Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,549 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5161. Long, Long Ago There Were Two People [2] 8/19/2010
5162. The Beast [2] 8/18/2010
5163. On Guard Duty 8/17/2010
5164. Proud Songsters (Terzanelle) 8/5/2010
5165. Two Weddings And No Funeral 8/2/2010
5166. I Will Die And Go To My Father 7/5/2010
5167. Anthem To The 47th Cuban / Faplan Brigade 7/5/2010
5168. When We Meet Again 6/22/2010
5169. I Am Proud To Be White 6/21/2010
5170. Simon Peter 5/24/2010
5171. Battle At The Lomba River 6/10/2010
5172. A Full Red Moon Hangs In The Night Sky 6/7/2010
5173. Early This Morning 6/2/2010
5174. Church Street Bomb Blast 5/20/2010
5175. Burning In 5/21/2010
5176. I Sit In The Shade Under The Chestnut-Tree 5/14/2010
5177. The Only Picture That I See 5/12/2010
5178. Weekend Away 5/6/2010
5179. Lamia 4/18/2010
5180. Time Knows Nothing Except 4/1/2010
5181. The Hoopoe 3/9/2010
5182. Now That Time Flies Past 3/9/2010
5183. I Love You More 3/3/2010
5184. A Parrot Called Chicken 2/27/2010
5185. I Have A Friend That Rides A Vespa 2/15/2010
5186. I Mark The Pace Praying 12/18/2009
5187. The Naughty Baby Dog 2/3/2010
5188. When The Flaming Wagon Comes 1/22/2010
5189. When Time Takes Its Toll 11/24/2009
5190. Amakeia Then And Now 11/25/2009
5191. In Front Of A Firing Squad 11/16/2009
5192. The Dread God 11/11/2009
5193. Steel Citizen 11/9/2009
5194. Prayer For Military Pilots 11/10/2009
5195. Life Chess 10/20/2009
5196. At A Certain Bar 11/8/2009
5197. The Solitary Reaper 10/19/2009
5198. Stranger To Europe 9/23/2009
5199. Orange Blossoms On A Tree 9/26/2009
5200. You Cook Vegetable Soup 9/17/2009

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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