Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

5081. Far Over The City 10/25/2011
5082. Cape Town Days 10/31/2011
5083. Do You Believe In: Jesus Christ Or The Cosmic Christ? 10/24/2011
5084. There’s A Kind Of Loveliness (In Answer To Percy Bysshe Shelley) 10/17/2011
5085. I Have Seen Continents Written On Faces 10/17/2011
5086. I Dreamt Of Walking In A Lovely Garden 10/19/2011
5087. Lovely To His Eyes (Hybridanelle) 10/14/2011
5088. Lovely Girls Lying Stretched Out Everywhere 10/3/2011
5089. The First Time 9/28/2011
5090. South Africa, My Country 9/26/2011
5091. Daybreak Is A Glowing Bright Ball 8/3/2011
5092. Only God I Do See 9/19/2011
5093. The Darkness Comes Quick 9/14/2011
5094. With Eyes Far Greener Than The Sea 9/2/2011
5095. More Than Memories, Feelings And Knowledge 8/2/2011
5096. John The Baptist At The River Jordan 7/22/2011
5097. On A Day That Felt Like Any Other 7/11/2011
5098. On The Bed She Lies Stretched Out Almost Naked, 7/29/2011
5099. Her Body Language Is Possessive 7/29/2011
5100. Mother And Child 6/27/2011
5101. Memories Of Eighty-Five 6/10/2011
5102. Mother Is Upset 6/9/2011
5103. With Your Soft Lips 6/7/2011
5104. When The Summer Sun Covers Us 6/2/2011
5105. Nothing Will Be As Wonderful 5/30/2011
5106. When The Mountain With All Its Peaks Are Ablaze (Pantoum) 5/24/2011
5107. I Had Been Lost Deep Into The Big City (Free Verse Pantoum) 5/23/2011
5108. Nature Tankas 4/26/2011
5109. The Poor Bugger Doesn’t Even Know What He Is Into 5/11/2011
5110. Easter Song: 2011 4/20/2011
5111. At The Hunting Lodge 4/7/2011
5112. For Lina Spies 4/6/2011
5113. Nuclear Bomb On Hiroshima 3/25/2011
5114. Puff-Adder 3/16/2011
5115. Hard Contact Lenses 4/15/2011
5116. The Dentist Thing 4/15/2011
5117. The End Of This Planet 3/30/2011
5118. The Monster 3/1/2011
5119. War And Peace (In Answer To Virgil And C. Day Lewis) 2/10/2011
5120. Night Was Coming 2/9/2011

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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