Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,038 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4401. Drifting On The Sea Of Destiny (Villanelle) 9/28/2017
4402. Revolution 9/28/2017
4403. Fried Lamb-Chops 9/28/2017
4404. 20 March 2003 9/28/2017
4405. Language 9/28/2017
4406. When Words Like Breath 9/28/2017
4407. There Had Been More But Now 9/28/2017
4408. I Did Wonder About Women And About Girls 9/28/2017
4409. On The Hunt 9/28/2017
4410. It's The Shade 9/28/2017
4411. Just Yesterday I Was Wealthy But Now I Am Poor 10/4/2017
4412. Give Me The Power 10/4/2017
4413. On A Night [2] 10/4/2017
4414. Early Morning: Pretoria 10/4/2017
4415. At Night 10/4/2017
4416. Somewhere In The Subconscious 10/4/2017
4417. To My Mother On Her Birthday [2] 10/4/2017
4418. The Vampire Bat, Dragon And Snake 10/4/2017
4419. On Eve 10/4/2017
4420. Yet Between The Two Of Us 10/4/2017
4421. The Daily Greeting 10/4/2017
4422. Messenger Of The Coming Rain 10/4/2017
4423. Maybe A Thousand Times 10/4/2017
4424. Morgan Le Fay From Avalon (Part I) 10/4/2017
4425. The Dam 10/4/2017
4426. I Do Know 10/4/2017
4427. Chant For Hours Of The Night 10/4/2017
4428. Pucelle Of Orleans (Known As Saint Joan Of Arc) 10/4/2017
4429. Now That We Are Apart (Sonnet) 10/4/2017
4430. Morgan Le Fay From Avalon (Part Ii) 10/5/2017
4431. The Moth 10/5/2017
4432. When Winter Comes 10/5/2017
4433. When December Month Does Come (Eclogue) 10/7/2017
4434. Jerusalem 10/7/2017
4435. A Cloud Burst In The Afternoon 10/7/2017
4436. Girls 10/7/2017
4437. Witchery [2] (Sonnet) 10/7/2017
4438. A Woman At The Edge Of Death 10/11/2017
4439. To A South African Pilot Of A Buccaneer Bomber 10/11/2017
4440. In His Heart 10/11/2017

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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