Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 19,745 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2561. Into A New Millennium 8/10/2009
2562. Like A White Water Lily 8/10/2009
2563. Early Morning Ride 8/11/2009
2564. Each Of Us Has Plans 8/11/2009
2565. There Are Times 8/11/2009
2566. I Wonder How I Fit Into My New Country 8/11/2009
2567. The Second Coming 8/11/2009
2568. The Tale Of The Sparkling White River 8/12/2009
2569. There’s A Shore 8/12/2009
2570. There’s A Place With Rows Of Cypress Trees 8/12/2009
2571. When Madness Snaps At My Heels 8/13/2009
2572. At Times I Wonder How Love Dies 8/13/2009
2573. Cigarettes, Whiskey And Wild Women 8/13/2009
2574. They Meet At A Nightclub 8/13/2009
2575. It’s The Forth Day 8/14/2009
2576. There Are Few Things In Life 8/14/2009
2577. I Bind Long Blackwood Poles 8/14/2009
2578. I Wonder How Far 8/14/2009
2579. Words 8/17/2009
2580. Six O’clock On A Friday Morning 8/17/2009
2581. This Winter 8/18/2009
2582. This Winter2 8/18/2009
2583. This Winter3 8/18/2009
2584. Love Is A Bitter Thing 8/18/2009
2585. The Flags At The Pretoria News Hangs Limp 8/19/2009
2586. This Morning Six Thirty We Drive Past A Church 8/19/2009
2587. My Barmaid 8/17/2009
2588. Madonna 8/17/2009
2589. Flippie Comes And Lies With Me 8/19/2009
2590. You’re Away 8/19/2009
2591. If I Want To Think Straight 8/19/2009
2592. I See A Blind Man This Morning 8/20/2009
2593. Palm Trees 8/20/2009
2594. If I Could Make The Big Orange Sun 8/20/2009
2595. I Dreamed Of You Last Night 8/20/2009
2596. At Times I Wonder2 8/22/2009
2597. It Happened To Me 8/22/2009
2598. I Walked Into This Vista 8/22/2009
2599. The Smell Of Coffee 8/23/2009
2600. Hari Chrishna 8/23/2009

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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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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