Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,699 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2481. One Night In The Tranquillity I Heard Him Pass 6/20/2012
2482. He Who Creates Innumerable Systems Of Stars 6/20/2012
2483. To Know With True Conviction (In Answer To Johannes Prins) 6/20/2012
2484. The Thunder Storm Came Suddenly 6/21/2012
2485. In Dry Namaqualand 6/21/2012
2486. In The Veldt While On Military Patrol (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 7/2/2012
2487. Notes Of A Hot Pursuit (Haiku's) 7/2/2012
2488. While Johnny And His Section Is On Patrol 7/2/2012
2489. Broken 7/3/2012
2490. While I Am Still Far Over The Hill 7/3/2012
2491. I Wanted To See What No Man Comprehends 7/3/2012
2492. Gently The Sun Oozes 7/4/2012
2493. An Ibis Screeched Outside In The Garden 7/4/2012
2494. Landmine 7/18/2012
2495. A Phosphorus Projectile Explodes 7/18/2012
2496. When A Enemy Mig Fell Like A Burning Dot 7/18/2012
2497. Graveyard [2] 7/19/2012
2498. At The Graveyard (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 7/19/2012
2499. Graveyard In The City 7/19/2012
2500. Dearest One 7/20/2012
2501. I Met A Girl (Novelinee) 7/20/2012
2502. This I By Experience Know (English Sonnet) (In Answer To Dorothy Parker) 7/20/2012
2503. Ice-Skating 7/5/2012
2504. The Gymnast 7/5/2012
2505. Karate 7/5/2012
2506. School 7/6/2012
2507. Sketch Of A Winter Day 7/23/2012
2508. My Darling Is An Artist 7/25/2012
2509. Days And Nights Continually Go On A Wandering Track 7/25/2012
2510. We Walk In The Moonlight 7/25/2012
2511. Above The Shed On The Winter Porch 7/26/2012
2512. The Green Starling 7/26/2012
2513. When Tree Branches Rub Against The Roof 7/26/2012
2514. When Mere Moments Are Holy 7/27/2012
2515. Sometimes When I Kneel Down In Prayer 7/27/2012
2516. Everywhere I Searched For The Words 7/30/2012
2517. Everywhere I Searched For The Words [1] 7/30/2012
2518. In The Depth Of Your Heart It Is (English Sonnet) 7/30/2012
2519. It's As If The Sea Is Confined 7/30/2012
2520. Like Frangipanis 7/30/2012

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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