Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

41. When I Perish 6/4/2009
42. When Eden Faded Away Into Memory 6/4/2009
43. Grieve England 6/8/2009
44. If You’re With Me 6/8/2009
45. Somewhere In The Night 6/9/2009
46. You Remain 6/9/2009
47. Life And The World Filled My Heart 6/9/2009
48. Silver 6/10/2009
49. Illegal Aliens 6/10/2009
50. Driving Past Van Reenens Pass 6/11/2009
51. At The Cross Road 6/11/2009
52. If You Are Near 6/11/2009
53. When The Bell Tolls 6/11/2009
54. You Are So Fine On Me 6/12/2009
55. On A December Summer Beach 6/12/2009
56. Shivers To The Soul 6/14/2009
57. December 6/15/2009
58. Who Knows The Reasons Why 6/15/2009
59. Jeanie 6/15/2009
60. Penelope 6/15/2009
61. On Patrol In The African Bush 6/16/2009
62. Flight To Reality 6/17/2009
63. To Be A While With You 6/17/2009
64. Publishers 6/17/2009
65. She Smiled At Me 6/17/2009
66. This Morning 6/10/2009
67. On The Back Page Of A Old Newspaper 6/15/2009
68. Meals That I Remember 6/17/2009
69. It Was Somewhere In July 6/18/2009
70. That Which Lies Between Us 6/18/2009
71. Midsummer Day 6/19/2009
72. In Fifth Avenue 6/22/2009
73. My Lorelei 6/22/2009
74. Madonna On A Wall 6/22/2009
75. Flames 6/22/2009
76. Eli Eli Lama Sabacthani 6/22/2009
77. Like In Summer And Spring 6/29/2009
78. Indelible Imprints 6/29/2009
79. The Masks That We Bear 6/29/2009
80. Girl On The Street 6/29/2009

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)

No Red Rose

But once bloomed that crimson rose
which could stand with her head held high,
against life's darkest sky.

Just once did that delicate petals spread
and soft lovely fragrance scent,
before she dropped her head.

Just once the blush on your cheek,

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