Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

4161. We Do Live In A World 7/14/2017
4162. Rites Of Love 7/14/2017
4163. On The Battlefield 7/16/2017
4164. The Softly Brown Earth Lies Under Me 7/16/2017
4165. My Own Goddess 7/16/2017
4166. Questions Around Nine Eleven 7/16/2017
4167. I Am Asleep Having A Childhood Kind Of Dream 7/17/2017
4168. Prickly Pear Hedge 7/17/2017
4169. When Love And Faithfulness Do Come Unwavering 7/17/2017
4170. To Become Old 7/17/2017
4171. Outside The Waves Crashed Breaking On The Beach 7/17/2017
4172. Man [2] 7/17/2017
4173. In My Thoughts I Have Got To Stand Still 7/17/2017
4174. When Kasparov Made His Chess Moves 7/19/2017
4175. When Love Is Unfulfilled 7/19/2017
4176. I Wonder About Humanity 7/19/2017
4177. The Farmer (2) 7/19/2017
4178. One Night I See Him 7/19/2017
4179. World-View Caught In The Subconscious 7/20/2017
4180. In The Small Hours 7/20/2017
4181. Landmine [2] 7/20/2017
4182. She Is The Shining, Beautiful One (Italian Sonnet) 7/20/2017
4183. The Things That Befall You 7/21/2017
4184. The Cold Night Felt If It Would Last For Ages 7/21/2017
4185. At The Red Traffic Light 7/21/2017
4186. Just Yesterday 7/21/2017
4187. The Spark That Is Life 7/23/2017
4188. Suddenly The Darkness Of Night Was Spawn (Novelinee) 7/23/2017
4189. Mowing (Cavatina) 7/23/2017
4190. Clouds 7/24/2017
4191. The Cold 7/24/2017
4192. Like Ominous Foreign Flying Objects 7/24/2017
4193. Two Blind People 7/24/2017
4194. Boyhood (Novelinee) 8/1/2017
4195. Everyone Of Us Do Know 8/1/2017
4196. There Is Something Great To The Early Morning 8/1/2017
4197. Passing Time 8/1/2017
4198. Little Brother 8/1/2017
4199. I Wonder Why I Am 8/1/2017
4200. The Gossamer Strings 8/1/2017

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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