Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

2681. In Every Man And Every Girl 9/28/2009
2682. Where You 9/28/2009
2683. Acacia Of My Blood 9/29/2009
2684. On One Stormy Winter Morning 9/29/2009
2685. The Havoc Of War 9/29/2009
2686. Ballade Of The Rose 9/30/2009
2687. Grandma 9/30/2009
2688. The Stars Wink From Above At Me 9/30/2009
2689. The Sorceress 9/30/2009
2690. Yesterday You Read Book 10/1/2009
2691. Motorbike Ride 10/1/2009
2692. Past The Nonsense 10/1/2009
2693. Darling Of Mine 10/1/2009
2694. A Brave Boer Boy 10/1/2009
2695. The Battle Of Majuba Hill 10/3/2009
2696. The Old Farm Yard 10/4/2009
2697. It’s The Second Day That I Visit 10/4/2009
2698. The Hunter 10/4/2009
2699. The Church Street Bomb 10/5/2009
2700. The British Descended 10/5/2009
2701. Painful Thoughts 10/5/2009
2702. Always Marry A Summer Girl 10/6/2009
2703. I Have A Solace In My Heart 10/10/2009
2704. The Summer 10/10/2009
2705. There Is Something Special About The Sun 10/10/2009
2706. Let The Cleverest People Theorize Scientifically 10/11/2009
2707. Tinkerbell Is Back 10/11/2009
2708. Lights In The Night 10/11/2009
2709. A Birthday 10/11/2009
2710. The House In Panorama Street 10/12/2009
2711. Without Forcing Us 10/12/2009
2712. At Toni’s 10/12/2009
2713. Like The Stem Of A Rose 10/13/2009
2714. Writers Block 10/13/2009
2715. Sparkling Wine And Blood 10/13/2009
2716. Broken-Wing Angel 10/14/2009
2717. Consolation 10/14/2009
2718. From The First Moment 10/14/2009
2719. Lotus Land 10/14/2009
2720. I Dreamt That I Woke Up In France Today 10/16/2009

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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