Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

2401. The Gymnast 7/5/2012
2402. Karate 7/5/2012
2403. School 7/6/2012
2404. Landmine 7/18/2012
2405. A Phosphorus Projectile Explodes 7/18/2012
2406. When A Enemy Mig Fell Like A Burning Dot 7/18/2012
2407. Graveyard [2] 7/19/2012
2408. At The Graveyard (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 7/19/2012
2409. Graveyard In The City 7/19/2012
2410. Dearest One 7/20/2012
2411. I Met A Girl (Novelinee) 7/20/2012
2412. This I By Experience Know (English Sonnet) (In Answer To Dorothy Parker) 7/20/2012
2413. My Darling Is An Artist 7/25/2012
2414. Days And Nights Continually Go On A Wandering Track 7/25/2012
2415. We Walk In The Moonlight 7/25/2012
2416. Above The Shed On The Winter Porch 7/26/2012
2417. The Green Starling 7/26/2012
2418. When Tree Branches Rub Against The Roof 7/26/2012
2419. When Mere Moments Are Holy 7/27/2012
2420. Sometimes When I Kneel Down In Prayer 7/27/2012
2421. Everywhere I Searched For The Words 7/30/2012
2422. Everywhere I Searched For The Words [1] 7/30/2012
2423. In The Depth Of Your Heart It Is (English Sonnet) 7/30/2012
2424. It's As If The Sea Is Confined 7/30/2012
2425. Like Frangipanis 7/30/2012
2426. To The Crossing Point 7/31/2012
2427. The Earth Feels Rocky 7/31/2012
2428. A Prayer In The Summer Of My Life 7/31/2012
2429. Lord, Why I Got Leave Everything Behind 7/31/2012
2430. I Know The Way That You Do Smile (Trijan Refrain) 8/1/2012
2431. The Lilac (Novelinee) 5/2/2012
2432. Sketch Of A Winter Day 7/23/2012
2433. Knysna-Turaco 7/24/2012
2434. A Swarm Of Swallows 7/24/2012
2435. Into Permanence Of My Mind (Trijan Refrain) 8/1/2012
2436. Without Restraint (Decuain) 8/3/2012
2437. Without Noticing Butterflies (Decuain) 8/3/2012
2438. Whenever We Walk (Decuain) 8/3/2012
2439. I Have Not Been (In Love (Decuain) 8/3/2012
2440. In The Distant Veldt I Saw Him 8/6/2012

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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