Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1201. In The Veldt A Spitting Cobra Is Suddenly Onto Me 12/7/2010
1202. The Ape 12/7/2010
1203. At A Time Everything Was Right, Pure And Clear (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) 12/8/2010
1204. Sweet Smelling Afternoon 12/20/2010
1205. The Farmer And His Wife (Sestina) 12/20/2010
1206. Previously We Were Together 12/20/2010
1207. Years Of Life 12/20/2010
1208. Helderberg Hill (Sestina) 12/20/2010
1209. In Spring And Summer You Were Mine 12/21/2010
1210. I Dare Not Fill My Heart With Anguish 12/21/2010
1211. Uvongo Beach 12/21/2010
1212. While On Weekend Pass 12/22/2010
1213. The Shattered Town 12/22/2010
1214. My Buddies (A Reply To Boris Slutsky) 12/22/2010
1215. In A Rural District God Has Created The Most Lovely Rose 12/23/2010
1216. At Hout Bay The Fishing Trawler Sails Out 12/23/2010
1217. Three Wise Men 12/24/2010
1218. Trees Bend In The Breeze 12/24/2010
1219. A Christmas Prayer 12/24/2010
1220. It Was On A Dark Night 12/24/2010
1221. A Christmas Carol 12/24/2010
1222. Christmas 12/24/2010
1223. How Much I Wanted You To Come 12/27/2010
1224. It Is As If She Is Lost 12/27/2010
1225. The Bushman 12/27/2010
1226. It Is Quite Clear That Winter Is Near 12/16/2010
1227. Madonna Portrait 12/28/2010
1228. We Found A New Religion 12/28/2010
1229. Four Prayers During The Yearly Seasons In The Highveld 12/29/2010
1230. New Year’s Day 12/30/2010
1231. A New Year 12/30/2010
1232. For Days Long The Rain Falls 12/30/2010
1233. The Necklacing (In Answer To Geoffrey Haresnape) 1/4/2011
1234. Rinkhals Thoughts 1/5/2011
1235. Praying Mantis 1/5/2011
1236. Eagle Dive 1/5/2011
1237. A Accountant At A Transport Company 1/6/2011
1238. Ballade Of The Entrepreneur 1/6/2011
1239. Ballade Of The Guard Commander 1/6/2011
1240. Escape 1/7/2011

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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