Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

761. Not With A Machinegun, But With A Pen (In Answer To Breyten Breytenbach) 4/12/2010
762. Where They Belonged 4/13/2010
763. Gross Stupidity 4/13/2010
764. After The Rain 4/14/2010
765. At Springs 4/14/2010
766. Everything Is Going To Be Wet 4/14/2010
767. At Houtbay Beach 4/15/2010
768. A Walk Along The Beach 4/15/2010
769. The Nude Swim 4/15/2010
770. Cul De Sac 4/16/2010
771. Sue Me If You Can 4/16/2010
772. To Be Extradited 4/16/2010
773. The Creation 4/19/2010
774. Divine Destruction 4/19/2010
775. Moses 4/19/2010
776. Even Though It’s Dark Around Me 4/20/2010
777. You Made Me Believe 4/20/2010
778. The Mist 4/20/2010
779. Harare 4/21/2010
780. Pretoria 4/21/2010
781. Johannesburg 4/21/2010
782. When You Visited Me 4/22/2010
783. You Stay The One 4/22/2010
784. The Signs Of You 4/22/2010
785. As If A Magical Barrier Had Been Drawn 4/23/2010
786. The Bathroom Was Like A Sanctuary 4/23/2010
787. For My Brother (In Answer To Breyten Breytenbach) 4/23/2010
788. If I Build My Life Out Of Magical Nights 4/28/2010
789. The Journey 4/28/2010
790. The Journey 1 4/28/2010
791. Impure Mathematics 4/28/2010
792. To Have A Girl Like You 4/29/2010
793. To The Border 4/29/2010
794. Why? 4/29/2010
795. Mary Magdalene [1] 4/30/2010
796. Adam 4/30/2010
797. My God Witnesses Every Thing 4/30/2010
798. The Deeper Right 5/3/2010
799. I Love You Still 5/3/2010
800. Your Letter Is Beautiful 5/3/2010

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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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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