Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1361. Roses 3/7/2011
1362. I Want You To Know 3/7/2011
1363. I Am Writing A Poem To You 3/7/2011
1364. Dad, You Were A True Afrikaner In Your Heart 3/8/2011
1365. Conversation 3/8/2011
1366. Dad, Sometimes When I Dream 3/8/2011
1367. In My Thoughts We Sit On The Veranda 3/9/2011
1368. You Say That Love Like Ours Lasts Forever 3/9/2011
1369. Enchanting With Words 3/9/2011
1370. Grandpa Danie Brand [2] 3/10/2011
1371. Grandma Lenie Brand 3/10/2011
1372. Hurry Up And Wait 3/11/2011
1373. Where They Had Passed 3/11/2011
1374. I Saw An Enemy Soldier Smoking 3/11/2011
1375. Johannesburg 1965 3/11/2011
1376. Because I Do Not Wish To Hope Again 2/15/2011
1377. Today Is Autumn, Winter And Summer 2/16/2011
1378. The Red Breasted Dove 2/16/2011
1379. When I Drive Through Laingsburg 2/16/2011
1380. Where And When Does Freedom Really Come? 2/17/2011
1381. The Peace Cannot Last 2/17/2011
1382. The Accused 2/17/2011
1383. Come Drink From Unending Waters (In Answer To A. E. Housman) 2/18/2011
1384. I Promise Everything (Parody) 2/18/2011
1385. He Could Not Stay With Me (Parody) 2/18/2011
1386. When I Look Upon A World 2/15/2011
1387. The Mill-Stream Rushes By (Parody) 2/18/2011
1388. Morning Song 2/21/2011
1389. On A Durban Street At Twilight 2/28/2011
1390. Forced Song (Parody) 3/1/2011
1391. Skimmers 3/14/2011
1392. Oaks 3/14/2011
1393. Near The Old Chestnut Tree 3/17/2011
1394. When I Once Knew 3/17/2011
1395. Lament On A Sweetheart 3/17/2011
1396. And Now I See The Sun 3/18/2011
1397. I Saw Men And Women Bowing Down (In Answer To Musaemura Zimunya) 3/18/2011
1398. Pretoria (In Answer To Mongale Serote) 3/18/2011
1399. As If Everything Is Burning To Black (In Answer To Mongane Serote) 3/18/2011
1400. Thinning Out 3/22/2011

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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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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