Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 21,751 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3881. Just For A Moment It Is There 7/29/2016
3882. In The Garden (Abecedarium) 8/1/2016
3883. Your Walking Away Is Measured In Watt 8/1/2016
3884. The Temptation Of Being Near To Her 8/2/2016
3885. For Now And For Always 8/3/2016
3886. Song Of Songs [1] 8/5/2016
3887. A Husband's Love Song 8/6/2016
3888. Full Moon [1] 8/7/2016
3889. The Love That I In My Heart Do Find 8/8/2016
3890. Part Of 8/9/2016
3891. I Stand Upon A Rocky Shore (Triolet) 8/10/2016
3892. Where I Stand Full Of Wonder (Rondeau) 8/10/2016
3893. Please Do Remember Me (Rondeau) 8/10/2016
3894. I Dream That I Do Dream (Roundel Prime) 8/11/2016
3895. There Is Something Great In What Music Is (Orléans Roundel Prime) 8/11/2016
3896. Being True To Conscience (Orléans Roundel Prime) 8/12/2016
3897. It Is Something That I Cannot Just Remove (Roundelay) 8/12/2016
3898. We Had To Fight A War For What Is Right (Villanelle) 8/12/2016
3899. While To Be Our Own Gods We Do Pretend (Roundelay) 8/12/2016
3900. I Hear Footsteps In The Street Passing By 8/14/2016
3901. You Are Pretty And Cute 8/14/2016
3902. Communion Service (Sonnet) 8/15/2016
3903. Pastor (Sonnet) 8/15/2016
3904. Revival Service 8/16/2016
3905. The Old Church-Board Member 8/16/2016
3906. Moments In A Church 8/17/2016
3907. High Windows 8/17/2016
3908. Today I Went To A Church 8/17/2016
3909. Sabbath Of A Child 8/17/2016
3910. Paradise 8/19/2016
3911. A Love Struck Priest And A Nun (Sonnet) 8/19/2016
3912. In All Things That Are Lovely (Sonnet) 8/20/2016
3913. Somehow Today I Caught Your Glance 8/20/2016
3914. Girl 8/21/2016
3915. Lolly Jackson 8/22/2016
3916. Executive 8/23/2016
3917. At The Dentist 9/14/2016
3918. Hard Contact Lenses [2] 9/16/2016
3919. Invocation 9/17/2016
3920. When The Eternal Silence Does Eat Up The Sound 9/17/2016

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 ...

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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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