Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,189 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1761. The Red Ball (Crystalline) 9/16/2011
1762. I Die Of Self 9/19/2011
1763. We Met In A Restaurant In Pretoria 9/20/2011
1764. You Were The One 9/20/2011
1765. I Send To You 9/20/2011
1766. They May Try To Sensor My Poetry 9/21/2011
1767. I Wrote A Verse And Thought No More 9/21/2011
1768. There’s A Light Breeze 9/22/2011
1769. There’s A Light Breeze Blowing 9/22/2011
1770. Break Of Day 9/23/2011
1771. Love Does Not Keep To Seasons 9/23/2011
1772. If Loving In Your Eyes I See 9/23/2011
1773. My Country Is In Ruins 9/26/2011
1774. How I Long Again For A Time 9/26/2011
1775. The Harsh Cursing Of Dogs 9/26/2011
1776. Your Works Display Your Righteousness 9/27/2011
1777. I Will Not Loose My Grip 9/27/2011
1778. I Wonder What Has Happened? 9/27/2011
1779. There Was A Particular Day 9/28/2011
1780. Maybe All Of Life Is Caught In Brilliant Moments 9/28/2011
1781. Forever: If You Are Gratified 9/28/2011
1782. Dick King 9/29/2011
1783. The Great Game Massacre 9/29/2011
1784. There Was A Time 9/30/2011
1785. There Is A Void 9/30/2011
1786. Unmask Me 9/30/2011
1787. Ballade Of The Headless Man 9/29/2011
1788. Toddlers 10/3/2011
1789. The Games That We Play 10/3/2011
1790. There Is A Troublesome State Of Mind (Triolet) 10/3/2011
1791. Whenever You Away From Me To Stray (Triolet) 10/3/2011
1792. Parable For A Certain Treasurer (Allegory) 10/4/2011
1793. You Came To Me In Serenity (Rondeau Redouble) 10/5/2011
1794. When You Left My Life 10/5/2011
1795. While I Dig In The Garden 10/5/2011
1796. I Cannot Avoid You 10/5/2011
1797. At Times You Are Full Of Love (Rondeau) 10/5/2011
1798. To Sylvia Plath 10/6/2011
1799. How Vulnerable And Defenceless Man Is 10/6/2011
1800. At A Time When You Wanted To Leave On A Bright Morning (Villanelle) 10/6/2011

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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