Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

161. Spring 7/19/2009
162. Broken Between You And Me 7/19/2009
163. The Army 7/20/2009
164. Love 7/20/2009
165. Suddenly The World Is Going Wild 7/22/2009
166. She Talks Like A Lamb 7/22/2009
167. The Stars In The Sky Was Bright 7/22/2009
168. Muse 7/23/2009
169. I Saw Death 7/23/2009
170. Through The Thick African Bush 7/23/2009
171. The Yuppie In The Grey Land 7/23/2009
172. A Sheaf Of Red Roses 7/24/2009
173. Solitude 7/24/2009
174. A Real Life Nightmare 7/24/2009
175. The Fallen Cuban Soldier 7/24/2009
176. Song Of Songs 7/26/2009
177. Outside The Café 7/21/2009
178. How Far To The Next Garage 7/21/2009
179. I Saw Children 7/21/2009
180. Sunday Afternoon Rest 7/26/2009
181. The Guardian Of The Flames 7/26/2009
182. In Pretoria West 7/26/2009
183. While I Get A Few Coins From My Pocket 7/26/2009
184. When We Were Primary School Children 7/26/2009
185. The City Has A Deadly Wound 7/26/2009
186. The Bus That Drives To Vryburg 7/26/2009
187. Ancient Forces Blew On The Shofar 7/28/2009
188. Summer Thunder Storm 7/28/2009
189. Crying Against The Wind 7/28/2009
190. There’s A Big Painting 8/1/2009
191. Path Into The Bushes 8/1/2009
192. Keys To Your Heart 8/1/2009
193. Mystical Reality 8/1/2009
194. Early One Afternoon 8/1/2009
195. A Walk Home After Dark 8/4/2009
196. Some Seek Me And Others Curse Me 8/4/2009
197. The Parrot 8/4/2009
198. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
199. Interviews At Employment Agencies 8/4/2009
200. I Dreamed Of An Angel Last Night 8/4/2009

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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Under A African Sky

The sun burns furious
and the harsh reality,
of a live in the semi desert
of the Kalahari
is set in my mind.

There are some bushes
growing in this arid land,
with red sand

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