Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 19,848 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2361. On The Other Side Of The Blue Curtain 6/2/2009
2362. Girls That We Do Not Discuss 6/2/2009
2363. Rogue Male 6/2/2009
2364. What Lurks Beneath Civility 6/2/2009
2365. From Where 6/2/2009
2366. No Red Rose 6/2/2009
2367. Warasa 6/2/2009
2368. Parachute Drop 6/2/2009
2369. I Saw A Twenty First Century Man 6/2/2009
2370. Love Is 6/2/2009
2371. It Was Fun 6/2/2009
2372. Coke 6/2/2009
2373. When I Die 6/2/2009
2374. I Knew A Man 6/2/2009
2375. Like A Little Boy 6/2/2009
2376. To Much For Me 6/2/2009
2377. His Right 6/2/2009
2378. The Man And The Beast 6/2/2009
2379. My Heart Is 6/2/2009
2380. The Power Of Destiny 6/2/2009
2381. Lions 6/2/2009
2382. It Was The Last Day Of May 6/2/2009
2383. With A Bottle In His Hand 6/2/2009
2384. Each And Every Weekday 6/2/2009
2385. At A Koi Pond In A Nursery 6/2/2009
2386. A Toll To Pay 6/2/2009
2387. It Was In A Light Blue Sky 6/2/2009
2388. By The Meaning Of It 6/2/2009
2389. The Cold Season 6/2/2009
2390. Song Of The Woods 6/2/2009
2391. Winter 6/2/2009
2392. The Starry Three Sisters 6/3/2009
2393. One Day At A Waterfall 6/3/2009
2394. With A Dead Soul 6/4/2009
2395. I Will Go To My Father 6/4/2009
2396. In The Night With You 6/4/2009
2397. When I Perish 6/4/2009
2398. When Eden Faded Away Into Memory 6/4/2009
2399. Grieve England 6/8/2009
2400. If You’re With Me 6/8/2009

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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Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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