Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5521. Rugby Football Hero 12/2/2010
5522. The Afterbirth 12/28/2010
5523. Epitaph On An Army Of Mercenaries (In Answer To A.E. Housman) 1/10/2011
5524. Awaiting Execution (In Answer To Dikobe Wa Mogale) 3/15/2011
5525. There’s A Dragon Fly 2/21/2011
5526. The Stuffed Men 2/15/2011
5527. While Bells At Twilight Toll (Parody) 2/18/2011
5528. We Have Just Arrived 3/23/2011
5529. Start Of A Home Invasion 4/5/2011
5530. When The Mountain With All Its Peaks Are Aflame 5/6/2011
5531. Dodoitsu Love Poems 4/26/2011
5532. Early Morning When The First Rays Fall (Pantoum) 5/23/2011
5533. I Want You To Stay Because You Want To 5/30/2011
5534. Farming 6/1/2011
5535. The Secretary - Bird 6/3/2011
5536. When Things Change Lightning Quick 8/4/2011
5537. I Love You2 1/26/2010
5538. Lust Or Love? 1/22/2010
5539. No Feather From Woeperdal 1/11/2010
5540. Enemy Migs 2/24/2010
5541. The Writing Is On The Wall 4/8/2010
5542. A Brush With Death 5/7/2010
5543. Drug Dealers 6/14/2010
5544. I Love Africa 6/17/2010
5545. Cornfield 7/20/2010
5546. When I Was A Teenager 7/21/2010
5547. Like A Lightning Bolt 7/7/2010
5548. A Lane In England 8/12/2010
5549. Biker With The Big Heart 9/8/2010
5550. The Art Of Surfing 9/23/2010
5551. The Ocean, Sun And Sea 10/1/2010
5552. Time 7/12/2009
5553. My Soccer Team 7/26/2009
5554. Without A Car In Pretoria 7/26/2009
5555. Calculus 8/17/2009
5556. A Childrens Game? 9/18/2009
5557. A Ray Of Sunlight 9/28/2009
5558. Beautiful Was The Past Weekend With You 10/6/2009
5559. The Mystic Rose 10/29/2009
5560. Come To My Garden 12/23/2009

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)

Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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