Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,107 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

801. Alone I Drink A Hot Mega Coffee 5/17/2010
802. Banished 5/17/2010
803. Where No Sun Raises Its Rays 5/18/2010
804. If I Were Enchanted By The Look In The Eye 5/18/2010
805. Lament 5/18/2010
806. Forever I Am Caught By You 5/19/2010
807. A Place For You 5/19/2010
808. If I Could Have A Lodge At The Sea Somewhere 5/19/2010
809. My Friend You Talk About My People And Me 5/20/2010
810. Pretoria,20 May 1983 5/20/2010
811. How Dear You Are To Me 5/24/2010
812. Fingers 5/24/2010
813. As Long As I Have You With Me 5/24/2010
814. A Host Of People Came South 5/25/2010
815. The Secret Mine 5/25/2010
816. The Battle Of Isandhlwana 5/25/2010
817. That The Going Away Is Near 5/26/2010
818. The Starlight Shone Through The Window Frame 5/26/2010
819. You Were Laying With Your Head On My Chest 5/26/2010
820. There Was A Farm Near A River 5/27/2010
821. The Spoor 5/27/2010
822. A Shot Rang Out Like Lightning Out Of A Gun 5/27/2010
823. I Miss You 5/28/2010
824. You Were Past Cute 5/28/2010
825. Fleeting 5/28/2010
826. I Walk Next To The Tomato Beds 5/31/2010
827. It Is Strange To Be Single 5/31/2010
828. Now That You Are Away 5/31/2010
829. Fishing 6/1/2010
830. At Bethesda 6/1/2010
831. Jonah 6/1/2010
832. We Ate At A Exclusive Restaurant 6/2/2010
833. Death Shall Have No Dominion 6/3/2010
834. The Rod Of God 6/3/2010
835. The Tempest 6/3/2010
836. I Constantly Chase After Love 6/4/2010
837. At A Stop Sign There’s A Red Toyota 6/4/2010
838. Sometimes A Bit Defective 6/4/2010
839. In My Thoughts I Walk The Route 6/7/2010
840. I Want To Draw You Tight Against Me 6/7/2010

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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