Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,038 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1321. Calculating 2/11/2011
1322. The Dream Merchants 2/11/2011
1323. The Power Of Words 2/11/2011
1324. If What I Feel In My Heart Is True 2/14/2011
1325. I Remember A Summer 2/14/2011
1326. A Psalm 2/14/2011
1327. I Have Thrown Words Beloved 2/14/2011
1328. In No Poems I Can Find Something 2/14/2011
1329. I Had To Forsake The World Of My Childhood 2/21/2011
1330. The Winter Is Coming 2/21/2011
1331. Sometimes It’s As If My Childhood Days Comes Back 2/22/2011
1332. Maybe From The Beginning I Am Like A Child 2/22/2011
1333. Like A Child In A Garden 2/22/2011
1334. Heidelberg Recollections 2/22/2011
1335. Gideon Scheepers (Terzanelle) 2/23/2011
1336. Commandant Gideon Scheepers 2/23/2011
1337. Fusillade 2/23/2011
1338. On The Square 2/24/2011
1339. The Trip Back 2/24/2011
1340. Grey Land Traveller 2/24/2011
1341. I Cannot Leave My Country 2/25/2011
1342. We Fell In Love With The Land 2/25/2011
1343. Marginal Notes At Our Own Time 2/25/2011
1344. Late Autumn 2/28/2011
1345. Fishing For Carp 2/28/2011
1346. Coals Glowing Orange Red 2/28/2011
1347. Because I Do Not Wish To Hope Again 2/15/2011
1348. Today Is Autumn, Winter And Summer 2/16/2011
1349. The Red Breasted Dove 2/16/2011
1350. When I Drive Through Laingsburg 2/16/2011
1351. Where And When Does Freedom Really Come? 2/17/2011
1352. The Peace Cannot Last 2/17/2011
1353. The Accused 2/17/2011
1354. Come Drink From Unending Waters (In Answer To A. E. Housman) 2/18/2011
1355. I Promise Everything (Parody) 2/18/2011
1356. He Could Not Stay With Me (Parody) 2/18/2011
1357. Searching 2/9/2011
1358. When The Fallibility Of Life Hits You 2/9/2011
1359. When I Look Upon A World 2/15/2011
1360. The Mill-Stream Rushes By (Parody) 2/18/2011

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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