Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,487 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1721. My Peggy Mitchell (Chant Royal) 8/15/2011
1722. Maybe It’s A Harsh Lesson 8/15/2011
1723. Spring (So Suddenly She Appears) 8/16/2011
1724. Sometimes Thunder Draws 9/5/2011
1725. Lingering, A Feather Is Blown Around And Around 9/5/2011
1726. Messiah (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 9/5/2011
1727. When Winter Started In May 9/6/2011
1728. Your Voice 9/6/2011
1729. There Are Times, My Darling 9/6/2011
1730. A New Spring (In Answer To Ernst Van Heerden) 9/6/2011
1731. First Blossoms 9/7/2011
1732. There Are Waves Breaking Foaming Around Me 9/7/2011
1733. Stars From The Porch 9/7/2011
1734. A Great Master Poet Wrote 9/8/2011
1735. Another Theology 9/8/2011
1736. Poor Soul 9/8/2011
1737. Your Smile Glitters With Beauty 9/9/2011
1738. I Can Only Tell You How Great The World Seemed (Rispetto) 9/9/2011
1739. Too Sparsely The Light Falls 9/9/2011
1740. I Am Tossed Into A Wretched Life 9/12/2011
1741. While You Are With Me 9/12/2011
1742. I Love You With A Man’s Selfishness 9/12/2011
1743. The Fall Of Paradise 9/13/2011
1744. Glory 9/14/2011
1745. Mowing The Lawn 8/9/2011
1746. The Jungle Sneaks In The Yard 8/9/2011
1747. Nocturne 2 8/10/2011
1748. Nocturne 8/10/2011
1749. In The Darkness Of The Night 8/10/2011
1750. Winter (There Is A Fear Clinging To You) 8/16/2011
1751. When The Darkest Darkness Fall Over Me 8/17/2011
1752. I Want To Pray 8/17/2011
1753. Sandpiper 9/14/2011
1754. A Sudden Stare 9/15/2011
1755. I Once Looked At A Face 9/15/2011
1756. The Perfect Girl 9/15/2011
1757. My Fingers Want To Pick The Bright Stars (Crystalline) 9/16/2011
1758. When The Wind Embrace Me Caressing (Crystalline) 9/16/2011
1759. The Rain Splashes Soft Against My Cheek (Crystalline) 9/16/2011
1760. The Red Ball (Crystalline) 9/16/2011

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 ...

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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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