Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 21,875 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1521. To Someone That I Loved 5/20/2011
1522. When Love Destroys With Pain 5/22/2011
1523. When The Winter Cold Comes 5/22/2011
1524. That Mysterious Connection 5/22/2011
1525. When The Thud Of Sounds Cross Through The Night Hours 5/22/2011
1526. To Me My Love, You Never Can Get Old 5/19/2011
1527. When All Others Are Gone 5/19/2011
1528. To Me You Are The Breath 5/19/2011
1529. The Garden In The Hillocks (Tartoum) 5/23/2011
1530. The Message To Mary Magdalene 4/21/2011
1531. Where The Baobab Tree Finger Points 5/24/2011
1532. Rock Rabbits On The Hillock 5/24/2011
1533. When The Sky Domes Dull Blue 5/24/2011
1534. Not A Yellow Or Blue Iris 5/25/2011
1535. Recognition 5/25/2011
1536. A Bouquet For You 5/25/2011
1537. Civet 5/26/2011
1538. Snare 5/26/2011
1539. Pioneer Dwelling 5/26/2011
1540. The White Man Blues 5/27/2011
1541. A Ducktail Called Stan 5/27/2011
1542. The Patriot 5/27/2011
1543. In Every Dream You Are With Me 5/30/2011
1544. With Change Comes Pain 5/30/2011
1545. Far Too Many Times I Have Baked In Hot Armour (Fay Slimm Form) 5/31/2011
1546. At A Burnt Out Double Storey House (Fay Slimm Form / Decanelle) 5/31/2011
1547. To The Enemy 47th Fapla / Cuban Brigade (Fay Slimm Form / Decanelle) 5/31/2011
1548. After You Left (Fay Slimm Form) 5/31/2011
1549. Unbearable Things (Fay Slimm Form / Decanelle) 5/31/2011
1550. Finding God In A Relationship 6/1/2011
1551. Lord, How Easily We Keep You Responsible 6/1/2011
1552. When The Winter Strip Trees 6/2/2011
1553. On This Disintegrating Earth 6/2/2011
1554. When The First Heat Comes 6/2/2011
1555. A Gigantic Bee Of A Thing 6/3/2011
1556. The Road Ahead Dissolved Into Dust 6/5/2011
1557. At A Enemy Airfield 6/5/2011
1558. Minefield 6/5/2011
1559. Seventh Heaven (Triolets) 6/6/2011
1560. Melting 6/6/2011

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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

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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