Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,761 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3001. Measure And Paste 6/24/2013
3002. It’s Not Much Fun To Be Alone 6/25/2013
3003. In The Magic Of Your Enchanting Love (English Sestets) 6/25/2013
3004. My Heart Does No More Belong To Me (English Sestets) 6/25/2013
3005. While My Days Were Only Solitary (English Sestets) 6/26/2013
3006. Slowly I Do Adjust To Hoe Life Now Is 7/1/2013
3007. I Am Devoting My Whole Life To You (Envelope Couplet Sestets) 7/1/2013
3008. When We Did Meet (Sonnetina Tre) 7/1/2013
3009. Fatherland [2] 7/2/2013
3010. Interests That Lack Potential Anguish 7/2/2013
3011. At Times You Do Astound Me (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 7/3/2013
3012. Red-Blonde Your Hair Gleams And They Are Delicate 7/3/2013
3013. My Stupid Fingers Write Words To You 7/4/2013
3014. What A Big Friend I Have In Fw 7/5/2013
3015. A Painting 7/8/2013
3016. A Painting In A Shop 7/8/2013
3017. The Fairy 7/8/2013
3018. Love Has Begun (Cavatina) 7/9/2013
3019. The Hunger In My Heart (Cavatina) 7/9/2013
3020. Tonight The Silence Caries Its Soft Message (Cavatina) 7/9/2013
3021. Lovely To His Eyes 7/10/2013
3022. Evanescence 7/11/2013
3023. South Africa Is Also My Country [2] 6/27/2013
3024. And This Is How It’s In The New South Africa: 6/27/2013
3025. I Am Lost In Another Country, Maybe On Another Planet 6/27/2013
3026. Its Presence Was Here With A Faint Glow (English Sestet) 6/28/2013
3027. Last Night You Had Heard My Screams (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
3028. When Time Does Bring Me Nearer 7/11/2013
3029. If This Is Not How Love Is 7/12/2013
3030. The Sparkle In Your Smile (Elizabethan Ditty) 7/12/2013
3031. My Words Keep On Wandering 7/12/2013
3032. In The Winter Morning Mist 7/15/2013
3033. When Butterflies 7/15/2013
3034. On A Girl That I Did Meet (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
3035. Stealing A Kiss (Novelinee) 7/16/2013
3036. A Women With Her Own Ways And Own Will (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
3037. The Coming Of The Rain 7/17/2013
3038. There Is A Mystery In The Intricate Way That Nature Works 7/17/2013
3039. The First Summer Rain 7/17/2013
3040. The Rainbow 7/17/2013

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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