Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

601. My Whole Life 2/7/2010
602. In Your Eyes 2/7/2010
603. Your Are The One 2/7/2010
604. Let Others Drink 2/8/2010
605. There Was A Guy 2/8/2010
606. What Is Love? 2/8/2010
607. The Enemy Is Gone 2/9/2010
608. Under A Bridge At Midnight 2/9/2010
609. Make Me Like A Child 2/9/2010
610. Nero 2/10/2010
611. If I 2/10/2010
612. In The Early Morning 2/10/2010
613. Today I Saw A Man 2/11/2010
614. There Are People 2/11/2010
615. Symposium 2/11/2010
616. To Love You 2/13/2010
617. How Deep Love Really Is 2/13/2010
618. When Mere Words 2/13/2010
619. King Menelaus About Proteus 1/8/2010
620. Love And Science 1/10/2010
621. If Every Thing Can Be Explained By Science 1/10/2010
622. Visit To The Botanical Gardens 1/22/2010
623. What Happened To The Lovely Woman 1/22/2010
624. Louw Wepener 1/25/2010
625. Visit To A Swimming Pool 1/22/2010
626. Where To Now? 1/25/2010
627. Think Of Me 1/26/2010
628. Like Job 2/15/2010
629. Latter Day South Africa 2/15/2010
630. A Decree Is Made 2/16/2010
631. Lucifer In Disguise? 2/16/2010
632. Work 2/14/2010
633. The Dog Of God 2/14/2010
634. Hunting Party 2/17/2010
635. Side Drawings Of A Monk 2/17/2010
636. The Car Of Johnny Staying At Home 2/18/2010
637. Past A House 2/18/2010
638. Russian Travel Program 2/18/2010
639. No Place For A Courting-Candle 2/22/2010
640. When We Were Small Children 2/22/2010

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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Woman (Iv)

(in answer to D. J. Opperman)

With her decision and action she brought calamity
to her husband and every human being,

she did send humanity to the apocalypse
but she did repent in her days from that hour

and yet she carries to eternity

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