Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

361. Without Forcing Us 10/12/2009
362. At Toni’s 10/12/2009
363. Like The Stem Of A Rose 10/13/2009
364. Writers Block 10/13/2009
365. Sparkling Wine And Blood 10/13/2009
366. Broken-Wing Angel 10/14/2009
367. Consolation 10/14/2009
368. From The First Moment 10/14/2009
369. Lotus Land 10/14/2009
370. I Dreamt That I Woke Up In France Today 10/16/2009
371. Even If 10/6/2009
372. Help Me Find The True And Only Way 10/6/2009
373. Past The Almighty Commander 10/7/2009
374. That You And I Were Here 10/7/2009
375. Dear Mary 10/7/2009
376. When That Last Evening Star 10/7/2009
377. Man Still Is Just Man 10/8/2009
378. All That Search Do Not Wish To Find 10/8/2009
379. I Can Not Wait For Two O’clock To Come 10/16/2009
380. How Much I Love You 10/16/2009
381. A Thunderstorm Claps Outside 10/16/2009
382. Before The Altar Of Life 10/16/2009
383. The Joy Of The Road 10/16/2009
384. In The Beginning 10/18/2009
385. The Past Two Years 10/18/2009
386. Beyond Enemy Lines 10/18/2009
387. I Have Tried To Pen Love Down 10/19/2009
388. A Triad 10/21/2009
389. Dreams 10/21/2009
390. Father 10/21/2009
391. Who Really Rules The World 10/22/2009
392. The State Within The State 10/22/2009
393. I Aim My Bow Against The Sky 10/23/2009
394. Mother Mary 10/24/2009
395. You Are Like No Other Women 10/25/2009
396. I Only Want To Be Free 10/25/2009
397. Basic Training Out Of The Eyes Of A Trooper 10/25/2009
398. October 1962 10/26/2009
399. August 1968 10/26/2009
400. September 2001 10/26/2009

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)

Under A African Sky

The sun burns furious
and the harsh reality,
of a live in the semi desert
of the Kalahari
is set in my mind.

There are some bushes
growing in this arid land,
with red sand

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