Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,424 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3681. Weekly Calendar (Sonnet) 1 8/13/2015
3682. I Do Fear That All Love Does Come To An End 8/14/2015
3683. Just The Two Of Us 8/16/2015
3684. When I Do Think Of You 8/18/2015
3685. He Did Long For The Presence Of His Father 8/19/2015
3686. Somewhere In The African Bush 8/20/2015
3687. Petra 8/23/2015
3688. I Want To Shower You 8/24/2015
3689. How Can I Want To Say Unheard Things? 8/25/2015
3690. I Wonder If Time Does Exist Outside Our World? 8/26/2015
3691. The Namaqua Sand-Grouse 8/27/2015
3692. In The Depths Of A Grim Winter (Cavatina) 1 8/28/2015
3693. A Hadeda -Ibis Did Cause Amok Outside 8/30/2015
3694. Day Of Days 8/31/2015
3695. If Love Is Selfless 9/1/2015
3696. With A View On The Passing Road 9/1/2015
3697. A Man In The City 9/2/2015
3698. A Modern Bible Story [2] 9/4/2015
3699. Small Blonde Curly Head 9/7/2015
3700. Time Finds Wings (A Reply To Edward Thomas) 9/7/2015
3701. Twilight 9/7/2015
3702. The Statue Of Uncle Paul 9/9/2015
3703. When I Heard The Learned Professor 9/10/2015
3704. Words (In Answer To Vincent Oliphant) 9/10/2015
3705. Words (2) 9/10/2015
3706. Jesus Christ 9/10/2015
3707. When You Did Come 9/13/2015
3708. When Your Eyes Glow Like Two Suns 9/15/2015
3709. When The Lightning Bolts Of Life 9/15/2015
3710. In Three Weeks A Great Change Has Come 9/17/2015
3711. There Is A Kind Of Light In My Darling’s Eyes 9/17/2015
3712. On This Early Summer Evening 9/20/2015
3713. Tonight When You Did Come Lie Down Next To Me 9/22/2015
3714. Paintings And Painters That Come Alive To Me 4/2/2015
3715. You Do Not Know (Italian Sonnet) 5/13/2015
3716. I Am Weak 5/14/2015
3717. We Wait For Something 10/5/2015
3718. At Peril 10/5/2015
3719. You Are The One [3] 10/6/2015
3720. The Joy Of Spring Is Everywhere 10/7/2015

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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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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