Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

481. Death Bed 12/10/2009
482. Deadline 12/10/2009
483. Have Every Love From The Start 12/14/2009
484. The Women With The Coin 12/14/2009
485. No Second Troy 12/14/2009
486. Sonnets Of The Boy Who Drew Cats 12/14/2009
487. Goblin In The Marsh 12/14/2009
488. Words Of This Mere Man 12/4/2009
489. Mowing 12/7/2009
490. On A Hillock Outside The City 12/15/2009
491. Growing Old 12/15/2009
492. My Autumn 12/15/2009
493. I Couldn’t Avoid You 12/21/2009
494. Come To Me 12/21/2009
495. That Set My Soul Aflame 12/21/2009
496. In The Gardens Of Margaret Robberts 12/21/2009
497. I Have Been Sentenced By The Blues 12/22/2009
498. No Second Helen 12/22/2009
499. I To Me And You To You 12/22/2009
500. You Lie Stretched Out Next To Me 12/23/2009
501. Flower Of My Heart 12/23/2009
502. At The Blue Pool 12/23/2009
503. All The Beings In The Universe Are Astounded 12/24/2009
504. The Gift 12/24/2009
505. Beneath The Southern Cross 12/24/2009
506. There’s A Ancient Story 12/24/2009
507. One Dark Night 12/24/2009
508. They Couldn’t Understand 12/24/2009
509. On A Higher Place 12/24/2009
510. Destruction 12/24/2009
511. Sonnets Of The Stone Ruins 12/26/2009
512. Christmas Night Legend 12/26/2009
513. Graveyard 12/27/2009
514. In A Coffin 12/27/2009
515. Racing To Another World 12/27/2009
516. Fire Or Ice 12/28/2009
517. Parabats 12/28/2009
518. I Saw Soldiers 12/28/2009
519. I Am Happy To Be Alive 12/29/2009
520. You Are Now Sleeping On Your Side 12/29/2009

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 ...

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Rebirth (1)

With the end of every relationship
that with a woman I have had
(but the one that I did loose)
it feels as if I do die
as if nobody really knows
the real me,
or did discover my real true self
but later when I am far away
time and again they

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