Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,761 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1561. While The Storm Outside Is Quieting Down [2] 5/6/2011
1562. To Make Something Beautiful 5/6/2011
1563. You Draw Beautifully With Your Pencil 5/6/2011
1564. Mary From Nazareth 5/9/2011
1565. Eastern Transvaal 5/9/2011
1566. Thoughts About A Child That Does Not Exist 5/10/2011
1567. Poem For A Child That Was Never Conceived 5/10/2011
1568. Heinrich 5/10/2011
1569. I Cannot Save You From Yourself 5/11/2011
1570. What Hope For Man When His Time Is Spend 5/11/2011
1571. To My Lost One (Villanelle) 5/15/2011
1572. If You Come To Stay With Me 5/15/2011
1573. At The Beginning Of A New Life 5/16/2011
1574. About Love 5/16/2011
1575. Persian Quatrains For Jeanie 5/16/2011
1576. The Morning Is Cobalt Blue (Persian Quatrain) 5/16/2011
1577. Persian Quatrains Of A Comrade-In-Arms 5/16/2011
1578. When Darkness Stretched Out Through The Universe 5/17/2011
1579. Experiences At Church 5/17/2011
1580. Marina 5/17/2011
1581. A Country 5/18/2011
1582. God Of Our Fathers 5/18/2011
1583. We Will Not Escape From This Hell 5/18/2011
1584. When Time Glides By And Days Past Into Night 5/12/2011
1585. Love Stays True 5/12/2011
1586. Love Expresses Itself Nevertheless 5/12/2011
1587. The Old Mine 5/13/2011
1588. On Manoeuvres 5/13/2011
1589. Van Der Decken 5/13/2011
1590. There Are Times That I Am At Peace 5/13/2011
1591. In The Backyard A Cock Crows 5/15/2011
1592. Sometimes I Long 5/15/2011
1593. A Few Anku’s 4/26/2011
1594. Tankas About Namaqualand 4/26/2011
1595. Notes About The Situation In Our Country 5/20/2011
1596. In The Time That It Takes To Park A Cream Coloured Car 5/20/2011
1597. To Someone That I Loved 5/20/2011
1598. When Love Destroys With Pain 5/22/2011
1599. When The Winter Cold Comes 5/22/2011
1600. That Mysterious Connection 5/22/2011

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)

No Red Rose

But once bloomed that crimson rose
which could stand with her head held high,
against life's darkest sky.

Just once did that delicate petals spread
and soft lovely fragrance scent,
before she dropped her head.

Just once the blush on your cheek,

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