Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1041. They Are No Longer Part Of Me 9/20/2010
1042. As If Evil Was Creeping Out 9/21/2010
1043. Muckleneuk Ridge 9/21/2010
1044. The Rinkhals In Muckleneuk Ridge 9/21/2010
1045. Armed Reaction In Muckleneuk Ridge 9/21/2010
1046. Who Would Be Able To Think? 9/22/2010
1047. Storm Night 8/17/2010
1048. Selecting A Reader 9/23/2010
1049. Umgababa 9/24/2010
1050. Nonqawuse 9/24/2010
1051. A Financial Manager In The New South Africa 9/25/2010
1052. Let Us Dream About A New World 9/25/2010
1053. The Heritage 9/25/2010
1054. You Played With A Hero Character 9/27/2010
1055. Your Golf Playing Postmaster Father Was Your God 9/27/2010
1056. Finding Your God 9/27/2010
1057. A Spring Evening 9/28/2010
1058. You Wanted To Know About Evil And Good 10/6/2010
1059. Bars 10/6/2010
1060. My Footsteps Resounds On The Yellow Wood Floors 10/6/2010
1061. The Hotel Room 10/7/2010
1062. I Went Wandering On A Journey With You 10/7/2010
1063. A Flower For The Night [2] 10/7/2010
1064. It Was Much Too Hot 10/8/2010
1065. Marijuana 10/8/2010
1066. The Literary Life 10/8/2010
1067. The Blossoming 10/11/2010
1068. The Light [2] 10/11/2010
1069. A Glimpse Of God 10/11/2010
1070. Sometimes You Embrace Me With Words 10/12/2010
1071. You Are Sitting On The Veranda 10/12/2010
1072. Goodbye To Purple Covered Jacaranda Trees 10/12/2010
1073. Soldier’s Faces 10/13/2010
1074. On The Move 9/28/2010
1075. The Pendant 9/29/2010
1076. Most Of Your Precious Jewels Were Stolen 9/29/2010
1077. Most Of Your Precious Jewels Were Stolen [1] 9/29/2010
1078. Restaurant Fragments 9/29/2010
1079. From Another Life And Time 9/30/2010
1080. If You Hear My Voice 9/30/2010

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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