Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,377 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3881. Vain Are The Words And Deeds That Are Mine (Rubiyat Sonnet) 4/19/2016
3882. Vain Are The Words And Deeds That Are Mine (Rubiyat Sonnet) 2 4/19/2016
3883. I Walk In The Veldt Near To Majuba Hillock 4/20/2016
3884. Afterwards (2) 4/20/2016
3885. I Walk In The Veldt Near To Majuba Hillock (2) 4/20/2016
3886. I Walk In The Veldt Near To Majuba Hillock (3) 4/20/2016
3887. Vain Are The Words And Deeds That Are Mine (Rubiyat Sonnet) (3) 4/20/2016
3888. Vain Are The Words And Deeds That Are Mine (Rubiyat Sonnet) (4) 4/20/2016
3889. Cecil John Rhodes (Italian Sonnet) (In Answer To Rudyard Kipling) 4/22/2016
3890. Return 4/24/2016
3891. On Pretoria (Italian Sonnet) 4/25/2016
3892. John Phillip 4/26/2016
3893. When The Two Of Us Met 4/27/2016
3894. I See Him Doing Carpentry 4/28/2016
3895. When I Do Consider How My Time Is Spent (Sonnet) 4/28/2016
3896. Hoba West Meteor 5/3/2016
3897. Please Do Forgive [2] 5/4/2016
3898. Please Do Forgive 5/4/2016
3899. With Hunger In Your Eyes 5/5/2016
3900. Alone We Come Into The World (For My Mom On Mother's Day) 5/5/2016
3901. Alone We Come Into The World 5/5/2016
3902. There Is No Other Saviour 5/9/2016
3903. Once I Wrote A Kind Of Happy Song (Orléans Rondel Prime) 5/10/2016
3904. Dare You Character? 5/11/2016
3905. Without Matter 5/13/2016
3906. The Silent Countdown 5/15/2016
3907. I Am Afraid 5/17/2016
3908. You Never Came 5/18/2016
3909. I Wonder Where Is An Untouched Place That Firmly Does Stand 5/19/2016
3910. When Death's Fingers Do Me Touch [2] 5/20/2016
3911. There's No Other Country 5/23/2016
3912. Africa 5/24/2016
3913. Africa [2] 5/24/2016
3914. He Lies Stretched Out In The Sun 5/25/2016
3915. He Lies Stretched Out In The Sun {2} 5/25/2016
3916. The Sardine Run 5/26/2016
3917. I Have Missed My Country 5/27/2016
3918. Two Sides To Everything (Cavatina) 5/30/2016
3919. Still Life 6/1/2016
3920. Dear Lord God 7/4/2016

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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