Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

2881. How Do I Yearn 4/12/2013
2882. Last Night When Our Hands Touched 4/15/2013
2883. I Saw Some Bright Blue Stars The Other Night (Sonnet) 4/15/2013
2884. I Wonder If You Know How Much I Do Long For You 4/15/2013
2885. Very Young The Summer Sun Rises 4/16/2013
2886. The Early Spring [2] 4/16/2013
2887. Flaunting Like A Red Spark 4/16/2013
2888. When Love Is Not Enough [2] 4/17/2013
2889. Without Pain 4/17/2013
2890. When I Miss You Continually 4/17/2013
2891. From Eternity (Cavatina) 4/18/2013
2892. Without You (Cavatina) 4/18/2013
2893. In The Darkness You Sneak By Along With The Corridor 4/18/2013
2894. The Darkness In Me 4/19/2013
2895. In A World Of Agony And Pain 4/19/2013
2896. Even In Times Of Great Woe (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 4/19/2013
2897. The Plain 4/22/2013
2898. The Sounds Of Cars, Trucks, Trains Disappear 4/22/2013
2899. Remind Me 4/23/2013
2900. In This Bright Hot Summer 4/22/2013
2901. Just Like Adam And Eve 4/24/2013
2902. In Some Of The Passing Days 4/24/2013
2903. In The Distant Past 4/24/2013
2904. When That First Morning Was Breaking On Earth (English Sestets) 4/24/2013
2905. At Night When The Day Puts On Its Dark Cloak 4/25/2013
2906. Idyll 4/25/2013
2907. I Truly Know That You Do Love Me 4/26/2013
2908. That Which Is Between Us 4/26/2013
2909. It Feels As If This Summer Can Last Forever 4/26/2013
2910. One Hell Of A Ride 4/29/2013
2911. A Place Far Away From This Dark Age 5/2/2013
2912. When Days Are Somewhat Torn 5/2/2013
2913. When I Walk Around In The Lovely Garden 5/2/2013
2914. When I Walk Around In The Lovely Garden [1] 5/2/2013
2915. Outside The Window Something Moves Suddenly (In Answer To Johannes Prins) 5/3/2013
2916. Painting [2] 5/3/2013
2917. Never Do Our Feelings Seem To Abate [1] 5/6/2013
2918. You Complain That The Dogs Of The Neighbours Keep You Awake 5/6/2013
2919. Never Do Our Feelings Seem To Abate 5/6/2013
2920. Our Intimate Joy (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 5/6/2013

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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Apocrypha: Psalm 10

Where even my own poetry comes from Your hand,
You my Lord do constantly astound me with your love,
and as a steward over money, time, ability and talent
You do know about everything that I am and do get and by mercy it is free,
as everything that I have and am is Your property,
where constantly I am waiting upon Your salvation and Your Great Judgement Day,
as to everything painful and bad comes an end in Your omnipotence
and as a mere human about Your ways I am stupid,
You my Lord

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