Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

521. Ego 1/3/2010
522. Appearance 1/3/2010
523. Who Will Ever Know? 1/3/2010
524. Evil 1/3/2010
525. Ritual 1/4/2010
526. About Our Love 1/4/2010
527. Time Sneaks Past So Quickly 1/4/2010
528. Train Ride 1/5/2010
529. Past Skeletons Of Steal And Concrete 1/5/2010
530. From This Frenzy I Have Escaped 1/5/2010
531. Let The Scoundrels Return 1/6/2010
532. The Dragon 1/6/2010
533. Till The Shooting Ended 1/6/2010
534. A Letter Arrives By Registered Mail 1/6/2010
535. With The Smell Of Turpentine 1/7/2010
536. Who Is It? 1/7/2010
537. Our Communion 1/7/2010
538. Sappho 1/8/2010
539. I Couldn’t Avoid You 12/21/2009
540. Come To Me 12/21/2009
541. That Set My Soul Aflame 12/21/2009
542. In The Gardens Of Margaret Robberts 12/21/2009
543. I Have Been Sentenced By The Blues 12/22/2009
544. No Second Helen 12/22/2009
545. I To Me And You To You 12/22/2009
546. You Lie Stretched Out Next To Me 12/23/2009
547. Flower Of My Heart 12/23/2009
548. The Future 12/30/2009
549. As Long As There Is Oppression 12/30/2009
550. Let South Africa Be Our Country Again 12/30/2009
551. King Menelaus About Proteus 1/8/2010
552. Love And Science 1/10/2010
553. If Every Thing Can Be Explained By Science 1/10/2010
554. Only You And Me 1/11/2010
555. Your Love 1/11/2010
556. Liquid More Pure 1/12/2010
557. Afternoon Rain 1/12/2010
558. When It Rains 1/12/2010
559. My Angel Has A Voice Like Velvet 1/14/2010
560. Now That You Want To Go Away 1/14/2010

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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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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