Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,802 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1. Life 6/2/2009
2. Just Like You Want To 6/2/2009
3. Through The Eyes Of A Child 6/2/2009
4. Flower In A Garden 6/2/2009
5. Yom Hashoa 6/2/2009
6. On The Other Side Of The Blue Curtain 6/2/2009
7. Girls That We Do Not Discuss 6/2/2009
8. Rogue Male 6/2/2009
9. What Lurks Beneath Civility 6/2/2009
10. No Red Rose 6/2/2009
11. Warasa 6/2/2009
12. Parachute Drop 6/2/2009
13. I Saw A Twenty First Century Man 6/2/2009
14. Love Is 6/2/2009
15. It Was Fun 6/2/2009
16. Coke 6/2/2009
17. When I Die 6/2/2009
18. I Knew A Man 6/2/2009
19. Like A Little Boy 6/2/2009
20. To Much For Me 6/2/2009
21. His Right 6/2/2009
22. The Man And The Beast 6/2/2009
23. My Heart Is 6/2/2009
24. The Power Of Destiny 6/2/2009
25. Lions 6/2/2009
26. It Was The Last Day Of May 6/2/2009
27. With A Bottle In His Hand 6/2/2009
28. Each And Every Weekday 6/2/2009
29. At A Koi Pond In A Nursery 6/2/2009
30. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
31. It Was In A Light Blue Sky 6/2/2009
32. By The Meaning Of It 6/2/2009
33. The Cold Season 6/2/2009
34. Song Of The Woods 6/2/2009
35. Winter 6/2/2009
36. The Starry Three Sisters 6/3/2009
37. One Day At A Waterfall 6/3/2009
38. With A Dead Soul 6/4/2009
39. I Will Go To My Father 6/4/2009
40. In The Night With You 6/4/2009

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)

No Red Rose

But once bloomed that crimson rose
which could stand with her head held high,
against life's darkest sky.

Just once did that delicate petals spread
and soft lovely fragrance scent,
before she dropped her head.

Just once the blush on your cheek,

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