Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2761. The Time Has Rushed By, Love 2/15/2013
2762. The Time Has Rushed By [3] 2/15/2013
2763. Give Big Power 2/17/2013
2764. Winged Arrow 2/17/2013
2765. I Am No Nietzsche Follower 2/17/2013
2766. Resting On A Very High Cliff Ledge (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 2/19/2013
2767. In The Yellow-Brown Grass 2/19/2013
2768. Resting On A Very High Cliff Ledge (Septilla / Spanish Septet) [1] 2/19/2013
2769. In The Yellow-Brown Grass [2] 2/19/2013
2770. Like A The Tree-Toed Demon 2/1/2013
2771. Rapture 2/3/2013
2772. Behind Your Green-Brown Eyes 2/3/2013
2773. You Turn My Heart Into A Muddle 2/3/2013
2774. Today I Stood At My Father's Grave In The Rain 2/4/2013
2775. Funerals 2/4/2013
2776. Funerals [2] 2/4/2013
2777. A Modern Bible Story 1/29/2013
2778. Now That We Are One 1/31/2013
2779. A Clear Sweet Voice 1/31/2013
2780. There Are Drops Of Rain 1/31/2013
2781. The Widow Viljee As By Johann Johl (Parody) 2/1/2013
2782. The Bit Of Time (Rondelet) 2/20/2013
2783. During Blissful Passion (Rondelet) 2/20/2013
2784. When I See You Smile In Tranquillity (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 2/20/2013
2785. Those Who Drowned 2/25/2013
2786. Mary Magdalene As A Accused 2/25/2013
2787. Surety 2/26/2013
2788. When I Met You 2/26/2013
2789. You Stand Watering The Roses 2/26/2013
2790. The Totals Of Life 2/27/2013
2791. How To Write A Psalm 2/27/2013
2792. From King Menelaus Of Sparta To Helen Of Troy 2/27/2013
2793. Everything Else Did Cease (Berryian Poem) 3/1/2013
2794. At Home You Are Already Asleep, 3/1/2013
2795. In A Hotel Room Across From The Beach 3/1/2013
2796. Totally Alone On Clifton's Beach 3/1/2013
2797. Obliteration 3/3/2013
2798. Reconnoitre Expeditions (In Answer To Johan Myburg) 3/3/2013
2799. There Is Something Closing In This Winter 3/3/2013
2800. Martha 3/5/2013

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.

    4 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • 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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

Rebirth (1)

With the end of every relationship
that with a woman I have had
(but the one that I did loose)
it feels as if I do die
as if nobody really knows
the real me,
or did discover my real true self
but later when I am far away
time and again they

[Report Error]