Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3961. Inspection 11/12/2016
3962. Takeoff 11/14/2016
3963. My First Parachute Jump 11/15/2016
3964. The Burning Truck 11/15/2016
3965. Downing A Mig-23 11/17/2016
3966. Gi Jane 11/17/2016
3967. Gi Jane Iii 11/18/2016
3968. Like The Leaves Do Constantly Return 11/19/2016
3969. The Sun Is Like A Golden Copper Bell 11/19/2016
3970. The Old Man 11/19/2016
3971. Hitch Hiking 11/20/2016
3972. Only A Photograph Could Hold The Moment 11/21/2016
3973. Malotto 11/23/2016
3974. In The Coffee Shop I Have A Tramezzini 11/23/2016
3975. In The Midlands Of Kwazulu-Natal 11/24/2016
3976. The Day Is Warm 11/26/2016
3977. To A Really Lovely Woman 11/26/2016
3978. Inner Man 11/26/2016
3979. The Library 11/28/2016
3980. Death [3] 11/30/2016
3981. Clouds Gathering 11/30/2016
3982. The Black Coat 12/1/2016
3983. At Times Love Has Visited Me 12/3/2016
3984. At Times Love Has Visited Me [2] 12/3/2016
3985. Late Afternoon [2] 12/3/2016
3986. Late Afternoon [3] 12/3/2016
3987. At Times Love Has Visited Me [4] 12/3/2016
3988. Late Afternoon [4} 12/3/2016
3989. The Blackout 12/3/2016
3990. Running Beyond Enemy Lines 12/4/2016
3991. Neil Diamond Sang His Greatest Hits 12/6/2016
3992. To The Crew Of A Shot Out Ratel Armoured Car Of 61 Mechanised Bn Grp 12/6/2016
3993. Perhaps I Shot A Foe Today 12/7/2016
3994. Military Visit To A Primitive Rural Village 12/8/2016
3995. She Is Like The Hot Yellow Sun 12/10/2016
3996. First Observation 12/10/2016
3997. Clifton 12/10/2016
3998. Roadblocks 12/11/2016
3999. When I See Them Running Out 12/13/2016
4000. The Iceberg 12/13/2016

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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