Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,038 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4001. There Is A Kind Of Obscurity 11/12/2016
4002. Inspection 11/12/2016
4003. Takeoff 11/14/2016
4004. My First Parachute Jump 11/15/2016
4005. The Burning Truck 11/15/2016
4006. Downing A Mig-23 11/17/2016
4007. Gi Jane 11/17/2016
4008. Gi Jane Iii 11/18/2016
4009. Like The Leaves Do Constantly Return 11/19/2016
4010. The Sun Is Like A Golden Copper Bell 11/19/2016
4011. The Old Man 11/19/2016
4012. Hitch Hiking 11/20/2016
4013. Only A Photograph Could Hold The Moment 11/21/2016
4014. Malotto 11/23/2016
4015. In The Coffee Shop I Have A Tramezzini 11/23/2016
4016. In The Midlands Of Kwazulu-Natal 11/24/2016
4017. The Day Is Warm 11/26/2016
4018. To A Really Lovely Woman 11/26/2016
4019. Inner Man 11/26/2016
4020. The Library 11/28/2016
4021. Death [3] 11/30/2016
4022. Clouds Gathering 11/30/2016
4023. The Black Coat 12/1/2016
4024. At Times Love Has Visited Me [2] 12/3/2016
4025. Late Afternoon [2] 12/3/2016
4026. Late Afternoon [3] 12/3/2016
4027. At Times Love Has Visited Me [4] 12/3/2016
4028. Late Afternoon [4} 12/3/2016
4029. The Blackout 12/3/2016
4030. Running Beyond Enemy Lines 12/4/2016
4031. Neil Diamond Sang His Greatest Hits 12/6/2016
4032. To The Crew Of A Shot Out Ratel Armoured Car Of 61 Mechanised Bn Grp 12/6/2016
4033. Perhaps I Shot A Foe Today 12/7/2016
4034. Military Visit To A Primitive Rural Village 12/8/2016
4035. She Is Like The Hot Yellow Sun 12/10/2016
4036. First Observation 12/10/2016
4037. Clifton 12/10/2016
4038. Roadblocks 12/11/2016
4039. When I See Them Running Out 12/13/2016
4040. 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 ...

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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