Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,487 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3961. Here On This Planet 10/8/2016
3962. I Wish That With Tokens Of Love My Words Could Glow 10/8/2016
3963. Office Workers 10/8/2016
3964. In The Car Park At The Mayville Mall 10/10/2016
3965. At The Beginning Of Spring [1] 10/10/2016
3966. Ominous The Branches Knock 10/12/2016
3967. Her First Cellular Phone 10/12/2016
3968. At Half Past Five After Work (Sonnet) 10/13/2016
3969. I Want To Give You A Place 10/15/2016
3970. There Is Something In The Sparkle Of Your Blonde Head (Sonnet) 10/15/2016
3971. Arriving At A Military Camp 10/16/2016
3972. While On Military Patrol And Crossing A River 10/17/2016
3973. A Military Goodbye 10/17/2016
3974. Inspection At A Unit Near To The Bluff 10/18/2016
3975. On A Military Lookout Tower 10/18/2016
3976. The Great Chess Game 10/19/2016
3977. I Was Only Eighteen 10/19/2016
3978. Nightmares 10/20/2016
3979. I Take Your Fingers In Both Of My Hands 10/22/2016
3980. Homecoming [2] 10/22/2016
3981. Coming Home [3] 10/22/2016
3982. School Then And Now In The New South Africa 10/24/2016
3983. False Security 10/25/2016
3984. Peter 10/26/2016
3985. I Am (Parody) 10/28/2016
3986. Armed Iraqi Woman 10/28/2016
3987. I Make Your Lovely Open Smile Mine 11/1/2016
3988. I See The Smile 11/1/2016
3989. Somewhere In A Ladies Bar 11/2/2016
3990. After Three Glases Of Wine With Your Steak 11/2/2016
3991. In A Restaurant 11/3/2016
3992. Paradise Hotel 11/4/2016
3993. A Woman 11/5/2016
3994. With The Intimacy Of The Early Dusk 11/5/2016
3995. At The Maharani Hotel 11/6/2016
3996. Friday Night At The Marders Hotel 11/7/2016
3997. In A Bar In Brakpan 11/8/2016
3998. At The Bedroom Window Of The Small Hotel 11/8/2016
3999. Ladies Bar In The Voortrekker Hotel 11/9/2016
4000. The Southeast Wind Howls 11/11/2016

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)

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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