Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,583 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2281. While Shadows Creep Lifeless Everywhere (Cavatina) 5/28/2012
2282. There Are Dew Drops In Your Eyes 5/29/2012
2283. That Our Love Must Be Lost (In Answer To N. P. Van Wyk Louw) 5/29/2012
2284. When One Soul Was In Both Our Thoughts 5/29/2012
2285. Interview With A Captain Of Industry (Cavatina) 5/30/2012
2286. The Farmer (Cavatina) 5/30/2012
2287. There Are Thousands That Act Both Selfless And Brave 5/30/2012
2288. Buffelskraal 5/31/2012
2289. Ort Jan Van Hunks 5/31/2012
2290. Constantly She Brings Joy 6/1/2012
2291. She Stays Lingering With Me (Cavatina) 6/1/2012
2292. The Eyes Of My Love Shines Like The Sun 6/1/2012
2293. Her Presence Brings The Greatest Joy 6/1/2012
2294. There Is A Land (Cavatina) 6/4/2012
2295. Still I Trust Like A Child 6/4/2012
2296. When You Walked Into The World From God To Man 6/4/2012
2297. Daily There Are Happenings 6/4/2012
2298. Suddenly You Come 6/5/2012
2299. Until You Came Along (Cavatina) 6/5/2012
2300. Although You Think That I Am Different (Cavatina) 6/5/2012
2301. Daffodils (Cavatina) 6/6/2012
2302. In Times Of Solitude (Cavatina) 6/6/2012
2303. She Has Beauty, A Kind Of Perfect Grace (Cavatina) 6/7/2012
2304. Never Have I Been Quite So Much In Love 6/7/2012
2305. Outside A Myriad Of Leaves Begin To Fall (Rubiyat Sonnet) 6/7/2012
2306. Psalm-Poem (In Answer To Cornelius Van Der Merwe) 6/8/2012
2307. Engelbrecht Decides On An Assassination Attempt (In Answer To Johan Van Wyk) 6/8/2012
2308. There Is Far Too Much Disintegration (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 6/8/2012
2309. Everyone Wants A Home 6/8/2012
2310. From Birth My Father Taught Me 6/11/2012
2311. On A Hill Under The Blue Sky 6/11/2012
2312. At Times I Wonder About The World Beyond The Blue 6/11/2012
2313. When The Sun Languished Slowly In The Late Afternoon 6/12/2012
2314. When The Sun Rises And Grows Faint 6/12/2012
2315. Playing You Act As If You Want To Flee Away 6/12/2012
2316. Marilyn Monroe's Photo In Yellow-Gold 6/13/2012
2317. Marilyn Monroe's Photo In Blue (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 6/13/2012
2318. Wonderland Without Alice 6/13/2012
2319. My Father (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 6/14/2012
2320. Dad, Memories Do Fade 6/14/2012

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.

    4 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • 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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

[Report Error]