Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,315 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1881. The Red Ball (Crystalline) 9/16/2011
1882. I Die Of Self 9/19/2011
1883. We Met In A Restaurant In Pretoria 9/20/2011
1884. You Were The One 9/20/2011
1885. I Send To You 9/20/2011
1886. They May Try To Sensor My Poetry 9/21/2011
1887. I Wrote A Verse And Thought No More 9/21/2011
1888. There’s A Light Breeze 9/22/2011
1889. There’s A Light Breeze Blowing 9/22/2011
1890. Break Of Day 9/23/2011
1891. Love Does Not Keep To Seasons 9/23/2011
1892. If Loving In Your Eyes I See 9/23/2011
1893. My Country Is In Ruins 9/26/2011
1894. How I Long Again For A Time 9/26/2011
1895. The Harsh Cursing Of Dogs 9/26/2011
1896. Your Works Display Your Righteousness 9/27/2011
1897. I Will Not Loose My Grip 9/27/2011
1898. I Wonder What Has Happened? 9/27/2011
1899. There Was A Particular Day 9/28/2011
1900. Maybe All Of Life Is Caught In Brilliant Moments 9/28/2011
1901. Forever: If You Are Gratified 9/28/2011
1902. Dick King 9/29/2011
1903. The Great Game Massacre 9/29/2011
1904. There Was A Time 9/30/2011
1905. There Is A Void 9/30/2011
1906. Unmask Me 9/30/2011
1907. Ballade Of The Headless Man 9/29/2011
1908. Toddlers 10/3/2011
1909. The Games That We Play 10/3/2011
1910. There Is A Troublesome State Of Mind (Triolet) 10/3/2011
1911. Whenever You Away From Me To Stray (Triolet) 10/3/2011
1912. Parable For A Certain Treasurer (Allegory) 10/4/2011
1913. You Came To Me In Serenity (Rondeau Redouble) 10/5/2011
1914. When You Left My Life 10/5/2011
1915. While I Dig In The Garden 10/5/2011
1916. I Cannot Avoid You 10/5/2011
1917. At Times You Are Full Of Love (Rondeau) 10/5/2011
1918. To Sylvia Plath 10/6/2011
1919. How Vulnerable And Defenceless Man Is 10/6/2011
1920. At A Time When You Wanted To Leave On A Bright Morning (Villanelle) 10/6/2011

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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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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