Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 30,073 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5441. I Am Proud To Be White 6/21/2010
5442. Simon Peter 5/24/2010
5443. Battle At The Lomba River 6/10/2010
5444. A Full Red Moon Hangs In The Night Sky 6/7/2010
5445. I Sit In The Shade Under The Chestnut-Tree 5/14/2010
5446. Early This Morning 6/2/2010
5447. Church Street Bomb Blast 5/20/2010
5448. Burning In 5/21/2010
5449. The Only Picture That I See 5/12/2010
5450. Weekend Away 5/6/2010
5451. A Parrot Called Chicken 2/27/2010
5452. Lamia 4/18/2010
5453. Time Knows Nothing Except 4/1/2010
5454. I Love You More 3/3/2010
5455. The Hoopoe 3/9/2010
5456. Now That Time Flies Past 3/9/2010
5457. I Have A Friend That Rides A Vespa 2/15/2010
5458. The Naughty Baby Dog 2/3/2010
5459. When The Flaming Wagon Comes 1/22/2010
5460. I Mark The Pace Praying 12/18/2009
5461. Op ‘n Koppie Buite Die Stad 12/15/2009
5462. In Front Of A Firing Squad 11/16/2009
5463. The Dread God 11/11/2009
5464. When Time Takes Its Toll 11/24/2009
5465. Amakeia Then And Now 11/25/2009
5466. Steel Citizen 11/9/2009
5467. Prayer For Military Pilots 11/10/2009
5468. At A Certain Bar 11/8/2009
5469. Life Chess 10/20/2009
5470. The Solitary Reaper 10/19/2009
5471. Stranger To Europe 9/23/2009
5472. Orange Blossoms On A Tree 9/26/2009
5473. My Blue Bike Thunders Below Me 9/1/2009
5474. Tea For Two 8/30/2009
5475. You Cook Vegetable Soup 9/17/2009
5476. There’s A Black And White Green-Eyed Cat 9/7/2009
5477. Two Guys On The Bus 8/20/2009
5478. The Best Of Men Was He 8/28/2009
5479. A Woman Talks About Her Son 8/28/2009
5480. I Love You 7/20/2009

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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Under A African Sky

The sun burns furious
and the harsh reality,
of a live in the semi desert
of the Kalahari
is set in my mind.

There are some bushes
growing in this arid land,
with red sand

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