Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3841. He Lies Stretched Out In The Sun 5/25/2016
3842. He Lies Stretched Out In The Sun {2} 5/25/2016
3843. The Sardine Run 5/26/2016
3844. I Have Missed My Country 5/27/2016
3845. Two Sides To Everything (Cavatina) 5/30/2016
3846. Still Life 6/1/2016
3847. Dear Lord God 7/4/2016
3848. The Old Guitar (Cavatina) 7/5/2016
3849. The Gardener 7/6/2016
3850. The Peach Tree 7/7/2016
3851. At Times We Are Only Set On Passing (American Sonnet) (1) 7/8/2016
3852. Respite 7/10/2016
3853. Divorce 7/11/2016
3854. Divorce Ii (Cavatina) 7/12/2016
3855. Divorce Iii 7/12/2016
3856. Divorce Iv (Espinela) 7/12/2016
3857. Divorce V 7/12/2016
3858. The Sun Hangs Orange Red 7/13/2016
3859. Mirror Image [2] 7/14/2016
3860. Morning {2} 7/15/2016
3861. Sad Tidings 7/17/2016
3862. My Dear Loving God 7/18/2016
3863. You Must Not Show Any Fear 7/19/2016
3864. This Morning The Sky Glitters Blue 7/20/2016
3865. Warriors Of The Civil Service 7/21/2016
3866. Come To My Flower Garden 7/21/2016
3867. Where Star Systems Do Disappear In The Nought (Sonnet) 7/22/2016
3868. The Beach, The Morning 7/24/2016
3869. A Strange Dream (Triolet) 7/25/2016
3870. At 52 The Nuts Of My Country Are Stripped 7/25/2016
3871. At 52 The Nuts Of My Country Are Stripped [2} 7/25/2016
3872. I Yearn For The Secrets Of Nature (Sonnet) 7/26/2016
3873. Holiday {2} 7/27/2016
3874. Unknowing We May Be Living In A War Zone 7/28/2016
3875. There Are People [2] 7/28/2016
3876. Just For A Moment It Is There 7/29/2016
3877. In The Garden (Abecedarium) 8/1/2016
3878. Your Walking Away Is Measured In Watt 8/1/2016
3879. The Temptation Of Being Near To Her 8/2/2016
3880. For Now And For Always 8/3/2016

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)

It's A Rainy Day

It's a cold, cloudy rainy morning
with the street outside lonely
while I am dressing,
twilight moves to day
and in this spring it feels
as if winter have not yet left
and outside everything is as empty
as the feelings in my heart
and although I know true love do exist

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