Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1241. Ballade Of The Entrepreneur 1/6/2011
1242. Ballade Of The Guard Commander 1/6/2011
1243. Escape 1/7/2011
1244. Two People She Had Been To Me 1/7/2011
1245. The Carnival Of Joy 12/30/2010
1246. Will I Write About Heroic Deeds? 12/30/2010
1247. There’s Something In Your Eyes 1/3/2011
1248. Peggy Mitchell 1/3/2011
1249. They Say My Verse Is Bad (Parody) 1/10/2011
1250. Fancy’s Knell (Parody) 1/10/2011
1251. Epithalamium 1/10/2011
1252. When Happiness Pounces Upon Me 1/11/2011
1253. Sometimes My Life Feels Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell 1/11/2011
1254. Kisses, Girlfriends, Women And Me 1/11/2011
1255. Visionary Nicolaas Pieter Johannes Van Rensburg 1/12/2011
1256. We Did Not Own This Country (In Answer To Mathews Phosa) 1/12/2011
1257. What Dreams Are Left To Dream? (In Answer To Mathews Phosa) 1/12/2011
1258. The Sea And I 1/13/2011
1259. Convictions 1/14/2011
1260. Romantic Conversation 1/14/2011
1261. Everything Between Us Is Black 1/14/2011
1262. Man 1/17/2011
1263. By Nature Man Is Born 1/17/2011
1264. To The Beauty 1/17/2011
1265. Who And What I Am No One Really Knows 1/17/2011
1266. Do Not Tell Me About Your Love 1/17/2011
1267. Right Between My Underpants 1/18/2011
1268. A Lament For Jeanie 1/18/2011
1269. A Loving Dog Is A Strange Thing 1/18/2011
1270. At Magnolia Dale 1/18/2011
1271. Once When I Go On God’s Way 1/21/2011
1272. Borders 1/21/2011
1273. Spotless Hands 1/21/2011
1274. Lucifer (In Answer To N. P. Van Wyk Louw) 1/21/2011
1275. The Approaching Day Of Judgement (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/24/2011
1276. By Man’s Own Actions (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/24/2011
1277. Terrible Mathematics (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis.) 1/24/2011
1278. The Widow Viljee 1/25/2011
1279. The Gypsies 1/25/2011
1280. A Dream 1/25/2011

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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