Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1241. Two People She Had Been To Me 1/7/2011
1242. The Carnival Of Joy 12/30/2010
1243. Will I Write About Heroic Deeds? 12/30/2010
1244. There’s Something In Your Eyes 1/3/2011
1245. Peggy Mitchell 1/3/2011
1246. They Say My Verse Is Bad (Parody) 1/10/2011
1247. Fancy’s Knell (Parody) 1/10/2011
1248. Epithalamium 1/10/2011
1249. When Happiness Pounces Upon Me 1/11/2011
1250. Sometimes My Life Feels Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell 1/11/2011
1251. Kisses, Girlfriends, Women And Me 1/11/2011
1252. Visionary Nicolaas Pieter Johannes Van Rensburg 1/12/2011
1253. We Did Not Own This Country (In Answer To Mathews Phosa) 1/12/2011
1254. What Dreams Are Left To Dream? (In Answer To Mathews Phosa) 1/12/2011
1255. The Sea And I 1/13/2011
1256. Convictions 1/14/2011
1257. Romantic Conversation 1/14/2011
1258. Everything Between Us Is Black 1/14/2011
1259. Man 1/17/2011
1260. By Nature Man Is Born 1/17/2011
1261. To The Beauty 1/17/2011
1262. Who And What I Am No One Really Knows 1/17/2011
1263. Do Not Tell Me About Your Love 1/17/2011
1264. Right Between My Underpants 1/18/2011
1265. A Lament For Jeanie 1/18/2011
1266. A Loving Dog Is A Strange Thing 1/18/2011
1267. At Magnolia Dale 1/18/2011
1268. Once When I Go On God’s Way 1/21/2011
1269. Borders 1/21/2011
1270. Spotless Hands 1/21/2011
1271. Lucifer (In Answer To N. P. Van Wyk Louw) 1/21/2011
1272. The Approaching Day Of Judgement (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/24/2011
1273. By Man’s Own Actions (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/24/2011
1274. Terrible Mathematics (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis.) 1/24/2011
1275. The Widow Viljee 1/25/2011
1276. The Gypsies 1/25/2011
1277. A Dream 1/25/2011
1278. Leave The Holy Parables And Answer My Question 1/26/2011
1279. How Slowly The Days Creep By 1/26/2011
1280. How Slowly The Days Creep By [1] 1/26/2011

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)

At Baalbek

(in answer to Totius, in answer to Dolf van Niekerk)

Against the crumbling six pillars stand sky-high
even at this utterly heathen sun-worshiping place,
where the colonnades do stand alone at Baalbek
I look at the bow of a Jupiter-arch
and totally desolate everything lies for the eye,
where an earthquake in 1759 brought destruction,
the extent of this place jumps into my mind

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