Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,107 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3561. Outside There's A Brigade 10/14/2014
3562. The Soft Brown Earth Lies Under Me 10/14/2014
3563. When Death's Fingers Do Me Touch 10/15/2014
3564. The Sea Is Calm 10/16/2014
3565. There Are Rooms Of The Heart 10/16/2014
3566. When My Whole World Was Falling Apart 11/5/2014
3567. Peter And John At The Temple Gate 11/9/2014
3568. I Eat The Fresh Home-Baked Bread 11/9/2014
3569. Afterwards 11/10/2014
3570. While Candles Burn Intimately 11/12/2014
3571. I Rise To Prepare Breakfast 11/12/2014
3572. We Sleep Together 11/14/2014
3573. King David 11/16/2014
3574. The Garden Of My Heart 11/17/2014
3575. The Ultimate Question 11/19/2014
3576. Death [2] 11/20/2014
3577. On The Other Side Of Known Reality 11/20/2014
3578. On Another Earth 11/24/2014
3579. This Kind Of Love I Have Not Known 11/24/2014
3580. Jeopardy (Rubliw) 11/25/2014
3581. You Do Burrow Right Into My Soul 11/25/2014
3582. I Do Know (Rubliw) 11/26/2014
3583. Much More (Rubliw) 11/26/2014
3584. Loving Has A Skill (Rubliw) 11/27/2014
3585. Love Is (Rubliw) 11/27/2014
3586. My Love (Rubliw) 11/30/2014
3587. Breathless (Rubliw) 11/30/2014
3588. At Times We Are Free (Cavatina) 9/11/2014
3589. The Wish To Live On (Cavatina Sequence) 9/12/2014
3590. I Remember A Home (Cavatina) 9/12/2014
3591. The Days That Are Past 9/14/2014
3592. I Came To You 9/14/2014
3593. Throughout My Life I Am Trying To Know God 10/17/2014
3594. The Bee-Box 10/20/2014
3595. Far Away 10/20/2014
3596. Arrival [1] 10/21/2014
3597. When The Last Tears Are Spent 12/1/2014
3598. Again Some Tears Will Fall (Rubliw) 12/2/2014
3599. When We Do Meet Again (Rubliw) 12/2/2014
3600. Dear Lord, When I Do Pray (Rubliw) 12/3/2014

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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