Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,399 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3441. Do Not Tell Me [2] 7/15/2014
3442. There Is A Saviour 7/15/2014
3443. Cuddly You Lay Against Me In A Deep Sleep 7/16/2014
3444. Keep On Trying 7/16/2014
3445. Questions Without Real Answers, Or Do They Have Some? 7/16/2014
3446. When The First Human Couple Did Fall 7/16/2014
3447. The Yearning For A Higher Being 7/17/2014
3448. When The Moon Rises In The Concrete Jungle 7/17/2014
3449. My Princess 7/17/2014
3450. It's With Ice That The Winter Comes 6/13/2014
3451. My God Is Not Just An Icon 6/13/2014
3452. My God Is Not Just An Icon [2] 6/17/2014
3453. If You Want To Place Your Darling Wife In Words 6/17/2014
3454. The Seagull 6/17/2014
3455. Man Has Become Estranged 6/18/2014
3456. We Wait Upon A New Tomorrow 6/18/2014
3457. From My First Glance Of You (Cavatina) 6/18/2014
3458. I Hear The Sugar-Bush-Hillocks Breathing 6/19/2014
3459. To Time (Rubaiyat Sonnet) 6/19/2014
3460. The Wonder Of Being You 6/19/2014
3461. When The New World Is Unknown 6/20/2014
3462. When That Moment Comes 6/20/2014
3463. The Starry Night 6/20/2014
3464. Things That Are Dear To Me 6/26/2014
3465. Many Small Miracles 6/27/2014
3466. A Poem For Zimbabwe 6/27/2014
3467. Every Day I Find Something New 6/27/2014
3468. When Suddenly The Thing Called Happiness Is Gone 6/30/2014
3469. Maybe Far Too Long I Have Waited (Sonnet) 6/30/2014
3470. It's Better To Trust And To Hope 6/30/2014
3471. You Talk About Flowers In Adderley Street 6/30/2014
3472. Like The Sun Glowing On The Smooth Surface Of The Sea 6/30/2014
3473. Even When My Body Is Broken And I Am In Pain 6/30/2014
3474. Nursery School / Toddler Verses 7/1/2014
3475. When The Windows Of Your Soul Are Closed With Tiredness 6/30/2014
3476. My Lord, I Do Not Anymore Ask The Things Of A Child 7/3/2014
3477. Your Mouth Did Open Softly Under Mine 7/3/2014
3478. At Dusk When The Weavers Rollicked In The Back Yard 7/3/2014
3479. The Old Pastor 7/18/2014
3480. Man's Last Goodbye 7/18/2014

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)

How I Do Remember

(for Annelize)

When a pretty girl does suddenly cheerfully laugh
do throw her hair back and pass me,
my senses do become full as if you are right here

I then do remember you

from the flashback memory,

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