Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 19,869 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1001. The Country Fair 9/2/2010
1002. Summer In The Country 9/2/2010
1003. Walking The River 9/2/2010
1004. I Saw A Lovely Girl (Terzanelle) 9/3/2010
1005. A First Visit To A Certain Madame (Terzanelle) 9/3/2010
1006. A Terzanelle To An Island Girl 9/3/2010
1007. Errata 9/4/2010
1008. At The Beginning Of Spring 9/4/2010
1009. The Last Moment 9/4/2010
1010. When Times Are Bad 9/6/2010
1011. With Eyes Closed Against The Bright Light 9/6/2010
1012. I Saw The Sun Rising Slowly 9/6/2010
1013. His Heart Is Broken 9/8/2010
1014. One Night (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
1015. At Night Sometimes, Sweet Voices I Hear (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
1016. Without You [2] 9/9/2010
1017. Lady Anne 9/10/2010
1018. Strand Beach 9/10/2010
1019. We Stood At The Sea On A Winter Day 9/10/2010
1020. Shaken But Not Stirred 9/11/2010
1021. Thunderbolt 9/11/2010
1022. Under Fire At Home 9/11/2010
1023. On Fridays He’d Open A Six-Pack Of Beer 9/13/2010
1024. Abandoned Zimbabwean Farmhouse 9/13/2010
1025. If 9/13/2010
1026. She Looked For All Pills 9/14/2010
1027. A Police Road Block 9/14/2010
1028. Sometimes You Slept 9/15/2010
1029. Rude Awakening 9/15/2010
1030. The Ogre [2] 8/18/2010
1031. Cape Winters (Em Du Toit Rondeau Type) 8/19/2010
1032. Telling Her Of Our Tender Vows (Terzanelle) 8/19/2010
1033. When The Dark Night Kisses Me (English Triolet) 8/20/2010
1034. Challenger Shuttle Disaster (Terzanelle) 8/20/2010
1035. First Rain 9/16/2010
1036. Early Spring 9/16/2010
1037. The Family Crest 9/17/2010
1038. Attempted Suicide 9/17/2010
1039. Some Call It Accidents, But I Call It Torments 9/17/2010
1040. The Moments Drag Out 9/20/2010

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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