Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,316 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4201. My Own Goddess 7/16/2017
4202. Questions Around Nine Eleven 7/16/2017
4203. I Am Asleep Having A Childhood Kind Of Dream 7/17/2017
4204. Prickly Pear Hedge 7/17/2017
4205. When Love And Faithfulness Do Come Unwavering 7/17/2017
4206. To Become Old 7/17/2017
4207. Outside The Waves Crashed Breaking On The Beach 7/17/2017
4208. Man [2] 7/17/2017
4209. In My Thoughts I Have Got To Stand Still 7/17/2017
4210. When Kasparov Made His Chess Moves 7/19/2017
4211. When Love Is Unfulfilled 7/19/2017
4212. I Wonder About Humanity 7/19/2017
4213. The Farmer (2) 7/19/2017
4214. One Night I See Him 7/19/2017
4215. World-View Caught In The Subconscious 7/20/2017
4216. In The Small Hours 7/20/2017
4217. Landmine [2] 7/20/2017
4218. She Is The Shining, Beautiful One (Italian Sonnet) 7/20/2017
4219. The Things That Befall You 7/21/2017
4220. The Cold Night Felt If It Would Last For Ages 7/21/2017
4221. At The Red Traffic Light 7/21/2017
4222. Just Yesterday 7/21/2017
4223. The Spark That Is Life 7/23/2017
4224. Suddenly The Darkness Of Night Was Spawn (Novelinee) 7/23/2017
4225. Mowing (Cavatina) 7/23/2017
4226. Clouds 7/24/2017
4227. The Cold 7/24/2017
4228. Like Ominous Foreign Flying Objects 7/24/2017
4229. Two Blind People 7/24/2017
4230. Boyhood (Novelinee) 8/1/2017
4231. Everyone Of Us Do Know 8/1/2017
4232. There Is Something Great To The Early Morning 8/1/2017
4233. Passing Time 8/1/2017
4234. Little Brother 8/1/2017
4235. I Wonder Why I Am 8/1/2017
4236. The Gossamer Strings 8/1/2017
4237. Blue-White Thunder From The Sky 8/1/2017
4238. My Master-Teacher 8/1/2017
4239. While The Gale Swept In 8/1/2017
4240. Walls [2] 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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