Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,549 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2441. Into Permanence Of My Mind (Trijan Refrain) 8/1/2012
2442. Without Restraint (Decuain) 8/3/2012
2443. Without Noticing Butterflies (Decuain) 8/3/2012
2444. Whenever We Walk (Decuain) 8/3/2012
2445. I Have Not Been (In Love (Decuain) 8/3/2012
2446. In The Distant Veldt I Saw Him 8/6/2012
2447. At A Time When All Of My Hope Seemed Gone 8/6/2012
2448. It Feels As If I Am Waiting On God Himself 8/6/2012
2449. Fishing (Novelinee) 8/7/2012
2450. In The Murk 8/7/2012
2451. Continually The Red Weaver Gambols 8/2/2012
2452. The Pale Brown Thrush 8/2/2012
2453. Migrant Birds 8/2/2012
2454. Like My Father Before Me 8/8/2012
2455. Images At The Chestnut Tree 8/8/2012
2456. What I Know About My Dad Is Only A Few Things 8/8/2012
2457. The Almond (In Answer To A.E. Housman) 8/8/2012
2458. The Study 8/8/2012
2459. Somewhere Beyond A Old Gold Mine 8/8/2012
2460. Surfer 8/13/2012
2461. At Grass 8/13/2012
2462. I Love You With The Feelings 8/14/2012
2463. I Have Loved You (Strambotto Romagnuolo) 8/14/2012
2464. Early In The Morning When The Sun Just Appears 8/15/2012
2465. In The Vastness Of The Desert 8/15/2012
2466. When The Southeaster Really Starts To Blow 8/15/2012
2467. Your Beauty Is No Secret 8/15/2012
2468. This Summer Has Grown Old 8/15/2012
2469. When I Laid Bare Everything That I Am 8/15/2012
2470. Upon The Mighty Name Of The Lord I Do Call (Strambotto Siciliano) 8/17/2012
2471. Daily You Protect 8/17/2012
2472. In The Words Of God 8/17/2012
2473. Far Too Lovely You Are (Strambotto Siciliano) 8/20/2012
2474. From The Time That Every Day Had Begun (Strambotto Toscano) 8/20/2012
2475. Love Is True (Strambotto Romagnuolo) 8/20/2012
2476. Like Only A Small Grain Of Sand 8/21/2012
2477. With Eternity In His Mere Hand 8/21/2012
2478. When God Reveals Great Glory 8/21/2012
2479. At Times You Are My All In All (Hymnal Octave) 8/22/2012
2480. Together We Both Do Belong (Hymnal Octave) 8/22/2012

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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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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