Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3401. Each Morning When The Night Is Swept Away (English Sonnet) 4/15/2014
3402. Mother, Far Too Quickly The Days Are Running Past 5/9/2014
3403. My Lord, Sometimes I Do Forget 5/12/2014
3404. As A Boy 5/12/2014
3405. My Lord, Sometimes There Is Only Silence 5/13/2014
3406. Some Thoughts Of You Constantly Do Remain (Novelinee) 5/13/2014
3407. My Lord, If I Do Forget That Your Law 5/14/2014
3408. I Asked God For A Wife 5/15/2014
3409. My Lord, Faith Is A Path 5/16/2014
3410. To You Whose Name Is Noble 5/19/2014
3411. When The Moon Hangs Yellow-Gold 6/12/2014
3412. It's Silent Right Through The House At Daybreak 6/12/2014
3413. I Am Searching For A Beautiful Little Cottage At The Ocean 6/12/2014
3414. Outside Thunderbolt Upon Thunderbolt Smash Down 7/4/2014
3415. Although A Great War Rages On 7/4/2014
3416. At The Beginning Of Winter 7/7/2014
3417. If You Look At A Mountain 7/7/2014
3418. To Lay Next To You 7/7/2014
3419. Wheel 7/7/2014
3420. Often I Have Wondered About Destiny 7/7/2014
3421. If You Think Of Me Sadly 7/7/2014
3422. Reflections On My Time In The South African Defence Force During The Bush / Border War 7/8/2014
3423. I Taste You As If You Are On My Lips (Novelinee) 7/8/2014
3424. I Wonder In What Season 7/9/2014
3425. A Snow-White Dove 7/9/2014
3426. Sometimes I Yearn For You To Be Near 7/9/2014
3427. Where Trees Stand In The Winter Night As Skeletons 7/9/2014
3428. Catharine 7/9/2014
3429. The Flying Dutchman [2] 7/10/2014
3430. Sennacherib 7/10/2014
3431. To You There's An Amazing Kind Of Grace (Novelinee) 7/10/2014
3432. Ballade Of The Hours Of Darkness 7/10/2014
3433. When I Did Loose My Heart To You 7/14/2014
3434. Something Greater 7/14/2014
3435. Poplar Bush 7/14/2014
3436. Do Net Tell Me [1] 7/15/2014
3437. Do Not Tell Me [2] 7/15/2014
3438. There Is A Saviour 7/15/2014
3439. Cuddly You Lay Against Me In A Deep Sleep 7/16/2014
3440. Keep On Trying 7/16/2014

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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Apocrypha: Psalm 10

Where even my own poetry comes from Your hand,
You my Lord do constantly astound me with your love,
and as a steward over money, time, ability and talent
You do know about everything that I am and do get and by mercy it is free,
as everything that I have and am is Your property,
where constantly I am waiting upon Your salvation and Your Great Judgement Day,
as to everything painful and bad comes an end in Your omnipotence
and as a mere human about Your ways I am stupid,
You my Lord

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