Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,487 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

41. On The Other Side Of The Blue Curtain 6/2/2009
42. Girls That We Do Not Discuss 6/2/2009
43. Rogue Male 6/2/2009
44. What Lurks Beneath Civility 6/2/2009
45. From Where 6/2/2009
46. No Red Rose 6/2/2009
47. Warasa 6/2/2009
48. Parachute Drop 6/2/2009
49. I Saw A Twenty First Century Man 6/2/2009
50. Love Is 6/2/2009
51. It Was Fun 6/2/2009
52. Coke 6/2/2009
53. When I Die 6/2/2009
54. I Knew A Man 6/2/2009
55. Like A Little Boy 6/2/2009
56. To Much For Me 6/2/2009
57. His Right 6/2/2009
58. The Man And The Beast 6/2/2009
59. My Heart Is 6/2/2009
60. The Power Of Destiny 6/2/2009
61. Lions 6/2/2009
62. It Was The Last Day Of May 6/2/2009
63. With A Bottle In His Hand 6/2/2009
64. Each And Every Weekday 6/2/2009
65. At A Koi Pond In A Nursery 6/2/2009
66. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
67. It Was In A Light Blue Sky 6/2/2009
68. By The Meaning Of It 6/2/2009
69. The Cold Season 6/2/2009
70. Song Of The Woods 6/2/2009
71. Winter 6/2/2009
72. The Starry Three Sisters 6/3/2009
73. One Day At A Waterfall 6/3/2009
74. With A Dead Soul 6/4/2009
75. I Will Go To My Father 6/4/2009
76. In The Night With You 6/4/2009
77. When I Perish 6/4/2009
78. When Eden Faded Away Into Memory 6/4/2009
79. Grieve England 6/8/2009
80. If You’re With Me 6/8/2009

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 ...

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Life

Do not look
for fairness in this life,
for you will not find it
as the reason to be living
and will seek it forever.

Do not live life
just as a passer by,
or you will not mind it

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