Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

721. When The Killing Criminals Come 4/6/2010
722. I Look At Clouds 3/31/2010
723. Princess That’s Far Away 3/31/2010
724. Just One More Time 3/31/2010
725. We’ll Go To The Mountain, You And I 3/31/2010
726. Nothing Can Make A Day Last Longer 3/31/2010
727. Under Your Spell 3/31/2010
728. If Words Could Kill [2] 4/7/2010
729. A Brood Of Vipers 4/7/2010
730. After Ventersdorp,4 April 2010 4/8/2010
731. Night Of The Long Knives 4/8/2010
732. Maybe This Is Not Really Goodbye 4/9/2010
733. To Stop That Goodbye 4/9/2010
734. I Loved You In So Many Ways 4/9/2010
735. An Elegy To Eugene Terreblance 4/10/2010
736. An Elegy For South Africa 4/12/2010
737. Not With A Machinegun, But With A Pen (In Answer To Breyten Breytenbach) 4/12/2010
738. Where They Belonged 4/13/2010
739. Gross Stupidity 4/13/2010
740. After The Rain 4/14/2010
741. At Springs 4/14/2010
742. Everything Is Going To Be Wet 4/14/2010
743. At Houtbay Beach 4/15/2010
744. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
745. The Nude Swim 4/15/2010
746. Cul De Sac 4/16/2010
747. Sue Me If You Can 4/16/2010
748. To Be Extradited 4/16/2010
749. The Creation 4/19/2010
750. Divine Destruction 4/19/2010
751. Moses 4/19/2010
752. Even Though It’s Dark Around Me 4/20/2010
753. You Made Me Believe 4/20/2010
754. The Mist 4/20/2010
755. Harare 4/21/2010
756. Pretoria 4/21/2010
757. Johannesburg 4/21/2010
758. When You Visited Me 4/22/2010
759. You Stay The One 4/22/2010
760. The Signs Of You 4/22/2010

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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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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