Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3161. When Words Loose Their Meaning 10/16/2013
3162. On The Tips Of My Fingers 10/16/2013
3163. When Life Keeps Folding In On You 10/17/2013
3164. White-Sight 10/17/2013
3165. As The Silver Moon At Midnight (English Sonnet) 10/18/2013
3166. The Night Tumbles Down 10/18/2013
3167. How Difficult It’s Sometimes 10/21/2013
3168. With You I Want To Make Eye Contact 10/21/2013
3169. The Tikoloshe [3] 10/22/2013
3170. Bird Of The Night 10/22/2013
3171. When Words Pull Meaning To Pieces 10/23/2013
3172. It’s Not The Fault Of Summer 10/23/2013
3173. The Creation [3] 10/24/2013
3174. Glory Be To God [2] 10/24/2013
3175. Moments In The Sun 10/25/2013
3176. It Did Rain For Days 10/25/2013
3177. A Perfect Moment 10/14/2013
3178. Ambush 10/28/2013
3179. At A Time I Wanted To Flee Away From You 10/28/2013
3180. Somewhere In The Karoo 10/29/2013
3181. Suddenly It’s Spring 10/29/2013
3182. Crépe Memories 10/30/2013
3183. At Church Square He Stands 10/30/2013
3184. How Many Summers Have Already Passed 10/31/2013
3185. Sometimes I Want To Become A Part Of You 10/31/2013
3186. Today I Want To Pray 11/1/2013
3187. Every Year It’s Like This When The Summer Comes 9/17/2013
3188. Beautiful, Solitary In The Field (Cavatina) 9/17/2013
3189. You Are To Me 9/18/2013
3190. When The Time With You Become Holy 9/18/2013
3191. Sometimes Your Arrival Is Sparkling 9/19/2013
3192. Sometimes It’s As If The Sleep Washes Like A River Over Me 9/19/2013
3193. Just Once More I Want To Stand On My Knees In Front Of You 9/20/2013
3194. Prayer Of The Bones 9/20/2013
3195. At Dusk 9/23/2013
3196. Outside Daisies Are Flowering 9/23/2013
3197. I Could Smell The Thunder 9/25/2013
3198. I See Five Small Sparrows Bathing 9/25/2013
3199. There Is Gladness 9/26/2013
3200. To Love You Above All Other Things 9/26/2013

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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Woman (Iv)

(in answer to D. J. Opperman)

With her decision and action she brought calamity
to her husband and every human being,

she did send humanity to the apocalypse
but she did repent in her days from that hour

and yet she carries to eternity

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