Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,761 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5201. In Front Of A Firing Squad 11/16/2009
5202. The Dread God 11/11/2009
5203. Steel Citizen 11/9/2009
5204. Prayer For Military Pilots 11/10/2009
5205. Life Chess 10/20/2009
5206. At A Certain Bar 11/8/2009
5207. The Solitary Reaper 10/19/2009
5208. Stranger To Europe 9/23/2009
5209. Orange Blossoms On A Tree 9/26/2009
5210. You Cook Vegetable Soup 9/17/2009
5211. There’s A Black And White Green-Eyed Cat 9/7/2009
5212. My Blue Bike Thunders Below Me 9/1/2009
5213. Tea For Two 8/30/2009
5214. The Best Of Men Was He 8/28/2009
5215. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
5216. Two Guys On The Bus 8/20/2009
5217. I Love You 7/20/2009
5218. Wild Garden 8/10/2009
5219. I Saw Something Of It 7/21/2009
5220. A Forget Me Not 7/22/2009
5221. The Sweet Kiss 7/19/2009
5222. At The Zoo 7/17/2009
5223. I Dream Of A Little House 7/11/2009
5224. I Saw Him Smoke A Cigar 6/23/2009
5225. At My Second Job 7/11/2009
5226. I Want To Go Home 6/22/2009
5227. Sick-Bed 6/22/2009
5228. On A Winter Morning 6/10/2009
5229. The Storm That Hangs Threatening 6/14/2009
5230. Love Has Its Own Language 6/3/2009
5231. Some Women 6/2/2009
5232. From A Confined Perspective 4/6/2011
5233. Nature Was Drawing Me Along (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 11/22/2012
5234. Faust 9/20/2017
5235. Maybe There Is A Deep Secret 7/24/2014
5236. There Are Times That I Pray (Italian Sonnet) 6/26/2014
5237. Going To Church (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 8/12/2014
5238. The White Breasted Crow 10/9/2014
5239. Every Spring After The Rain (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
5240. Jesus 2/22/2015

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)

I Want To Thank God

(for Annelize)

I want to thank God for you,
do want to live days that we will remember forever,
pray that the years that lie ahead and do come
will unfold with only the loveliest things.

© Gert Strydom

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