Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 30,073 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1681. Madeline 8/24/2011
1682. A Dirge For Minette 8/24/2011
1683. Minette, Once I Had Been Blessed 8/24/2011
1684. Winter (Parody) 8/25/2011
1685. The Expelled Farmer (Parody) 8/25/2011
1686. There The River Is Bridged (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 8/25/2011
1687. In That Bewitching Summer (In Answer To Wium Van Zyl) 8/26/2011
1688. When The Sun Was Throwing Its Last Rays On The Earth 8/26/2011
1689. The Autumn That Suddenly Gambol Recklessly 8/26/2011
1690. In All Of My Life 8/29/2011
1691. Morning Breaks Magnificently 8/29/2011
1692. You May Be A Realist 8/29/2011
1693. How Is Possible That Dreams Here Are Broken? (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 8/30/2011
1694. There’s A Black Child (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 8/30/2011
1695. Shocking 8/30/2011
1696. Emily Hobhouse 8/31/2011
1697. Napoleon Bonaparte 8/31/2011
1698. Odysseus: I Have Travelled Over The Raging Sea 8/31/2011
1699. We Are Constantly Searching 9/1/2011
1700. There Are Times When Hope 9/1/2011
1701. As We Go Into Our Tomorrows 9/1/2011
1702. Let Us Meet Face To Face 9/2/2011
1703. Since Adam Laid His Eyes On Eve 9/2/2011
1704. The Early Evening Before Worship 8/5/2011
1705. I Was A Skinny Child 8/5/2011
1706. Early Evening When Dusk Was Falling 8/5/2011
1707. When Age 8/8/2011
1708. With Your Bright Presence 8/8/2011
1709. Before The Final Darkness 8/8/2011
1710. Mowing The Lawn 8/9/2011
1711. The Jungle Sneaks In The Yard 8/9/2011
1712. Nocturne 2 8/10/2011
1713. Nocturne 8/10/2011
1714. In The Darkness Of The Night 8/10/2011
1715. Going Home 8/11/2011
1716. No Winter Will Destroy The Coming Spring 8/12/2011
1717. Thoughts Of You And Me At Langebaan 8/12/2011
1718. Our Love Is Immune To Decay 8/12/2011
1719. When Aloofness Crackle In Silence 8/15/2011
1720. Far Too Many Tears 8/15/2011

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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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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