Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

881. Phenomenon 6/28/2010
882. A View Of Spring Turning Into Summer (Hybridanelle) 6/28/2010
883. Lord May There Fall Light 6/28/2010
884. Lost Angel 6/29/2010
885. My Hands Shake While I Turn The Car On 6/29/2010
886. Today I Lie My Yesterdays In A Bottle 6/29/2010
887. Freedom Park 6/30/2010
888. In Memory Of A Certain Rsm 6/30/2010
889. Klipdrift Basic Training Camp 6/30/2010
890. Cold War 7/1/2010
891. It Was A Small White House 7/9/2010
892. The Bee Nest 7/9/2010
893. Halo (High Altitude, Low Opening) Freefall Insertion (Terzanelle 7/12/2010
894. I Want To Be With You 7/12/2010
895. I Want To Be With You [2] 7/12/2010
896. Our Little Hillock 7/12/2010
897. For Hours Long 7/12/2010
898. On Holiday 7/12/2010
899. I Knew A Girl [2] 7/13/2010
900. What A Strange Dream I Had Last Night 7/13/2010
901. When I Was Young, I Were Caught 7/13/2010
902. When I Was Young, I Were Caught [2] 7/13/2010
903. The Meeting 7/14/2010
904. The Visit 7/14/2010
905. You Remain Precious To Me 7/14/2010
906. There Are Bars Around Me 7/17/2010
907. At Times He Is Shattered, Dumb From The Impact Of Life 7/17/2010
908. What Made You See Your Father Becoming Part Of Me? 7/1/2010
909. The Witch Of Hex River 7/2/2010
910. On The Way To Uniondale 7/2/2010
911. Golden Ginger Persian Cat (Terzanelle) 7/2/2010
912. I Saw The Sun Of Life Die 7/5/2010
913. Undeclared War Breaks Out And Now A Winter Of Despair 7/5/2010
914. The Singing Falcon (Hybridanelle) 7/5/2010
915. The Merchant 7/6/2010
916. My Autumn [2] 7/6/2010
917. Mother’s Day 7/6/2010
918. As If Anchored To My Rock 7/7/2010
919. It’s In The Grey Land 7/7/2010
920. Since We Have Been Gone From Each 7/8/2010

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)

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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