Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,424 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4161. Words, Words And Only Words 4/6/2017
4162. Almost Picture Perfect 5/2/2017
4163. Legacy 5/12/2017
4164. Age Is Slowly Taking Its Toll 5/12/2017
4165. To My Mother 5/12/2017
4166. Rondel For The One That I Love 5/13/2017
4167. I Have Been Looking For You 5/15/2017
4168. Chapman's Peak Drive 5/16/2017
4169. Thoughts Of Saddam Hussein 5/16/2017
4170. John-Henry 5/17/2017
4171. The Pinecone (Sonnet) 5/18/2017
4172. The Skin Of Light 5/19/2017
4173. So Many Times I Have Dwelt In A Place 6/1/2017
4174. A Song For Minette 6/1/2017
4175. Arriving Late On A Midnight Flight 6/1/2017
4176. Arrival [3] 6/1/2017
4177. Waiting On The Leader 6/1/2017
4178. Far Away 2 (Sonnet) 6/1/2017
4179. How Do You Show The Depth Of It In Words? 6/1/2017
4180. The Night That The Moon Like A Red Flower 6/1/2017
4181. Construction Workers 6/1/2017
4182. Home-Coming At Midnight 6/1/2017
4183. White Ambulances 6/1/2017
4184. Evening, Psychiatric Hospital 6/1/2017
4185. Above Me The Stars Do Stretch Light Years Away 6/4/2017
4186. These Hands 6/6/2017
4187. There Was A Lovely Maiden 6/7/2017
4188. The Golden Moon Hangs Big-Eyed In The Window 6/8/2017
4189. In Experiencing All Beautiful Things 6/9/2017
4190. From High Up On Chapman's Peak 6/11/2017
4191. You Do Talk About Camouflage, Day Patrols 6/12/2017
4192. We Understood That Living Was Precious 6/13/2017
4193. The Last Journey 6/14/2017
4194. How Alive I Did Feel 6/14/2017
4195. The Continental Barber 6/16/2017
4196. Elizabeth Barret Browning 6/21/2017
4197. Marie Sklodovska Curie 6/23/2017
4198. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy 6/25/2017
4199. Sylvia Plath 6/26/2017
4200. While Being At War 6/27/2017

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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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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