Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,191 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3361. Lady, I Cannot Strip Your Soul From Mine (Collins Sestets) 5/23/2014
3362. Sometimes I Want To Know The Reasons Why From You 5/23/2014
3363. On A Sunday 5/26/2014
3364. Outside A Church 5/26/2014
3365. My Lord, You Do Know All Of The Masks 5/26/2014
3366. The Sun Flees Confused 5/27/2014
3367. My Lord, There Is Something Sad 5/27/2014
3368. When Love Comes Into Your Life (Triolet) 5/27/2014
3369. As If A Kind Of Darkness Hides In Every Human Being 5/27/2014
3370. A Day Of Rest 5/27/2014
3371. Your Penetrating Glance Does Silence My Words 5/29/2014
3372. So That You Do Become Much More Than Just A Maybe 5/29/2014
3373. Today You Are Beautiful 5/30/2014
3374. I Saw The Prettiest Girl In Town 5/30/2014
3375. Far Too Long I Have Wandered In The Darkness 5/30/2014
3376. I Have Given My Heart To You 6/2/2014
3377. My Lord, I Do Believe 6/2/2014
3378. When The Darkness Comes Between Us 6/2/2014
3379. My Lord, There Are Times 6/2/2014
3380. Things Bothering Me About South African Policemen 6/3/2014
3381. The Long-Legged Bait 6/3/2014
3382. There Are Times That Destiny Does Want To Devour Me 6/3/2014
3383. The Sun Hangs Red Like A Ball 6/4/2014
3384. To See You Again 6/5/2014
3385. What Does It Help? 6/5/2014
3386. To You My Unborn Child 6/6/2014
3387. Autumn Evening 6/6/2014
3388. Where You Stand With The Garden Hose 6/9/2014
3389. In The Morning When I Draw My Eyes To Slits Against The Bright Light 6/9/2014
3390. At Times I Wonder Where Her Thoughts Go (Sonnet) 6/9/2014
3391. How Long? 6/10/2014
3392. Crow 6/10/2014
3393. There Is A Seashell 6/10/2014
3394. Every Morning Her Windows Are Washed Clean 6/11/2014
3395. To Get Old Is A Kind Of Art 3/12/2014
3396. At Times (English Sonnet] 3/14/2014
3397. Sometimes The Things I Do (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 4/8/2014
3398. In Each Raindrop There Is A Kind Of Magic (Enclosed Triplet) 4/10/2014
3399. Like Some Roots Anchoring The Same Big Tree (Envelope Couplet Sestet) 4/11/2014
3400. Each Morning When The Night Is Swept Away (English Sonnet) 4/15/2014

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 ...

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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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