Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,377 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

241. If I Could Make The Big Orange Sun 8/20/2009
242. I Dreamed Of You Last Night 8/20/2009
243. At Times I Wonder2 8/22/2009
244. It Happened To Me 8/22/2009
245. I Walked Into This Vista 8/22/2009
246. The Smell Of Coffee 8/23/2009
247. Hari Chrishna 8/23/2009
248. It Is Like New Love For Life 8/23/2009
249. There Is A Black Hair Cat 8/23/2009
250. Today The Eastern Horizon Is Yellow Gold 8/23/2009
251. As Bright As The Biggest Star 8/23/2009
252. It Is Only One Day 8/24/2009
253. It Is Only One Day[2] 8/24/2009
254. It Is Only One Day[3] 8/24/2009
255. It Is Only One Day[4] 8/24/2009
256. It Is Only One Day[5] 8/24/2009
257. It Is Only One Day[6] 8/24/2009
258. It Is Icy Cold 8/26/2009
259. I Wonder What A Bus Ticket Buys 8/26/2009
260. There Is Magic In Your Nearness 8/26/2009
261. Accountability Over Time 8/27/2009
262. There Is A Dark Way 8/27/2009
263. This Morning[2] 8/28/2009
264. Just Past The Park In Park Street 8/28/2009
265. Coffee, Tea And Liquor 8/30/2009
266. Your Name 8/31/2009
267. Your Eyes Burns Right Through Me 9/1/2009
268. There Is A Secret Force 8/28/2009
269. There Once Was A Man 8/30/2009
270. We Live In A World 9/1/2009
271. The Never-Ending Road 9/1/2009
272. Now That You Are Mine 9/2/2009
273. What A Big Joke 9/2/2009
274. The New Day Started Wonderful 9/2/2009
275. My Country Lies In Pieces 9/4/2009
276. Blood River 9/4/2009
277. The New Morning Opens 9/4/2009
278. What Lies On The Other Side Of A Dark Moon 9/6/2009
279. Somewhere Between Here And Now 9/6/2009
280. There’s Something Indescribable 9/6/2009

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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At Midnight (Ballade)

(in answer to C. M. van der Heever)

In ancient times a woman told a story at a fire,
a fantasy tale in the midnight hour
where some of the men laughed at her
but one did look deep into the red flaming coals.

Chorus:
If a man at exactly midnight

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