Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 21,875 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

201. A Woman That Was Different 8/4/2009
202. Interviews At Employment Agencies 8/4/2009
203. I Dreamed Of An Angel Last Night 8/4/2009
204. Bus Ride At Night 8/6/2009
205. To Have Your Own Wheels 8/6/2009
206. Into That Dark Night 8/7/2009
207. There Was A Gorgeous Summer 8/7/2009
208. Two Bunches Of Red Roses 8/7/2009
209. Lion At The Zoo 8/10/2009
210. Make Me Worthy 8/10/2009
211. Into A New Millennium 8/10/2009
212. Like A White Water Lily 8/10/2009
213. Early Morning Ride 8/11/2009
214. Each Of Us Has Plans 8/11/2009
215. There Are Times 8/11/2009
216. I Wonder How I Fit Into My New Country 8/11/2009
217. The Second Coming 8/11/2009
218. The Tale Of The Sparkling White River 8/12/2009
219. There’s A Shore 8/12/2009
220. There’s A Place With Rows Of Cypress Trees 8/12/2009
221. When Madness Snaps At My Heels 8/13/2009
222. At Times I Wonder How Love Dies 8/13/2009
223. Cigarettes, Whiskey And Wild Women 8/13/2009
224. They Meet At A Nightclub 8/13/2009
225. It’s The Forth Day 8/14/2009
226. There Are Few Things In Life 8/14/2009
227. I Bind Long Blackwood Poles 8/14/2009
228. I Wonder How Far 8/14/2009
229. Words 8/17/2009
230. Six O’clock On A Friday Morning 8/17/2009
231. This Winter 8/18/2009
232. This Winter2 8/18/2009
233. This Winter3 8/18/2009
234. Love Is A Bitter Thing 8/18/2009
235. The Flags At The Pretoria News Hangs Limp 8/19/2009
236. This Morning Six Thirty We Drive Past A Church 8/19/2009
237. My Barmaid 8/17/2009
238. Madonna 8/17/2009
239. Flippie Comes And Lies With Me 8/19/2009
240. You’re Away 8/19/2009

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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My Life

I did give my whole life to you,
did build my whole existence around you,
that now I am wondering
what the future do hold without you
and now with the divorce I have got fear,
fear that you do read the wrong things between the lines,
fear of how easy my destruction will be for you
as that which had been before is now destroyed,
somewhere we did loose it and I did loose my own humanity

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