Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 30,073 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2481. Outside The Snow Is Falling 8/24/2012
2482. I Love You Girl 8/24/2012
2483. Deep In Prayer I Have Walked (Common Measure Octave) 8/24/2012
2484. First Visitors To Adam And Eve 8/27/2012
2485. With The World In The Cooking Pot (Tennyson-Turner Sonnet) 8/27/2012
2486. Sheep-Killer 8/27/2012
2487. When The Red Candle Draws ‘n Ring Of Light 8/28/2012
2488. When The Late Afternoon Begins To Fade 8/28/2012
2489. So Much More Happy Than Before (Common Measure Octave) 8/29/2012
2490. Shadow Spiders Crawl On The Wall (Hymnal Octave) 8/29/2012
2491. Both Of Your Cheeks Glow (Hymnal Octave) 8/29/2012
2492. Cats 8/30/2012
2493. For My Persian Cat In Autumn 8/30/2012
2494. Daydreams Of A Cat 8/30/2012
2495. Something About The Women In The Genealogical Register Of Jesus Christ 8/31/2012
2496. He Is The Creator And Mediator 8/31/2012
2497. When You Walk On Patrol 9/5/2012
2498. Maybe I Was Rehearsing (Decuain) 9/5/2012
2499. At A Time You Were Only Part Of A Dream (Strambotto Romagnuolo) 9/6/2012
2500. Eternity Finds To Us Its Own True Way (Strambotto Siciliano) 9/6/2012
2501. From The Moment (Strambotto Toscano) 9/6/2012
2502. Thunder Showers In Winter 9/7/2012
2503. Frangipanis 9/7/2012
2504. With A Roaring Sound Waves Crash 9/7/2012
2505. Now In The Very Late Summer Of Life (Wreathed Octave) 9/10/2012
2506. We Love Each Other Without Pretence (Wreathed Octave) 9/3/2012
2507. Daily I Do Know That You Do Love Me (Un-Wreathed Octave) 9/3/2012
2508. When We Walk In The Back Garden 9/3/2012
2509. For Years I An Hiding Under The Wing 9/4/2012
2510. May I Constantly Find You 9/4/2012
2511. Sometimes I Wonder 9/4/2012
2512. Daily Our Love Does Somehow Increase (Wreathed Octave) 9/10/2012
2513. You Long To Go To A Place Near Mountain Streams (Triolet) 9/11/2012
2514. When You Are With Me 9/12/2012
2515. If I Had My Way With You (Rubaiyat Sonnet) 9/12/2012
2516. Could I Compare You? 9/12/2012
2517. Love Is Something That You Cannot Remove (Catena Rondo) 9/13/2012
2518. Breaking Point 9/13/2012
2519. When The Sun Died Over The Open Blue Sea 9/13/2012
2520. Gradually You Grow Into My Life 9/14/2012

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.

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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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