Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 30,073 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4041. Westdene Disaster 1/3/2017
4042. Bicyclers 1/4/2017
4043. To Be Free 1/5/2017
4044. Words That Are Like Water 1/7/2017
4045. The Hobo 1/8/2017
4046. The Tower Of Babel 1/10/2017
4047. Coming To A Standstill 1/10/2017
4048. Life, However You Do Come 1/11/2017
4049. How Many Things Go Through My Mind 1/12/2017
4050. My Mind Is Lost In Thoughts About You (Sonnet) 1/14/2017
4051. You Are My Constantly In My Thoughts 1/14/2017
4052. Late Afternoon When The Sun Hangs At Five O'clock 1/16/2017
4053. At Lambert's Bay 1/17/2017
4054. With The Distance That Comes Between Us 1/18/2017
4055. New Life 1/19/2017
4056. In The Forgetfulness Of Darkness 1/20/2017
4057. In The Shadow Of That Which Was Love 1/21/2017
4058. I Wonder Where I Am With You? 1/21/2017
4059. Paper 1/23/2017
4060. The Tear 1/24/2017
4061. When I Was Ten 1/24/2017
4062. The Early Night Is Pitch Black 1/26/2017
4063. Words [2] 1/27/2017
4064. We Speak About Troubling Things 1/28/2017
4065. When That Moment Comes [2] 1/30/2017
4066. Where You Do Look At The World 1/31/2017
4067. On The Screen 1/31/2017
4068. There's A Colour To The Ocean 2/2/2017
4069. Late Afternoon As You Walk 2/3/2017
4070. Too Unbiased I Am 2/6/2017
4071. The Factory Girl 2/6/2017
4072. I Have Never Been Over The Atlantic Ocean 2/8/2017
4073. Under The Hillock At The Voortrekker Monument 2/9/2017
4074. Transient 2/10/2017
4075. It Was Pretty Amazing Grace 2/11/2017
4076. Flooding After The Last Summer Rains 2/13/2017
4077. When First We Faced 2/19/2017
4078. Mountain Pass 2/20/2017
4079. My Words 2/20/2017
4080. Downstream 2/22/2017

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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Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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