Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,761 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

681. I Was Dumbfounded 3/15/2010
682. Pacing Off The Steps 3/15/2010
683. Going To Tuscany 3/15/2010
684. I Had A Crunch 3/16/2010
685. The Insect Thing 3/16/2010
686. Past Forever I Can Lie Next To You 3/16/2010
687. A Season Out Of Time 3/18/2010
688. April Chose Me 3/18/2010
689. It Was Needless 3/18/2010
690. I Received A Email From You 3/18/2010
691. When In The Dark You Stopped At The Back Door 3/18/2010
692. What Is Left [2] 3/19/2010
693. Whirlwind 3/19/2010
694. La Belle Dame Sans Merci 3/23/2010
695. Madonna (New Version) 3/23/2010
696. 5th Avenue Remembered 3/23/2010
697. Sigh 3/23/2010
698. He Never Saw Thirty Three 3/23/2010
699. Man Tried To Outreach The Lord Of Evil Himself 3/23/2010
700. I Will Write Some Real Poetry 3/23/2010
701. Away Into The Wide World 3/23/2010
702. When Darkness Abounds With Me 3/24/2010
703. Absence 3/24/2010
704. I Thought It Was Spring 3/24/2010
705. All The Great Young Men 3/25/2010
706. Ac Her Forþ Beraò; Fugelas Singaò, Gylleò Grœghama 3/25/2010
707. Yesterday Is Stuck In My Thoughts 3/26/2010
708. And I Can Hear From You 3/26/2010
709. I Died 3/26/2010
710. Unfortunately Times Change 3/31/2010
711. Still Collective Man Feels Compelled 3/31/2010
712. Until The End Of It 4/1/2010
713. No Turning Point 4/1/2010
714. Goodbye Now To The Bush 4/2/2010
715. Long Have I Dreamed As A Warrior 4/2/2010
716. Let Me Tell About Wouter 4/2/2010
717. The Hireling 4/2/2010
718. Birthday Night 4/3/2010
719. If Words Could Kill 4/5/2010
720. But How Long Will This Peace Last 4/6/2010

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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

I Want To Thank God

(for Annelize)

I want to thank God for you,
do want to live days that we will remember forever,
pray that the years that lie ahead and do come
will unfold with only the loveliest things.

© Gert Strydom

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