Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,533 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1441. And The Island Said 4/12/2011
1442. The Exiles 4/12/2011
1443. The Girl 4/12/2011
1444. We Fit Into Each Other 4/13/2011
1445. You Lay Naked On The Bed 4/13/2011
1446. There Is A Moment In Time 4/13/2011
1447. They Were Only Doing Their Duty (Two Ballades With A Prologue) 4/14/2011
1448. Do Not Accept 4/14/2011
1449. God Full Of Mercy 4/14/2011
1450. It Is Not That God Has No Pity (In Answer To Yehuda Amichai) 4/14/2011
1451. Only Darkness 4/15/2011
1452. Rain, Rain Falling 3/15/2011
1453. Sunrise Over Edenvale 3/15/2011
1454. Blessed Are Those (In Answer To Dikobe Wa Mogale) 3/15/2011
1455. Baptism Of Fire (In Answer To Dikobe Wa Mogale) 3/15/2011
1456. Chameleon 3/16/2011
1457. From A Confined Perspective 4/6/2011
1458. The Small Writer 4/6/2011
1459. The Hunting Party 4/7/2011
1460. A Hunting Expedition 4/7/2011
1461. Sage 4/19/2011
1462. Pink Roses 4/19/2011
1463. That Easter Weekend On The Way Home 4/20/2011
1464. The Temptations 4/20/2011
1465. On The Day That They Nailed Him To A Cross 4/20/2011
1466. Once On A Hill 4/21/2011
1467. When She Stood At The Empty Grave 4/21/2011
1468. Haiku’s At The End Of A Relationship 4/26/2011
1469. Water (Oriko) 4/26/2011
1470. Brand (Oriko) 4/26/2011
1471. At A Utter Lost In My Own Country (In Answer To Kelwyn Sole) 4/28/2011
1472. Hitler Deliberates With Himself 5/4/2011
1473. Prayer Of A Prisoner In A Extermination Camp 5/4/2011
1474. Beneath A Cherry Tree 5/4/2011
1475. To True Heroes 5/3/2011
1476. Even If This Summer Is Like None Before (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
1477. If My Years Are Drawing To Their End (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
1478. Twenty Years Have Flown (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
1479. Africa (In Reply To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
1480. While The Storm Outside Is Quieting Down 5/6/2011

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 ...

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The Glance In Your Eyes

(for Annelize)

Some people will call it graffiti
something that people on own accord write on walls,
others talk about cuneiform
as if everything is just ancient
but I do read love in your eyes.

© Gert Strydom

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