Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,802 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

121. Anecdote Of A Coin 6/25/2009
122. One Day In Jail 6/25/2009
123. Winter Night 6/26/2009
124. I Kissed A Girl 6/29/2009
125. I Saw Death Take Her Toll 6/29/2009
126. It Was Just There 6/23/2009
127. Faded Into Bliss 6/23/2009
128. Every Animal And The Lion And The Lamb 6/23/2009
129. If No Man Is An Island? 6/23/2009
130. In Heidelberg 7/11/2009
131. You Email A Photograph 7/12/2009
132. If I Could Know 7/12/2009
133. I Started To Love You 7/12/2009
134. Sometimes I Cannot Cry 7/13/2009
135. Everyone Wants To Be Free 7/13/2009
136. Can You See The Pride Of A Nation? 7/13/2009
137. Do Not Lay Me Down In A Grave 7/13/2009
138. There Is Something To Loneliness 7/13/2009
139. You Are The One 7/13/2009
140. I Love Tea 7/13/2009
141. In That Winter Season 7/14/2009
142. Today’s World Is Filled 7/14/2009
143. I Knew You When We Met 7/14/2009
144. Death 7/14/2009
145. There Is Fear Of Religious Mad Men 7/15/2009
146. The Captain3 7/15/2009
147. The Captain2 7/15/2009
148. I Dream One Night 7/15/2009
149. One Evening I See A Thing 7/16/2009
150. Filemon 7/16/2009
151. I Saw Men 7/16/2009
152. I Knew A Girl 7/16/2009
153. I Did Go To The Church Today 7/16/2009
154. Musso 7/17/2009
155. Falling Into Oblivion 7/17/2009
156. Under A Bush Hat 7/17/2009
157. In Gordon Bay 7/19/2009
158. My Lory Bird 7/19/2009
159. Sing One Of Your Songs 7/19/2009
160. Of Past Relationships, Plants And Things 7/19/2009

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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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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