Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3241. In A Place With A Bit Of Sun 11/18/2013
3242. While The Days Do Run On 11/18/2013
3243. The Ocean (Cavatina) 11/20/2013
3244. While The Day Is Cheery, Sunlit And Bright (Cavatina) 11/20/2013
3245. At Times To Me You Are Lovely 11/20/2013
3246. My Darling Has Got Tiger-Eyes 11/20/2013
3247. Wolraad Woltemade Appears 11/21/2013
3248. Dear Lord [2] 11/25/2013
3249. Sabbath Of A Unemployed Man 11/25/2013
3250. You Are A Part Of Me 11/26/2013
3251. While The Night Takes Of Her Nightdress 11/26/2013
3252. Nerves Of Steel 11/26/2013
3253. Who Knows Fireworks? 11/26/2013
3254. Night 11/27/2013
3255. In The Dark Night I Load Rockets 11/29/2013
3256. I Cannot Forget 11/29/2013
3257. When The Grey Days Of Winter 12/2/2013
3258. As A Mere Child 12/3/2013
3259. Sometimes I Do Ask 12/4/2013
3260. From The Days Of Yonder 12/6/2013
3261. When The Force Of Strong Conviction 12/8/2013
3262. Affinity 12/9/2013
3263. Maybe I Will Forever Seek To Find 12/10/2013
3264. While Your Feelings For Me Are True 12/13/2013
3265. As A Believing Human Being 12/16/2013
3266. At Times It Feels As If All Beacons Are Gone 12/17/2013
3267. She Brought Me Joy And Happy Days 12/18/2013
3268. Day After Day 12/20/2013
3269. The Child 12/24/2013
3270. Silently At Night 12/27/2013
3271. Far Too Much I Do Miss You 12/27/2013
3272. The Marketplace 12/30/2013
3273. In This Stretched Out Country 12/30/2013
3274. Reckless You Wait In My Dreams 1/2/2014
3275. On Love And Making Love 1/5/2014
3276. There Was A Moment 1/7/2014
3277. Infatuation 1/10/2014
3278. Darling, When You Were With Me 1/13/2014
3279. At Birth 1/15/2014
3280. The Drop 1/15/2014

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)

At Baalbek

(in answer to Totius, in answer to Dolf van Niekerk)

Against the crumbling six pillars stand sky-high
even at this utterly heathen sun-worshiping place,
where the colonnades do stand alone at Baalbek
I look at the bow of a Jupiter-arch
and totally desolate everything lies for the eye,
where an earthquake in 1759 brought destruction,
the extent of this place jumps into my mind

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