Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 21,689 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3361. I Have Given My Heart To You 6/2/2014
3362. My Lord, I Do Believe 6/2/2014
3363. When The Darkness Comes Between Us 6/2/2014
3364. My Lord, There Are Times 6/2/2014
3365. Things Bothering Me About South African Policemen 6/3/2014
3366. The Long-Legged Bait 6/3/2014
3367. There Are Times That Destiny Does Want To Devour Me 6/3/2014
3368. The Sun Hangs Red Like A Ball 6/4/2014
3369. To See You Again 6/5/2014
3370. What Does It Help? 6/5/2014
3371. To You My Unborn Child 6/6/2014
3372. Autumn Evening 6/6/2014
3373. Where You Stand With The Garden Hose 6/9/2014
3374. In The Morning When I Draw My Eyes To Slits Against The Bright Light 6/9/2014
3375. At Times I Wonder Where Her Thoughts Go (Sonnet) 6/9/2014
3376. How Long? 6/10/2014
3377. Crow 6/10/2014
3378. There Is A Seashell 6/10/2014
3379. Every Morning Her Windows Are Washed Clean 6/11/2014
3380. With The Setting Sun 4/17/2014
3381. When My Eyes Do Not Remember The Gazes In Yours 4/22/2014
3382. The Temptations [1] 4/23/2014
3383. From Sad Experience I Do Know (English Ballade) 4/23/2014
3384. When He Hanged Crucified 4/23/2014
3385. My Lord 4/24/2014
3386. Even When Darkness Is Around Me 4/25/2014
3387. Lord, Here Where I Stand On My Knees 4/28/2014
3388. There Are Times That I Do Not Notice You 4/29/2014
3389. I Am Not The Person 4/30/2014
3390. When The Morning Peeps Shyly Through The Window 4/30/2014
3391. My Lord, You Do Know My Circumstances 5/1/2014
3392. If You Take Any Love / Lover That You May 5/1/2014
3393. All Of My Words And Thoughts 5/2/2014
3394. Love Is [2] 5/2/2014
3395. So Lovely On That Morn (Balassi Stanza) 5/5/2014
3396. Sometimes Its If My Best Friends 5/5/2014
3397. Now That I Know The Smell Of Your Skin 5/6/2014
3398. So Many Times That I Talk With You 5/6/2014
3399. Even When I Do Not Comprehend 5/8/2014
3400. Outside The Rain Sieves Down All Of This Winter 5/8/2014

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)

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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