Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1441. There Is A Moment In Time 4/13/2011
1442. They Were Only Doing Their Duty (Two Ballades With A Prologue) 4/14/2011
1443. Do Not Accept 4/14/2011
1444. God Full Of Mercy 4/14/2011
1445. It Is Not That God Has No Pity (In Answer To Yehuda Amichai) 4/14/2011
1446. Only Darkness 4/15/2011
1447. Rain, Rain Falling 3/15/2011
1448. Sunrise Over Edenvale 3/15/2011
1449. Blessed Are Those (In Answer To Dikobe Wa Mogale) 3/15/2011
1450. Baptism Of Fire (In Answer To Dikobe Wa Mogale) 3/15/2011
1451. Chameleon 3/16/2011
1452. From A Confined Perspective 4/6/2011
1453. The Small Writer 4/6/2011
1454. The Hunting Party 4/7/2011
1455. A Hunting Expedition 4/7/2011
1456. Sage 4/19/2011
1457. Pink Roses 4/19/2011
1458. That Easter Weekend On The Way Home 4/20/2011
1459. The Temptations 4/20/2011
1460. On The Day That They Nailed Him To A Cross 4/20/2011
1461. Once On A Hill 4/21/2011
1462. When She Stood At The Empty Grave 4/21/2011
1463. Haiku’s At The End Of A Relationship 4/26/2011
1464. Water (Oriko) 4/26/2011
1465. Brand (Oriko) 4/26/2011
1466. At A Utter Lost In My Own Country (In Answer To Kelwyn Sole) 4/28/2011
1467. Hitler Deliberates With Himself 5/4/2011
1468. Prayer Of A Prisoner In A Extermination Camp 5/4/2011
1469. Beneath A Cherry Tree 5/4/2011
1470. To True Heroes 5/3/2011
1471. Even If This Summer Is Like None Before (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
1472. If My Years Are Drawing To Their End (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
1473. Twenty Years Have Flown (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
1474. Africa (In Reply To William Shakespeare) 5/5/2011
1475. While The Storm Outside Is Quieting Down 5/6/2011
1476. While The Storm Outside Is Quieting Down [2] 5/6/2011
1477. To Make Something Beautiful 5/6/2011
1478. You Draw Beautifully With Your Pencil 5/6/2011
1479. Between Bright Stars One Had Lost Its Way 4/29/2011
1480. When He Walked Into His Cell 4/29/2011

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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