Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

2841. When I Catch Your Glance 3/25/2013
2842. Strangers 3/25/2013
2843. On The Platform 3/25/2013
2844. Saviour 3/26/2013
2845. Ultimate Rescue Did Come From Hands Like These 3/26/2013
2846. On The Day That They Nailed Him To A Cross [2] 3/26/2013
2847. It Is Accomplished 3/27/2013
2848. When God Himself Came To The Earth 3/27/2013
2849. While Angels Were Singing Songs Of Praise 3/27/2013
2850. When He Hanged On That Cross 3/27/2013
2851. The Cross (In Answer To Allan Kirkland Soga) 3/28/2013
2852. How Can I Declare My Love? 1/8/2013
2853. The African Lammergeyer 3/14/2013
2854. On The Plain (Kwansaba) 3/14/2013
2855. Today There Are People 3/28/2013
2856. Your Face 3/28/2013
2857. The Message To Mary Magdalene (2) 3/28/2013
2858. Golgotha 3/28/2013
2859. Golgotha [2] 3/28/2013
2860. Dad [2] 4/2/2013
2861. Mirror Image 4/2/2013
2862. When Age Comes 4/2/2013
2863. One Winter At The Sea 4/3/2013
2864. The Jobless Optimist 4/3/2013
2865. With How The Night Can Unfold 4/5/2013
2866. A Bush Of Roses 4/5/2013
2867. When Summer Lingers In The Last Hot Days Before Autumn 4/8/2013
2868. I Love The Window Facing North (Rubaiyat Sonnet) 4/8/2013
2869. Mist 4/8/2013
2870. In The Bright Summer Sun 4/9/2013
2871. Maybe Living Asks 4/9/2013
2872. Time Is Setting Its Mark 4/9/2013
2873. Memories Are Caught 4/10/2013
2874. When Days Flee Before The Sun 4/10/2013
2875. Suddenly A Photograph Takes You Back 4/10/2013
2876. Military Call-Up 4/11/2013
2877. Now I Look In Another Light 4/11/2013
2878. I Do Not Fear The Blazing Hot Summer Sun 4/12/2013
2879. How Do I Yearn 4/12/2013
2880. Last Night When Our Hands Touched 4/15/2013

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 ...

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

Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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