Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 21,751 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4121. Age Is Slowly Taking Its Toll 5/12/2017
4122. To My Mother 5/12/2017
4123. Rondel For The One That I Love 5/13/2017
4124. I Have Been Looking For You 5/15/2017
4125. Chapman's Peak Drive 5/16/2017
4126. Thoughts Of Saddam Hussein 5/16/2017
4127. John-Henry 5/17/2017
4128. The Pinecone (Sonnet) 5/18/2017
4129. The Skin Of Light 5/19/2017
4130. So Many Times I Have Dwelt In A Place 6/1/2017
4131. A Song For Minette 6/1/2017
4132. Arriving Late On A Midnight Flight 6/1/2017
4133. Arrival [3] 6/1/2017
4134. Waiting On The Leader 6/1/2017
4135. Far Away 2 (Sonnet) 6/1/2017
4136. How Do You Show The Depth Of It In Words? 6/1/2017
4137. The Night That The Moon Like A Red Flower 6/1/2017
4138. Construction Workers 6/1/2017
4139. Home-Coming At Midnight 6/1/2017
4140. White Ambulances 6/1/2017
4141. Evening, Psychiatric Hospital 6/1/2017
4142. Above Me The Stars Do Stretch Light Years Away 6/4/2017
4143. These Hands 6/6/2017
4144. There Was A Lovely Maiden 6/7/2017
4145. The Golden Moon Hangs Big-Eyed In The Window 6/8/2017
4146. In Experiencing All Beautiful Things 6/9/2017
4147. From High Up On Chapman's Peak 6/11/2017
4148. You Do Talk About Camouflage, Day Patrols 6/12/2017
4149. We Understood That Living Was Precious 6/13/2017
4150. The Last Journey 6/14/2017
4151. How Alive I Did Feel 6/14/2017
4152. The Continental Barber 6/16/2017
4153. Elizabeth Barret Browning 6/21/2017
4154. Marie Sklodovska Curie 6/23/2017
4155. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy 6/25/2017
4156. Sylvia Plath 6/26/2017
4157. While Being At War 6/27/2017
4158. That God Is The Only Thing That Does Remain 6/27/2017
4159. Continually Surges Break On The Shore (Cavatina) 6/28/2017
4160. In The Garden (2) 6/28/2017

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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

I Am Looking For A Life

I am looking for a life
and have been robbed of children and wife
and it seems as if the Lord God
doesn't exist or doesn't care

and as if Satan is everywhere
following in my tracks,
shadowing me, trying to steal my destiny
as if I will never be free

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