Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

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

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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Life

Do not look
for fairness in this life,
for you will not find it
as the reason to be living
and will seek it forever.

Do not live life
just as a passer by,
or you will not mind it

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