Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 19,869 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

121. There Was Suddenly Light 7/12/2017
122. At The Sea Of Galilee 7/12/2017
123. I Found Him 7/12/2017
124. The Second Coming [2] 7/13/2017
125. There's Something Eerie To The Morning Mist (Novelinee) 7/13/2017
126. At First Light They Started To Climb 7/13/2017
127. The Credo Of A Child 7/14/2017
128. We Do Live In A World 7/14/2017
129. Rites Of Love 7/14/2017
130. On The Battlefield 7/16/2017
131. The Softly Brown Earth Lies Under Me 7/16/2017
132. My Own Goddess 7/16/2017
133. Questions Around Nine Eleven 7/16/2017
134. I Am Asleep Having A Childhood Kind Of Dream 7/17/2017
135. Prickly Pear Hedge 7/17/2017
136. When Love And Faithfulness Do Come Unwavering 7/17/2017
137. To Become Old 7/17/2017
138. Outside The Waves Crashed Breaking On The Beach 7/17/2017
139. Man [2] 7/17/2017
140. In My Thoughts I Have Got To Stand Still 7/17/2017
141. When Kasparov Made His Chess Moves 7/19/2017
142. When Love Is Unfulfilled 7/19/2017
143. I Wonder About Humanity 7/19/2017
144. The Farmer (2) 7/19/2017
145. One Night I See Him 7/19/2017
146. World-View Caught In The Subconscious 7/20/2017
147. In The Small Hours 7/20/2017
148. Landmine [2] 7/20/2017
149. She Is The Shining, Beautiful One (Italian Sonnet) 7/20/2017
150. The Things That Befall You 7/21/2017
151. The Cold Night Felt If It Would Last For Ages 7/21/2017
152. At The Red Traffic Light 7/21/2017
153. Just Yesterday 7/21/2017
154. The Spark That Is Life 7/23/2017
155. Suddenly The Darkness Of Night Was Spawn (Novelinee) 7/23/2017
156. Mowing (Cavatina) 7/23/2017
157. Clouds 7/24/2017
158. The Cold 7/24/2017
159. Like Ominous Foreign Flying Objects 7/24/2017
160. Two Blind People 7/24/2017

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.

    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • 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 A Time And Place

About the origin and the road that we did travel
to come here
we can keep fraying.

The one was there long before our existence.
on the other we can write about what we do know
and over everything that life does teach us.

About the spark of life

[Report Error]