Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1321. I Have Thrown Words Beloved 2/14/2011
1322. In No Poems I Can Find Something 2/14/2011
1323. Because I Do Not Wish To Hope Again 2/15/2011
1324. Today Is Autumn, Winter And Summer 2/16/2011
1325. The Red Breasted Dove 2/16/2011
1326. When I Drive Through Laingsburg 2/16/2011
1327. Where And When Does Freedom Really Come? 2/17/2011
1328. The Peace Cannot Last 2/17/2011
1329. The Accused 2/17/2011
1330. Come Drink From Unending Waters (In Answer To A. E. Housman) 2/18/2011
1331. I Promise Everything (Parody) 2/18/2011
1332. He Could Not Stay With Me (Parody) 2/18/2011
1333. From A Broken Relationship To Friendship 2/8/2011
1334. On A Windy Night (In Answer To T.S. Eliot) 2/8/2011
1335. Searching 2/9/2011
1336. When The Fallibility Of Life Hits You 2/9/2011
1337. When I Look Upon A World 2/15/2011
1338. The Mill-Stream Rushes By (Parody) 2/18/2011
1339. Morning Song 2/21/2011
1340. I Had To Forsake The World Of My Childhood 2/21/2011
1341. The Winter Is Coming 2/21/2011
1342. Sometimes It’s As If My Childhood Days Comes Back 2/22/2011
1343. Maybe From The Beginning I Am Like A Child 2/22/2011
1344. Like A Child In A Garden 2/22/2011
1345. Heidelberg Recollections 2/22/2011
1346. Gideon Scheepers (Terzanelle) 2/23/2011
1347. Commandant Gideon Scheepers 2/23/2011
1348. Fusillade 2/23/2011
1349. On The Square 2/24/2011
1350. The Trip Back 2/24/2011
1351. Grey Land Traveller 2/24/2011
1352. I Cannot Leave My Country 2/25/2011
1353. We Fell In Love With The Land 2/25/2011
1354. Marginal Notes At Our Own Time 2/25/2011
1355. Late Autumn 2/28/2011
1356. Fishing For Carp 2/28/2011
1357. Coals Glowing Orange Red 2/28/2011
1358. If You Keep Straying With Unhappiness (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 3/1/2011
1359. If People Fabricate Situations (In Answer To Koos A. Kombuis) 3/1/2011
1360. Smoke And Poker (Parody 3/1/2011

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)

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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