Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

5641. Old Table Mountain 2/14/2010
5642. Home Invasion 4/6/2010
5643. When Words Are Not Enough 5/10/2010
5644. The Baboon 7/9/2010
5645. I Really Miss You 7/1/2010
5646. The Night Watchman 9/28/2010
5647. The Black Crow (In Answer To Ted Hughes) 11/19/2010
5648. At The Salt March 3/14/2011
5649. Carnations In The Garden 4/19/2011
5650. The Battle Of Cuito Cuanavale 5/3/2011
5651. Nuclear Bomb Dropping On Hiroshima 3/25/2011
5652. They Came In The Middle Of The Night (In Reply To Daniel P. Kunene) 4/18/2011
5653. Every Morning When The Day Begins 8/17/2011
5654. Edmund Clerihew Bently (Clerihew) 4/5/2012
5655. Far Too Little We Know (Enclosed Triplets) (In Answer To John Keats) 3/26/2012
5656. Cattle In The Rain 3/16/2011
5657. The Grocery Store 4/5/2011
5658. No Longer Can You Brake My Logical Reasoning 5/9/2011
5659. The Avocado Tree 1/13/2011
5660. On The Road To Emmaus 2/15/2011
5661. My Mistress’ Eyes (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 10/29/2010
5662. If My Oppression Has No End 9/19/2011
5663. An African Experience (In Reply To Agostinho Neto) 9/21/2011
5664. She Is Lovely (French / Dutch Roundel) (In Answer To Dorothy Parker) 10/4/2011
5665. Maybe Now It’s Far Too Late (In Answer To Robert Browning) 10/12/2011
5666. The Meeting Point 10/15/2010
5667. The Military Police 7/22/2010
5668. In Margate 3/18/2010
5669. The Gorilla 3/31/2010
5670. Time Passes Too Quickly 12/15/2009
5671. My Years Are Coming On 10/25/2009
5672. I Heard The Thunder Of The Guns Resound 3/17/2014
5673. The Grey Horse 6/18/2013
5674. Tabitha 11/15/2012
5675. Kenosis 8/31/2012
5676. When At A Time We Looked Big Eyed At Each Other 2/18/2015
5677. I See Some Shadows Everywhere 3/9/2015
5678. How Eagerly I Want To Share My Thoughts With You 3/11/2015
5679. Hazy The New Summer Day Hangs 2/17/2015
5680. Early On A Winter Morning In Cape Town 10/28/2014

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)

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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