Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,699 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1761. When Age 8/8/2011
1762. With Your Bright Presence 8/8/2011
1763. Before The Final Darkness 8/8/2011
1764. Constantly I Wonder How Can I Be Part Of It? 8/17/2011
1765. How Much Do You Still Love Me? 8/18/2011
1766. I Would Again Want A Relationship With You 8/18/2011
1767. For The One That I Love 8/18/2011
1768. Mere Existence (In Answer To Breyten Breytenbach) 8/19/2011
1769. There’s Sometimes A Silence 8/19/2011
1770. Sometimes It Feels 8/19/2011
1771. My Requiem 8/19/2011
1772. Fleetingly It Hanged In Beauty 8/22/2011
1773. Outside The First Spring Rain Is Falling 8/22/2011
1774. There Is A Darkness Where You Hide 8/22/2011
1775. Early In The Morn (Diminished Hexaverse) 8/22/2011
1776. Enchantment (Nonet) 8/22/2011
1777. H.F. Verwoerd 8/23/2011
1778. Freedom (In Answer To Willem Fransman (Junior) 8/23/2011
1779. Madeline 8/24/2011
1780. A Dirge For Minette 8/24/2011
1781. Minette, Once I Had Been Blessed 8/24/2011
1782. Winter (Parody) 8/25/2011
1783. The Expelled Farmer (Parody) 8/25/2011
1784. There The River Is Bridged (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 8/25/2011
1785. In That Bewitching Summer (In Answer To Wium Van Zyl) 8/26/2011
1786. When The Sun Was Throwing Its Last Rays On The Earth 8/26/2011
1787. The Autumn That Suddenly Gambol Recklessly 8/26/2011
1788. In All Of My Life 8/29/2011
1789. Morning Breaks Magnificently 8/29/2011
1790. You May Be A Realist 8/29/2011
1791. How Is Possible That Dreams Here Are Broken? (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 8/30/2011
1792. There’s A Black Child (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 8/30/2011
1793. Shocking 8/30/2011
1794. Emily Hobhouse 8/31/2011
1795. Napoleon Bonaparte 8/31/2011
1796. Odysseus: I Have Travelled Over The Raging Sea 8/31/2011
1797. We Are Constantly Searching 9/1/2011
1798. There Are Times When Hope 9/1/2011
1799. As We Go Into Our Tomorrows 9/1/2011
1800. Let Us Meet Face To Face 9/2/2011

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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