Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1601. Now Is The Winter With Trees Stripped Naked 6/29/2011
1602. The Kissing From Above 6/29/2011
1603. An Old Legend 9/6/2009
1604. My Love Outshines The Summer Sun (Sonnet Corona) 6/22/2011
1605. Far Too Little I Know 6/23/2011
1606. To You Whom I Love More Than Myself (Sonnet Redoublé) 6/24/2011
1607. There’s A Male Baboon Loose In Town 6/3/2011
1608. This Morning The Rain Is Sieving Down 7/6/2011
1609. In Spring 7/11/2011
1610. The Darkness Was Enveloping Her 7/11/2011
1611. You Are The One That Brings Joy To Me 7/12/2011
1612. When I Look At You 7/12/2011
1613. Last Night (Rondeau Redoublé) 7/12/2011
1614. Maybe I Had Forever Been Lonely 7/12/2011
1615. Have I Told You? 7/12/2011
1616. When I Found The Words 7/13/2011
1617. A Poet Tried To Shackle My Words 7/13/2011
1618. I Write To Set Thoughts And Feelings Free 7/13/2011
1619. Cosmos 7/14/2011
1620. When The İRises Bloomed At The End Of Summer 7/14/2011
1621. Experiences With God 7/15/2011
1622. In Water Tray (Dectina Refrain) 7/15/2011
1623. Sometimes It Feels As If I Am Not Really Living 7/18/2011
1624. They Hide Behind Their Kind Of Democracy 7/18/2011
1625. Little Black Girl 7/18/2011
1626. Nüremberg 7/19/2011
1627. Inhumanity Still Like Before, Marches On 7/19/2011
1628. Two Towers Lie As Rubble 7/19/2011
1629. Monstrosities That I Observe Among Christians 7/22/2011
1630. Every Night When Darkness Comes 7/22/2011
1631. The Fog On The Hillocks Melts Away 7/21/2011
1632. Thunder Stroke 7/25/2011
1633. When Leaves In August 7/25/2011
1634. Late Afternoon 7/25/2011
1635. Departing Time Of The Swallows 7/25/2011
1636. Hour Of Twilight 7/25/2011
1637. When We Played Eden In The Willow Lane 7/26/2011
1638. You, My Love Are The One 7/26/2011
1639. It Could Have Been Eden 7/26/2011
1640. What A Big Misunderstanding 7/3/2011

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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Woman (Iv)

(in answer to D. J. Opperman)

With her decision and action she brought calamity
to her husband and every human being,

she did send humanity to the apocalypse
but she did repent in her days from that hour

and yet she carries to eternity

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