Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,549 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2321. Playing You Act As If You Want To Flee Away 6/12/2012
2322. Marilyn Monroe's Photo In Yellow-Gold 6/13/2012
2323. Marilyn Monroe's Photo In Blue (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 6/13/2012
2324. Wonderland Without Alice 6/13/2012
2325. My Father (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 6/14/2012
2326. Dad, Memories Do Fade 6/14/2012
2327. My Shoes 6/14/2012
2328. Death Shatters Lives 6/14/2012
2329. The Thrushes 6/22/2012
2330. The Goshawk 6/22/2012
2331. There Are Only Eyes Appearing Above The Surface 6/22/2012
2332. To Me You Are The Person (Sonnet) 6/25/2012
2333. With Each Other 6/25/2012
2334. You Fit Perfectly Into My Life (Sonnet) 6/25/2012
2335. Church Street, Pretoria 6/26/2012
2336. Sunnyside, Pretoria Revisited (In Answer To I.L. De Villiers) 6/26/2012
2337. Pretoria At Half Past Four 6/26/2012
2338. God The Creator 6/27/2012
2339. God The Artist 6/27/2012
2340. God The Saviour 6/27/2012
2341. Heroic Exploits Told To A Child 6/27/2012
2342. Deep In The Veldt 6/28/2012
2343. When The Rest Of Nature Comes To Me 6/28/2012
2344. On The Open Plain (Catena Rondo) 6/28/2012
2345. Near To Gobabis 6/29/2012
2346. The Desert Was The Colour Of Cinnamon 6/29/2012
2347. Just Like Silly André I Always Wanted To Be 7/6/2012
2348. They Say Its Puppy Love 7/6/2012
2349. Right Across The Country From Me 7/9/2012
2350. Eheu Fugaces 7/9/2012
2351. I Wonder In Whose Arms You Do Awake 7/9/2012
2352. Far Too Much In Love I Was With Her (Sonnet Corona / Crown Of Sonnets) 7/9/2012
2353. When I Stand At The End Of Our Love 7/9/2012
2354. Like A Pretty Rose That Faded Young (Novelinee) 7/9/2012
2355. To Minette (Novelinee) 7/11/2012
2356. My Own Dearest Love 7/11/2012
2357. A Farewell Lay For Minette 7/11/2012
2358. May She Who Did Once Read Gibran's Prophet (Cavatina) 7/11/2012
2359. Better It Would Have Been (Sonnet Corona / Crown Of Sonnets) 7/11/2012
2360. Untouchable 7/11/2012

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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