Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,802 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

401. As Night Is Black 10/28/2009
402. Babylon 10/28/2009
403. Into South West Africa 10/29/2009
404. The Devil Wears High Heels 10/29/2009
405. The F Word And Me 10/31/2009
406. I Reach To You Lord 11/1/2009
407. I Am Told That We Are Just Animals 11/2/2009
408. One Night We Walked 11/2/2009
409. Wings Of Destiny 11/2/2009
410. The Drug Party 11/2/2009
411. Rain Drive 11/2/2009
412. Remembrance 11/2/2009
413. You Are Mine 11/3/2009
414. First Love 11/3/2009
415. Mary Magdalene 11/3/2009
416. An Oath 11/4/2009
417. Slow Dancing 11/4/2009
418. He Was Lucky 11/4/2009
419. There’s Something In The Rain 11/5/2009
420. The Crucifixion 11/5/2009
421. I Am From Pretoria 11/5/2009
422. Father I Know That My Life 11/6/2009
423. It Was My Thirteenth Year 11/8/2009
424. In The Greatest Darkness 10/19/2009
425. Skyscrapers 10/20/2009
426. The Night Sky Is Crying 10/20/2009
427. To My Moslem Friends 11/9/2009
428. When I Was A Child[2] 11/9/2009
429. It’s Dark In Here 11/11/2009
430. Can I Like A Child 11/12/2009
431. Encounter With A Rinkhals 11/12/2009
432. Morning Glories 11/12/2009
433. Hope For A New Tomorrow 11/11/2009
434. My Humanity 11/13/2009
435. Beauty 11/16/2009
436. A Cat’s Dream 11/16/2009
437. How Can Anybody Ever Know? 11/17/2009
438. How Fast Does Time Fly By 11/17/2009
439. Sweet Death 11/17/2009
440. Lily 11/18/2009

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)

No Red Rose

But once bloomed that crimson rose
which could stand with her head held high,
against life's darkest sky.

Just once did that delicate petals spread
and soft lovely fragrance scent,
before she dropped her head.

Just once the blush on your cheek,

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