Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,409 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1081. Most Of Your Precious Jewels Were Stolen [1] 9/29/2010
1082. Restaurant Fragments 9/29/2010
1083. From Another Life And Time 9/30/2010
1084. If You Hear My Voice 9/30/2010
1085. A Precise Woman 9/30/2010
1086. The Game Ranch 10/1/2010
1087. Loss 10/1/2010
1088. I Am Searching For Love Never Ending 10/4/2010
1089. Before You 10/4/2010
1090. I Saw You Building Castles On The Beach 10/4/2010
1091. Painting 10/14/2010
1092. A Far Greater Chill 10/14/2010
1093. Voices Talking In His Head 10/14/2010
1094. As Man Left The Shore (Reply To Anthony Delius) 10/5/2010
1095. On A Rainy Night 10/15/2010
1096. Kotze Park 10/18/2010
1097. Walking Home From Town 10/18/2010
1098. Not Lying There, But Dying 10/18/2010
1099. Ibises 10/19/2010
1100. A Meerkat In The Lounge 10/19/2010
1101. I Sit In A Bar In Sixth Street (A Reply To W.H. Auden.) 10/20/2010
1102. Waiting On The Barbarians (A Reply To C.P. Cavafy) 10/20/2010
1103. The Voice 10/21/2010
1104. We Couldn’t Find Spinach Anywhere 10/21/2010
1105. At The Okavango Swamp 10/21/2010
1106. You Break Every Cliché (A Reply To Octavio Paz) 10/21/2010
1107. War Poet 10/22/2010
1108. Before The Storming Of The Casinga Trenches 10/22/2010
1109. Will You Know About My Love For You 10/26/2010
1110. With Some Grand Imaginings 10/26/2010
1111. In The Fruit And Veg 10/26/2010
1112. The Eagle 10/27/2010
1113. The Gliding Death Angel 10/27/2010
1114. A Lonely Young Boy Herds Some Cattle 10/27/2010
1115. Lord, I Know That Even In Impossibilities You Are Able To Act 10/28/2010
1116. Freedom (In Answer To A.G. Visser) 10/28/2010
1117. Tracks (In Answer To A.G. Visser) 10/28/2010
1118. On A Spoor 11/1/2010
1119. Your Dressing Table In The Hall 11/2/2010
1120. The Lemon 11/2/2010

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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