Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3121. My Darling [2] 9/3/2013
3122. In The Aloe Covered Hillocks 9/4/2013
3123. About The Power That Love Do Impress 9/4/2013
3124. Something On Love (Cavatina) 9/4/2013
3125. What Kind Of Power Did Flow Out Of You? 9/5/2013
3126. From Before Time 9/5/2013
3127. You Are Always With Me 9/5/2013
3128. To Me You Were Simply Lovely 5/28/2013
3129. In The Highveld [2] 9/6/2013
3130. Wherein Obscurely 9/6/2013
3131. Wind-Swallows 9/6/2013
3132. Somewhere I Have Got To Stand Still 9/9/2013
3133. Somewhere The Window Rattles 9/9/2013
3134. Love Is Such A Brittle, Fragile Thing (Sonnet) 9/9/2013
3135. I Marvel At Your Love For God And Truth (Cavatina) 5/23/2013
3136. Maybe You Will Still Love Me 9/10/2013
3137. Dialogue 9/10/2013
3138. The More Intimate And Better I Do Know You 8/5/2013
3139. Far Too Vulnerable In The Dark Night 8/5/2013
3140. The More Intimate And Better I Do Know You [1] 8/5/2013
3141. Your Eyes 8/5/2013
3142. Forthright I Want To Love You 8/6/2013
3143. Forthright I Want To Love You [1] 8/6/2013
3144. I Know 8/2/2013
3145. The First Time That We Met [2] 8/15/2013
3146. She Comes In Loveliness (Strambotto Romagnuolo) 8/15/2013
3147. The Heron (Cavatina) 5/22/2013
3148. Tonight The Sea Is Tranquil 9/11/2013
3149. That An End Must Come 9/11/2013
3150. In Tribal Dress Some Smiling Girls Pass Me (Cavatina) 5/16/2013
3151. Moments With You 9/12/2013
3152. In The Late Afternoon Your Words Did Become Silent 9/12/2013
3153. Africans Want A New King 9/13/2013
3154. Broken Country 9/13/2013
3155. How Naked The Veldt Lays Uncovered 4/5/2013
3156. My Wife 10/11/2013
3157. Sometimes 10/11/2013
3158. Last Night [3] 10/14/2013
3159. As A Mere Human You Did Come 10/15/2013
3160. Simon Of Cirene 10/15/2013

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 ...

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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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