Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1681. My Requiem 8/19/2011
1682. Fleetingly It Hanged In Beauty 8/22/2011
1683. Outside The First Spring Rain Is Falling 8/22/2011
1684. There Is A Darkness Where You Hide 8/22/2011
1685. Early In The Morn (Diminished Hexaverse) 8/22/2011
1686. Enchantment (Nonet) 8/22/2011
1687. H.F. Verwoerd 8/23/2011
1688. Freedom (In Answer To Willem Fransman (Junior) 8/23/2011
1689. Madeline 8/24/2011
1690. A Dirge For Minette 8/24/2011
1691. Minette, Once I Had Been Blessed 8/24/2011
1692. Winter (Parody) 8/25/2011
1693. The Expelled Farmer (Parody) 8/25/2011
1694. There The River Is Bridged (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 8/25/2011
1695. In That Bewitching Summer (In Answer To Wium Van Zyl) 8/26/2011
1696. When The Sun Was Throwing Its Last Rays On The Earth 8/26/2011
1697. The Autumn That Suddenly Gambol Recklessly 8/26/2011
1698. In All Of My Life 8/29/2011
1699. Morning Breaks Magnificently 8/29/2011
1700. You May Be A Realist 8/29/2011
1701. How Is Possible That Dreams Here Are Broken? (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 8/30/2011
1702. There’s A Black Child (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 8/30/2011
1703. Shocking 8/30/2011
1704. Emily Hobhouse 8/31/2011
1705. Napoleon Bonaparte 8/31/2011
1706. Odysseus: I Have Travelled Over The Raging Sea 8/31/2011
1707. We Are Constantly Searching 9/1/2011
1708. There Are Times When Hope 9/1/2011
1709. As We Go Into Our Tomorrows 9/1/2011
1710. Let Us Meet Face To Face 9/2/2011
1711. Since Adam Laid His Eyes On Eve 9/2/2011
1712. Going Home 8/11/2011
1713. No Winter Will Destroy The Coming Spring 8/12/2011
1714. Thoughts Of You And Me At Langebaan 8/12/2011
1715. Our Love Is Immune To Decay 8/12/2011
1716. When Aloofness Crackle In Silence 8/15/2011
1717. Far Too Many Tears 8/15/2011
1718. My Peggy Mitchell (Chant Royal) 8/15/2011
1719. Maybe It’s A Harsh Lesson 8/15/2011
1720. Spring (So Suddenly She Appears) 8/16/2011

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)

One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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