Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1281. Now I Pray (In Answer To Matthews Phosa 1/12/2011
1282. Prayer 1/13/2011
1283. Prayer [1] 1/13/2011
1284. The Sea And I 1/13/2011
1285. Convictions 1/14/2011
1286. Romantic Conversation 1/14/2011
1287. Everything Between Us Is Black 1/14/2011
1288. Man 1/17/2011
1289. By Nature Man Is Born 1/17/2011
1290. To The Beauty 1/17/2011
1291. Who And What I Am No One Really Knows 1/17/2011
1292. Do Not Tell Me About Your Love 1/17/2011
1293. Right Between My Underpants 1/18/2011
1294. A Lament For Jeanie 1/18/2011
1295. A Loving Dog Is A Strange Thing 1/18/2011
1296. At Magnolia Dale 1/18/2011
1297. There’s Something In Your Eyes 1/3/2011
1298. Peggy Mitchell 1/3/2011
1299. In Six Days (In Answer To Ina Rousseau) 1/19/2011
1300. Adam En Eve (In Answer To Ina Rousseau) 1/19/2011
1301. Your Eyes Burn Right Through My Soul 1/20/2011
1302. What Have I Got To Do? 1/20/2011
1303. I Will Take You Along To Beaches 1/20/2011
1304. Once When I Go On God’s Way 1/21/2011
1305. Borders 1/21/2011
1306. Spotless Hands 1/21/2011
1307. Lucifer (In Answer To N. P. Van Wyk Louw) 1/21/2011
1308. The Approaching Day Of Judgement (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/24/2011
1309. By Man’s Own Actions (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/24/2011
1310. Terrible Mathematics (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis.) 1/24/2011
1311. The Widow Viljee 1/25/2011
1312. The Gypsies 1/25/2011
1313. A Dream 1/25/2011
1314. Leave The Holy Parables And Answer My Question 1/26/2011
1315. How Slowly The Days Creep By 1/26/2011
1316. How Slowly The Days Creep By [1] 1/26/2011
1317. When I Get Images Of Earlier Heroes 1/26/2011
1318. For Too Long I Am Waiting (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/27/2011
1319. Open Letter (Parody) 1/27/2011
1320. Afrikaner Genetics (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 1/27/2011

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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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