Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1721. Prayer [2] 3/5/2013
1722. Emergency Prayer 3/5/2013
1723. When The Time Comes 3/7/2013
1724. When Man Exalts Himself 3/7/2013
1725. A Psalm In The Twenty First Century (Virelay) 3/7/2013
1726. Our Love That Was Lost 3/7/2013
1727. For A While The Autumn Sun Hovered [1] 3/7/2013
1728. On A Winter Night 3/7/2013
1729. For A While The Autumn Sun Hovered 3/7/2013
1730. Bush Telegraph 3/11/2013
1731. Another Winter (Imagism) 3/11/2013
1732. I See A Small Shack 3/12/2013
1733. The Bit Of Time (Rondelet) 2/20/2013
1734. During Blissful Passion (Rondelet) 2/20/2013
1735. When I See You Smile In Tranquillity (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 2/20/2013
1736. He Retched And Almost Choked In T 3/12/2013
1737. Seasons Of Life 3/13/2013
1738. Come My Darling 3/14/2013
1739. I Need You 3/14/2013
1740. When The Night Sneaks Near 3/14/2013
1741. Far Too Quickly Life Passes By (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/18/2013
1742. Through The Window 3/19/2013
1743. The Moon Rose Like A Pirate 3/19/2013
1744. He Came From A Fissure 3/19/2013
1745. In The Early Winter (Roundelay) 3/20/2013
1746. With All Of The Dark Painful Urges 3/20/2013
1747. I Have Experienced Seasons Passing 3/20/2013
1748. Rain In The Winter (In Answer To G.A. Watermeyer And Pirow Bekker) 3/22/2013
1749. Four Walls Against The Wind And Weather 3/22/2013
1750. At A Time I Was Caught 3/22/2013
1751. Four Walls Against The Wind And Weather [1] 3/22/2013
1752. When I Catch Your Glance 3/25/2013
1753. Strangers 3/25/2013
1754. On The Platform 3/25/2013
1755. Saviour 3/26/2013
1756. Ultimate Rescue Did Come From Hands Like These 3/26/2013
1757. On The Day That They Nailed Him To A Cross [2] 3/26/2013
1758. It Is Accomplished 3/27/2013
1759. When God Himself Came To The Earth 3/27/2013
1760. While Angels Were Singing Songs Of Praise 3/27/2013

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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