Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1161. A Bottle Of Wolf’s Poison 11/27/2010
1162. Flashbacks 11/27/2010
1163. The Storm Between The Two Of Us 11/28/2010
1164. Remember 11/28/2010
1165. Axis 11/28/2010
1166. The Wizard 11/30/2010
1167. That You Were Once Unkind Now Brings Tranquillity 11/25/2010
1168. Red Riding Hood 11/30/2010
1169. With Age Gripping (Limerick) 12/1/2010
1170. Did His Hand Plant Every Scrub? (Limerick) 12/1/2010
1171. Yellow, Bright And Brash Wherever I See 12/1/2010
1172. To Heinrich 12/2/2010
1173. No Secrets Do Any Mirror Reveal 12/3/2010
1174. Since Power Is In The Hand Of Destiny 12/3/2010
1175. Let I Get My Thoughts 12/3/2010
1176. The Window 12/8/2010
1177. Waiting Still On A New Dawn 12/9/2010
1178. Nothing Can Compare With The Beauty Of Spring 12/9/2010
1179. Love [1] 12/9/2010
1180. I See Them Dancing Around Fires 12/10/2010
1181. The Disarmed 12/10/2010
1182. The Revealing 12/10/2010
1183. Give The Command For Your War 12/11/2010
1184. Cain 12/11/2010
1185. Judas 12/11/2010
1186. I, The Unknown Soldier 12/11/2010
1187. When Eight Policemen Flocked Around Me 12/13/2010
1188. Police Intimidation 12/13/2010
1189. In Every Thing 12/13/2010
1190. It’s Already In Vain 12/13/2010
1191. My Lord I Pray 12/14/2010
1192. The Dance Of The Wind 12/14/2010
1193. Kemp Owyne 12/15/2010
1194. The Hammer’s Tale 12/15/2010
1195. The Beginning Of Spring 12/4/2010
1196. Spring: First Rain 12/4/2010
1197. Were Winter Fires Swept 12/4/2010
1198. When The Divine Inspires 12/6/2010
1199. Here I Write About Myself 12/6/2010
1200. Owl 12/7/2010

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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