Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 21,524 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3601. When We Do Meet Again (Rubliw) 12/2/2014
3602. Dear Lord, When I Do Pray (Rubliw) 12/3/2014
3603. Dear God (Rubliw) 12/3/2014
3604. Dear Lord, At Times Pain Does Fill My Mind (Rubliw) 12/3/2014
3605. If Only You Want To Be Mine 12/4/2014
3606. To Have The Power To Hurt 12/7/2014
3607. I Miss Your Pretty Face (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
3608. Sometimes I Do Pray (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
3609. My Lord The Day Is Breaking (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
3610. Much More [2] (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
3611. How Strong Do I Love Thee? (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
3612. I Do Love You Each Day (Rubliw) 12/11/2014
3613. I Miss You Very Much (Rubliw) 12/11/2014
3614. We Are Like Two Flowers (Rubliw) 12/15/2014
3615. With You (Rubliw) 12/15/2014
3616. I Had Dreamt Of You 12/15/2014
3617. If I Cannot Find You 12/15/2014
3618. When I Admire You (Rubliw) 12/21/2014
3619. A Moment (Rubliw) 12/21/2014
3620. Morning 12/22/2014
3621. Sometimes I Wonder If You Know The Morse Code 12/23/2014
3622. I Want To Love You More 12/23/2014
3623. Tonight The Sky Is Cloudless And Clear 12/23/2014
3624. Sleep On Gently My Love 12/23/2014
3625. I Tower Almost To The Clouds 1/4/2015
3626. Leopard 2/4/2015
3627. Back In The Hazy Horizon Of The Ancient Beginning 2/4/2015
3628. Just Like This Love Comes On Your Way 2/10/2015
3629. I Wait For The First Summer Rain 11/5/2014
3630. As In A Silent Secret 2/16/2015
3631. Love 2 2/19/2015
3632. Even If You Life Is Ravaged By Sin 3/16/2015
3633. When First She Came Into My Sight 5/18/2015
3634. At False Bay (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 5/19/2015
3635. Lord, Teach Me 5/31/2015
3636. I Looked Into The Mother-Night 6/2/2015
3637. People Say 6/3/2015
3638. Sincere And True Love (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 6/3/2015
3639. When The Day At Twilight Dies 6/5/2015
3640. At Birth We Come Into This Life Alone (Rubiyat / Persian Quatrain) 6/8/2015

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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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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