Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,699 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

521. Fire Or Ice 12/28/2009
522. Parabats 12/28/2009
523. I Saw Soldiers 12/28/2009
524. I Am Happy To Be Alive 12/29/2009
525. You Are Now Sleeping On Your Side 12/29/2009
526. Et Praeterea Nihil 12/29/2009
527. May It Be Given... 12/31/2009
528. Kiffa Australis 12/31/2009
529. I Will Die And Go To My Mother 1/1/2010
530. The Parachute 1/2/2010
531. In And Outside Worlds 1/2/2010
532. When I Look At The World Around Me 1/2/2010
533. Ego 1/3/2010
534. Appearance 1/3/2010
535. Who Will Ever Know? 1/3/2010
536. Evil 1/3/2010
537. Ritual 1/4/2010
538. About Our Love 1/4/2010
539. Time Sneaks Past So Quickly 1/4/2010
540. Train Ride 1/5/2010
541. Past Skeletons Of Steal And Concrete 1/5/2010
542. From This Frenzy I Have Escaped 1/5/2010
543. Let The Scoundrels Return 1/6/2010
544. The Dragon 1/6/2010
545. Till The Shooting Ended 1/6/2010
546. A Letter Arrives By Registered Mail 1/6/2010
547. With The Smell Of Turpentine 1/7/2010
548. Who Is It? 1/7/2010
549. Our Communion 1/7/2010
550. Sappho 1/8/2010
551. Only You And Me 1/11/2010
552. Your Love 1/11/2010
553. Liquid More Pure 1/12/2010
554. Afternoon Rain 1/12/2010
555. When It Rains 1/12/2010
556. My Angel Has A Voice Like Velvet 1/14/2010
557. Now That You Want To Go Away 1/14/2010
558. I Saw You Walking Around 1/14/2010
559. The Gold Of Your Eyes 1/14/2010
560. My Life Passes So Quickly 1/15/2010

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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Life

Do not look
for fairness in this life,
for you will not find it
as the reason to be living
and will seek it forever.

Do not live life
just as a passer by,
or you will not mind it

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