Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

561. Spider Web 12/16/2009
562. Héloïse And Abelard 12/16/2009
563. Adam And Eve 12/18/2009
564. The Future 12/30/2009
565. As Long As There Is Oppression 12/30/2009
566. Let South Africa Be Our Country Again 12/30/2009
567. When A Procession Marches By 1/19/2010
568. Good News 1/19/2010
569. What God Do They Serve? 1/19/2010
570. A Scrapbook 1/20/2010
571. The Sisters Of Mercy 1/20/2010
572. Fire Trial 1/20/2010
573. People Are Afraid 1/22/2010
574. Predictions 1/22/2010
575. I Want To Go To You 1/26/2010
576. Francis And Clare 1/27/2010
577. Love Is The True Measuring 1/27/2010
578. Lord Of Power And Strength 1/27/2010
579. Crackling Words 1/28/2010
580. Show Me 1/28/2010
581. Forever Young 1/28/2010
582. Leatitia Perfecta 1/29/2010
583. When Red The Wine 1/29/2010
584. There Is No Face As Fair 1/29/2010
585. I Praise Thee, Creator God 1/31/2010
586. I Praise You, God 1/31/2010
587. The Snake Was In The Tree 1/31/2010
588. The Corporal 2/2/2010
589. Under Sights 2/2/2010
590. Are They Going To Dropp The Bomb? 2/2/2010
591. When Love Is Not Enough 2/2/2010
592. The Night Falls Black 2/2/2010
593. A Lighter Shade Of Pale 2/2/2010
594. Further He Lies Silent 2/3/2010
595. While The Summer Rain Falls Angrily 2/3/2010
596. Wild Flowers 2/4/2010
597. Stars 2/4/2010
598. Fishing Boats 2/4/2010
599. The Snake 2/5/2010
600. My Last Lament 2/6/2010

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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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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