Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 30,073 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3721. A Pastor 10/14/2015
3722. Hecuba 10/14/2015
3723. It Is A Pitch-Dark Night 10/15/2015
3724. Walls 10/15/2015
3725. Baby Lies So Fast Asleep 10/15/2015
3726. Baby Lies So Fast Asleep [1] 10/16/2015
3727. A Child Is A Strange Thing 10/16/2015
3728. A Child Is A Strange Thing [1] 10/16/2015
3729. I Love You [4] 10/18/2015
3730. The Small Redbreast Sings And Dances 10/18/2015
3731. There Is A Time When Night Sneaks In 10/19/2015
3732. The Fallen Cuban Soldier [2] 11/1/2015
3733. With Self Contempt I Stand In The Veldt [1] 11/2/2015
3734. My Small Jack Russell Dog 11/3/2015
3735. The Crumbling Man 11/4/2015
3736. While Everything Is Turning Brown Outside 11/5/2015
3737. I Do Love Africa 11/8/2015
3738. Photocopy Machine 11/9/2015
3739. To Be Us 11/10/2015
3740. Maybe 2 11/11/2015
3741. Maybe 3 11/11/2015
3742. Maybe 4 11/11/2015
3743. Cry 11/12/2015
3744. Child 11/16/2015
3745. At Dusk 2 12/5/2015
3746. South Africa Is Also My Country [1] 12/29/2015
3747. Today People Are Not Interested 12/30/2015
3748. The Old Year 12/30/2015
3749. For My Darling, With New Year 12/30/2015
3750. The Marsh [2] 1/2/2016
3751. It Had Been A Hell Of Spring With The Sun Hanging Scorching 1/4/2016
3752. The Secret Room 1/5/2016
3753. A Room In The Past 1/5/2016
3754. African September 1/6/2016
3755. Right Against The Morass 1/7/2016
3756. I See Her Dancing Gaily 1/10/2016
3757. As My Eyes Gaze Into The Dark Night 1/11/2016
3758. Long Beach 1/12/2016
3759. No Angel Does The Sweet Passion Know 2/11/2016
3760. I Love You (2) 3/1/2016

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)

At Baalbek

(in answer to Totius, in answer to Dolf van Niekerk)

Against the crumbling six pillars stand sky-high
even at this utterly heathen sun-worshiping place,
where the colonnades do stand alone at Baalbek
I look at the bow of a Jupiter-arch
and totally desolate everything lies for the eye,
where an earthquake in 1759 brought destruction,
the extent of this place jumps into my mind

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