Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

841. I Want To Draw You Tight Against Me 6/7/2010
842. The Thunder Cat 6/7/2010
843. Somewhere In The Hillocks 6/8/2010
844. Sometimes I Imagine 6/8/2010
845. Maybe I Am Looking At Eve 6/8/2010
846. A Vase Of Flowers 6/8/2010
847. Today I Lay You Off 6/9/2010
848. No Winter Can Chill 6/9/2010
849. I Miss You With All My Heart 6/9/2010
850. The Cassinga Jump 6/10/2010
851. I Saw Private Spencer Going To War 6/10/2010
852. I Am Truly Glad 6/11/2010
853. My Heart 6/11/2010
854. As The Morning Glory Opens 6/11/2010
855. In Another Time Of Year 6/14/2010
856. In This Winter 6/14/2010
857. Eclipse 6/14/2010
858. There’s A World 6/14/2010
859. Seen From The Sky 6/15/2010
860. Tower Blocks 6/15/2010
861. The Squatter’s Camp 6/15/2010
862. Just One More Summer 6/16/2010
863. Weekend Pass 6/16/2010
864. All Our Morning Glory Days Are Done 6/16/2010
865. Grandpa Danie Brand 6/17/2010
866. I Will Resist This Injustice 6/17/2010
867. How Enchanting 6/22/2010
868. On Your Right Side You Become 6/22/2010
869. Had Found Its Mark 6/23/2010
870. The Air Was Full Of Fire And Sand 6/23/2010
871. Phantoms In My Dreams 6/23/2010
872. The Carpet Walks Back 6/24/2010
873. Also Wake Up Thoughts With You 6/24/2010
874. Your Smile Is Like A Negligee 6/24/2010
875. In The City 6/25/2010
876. Night And Day I Have No Peace 6/25/2010
877. The Invasion Army 6/25/2010
878. Phenomenon 6/28/2010
879. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
880. Lord May There Fall Light 6/28/2010

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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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