Prayer To God (Sonnet) 11/2/2017
84. A Hunting Expedition 4/7/2011
85. A Husband's Love Song 8/6/2016
86. A Kind Of Freedom 1/16/2013
87. A Kind Of Meeting 11/19/2012
88. A Kiss (English Sonnet) -new- 4/16/2018
89. A Lament For Jeanie 1/18/2011
90. A Lamia In The Limpopo (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 3/22/2018
91. A Lane In England 8/12/2010
92. A Large Golden Moon 6/30/2015
93. A Letter Arrives By Registered Mail 1/6/2010
94. A Level Headed Gaze 11/11/2012
95. A Lighter Shade Of Pale 2/2/2010
96. A Litany (Cavatina Sequence) 2/6/2012
97. A Lonely Young Boy Herds Some Cattle 10/27/2010
98. A Love Struck Priest And A Nun (Sonnet) 8/19/2016
99. A Love-Song For My Wife 8/28/2017
100. A Loving Dog Is A Strange Thing 1/18/2011
101. A Man In The City 9/2/2015
102. A Man Of Integrity 11/13/2009
103. A Man With A Torch 1/4/2018
104. A Meerkat In The Lounge 10/19/2010
105. A Messenger From Above 9/26/2009
106. A Military Goodbye 10/17/2016
107. A Modern Bible Story 1/29/2013
108. A Modern Bible Story [2] 9/4/2015
109. A Moment (Rubliw) 12/21/2014
110. A Moment In Eternity 5/17/2012
111. A National Leader 10/14/2015
112. A Nest Of Wasps 7/21/2011
113. A Never Ending Kind Of Intimate Thing 11/28/2011
114. A New Spring (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) 9/6/2011
115. A New Year 12/30/2010
116. A New Year Prayer 1/21/2013
117. A News Editor Do Not Pray For Good Things 5/7/2013
118. A News Report About A Young Farmer 8/1/2017
119. A Nightmare Or What? (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
120. A Note From God (Italian Sonnet) 10/11/2017

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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