Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,533 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2721. Design (Saraband) 1/17/2013
2722. A Picture Lingers With Me 1/20/2013
2723. There Is A Kind Of Love That I Do Not Really Understand 1/20/2013
2724. From A Life Of Iniquity 1/20/2013
2725. The Heart Of A Human Is A Strange Thing 1/21/2013
2726. A New Year Prayer 1/21/2013
2727. When The Rain Falls For Days Without End 1/21/2013
2728. On This Amazing Continent 1/23/2013
2729. Epitaph Of A Tyrant 1/23/2013
2730. During The Years That I Have Lived In South Africa 1/23/2013
2731. You Are Present In Each Deep Thought (Hymnal Octave) 1/23/2013
2732. To Me You Are Really Quite Fair (Hymnal Octave) 1/23/2013
2733. Migrating Birds [2] 1/25/2013
2734. When Waves Sweep Out And Break 1/25/2013
2735. The Shadows Of The Afternoon Are Drawing Long Lines 1/25/2013
2736. Migrating Birds 1/25/2013
2737. When Darkness Comes 1/25/2013
2738. While Picking A Rose 1/28/2013
2739. Outside The Wind Did Blow 1/28/2013
2740. On The Veranda The Evening Did Suddenly Come 1/28/2013
2741. The Warning 1/28/2013
2742. Awakening [3] 1/28/2013
2743. Daybreak [4] 1/28/2013
2744. How Can I Declare? 1/8/2013
2745. When The Yellow Sun Starts To Draw Long Lines 1/9/2013
2746. Night Watch 1/9/2013
2747. Day After Day [2] 1/9/2013
2748. A Modern Bible Story 1/29/2013
2749. Now That We Are One 1/31/2013
2750. A Clear Sweet Voice 1/31/2013
2751. There Are Drops Of Rain 1/31/2013
2752. The Widow Viljee As By Johann Johl (Parody) 2/1/2013
2753. Hospitals 2/6/2013
2754. Patient 2/6/2013
2755. To Silence 2/6/2013
2756. As The Sun Rises 2/7/2013
2757. In A Way I Know You Well 2/7/2013
2758. When You Stop Your Last Kiss 2/7/2013
2759. Sometimes I Want To Flee From Abstract Things Like Love 2/11/2013
2760. Near Helderberg Hill 2/11/2013

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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