Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2241. In A World Of Darkness 5/15/2012
2242. You Do Bring Light 5/15/2012
2243. Benediction (English Sestet) [1] 5/15/2012
2244. On A Hot Summer Afternoon 5/16/2012
2245. Van Der Decken (Cavatina) 5/16/2012
2246. The Shadows Of Many Years Do Fall 5/16/2012
2247. How Easily You Could Bring Change 5/17/2012
2248. You Resisted With Words, Plans And Actions 5/17/2012
2249. A Moment In Eternity 5/17/2012
2250. Fused Are We 5/18/2012
2251. I Wonder If You Know Today 5/18/2012
2252. Love Comes To Me (Cavatina) 5/18/2012
2253. Early In The Morning [1] 5/21/2012
2254. In The Being Together Of Each Day 5/21/2012
2255. When Early In The Morning I Went Outside 5/21/2012
2256. The Moment That The Sun Disappeared Into The Sea 5/21/2012
2257. Early In The Morning When The Sun Glances Through The Window 5/21/2012
2258. When The Sun Kisses The Hillocks 5/21/2012
2259. To Me You Are The Sparkle 5/22/2012
2260. Narcissus 5/8/2012
2261. When I Gave Myself Body, Soul And Spirit 5/8/2012
2262. Cocotte 5/8/2012
2263. The Bright Stars Sing A Song Of Joy 5/8/2012
2264. You Are Beautiful [1] 5/8/2012
2265. The Eternal Child 5/9/2012
2266. The Black Leopard 5/9/2012
2267. The Guitar Player 5/9/2012
2268. If Tonight 5/10/2012
2269. Never In All The Years That I Am Living 5/22/2012
2270. Daffodils In Winter (Cavatina) 5/23/2012
2271. There Are Times [2] 5/23/2012
2272. Planting African Marigolds (Cavatina Sequence) 5/23/2012
2273. To Some People Our Love Is A Mystery 5/24/2012
2274. Tonight For The First Time (Cavatina) 5/24/2012
2275. The Early Twilight Is Slowly Falling 5/24/2012
2276. God And Man 5/25/2012
2277. I Do Believe... 5/25/2012
2278. Long Before Becoming Substance (Cavatina) 5/25/2012
2279. The Glory Of God 5/28/2012
2280. Poppies (Cavatina) 5/28/2012

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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