Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3201. With You I Want To Make Eye Contact 10/21/2013
3202. The Tikoloshe [3] 10/22/2013
3203. Bird Of The Night 10/22/2013
3204. When Words Pull Meaning To Pieces 10/23/2013
3205. It’s Not The Fault Of Summer 10/23/2013
3206. The Creation [3] 10/24/2013
3207. Glory Be To God [2] 10/24/2013
3208. Moments In The Sun 10/25/2013
3209. It Did Rain For Days 10/25/2013
3210. A Perfect Moment 10/14/2013
3211. Ambush 10/28/2013
3212. At A Time I Wanted To Flee Away From You 10/28/2013
3213. Somewhere In The Karoo 10/29/2013
3214. Suddenly It’s Spring 10/29/2013
3215. Crépe Memories 10/30/2013
3216. At Church Square He Stands 10/30/2013
3217. How Many Summers Have Already Passed 10/31/2013
3218. Sometimes I Want To Become A Part Of You 10/31/2013
3219. Today I Want To Pray 11/1/2013
3220. Right Through The Night 11/7/2013
3221. Just Before Twilight 11/11/2013
3222. Late In The Afternoon 11/11/2013
3223. Suddenly The Day Fades To Twilight 11/11/2013
3224. In Mere Moments 11/11/2013
3225. When My Darling Comes To Me 11/12/2013
3226. Deeply Astounding Things (Cavatina Sequence) 11/12/2013
3227. When I First Saw You (Cavatina) 11/14/2013
3228. I Remember You In The White Hot Sun 11/14/2013
3229. When You Did Tell Me 11/15/2013
3230. I Became Aware 11/15/2013
3231. Early Childhood 11/18/2013
3232. I Have Seen Men 11/18/2013
3233. In A Place With A Bit Of Sun 11/18/2013
3234. While The Days Do Run On 11/18/2013
3235. The Ocean (Cavatina) 11/20/2013
3236. While The Day Is Cheery, Sunlit And Bright (Cavatina) 11/20/2013
3237. At Times To Me You Are Lovely 11/20/2013
3238. My Darling Has Got Tiger-Eyes 11/20/2013
3239. Wolraad Woltemade Appears 11/21/2013
3240. The First Time That We Met [2] 8/15/2013

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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