Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,106 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3161. The Future 12/30/2009
3162. As Long As There Is Oppression 12/30/2009
3163. Let South Africa Be Our Country Again 12/30/2009
3164. When A Procession Marches By 1/19/2010
3165. Good News 1/19/2010
3166. What God Do They Serve? 1/19/2010
3167. A Scrapbook 1/20/2010
3168. The Sisters Of Mercy 1/20/2010
3169. Fire Trial 1/20/2010
3170. People Are Afraid 1/22/2010
3171. Predictions 1/22/2010
3172. I Want To Go To You 1/26/2010
3173. Francis And Clare 1/27/2010
3174. Love Is The True Measuring 1/27/2010
3175. Lord Of Power And Strength 1/27/2010
3176. Crackling Words 1/28/2010
3177. Show Me 1/28/2010
3178. Forever Young 1/28/2010
3179. Leatitia Perfecta 1/29/2010
3180. When Red The Wine 1/29/2010
3181. There Is No Face As Fair 1/29/2010
3182. I Praise Thee, Creator God 1/31/2010
3183. I Praise You, God 1/31/2010
3184. The Snake Was In The Tree 1/31/2010
3185. The Corporal 2/2/2010
3186. Under Sights 2/2/2010
3187. Are They Going To Dropp The Bomb? 2/2/2010
3188. When Love Is Not Enough 2/2/2010
3189. The Night Falls Black 2/2/2010
3190. A Lighter Shade Of Pale 2/2/2010
3191. Further He Lies Silent 2/3/2010
3192. While The Summer Rain Falls Angrily 2/3/2010
3193. Wild Flowers 2/4/2010
3194. Stars 2/4/2010
3195. Fishing Boats 2/4/2010
3196. The Snake 2/5/2010
3197. My Last Lament 2/6/2010
3198. My Whole Life 2/7/2010
3199. In Your Eyes 2/7/2010
3200. Your Are The One 2/7/2010

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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