Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,319 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2281. So That You Do Become Much More Than Just A Maybe 5/29/2014
2282. Today You Are Beautiful 5/30/2014
2283. I Saw The Prettiest Girl In Town 5/30/2014
2284. Far Too Long I Have Wandered In The Darkness 5/30/2014
2285. I Have Given My Heart To You 6/2/2014
2286. My Lord, I Do Believe 6/2/2014
2287. When The Darkness Comes Between Us 6/2/2014
2288. My Lord, There Are Times 6/2/2014
2289. Things Bothering Me About South African Policemen 6/3/2014
2290. The Long-Legged Bait 6/3/2014
2291. There Are Times That Destiny Does Want To Devour Me 6/3/2014
2292. The Sun Hangs Red Like A Ball 6/4/2014
2293. To See You Again 6/5/2014
2294. What Does It Help? 6/5/2014
2295. To You My Unborn Child 6/6/2014
2296. Autumn Evening 6/6/2014
2297. Where You Stand With The Garden Hose 6/9/2014
2298. In The Morning When I Draw My Eyes To Slits Against The Bright Light 6/9/2014
2299. At Times I Wonder Where Her Thoughts Go (Sonnet) 6/9/2014
2300. How Long? 6/10/2014
2301. Crow 6/10/2014
2302. There Is A Seashell 6/10/2014
2303. Every Morning Her Windows Are Washed Clean 6/11/2014
2304. With The Setting Sun 4/17/2014
2305. When My Eyes Do Not Remember The Gazes In Yours 4/22/2014
2306. The Temptations [1] 4/23/2014
2307. From Sad Experience I Do Know (English Ballade) 4/23/2014
2308. When He Hanged Crucified 4/23/2014
2309. My Lord 4/24/2014
2310. Even When Darkness Is Around Me 4/25/2014
2311. Lord, Here Where I Stand On My Knees 4/28/2014
2312. There Are Times That I Do Not Notice You 4/29/2014
2313. I Am Not The Person 4/30/2014
2314. When The Morning Peeps Shyly Through The Window 4/30/2014
2315. My Lord, You Do Know My Circumstances 5/1/2014
2316. If You Take Any Love / Lover That You May 5/1/2014
2317. All Of My Words And Thoughts 5/2/2014
2318. Love Is [2] 5/2/2014
2319. So Lovely On That Morn (Balassi Stanza) 5/5/2014
2320. Sometimes Its If My Best Friends 5/5/2014

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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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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